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Looking at the Canon G9 - Advise needed

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
Coming from a point & shoot background (and realising the limitations of these cameras), I have been contemplating a small upwards step to the G9.

At this moment, I have not much desire to venture into the world of DSLRs and am looking at the G9 due to it's relatively small form factor (compared to DSLRs) and ability to make greater adjustments.

Would this be the best choice for me at this moment or are there any other comparable products to consider.

Appreciate your thoughts and comments.
post #2 of 25
I have not used the G9 myself but this is certainly a well regarded high end point and shoot and you will be able to shoot raw which will open up your image conversion options. I owned both the G2 and G6 which are still in use by my Mum and sister respectively. They are still taking great shots. The G series have always been well built and have had decent lenses.
post #3 of 25
I use a G7, and it's an excellent camera.
post #4 of 25
I used a G8 and it was rock solid. You'll be hard pressed to find a better camera in this range than the G series from Canon.

GAD
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I used a G8 and it was rock solid. You'll be hard pressed to find a better camera in this range than the G series from Canon.

GAD
G8? Did I miss that one?
post #6 of 25
Most of my experience is with the Canon DSLRs (and a venerable DSC707), but you might consider researching on dpreview. I think they are very fair and comprehensive (though perhaps slightly Nikon-biased). Here is the link to their conclusions about the G9 (highly recommended, just). Hope that helps.

DTKan
post #7 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thanks to all for the comments.

I have actually done quite a bit of reading on the net (dpreview included), and it looks like my choice is clear.

Even more serious photographer friends I know favour the G9 over similar models like the Nikon P5100.

Will post some pics of my headphone stuff once I get the G9.
post #8 of 25
I dont get it, what is the bigbenefit of the G9, over another smaller, point-and-shoot?

They all have small similar sensors dont they?

Wouldnt the biggest difference come from a camera with a much larger sensor?
post #9 of 25
I have a G9 and it is an excellent camera. It is very controllable, and I have found the completely manual mode very useful when shooting in low light conditions. It would be nice if it had a larger sensor, but being able to use a lower ISO setting because of the Image Stabilizer means you can take some very sharp shots.

I am still getting to grips with Adobe Photoshop, but having the RAW + JPEG option on the camera is handy for when I finally learn how to use it!!
post #10 of 25
It looks bad-@ss.
post #11 of 25
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I dont get it, what is the bigbenefit of the G9, over another smaller, point-and-shoot?
The sensor is not APS sized, but it is one of the largest P&S sizes. 1/1.7-inch CCD or 0.58 inch area: smallest gets to 1/2.7-inch CCD or 0.37 inch area.

Digital Camera Sensor Sizes: How it Influences Your Photography


Probably the main advantage of this camera over other P&S is the ability to shoot RAW.
post #12 of 25
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The sensor is not APS sized, but it is one of the largest P&S sizes. 1/1.7-inch CCD or 0.58 inch area: smallest gets to 1/2.7-inch CCD or 0.37 inch area.

Digital Camera Sensor Sizes: How it Influences Your Photography


Probably the main advantage of this camera over other P&S is the ability to shoot RAW.
Would also add in that size is an issue when it comes to handling. The G series has also been a comfortable size to improve handling without being a brick.
post #13 of 25
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The sensor is not APS sized, but it is one of the largest P&S sizes. 1/1.7-inch CCD or 0.58 inch area: smallest gets to 1/2.7-inch CCD or 0.37 inch area.

Digital Camera Sensor Sizes: How it Influences Your Photography


Probably the main advantage of this camera over other P&S is the ability to shoot RAW.
Its still pretty small really. I guess im still a total camera n00b though.
There is a camera that will probably be announced for the PMA08 show this week called the Sigma DP-1.

Its a compact point and shoot, and will have an APS sized Foveon sensor, which is apparently really good or something. Im assuming this would blow EVERY other compact out of the water when looking at quality alone..(assumption, based on n00b-ness).

I assumed that the sensor is the MAIN part of a camera that defines how good a picture it takes, like no POS can really deal well in low light. DSLR can, but for a simpleton like me, Id like a simple point and shoot solution. DP-1 seems to be the only thing that *mihgt* fit the bill.
post #14 of 25
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Its a compact point and shoot, and will have an APS sized Foveon sensor, which is apparently really good or something. Im assuming this would blow EVERY other compact out of the water when looking at quality alone..(assumption, based on n00b-ness).
Foveon sensor technology was in use half a decade ago with the Sigma SD9 and it didn't quite live up to the hype. I'm not holding my breath
post #15 of 25
I've made really nice pictures using this so called 'small' censored type prosumer cameras. What you really want for prosumer is really basically a good lens attached to it and manual operations - which I think Canon G series are very good in those regards.

Even though I am using a DSLR, but I'm sure I'd still be thrilled and happy if I was given a Canon G9 to use.
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