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Canon PowerShot G2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 835 reviews of Canon PowerShot G2. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and portability. The image quality and performance also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the viewfinder, and the energy efficiency and focus get critical opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot G2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot G2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Canon PowerShot G2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the price and screen are on the whole positive. The performance and image quality are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed reviews on the focus and portability. Some have doubts about the battery.

usability, image quality, performance, screen, price

battery

97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot G2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 496 user reviews of Canon PowerShot G2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviews about the price and portability are overall positive. The image quality and performance also get good feedback, but comments about the memory and focus are different. There are some less positive comments about the energy efficiency and viewfinder.

usability, performance, image quality, portability, price

viewfinder, energy

98% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Canon PowerShot G2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Canon PowerShot G2 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and design. The usability and performance also get good comments.

durability, performance, usability, design, battery

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot G2

 

The 3-megapixel Canon PowerShot G1 was the first digital camera to offer a fully articulated LCD viewfinder that let photographers shoot easily from any position—waist-level, overhead, or lying on the ground. The new 4-megapixel Canon PowerShot G2...

Sep, 2003

Expert review by : Nikki Echler McDonald and Carla Thornton (pcworld.com)

Canon USA Canon Powershot G2 Camera

 

When we first tested Canon's PowerShot G2 last year, it produced some of the best-looking photos we'd seen. This year we pitted the G2 against newer models and it won again, turning in the best photos in our tests, with rich colors and sharp details.

Just a couple of gripes with this camera: The mode dial seems difficult to turn, and you have to reenter some picture settings when you switch from manual to some automatic modes. The camera's rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack saw us through 373...

Sep, 2002

Expert review by : Nikki Echler McDonald and Carla Thornton (pcworld.com)

Canon PowerShot G2

 

The PowerShot G2 is a solid choice for flexibility and great image quality.

Sep, 2002

Expert review by : Nikki Echler McDonald and Carla Thornton (pcworld.com)

Canon Canon PowerShot G2 (4MP, 3x Optical, 3.6x digital)

 

The $799 PowerShot G2 remains one of the best choices for photographers who value flexibility and top-notch image quality. But you may want to wait for our review of the G3.

Sep, 2002

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot G2 Review

 

Canon unveiled the original PowerShot G1 just before Photokina last year (September 2000). It took quite a few people who were expecting a Pro70 replacement by surprise. The G1 immediately struck a chord with people considering Nikon's Coolpix 990 or...

Excellent resolution (as good as the best at the time of writing this review) Good metering (improved thanks to the new 'evaluative metering' mode) Good natural light white balance, strong, accurate and balanced colours Good control over cameras...

Slow startup times (lens extension) Sharpening / diagonal line artifacts Average macro performance Zoom controller does not have enough increments / multiple zoom speed RAW acquire module / RAW convert doesn't have enough functionality Occasionally...

Here's my rating of the Canon PowerShot G2: (4 megapixel prosumer)

Aug, 2001

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot G2

 

Canon unveiled the original PowerShot G1 just beforePhotokina last year (September 2000). It took quite a few people who wereexpecting a Pro70 replacement by surprise. The G1 immediately struck achord with people considering Nikon's Coolpix 990 or...

Excellent resolution (as good as the best at the time of writing this review) ; Good metering (improved thanks to the new 'evaluative metering' mode) ; Good natural light white balance, strong, accurate and balanced colours ; Good control over cameras...

Slow startup times (lens extension) ; Sharpening / diagonal line artifacts ; Average macro performance ; Zoom controller does not have enough increments / multiple zoom speed ; RAW acquire module / RAW convert doesn't have enough functionality ;...

Canon took the already successful G1, listened to the comments of reviewers and owners alike, added a four megapixel sensor, made the camera design a little more 'marketable' and came up with the G2. And the whole point is the G2 is a camera that just...

Aug, 2001

Expert review by (steves-digicams.com)

Canon PowerShot G2

 

The PowerShot G2 is Canon's first 4-megapixel digital camera model. The Canon PowerShot G2 Kit will be available through authorized Canon dealers in September. The G2 is based on the popular PowerShot G1, with an elegant champagne metallic coverplate and

Aug, 2002

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Canon Powershot G2

 

Continue on to Page Two Canon PowerShot G2 Specifications Image Capture Device Type 1/1.8-inch Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) Total Pixels Approx. 4.13 million Lens Focal Length 7 - 21mm (35mm film equivalent: 34 - 102mm) Focusing Range (measured from...

Aug, 2002

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Canon PowerShot G2 Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights

 

Canon U.S.A. has long been a dominant player in the film and digital camera markets, well-known for its high-quality optics, technical innovations, and aggressive product development. Since the beginning of this year (2001), Canon has released a full...

Aug, 2001

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Canon PowerShot G2

 

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Excellent photo quality ; Great bundle - 32MB card, remote control included ; Many manual controls ; Useful swiveling LCD display ; Support for CompactFlash Type II cards ; RAW mode - uncompressed images, much smaller than Tiffs ; Support for external...

Proprietary battery ; No optical zoom in movie mode ; A bit pricey

It edges out the Sony due to its support for CompactFlash Type II and the IBM Microdrive, which has a vastly higher capacity that the Memory Stick. The photo quality has also proved to be top notch -- and I plan on taking a lot more photos to make...

May, 2002

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