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 …
Excerpt: The PowerShot G9 is my third digital camera. I decided to upgrade to a near digital SLR experience before jumping on to the real deal. The pictures are sharp, the colors are crisp and the photo review is so cool on its 3 inch LCD, you don't wanna take your eyes off of it.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: Better images than the new G10 (I have both). I do like the G10s wider angle lens however. Both this and the G10 are great high end point and shoots. Best uses are landscapes and subjects that are still. If you want to shoot action, buy a DSLR.
G9 still has the edge on G10 when it comes to portraits
Lux Lucis, Amazon
10 November 2008
Summary: Best Buy outlets have Canon G9 on clearance for $350, which is about the max I believe you should be paying for it nowadays. The model is quickly becoming obsolete. The next generation of prosumer cameras has already entered the the market (Canon G10, Panasonic LX3, Nikon P6000, etc).
Summary: i really do love this camera; it's great for flexibility and creativity. there's no doubt about that. but there is a fair amount of cons: 1) can be VERY noisy since they cram so many megapixels on that smaller sensor 2) had to have it fixed when it first arrived because there were hot pixels in...
Summary: I have been shooting with manual focus, manual exposure SLR systems since I was twelve years old. That's almost thirty years using kit like the Olympus OM-1 (my first love, too bad it was stolen!), Pentax MX, numerous lenses, professional flash equipment like Vivitar 283 and Sunpak 383.