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★★★★☆

“This is my grab and go camera, I shoot with a big rig...”

Written on: 27/09/2004 by twospoonsphoto (3 reviews written)

Good Points
Great colors, long battery life, flip and swivel screen.

Bad Points
Menus and buttons are confusing, slow response times.

General Comments
This is my grab and go camera, I shoot with a big rig Nikon D100 for serious stuff. This little powerhouse can sometimes put the D100 to shame. The Canon PowerShot G5 is compact, rugged, and trustworthy - it won't let you down. The battery seems to go on and on. The colors are really nice, the camera has a bit of sharpening and some enhancement of saturation built in (adjstable) and the color are warm. White balance seems to work on auto pretty well. Comes with a pitifully small 32 MB CF card - which is not a big deal since CF cards are so cheap now.



BTW - I recommend CF based cameras over SM, memory stick and others, CF is more widely available, seems as cheap or cheaper per MB than all other formats, and is supported by the largest number of readers and peripherals.



If you move up to a bigger, more serious camera, chances are it will be a CF based machine, and presto, you already have a bunch of memory cards that work in it, no new ones to buy. Unless you have a really tiny digicam, CF is the way to go(IMO).