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.
Summary: The camera is great if you can use it without a problem. you can use manual mode to adjust the the shutter speed/exposure. I bought mine 3 months ago and now regret. after just 1 month of the purchase, I noticed some dust inside the lens that made my focus very slow and even not accurate sometimes.
Summary: This camera has issues, search the web for more details. Mine started playing up after a year and Canon don't want to know. Luckily there is the sale of goods act that protects us for up to 6 years and we can take it back to the seller or credit card company (if you use a card).
short term review: camera died just out of guarantee
Philip Wolsey, Amazon
15 April 2009
Summary: I would do a long-term review, but it isn't going to happen because the camera died aged 13 months (and when it comes to guarantees, Canon take no prisoners if it's more than two weeks outside the guarantee period).
Summary: I bought this camera just over a year ago, it has travelled well and taken some great shots. However when I switched it on the other day, all I get is a whiny noise and an error message, "lens error, restart camera" Having trawled the internet I find that this is a common problem and one without a...
Summary: If you are happy to put up with a camera which could fail at any moment due to a loose connection, which is then subsequently repaired under warranty, then fails AGAIN, please, go ahead and buy this camera. I am never buying canon again