Summary: The Canon G9 has a manufacturing defect that causes internal screws to loosen and the camera to short out in about a year. The camera works beautifully until then (thus the glowing reviews), but then it dies and its hard to justify fixing.
Summary: My G9 will not power on as of today. I charged the battery to no avail and have checked online for suggestions. I have now found MANY posts that the Canon G9 is notorious for failing around 12-16 months, often when the camera powers up and extends its lens.
Excerpt: I have to admit, when I purchased this camera I was a little nervous. There was a lot of hype surrounding it. The people at Best Buy, my friends, reviews. I am not afraid to say that it lives up to it.
Use this if you don't want to carry heavy DSLR and want to shoot video
14 October 2009
Excerpt: I bought Canon G9 on black friday 2007 at the price of USD$420.00 (MSRP: USD$499.00). This is a good camera with 12.1 MP. High ISO. Nice photo shoot for normal use. This camera is obviously far more better than those point and shoot camera.
Pros: 12.1 MP, Huge LCD, Made of HQ material
Cons: No HD movie recording, Big, need to buy more accessories.
Excerpt: Canon G9 is my first point and shoot camera that I bring it underwater, with its Canon casing WPDC21. For you who want to buy this, it’s awesome. Underwater, bet you’ll tempting to take many beautiful things, fishes, nudibranches, seafans, shrimps, and other critters. To fulfill that passions you …
Summary: I've had this camera for many months and absolutely loved it... until the "dust problem". Now, I have a large grey squiggle and spots that are very visible on the LCD as well as on images shot with the camera.
Excerpt: Canon PowerShot G9 Digital Camera is a great camera to look for if you in the market for a new digital camera. It’s probably one of the best compact ones that you can get. Although if I was you I probably still but a DSLR but I’m biased because …
After 10 countries, and 59 cities, I finally have what I wanted!
30 December 2008
Summary: I have had this camera for over 8 months now. During that time, I have done some random photography, and traveled to Barcelona, Granada, Mallorca, and St. Louis. I have taken water shots, night shots, and usual tourist shots.