Excerpt: I used the Canon G9 while I lived in Japan for over a year and I put it to good use. I wanted a phone that was powerful (could take pictures in RAW format), but also was small in size. I've never owned a DSLR, so I thought having the G9 would be a good starting point. The G9 took great pictures, but post-processing the pictures was very time consuming as well as taking up a lot of hard drive space.
Excerpt: I love the Cannon Powershot G9. With my last camera, I had the problem where i would go to take a picture and by the time I took it the object would have moved. This camera takes pictures instantly and caputres exactly what I want. I have captured so many more memories because of the speed and ability of this camera. I am so thrilled to have a camera that meets my needs. Besides for this, it also has many additional features for shooting, editing, and recording videos.
Excerpt: The Canon Power Shot camera takes excellent pictures that are very high quality. I recently received this camera as a birthday gift and already it has become the envy of several of my friends (many of whom are looking to purchase the camera). Its pretty easy to use the camera, however, I have had a little trouble hooking it up to my computer in order to upload photos.
Summary: This is an absolutely amazing camera. I did extensive research before purchasing and most people seemed to agree that there was no real reason to seek out the further iterations of the G-series. The G10 it seemed was arguably a backstep in some areas and the G11 and G12 do not show significant enough image quality improvements to warrant the extra money they'll cost.
Summary: Very good product .# 1 digital Camera Power Shot for CANON I've owned CANON SLR digital but went I go out I like to take the G9 is perfect for carrying in a pocket and the battery has a pretty good lifespan I am very impressed and the images absolutely sharpness with this small guy
Pros: Very good to excellent picture quality in average to perfect light conditions. Very good set of features (RAW capability welcome). Modes and features become user friendly the more you use them allowing for faster and better results.
Cons: Poor battery life, useless viewfinder, poor ergonomics without aftermarket lens adapter and grip, low light and night time picture quality is just "good" but takes effort to achieve. ISO settings over 400 cause a lot of noise.
Pros: Incredible detail from RAW images and high-res JPG. Built like a tank.
Cons: Manual focus and viewfinder far too difficult to be useful...better off relying on various autofocus schemes. Too many fancy extras to play with such as effects that duplicate what photoshop does better (just my opinion).