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Canon PowerShot G7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1398 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the value for money and performance. The screen and usability are also appreciated. The control panel and features get negative comments, and views about the memory and shutter are different.

portability, usability, screen, performance, value for money

features, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot G7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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PowerShot G7


It won't replace your SLR, but it's almost as capable and much more portable.

Full of useful features. Handy optical viewfinder. Excellent LCD. Built-in color effects ; Too much image noise (graininess) at ISOs above 100

Too much image noise (graininess) at ISOs above 100

Even with the image noise, the PowerShot G7's combination of features and superb color quality make it an exceptional compact camera.

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Canon PowerShot G7


The Canon PowerShot G7 was introduced at the prestigious Photokina camera show in Germany in the fall of 2006 with a lofty price tag of $599. Canon's G-series fell out of vogue for a year or two when no new models were released, but was revitalized...

- Excellent color reproduction - Nice 6x lens with optical Image stabilization - Fast auto focus - Face tracking - Remote shooting

- High noise levels over ISO 400 - Limited dynamic range - Soft corners - 220-shot battery life - No optical zoom in movies - No RAW file shooting - Confusing user manuals

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Canon Powershot G7


Canon's G7 is the new flagship of their ever popular fleet of PowerShot digital cameras, and is equipped with loads of Canon's newest technological achievements and user-friendly features. Designed to delight even the most die-hard photo enthusiast,...


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Powershot G7


The sophisticated $600 Canon PowerShot G7 boasts a 10-megapixel sensor, face-detection autofocus, optical image stabilization, and a maximum light sensitivity of ISO 1600. In contrast, the PowerShot G6 had a 7.1-megapixel rating, lacked image...

Optical image stabilization Thumbwheel and ISO dial

Autofocus can be slow Indoor shots were inaccurately exposed

The G7's shortcomings aside, its generous controls and easy navigation may prove an ideal combination for photographers who frequently adjust manual settings in pursuit of the perfect shot. But photo enthusiasts looking for a backup camera to...

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Digital Cameras: Canon PowerShot G7


Although there are fewer enthusiast cameras for the Canon PowerShot G7 to compete with, its unexciting performance, high price, and hefty weight keep it from earning an EC.

Superb image quality. Sharp images. Lots of options and features.

Shutter lag. Heavy. Expensive. Noisy at high ISOs.

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Canon PowerShot G7


Powershot G7 vs G6: What's changed?

Excellent resolution and respectable edge-to-edge sharpness across the zoom range ; Classic 'rangefinder' styling looks great, fit & finish superb ; Capable of very good results at lower ISO settings ; ISO 200-400 usable for standard sized prints...

Many features that made the G series stand out have been removed; fast lens, raw mode, vari-angle screen, IR remote, big long-life battery, LCD status panel ; Some shadow noise visible even at ISO 80 ; Lack of grip and 'classic styling' don't make for...

There has been so much talk about what the G7 is not that I think it's only fair to look first at what it is; a superbly built, comprehensively featured and highly desirable camera that packs a lot of the functionality of a digital SLR - and an image...

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Canon PowerShot G7


One of the G series' main attractions was its flip-and-twist LCD. That's gone in the G7, replaced by a bright but fixed 2.5-inch LCD. The rest of the top and back of the camera body bristles with controls, leaving just enough space for a decent...

A cornucopia of features; zippy; built like a tank.

No raw format support; relatively significant distortion at the widest angle of view; when zoomed out completely, lens intrudes into viewfinder.

The Canon PowerShot G7 is a solid enthusiast camera for those who've ruled out a budget dSLR.

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Canon Powershot G7 Review


The Canon Powershot G7 is a 10 megapixel compact digital camera with a 2.5 inch LCD screen and optical viewfinder. The 6x optical zoom lens offers an effective focal length of 35-210mm and...

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Canon PowerShot G7 Digital Camera - Full Review


Canon's PowerShot G7 has caused a bit of a stir among those who have been waiting for the next G-series camera. Quite a few are upset by what it's missing, but the camera does offer a lot to those who are looking for a little more from a digicam...

Extremely well built ; Bright, attractive color that stops short of seeming overdone ; Good skin tones ; Auto white balance handles a wide range of lighting well ; Better than average exposure accuracy ; Excellent lens delivers good sharpness across...

Premium price ; Inaccurate optical viewfinder ; Chromatic aberration is somewhat high ; Noisy sensor even at low ISO ; Anti-noise processing is overagressive at low ISO ; No RAW file format ; Lacks articulating screen ; Flash vignetting in the corners...

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Exclusive Hands On With the Canon PowerShot G7


Serious shooters have prized Canon's compact G series digicams for their pro-grade features and ability to pinch-hit for their big D-SLRs. The all-new G7, which we tried at Photokina prior to the public opening, reflects that dynamic yet changes it too

Product Specifications

Canon's acclaimed G-Series has a new top-of-the-line model, and serious photography enthusiasts have a lot to be excited about. A matte black, retro-hip design houses impressive capabilities and top core specifications, including 10.0 megapixel resolution and a powerful 6x optical zoom. Loaded with Canon's latest and most advanced technologies, including an Optical Image Stabilizer for clear shots throughout the zoom range, PowerShot G7 is a camera to be reckoned with.

Audio Input



Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon NB-2LH

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Aquarium / Beach / Digital macro / Fireworks / Foliage / Indoor / Kids & pets / Night snapshot / Portrait mode / Snow / Stitch assist / Underwater

Flash Memory

Storage Capacity:32MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon PowerShot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.8
Max Focal Length:44.4mm
Min Focal Length:7.4mm
Optical Zoom:6
Type:Zoom lens


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/1.8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.1 mm ( 1/1.8 ) / 14.1 mm ( 1/1.8" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:10Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:4
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Color Accent / Color Swap / Custom Effect / Darker Skin Tone / Lighter Skin Tone / Neutral / Positive / Sepia / Vivid / Vivid Blue / Vivid Green / Vivid Red
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical