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Canon PowerShot G2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 834 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. Reviews about the price and portability are overall positive. The image quality and performance also get good feedback. There are some negative reviews about the energy efficiency and focus. Reviews are divided on the viewfinder.

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shutter, focus, energy

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. People are impressed by the price and screen. The performance and image quality also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts about the battery. The focus and portability get mixed views.

usability, image quality, performance, screen, price

battery

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

Sep, 2020

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. Comments about the price and portability are overall positive. The image quality and performance are also appreciated. Opinions about the memory and focus are mixed. There are some negative reviews 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.

Sep, 2020

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. People really like the battery and design. The usability and performance also get good opinions.

durability, performance, usability, design, battery

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

Sep, 2020

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 (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

 

And more, as I'll describe later

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

Expert review by : Ben Long (creativepro.com)

Canon PowerShot G2: Great Images, Advanced Controls, Four Megapixels

 

Offering an excellent balance of great image quality, full feature set, and compact design, Canon's first G-series camera, the PowerShot G1, was a very impressive 3-megapixel digital camera....

The camera does not work with ALL Canon Speedlights; only the new EX series. The G1 also used the same battery as the D30 which, again, is the same battery used in the G2. In other words, NOT a new battery

Mar, 2002

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