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Canon PowerShot G7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 356 reviews of Canon PowerShot G7. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the durability and portability. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the viewfinder and focus. There are some mixed reviews about the memory and low light performance.

performance, usability, image quality, portability, durability

price, shutter, battery, focus, viewfinder

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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Eric Butterfield (pcworld.com)

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...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot G7

 

Though it captures impressive shots, the G7's heavy design and high price are off-putting.

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

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

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Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot G7 Review

 

Announced just before Photokina 2006 in September 2006, the G7 came as something of a surprise to many who had written off the G series of high end PowerShots when the G6 (launched 2004) wasn't updated last year. The G series has a long and...

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 (noise and...

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...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot G7 review

 

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.

Oct, 2006

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

Canon Powershot G7

 

Continue on to Features & Controls Powershot G7 Specifications Type of Camera Compact digital still camera with built-in flash and the lens shift-type image stabilizer (IS) system, 6x Optical / 4x Digital / 24x Combined Zoom Image Capture Device Type...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (photographyblog.com)

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...

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

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...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Canon PowerShot G7

 

I don't know about you, but lot of the new features on the G7 aren't exactly "steps up" from the G6

Very good photo quality, low noise through ISO 200 ; 6X zoom lens ; Optical image stabilization ; Cool retro body, built like a tank ; Large 2.5" LCD, visible in low light ; Very good performance in most areas ; Full manual controls, plus plenty of...

A bit letdown when compared to previous G-series models (for reasons specified above) ; Expensive; costs as much as some D-SLRs ; Redeye a big problem ; Below average battery life ; No RAW format support ; Lens visible through viewfinder at wide-angle...

While a disappointing G-series camera, the PowerShot G7 stands on its own, and it earns my recommendation. If you don't mind parting with almost $600 for it, it's worth a look. Don't forget to check out the just as capable -- and less expensive --...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Pop Photo (popphoto.com)

Camera Test: Canon Powershot G7

 

Camera Test: Canon Powershot G71285B001CanonPowershot G7Canon describes the 10MP 6x (35-210 f/2.8-4.8 equivalent) Image-stabilized zoom Canon Powershot G7 as the Flagship of the G-series. In fact, the G7 isn't just the flagship, it's the whole fleet....

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Jack Reikel (kickstartnews.com)

Canon PowerShot G7 Digital Camera

 

Canon has stolen a bit of a march on Nikon. Of course Canon and Nikon lead the camera and photography pack throughout the world in the compact, point & shoot and 35mm-equivalent SLR markets. But Canon has crept ahead of Nikon in some important areas...

The list of useful, well designed features is endless, but fades into obscurity when compared with the G7's excellent image quality. Photos made in a wide range of lighting conditions at ISO 80, 100 and 200 look remarkably sharp, clean and well...

The G7's physical handling ergonomics clearly suffer when compared to competitors such as the Nikon P5000 and the Canon S5. The main problem is the lack of a prominent grip on the right side. People with small to medium size hands won't encounter too...

Jul, 2007

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