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Canon PowerShot G9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1469 reviews of Canon PowerShot G9. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and image quality. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Opinions about the focus and sensor are mixed, while many are negative about the low light performance and shutter.

usability, performance, portability, image quality, screen

price, viewfinder, battery, shutter, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot G9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot G9

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Canon PowerShot G9 from Amazon.co.uk. 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.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and portability. The performance and durability are also appreciated, but many are critical about the size.

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100% 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 G9

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 803 user reviews of Canon PowerShot G9 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price.

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88% 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 G9

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Canon PowerShot G9 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca.

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

Sep, 2020

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Canon's PowerShot G9 gets reviewed

 

Those upset with Canon over its exclusion of RAW in the PowerShot G7 will find their biggest gripe squashed in the G9, and just in case you're interested in se...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : David Becker (pcworld.com)

Canon PowerShot G9

 

Reliable image stabilization ; Handsome chassis ; RAW mode ; Lots of control options ; Superb image quality

Modest zoom range ; Expensive ; Near-useless optical viewfinder ; Confusing control menus

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot G9 Review

 

Until the arrival of the G7 last September the majority of observers had written off Canon's 'prosumer' G range, presuming that the arrival of affordable digital SLRs had effectively killed the market for high-end compacts such as this. Barely a year...

Excellent resolution and respectable edge-to-edge sharpness across the zoom range Raw mode, Raw+JPEG option, surprisingly fast - and useful Classic 'rangefinder' styling looks great, fit & finish superb Marginally improved handling (better grip) and...

Still missing some features 'G' users could once rely on: fast lens, vari-angle screen Although image quality is good, you'll only get the best results shooting raw Some shadow noise visible even at ISO 80, Noise Reduction effects start to creep in and...

I should start by giving Canon a little credit for so quickly responding to at least some of the criticisms of the G7; the G9 may be a relatively minor upgrade but it does knock a few of the rough edges off its predecessor and - most importantly -...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Jackson Lynch (wired.com)

The G9. Small. Powerful. Perfect.

 

Reminiscent of a pro-style compact rangefinder, this metal-cased 12.1-megapixel digi-snapper clearly intends to be much more than a simple point and shoot

Picture and video quality are outstanding. RAW capture is a boon to the pixel purist. Hot shoe for Canon's 580EX II pro flash increases versatility. Macro function focuses clearly down to 1 centimeter. Panorama mode can stitch together up to 26 frames....

LCD is so big, so sharp and so easy to see from any angle, it renders the optical viewfinder superfluous. Sheer breadth of modes, features and options is almost too staggering for a normal person to learn in a reasonable amount of time. Short, skinny...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot G9 review: Canon PowerShot G9

 

Canon PowerShot G9

This digital camera has a cornucopia of features; it's zippy and built like a tank.

Relatively significant distortion at the widest angle of view; when zoomed out completely, lens intrudes into viewfinder; no optical zoom during movie capture.

The Canon PowerShot G9 is a solid enthusiast digital camera for those who want something compact to complement a dSLR.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot G9

 

Preview of the Canon PowerShot G9.

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Jul, 2007

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

Canon Powershot G9

 

Continue on to Features & Controls Powershot G9 Specifications Type of Camera Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 6x Optical / 4x Digital / 24x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System Image Capture Device Type 12.1 Megapixel,...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Canon PowerShot G9

 

You can find the PowerShot G9 where most Canon digital cameras are sold for a retail price of approximately $499 or less depending on the retailer. As this is such a unique and rare digital camera you can expect this retail price to be more than worth...

12.1 mega pixels6 x optical zoom lens3.0 inch LCDRaw modeHigh quality movie mode with sound

This easy to hold, compact digital camera by Canon offers the highest of...

Apr, 2008

Excellent!

Expert review by (letsgodigital.org)

Canon PowerShot G9 review

 

Sometimes camera manufacturers actually listen to testers and users of digital cameras. In any case Canon did when developing the PowerShot G7. A terrific camera except for one minus; no RAW format was available and especially the photographer wanting...

We want RAW" we called out simultaneously when the G7 was introduced. And we did get it with the Canon PowerShot G9, including some adjustments that aren't necessarily improvements, since I certainly did not ask for more pixels. Canon did well taking a...

Highly Recommended!

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Canon Powershot G9 Review

 

Canon's G-series compacts have long been the preserve of the dedicated enthusiast, choc full of features that mean they're worthy of being described as a bridge camera, just a step down from a fully fledged DSLR. The question is, why opt for the Canon...

The Canon Powershot G9 is both a worthy upgrade to the previous G7 model and a real alternative or backup to an entry-level DSLR camera, thanks largely to the return of RAW mode. It offers the ultimate control over image quality for those prepared to...

Oct, 2007

Price comparison for Canon PowerShot G9

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Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Compact Digital Camera...
1.0 Inch, 20.1 Megapixel High sensitivity CMOS sensor
$429.00 TO SHOP
Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Digital Camera (Black)...
Comes with 1-Year Warranty and All Standard Canon Accessories
$449.00 TO SHOP
Canon PowerShot G9 12.1MP Digital Camera with 6x...
12.1-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality poster-size prints
$74.00 TO SHOP
Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Digital Camera (Black)...
This Photo4Less Top Value Camera With USA Warranty and manufacturer's supplied Accessories Kit includes:
$629.00 TO SHOP
Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Digital Camera (Silver)...
This Paging Zone Bundle Includes: 1 NB-13L Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 1250mAh) and 1 generic battery...
$429.00 TO SHOP
Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Digital Camera (Black)...
This Paging Zone Bundle Includes: 1 NB-13L Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 1250mAh) and 1 generic battery...
$429.00 TO SHOP
Canon PowerShot G9 X Digital Camera with 3x Optical...
1.0-inch, 20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with Canon's powerful DIGIC 6 Image...
$499.00 TO SHOP
Canon PowerShot SX540 Digital Camera w/ 50x Optical...
Powerful 50x optical zoom with optical image stabilizer for outstanding optical performance
$269.00 TO SHOP
Nikon COOLPIX A10, Silver
16.1-megapixel CCD image sensor for excellent photos and 720p HD videos
$209.00 TO SHOP
Canon PowerShot SX740 Digital Camera w/40x Optical...
40x optical zoom with optical image stabilizer and zoom framing assist.
$399.00 TO SHOP

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