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
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. Built like a tank and fits perfectly into the "take it everywhere" class.
Summary: I think that Canon may have created its own monster with the G series cameras. Far too many people think that they are going to get DSLR performance from what is essentially a point and shoot camera. Sorry, but there is no free lunch. You can build a camera to high standards. You can have it save in RAW. You can do all sorts of things to improve it.
Summary: I was looking for a compact travel camera with full manual controls and capable of excellent image quality (at least in good light). There are a lot of great P&S's out there but not a lot of compacts with manual controls. I had been a fan of Canon Powershot models for a while although I've mostly used several Olymous DSLR's and Panasonic Lumix P&S's for the last several years.
Excellent product, but not quite great. This is a long one.
sap "sap", Amazon
2 April 2008
Summary: i would highly recommend heading over to luminous landscape and reviewing the travel article about a trip one of these took to japan in the hands of an expert, Nick Devlin. i think it very realistically sums up the capabilities of this camera far more accurately than a lot of the sourness you read here. I've owned and used several canon S and G series cameras in this range.
Summary: After agonizing over a travel camera (I currently have an EOS 30D and lenses), I purchased a G9 three weeks ago and took it on a trip to Hong Kong. I have been pleasantly surprised with the quality of the pictures, particularly night shots and will be using this camera exclusively for travel from now on. I think that most will find it a very acceptable compromise in terms of image quality and availability vs. bulk and hassle.
Summary: I bought this camera as a smaller, more compact solution to my DSLR's when traveling out and about with our newborn child, a diaper bag camera so to speak. I had bought the Canon S3 IS ealier and while it was a good camera it was still to big to fit in my pocket and had no ability for external flash if I wanted. I decided to go with the G9 and so far I'm pretty happy.
Fine camera, excellent manual control but high grain
Neurasthenic "neurasthenic", Amazon
12 February 2008
Summary: I've had the opportunity to put this camera through some heavy use and perhaps my experience will be of use to others. The Powershot G9 has been with me through India, East Africa, Dubai, and New York City. It has logged about 25,000 air miles and taken photographs as varied as babies playing inside museums (no flash photography allowed), to slum dwellers playing soccer in Mumbai. Generally, I found that the camera works well.