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★★★★★

“this is not a standard p&s not the Canon powershot G9...”

Written on: 24/10/2010 by nikonian (11 reviews written)

this is not a standard p&s not the Canon powershot G9 is a model made for advanched users and porfessionals that want almost dslr options in a compact camera, that can and will survive a bang. it is very small but do not get fouled this camera makes great pictures also in dark light and has advanched features not seen in many compacts. it is one you have to get to know , but once you do it will try to push you to use it instead of the dslr yhou may have. it has a 6x zoom lens and IS too witch… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“My G9 had an out of focus band down one side of the...”

Written on: 01/12/2009 by IanTernet (11 reviews written)

My G9 had an out of focus band down one side of the frame.
3 times returned to Canon and still not fixed.
On the fourth return they replaced it with a G10… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Found SLR, too big and bulky to carry around on...”

Written on: 19/07/2009

Found SLR, too big and bulky to carry around on holidays and to parties or just family shots, but wanted to get the same quality of shot, well Canon PowerShot G9 does in my opinion do just that. Really good quality, with sharp images and the video filming is like having a cam recorder.
Battery life is good if you remember to keep it topped up, , and card to at least 4 on sand disk. Also carry a spare, (TIP) do not keep in the case unless you put a bit of cardboard in with it to hold it firmily… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Canon PowerShot G9 is a great camera but as you will...”

Written on: 10/07/2009

Canon PowerShot G9 is a great camera but as you will see from some sites camera seems to blow a circuit when uploading photos to computer solution buy card reader but canon seem to come and go not bad for big company depending how long outside warranty. camera really great for novice… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“As an amateur photographer, when looking for a camera,...”

Written on: 17/05/2009 by LukeWH (1 review written)

As an amateur photographer, when looking for a camera, I first set out for a DSLR. I found this Canon PowerShot G9 camera thanks to CNET and, after reading a couple reviews decided to start with that. As I ordered it, I felt somewhat deceived of my choice, this lasted until I opened the box. I have now had this camera for over a Year and I've had a GREAT time with this camera (i've hiked through the alps and traveled on a couple of continents with this camera. sample images… Read Full Review

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Written on: 17/09/2010

I found this review very helpful because...
<br/>i am looking for a good compact that has manual control and is sturdy.. this looks just to be made for me..

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★★★★☆

“I am a professional photographer and bought this...”

Written on: 26/10/2008 by tonytohono (1 review written)

I am a professional photographer and bought this camera for the times I cannot or do not wish to carry my heavy DSLR set up. I wanted it because it has RAW capabilities. I find that I rarely use it because of the terrible shutter lag, especially in low light situations. For everyday shooting the image quality is better than acceptable. I would recommend this camera to users looking for a compact camera with many features… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“The Canon Powershot G9 is a great camera. It has many...”

Written on: 24/10/2008 by shutternut228 (8 reviews written)

The Canon Powershot G9 is a great camera. It has many useful features such as 12.1megapixel, 6x Optical Zoom, Image Stabilizer and face detection. This latest Canon G series certainly attracts the eye of users. The best price i found for G9 is ikit.net. They also have a whole range of Canon cameras and lens. Welll recommend Canon G9 Powershot… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Bought this for my wife to replace an older IXUS. ”

Written on: 20/10/2008 by The Pheonix (2 reviews written)

Bought this for my wife to replace an older IXUS.
I personally use and EOS400D and have to say that the images from the G9 frequently outperform the EOS.
It's not as flexible as a D-SLR, but if you want a genuinely useable day-to-day camera with top notch quality then I would say you can't go far wrong.
My wife has also knocked it off the top of our freezer (over 6 feet drop) and it still works perfectly. Albeit with a small dent in the case. Which btw is right on the corner and would have… Read Full Review

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Nikonian's Response to The Pheonix's Review

Written on: 17/09/2010

I found this review helpful because...i am looking for a product that doens't break when you accidentally would drop it ..

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★★★★★

“I use it often, since October 2007, 4000+ images and I...”

Written on: 12/10/2008

I use it often, since October 2007, 4000+ images and I intend on continuing to use it now that I have begun to see improvements in my ability to get great images with it… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“I do not recommend to buy the Canon G9 Powershot as in...”

Written on: 08/10/2008 by barrysaunders (1 review written)

I do not recommend to buy the Canon G9 Powershot as in my experience it simply did not work. If this is not bad enough I found a lot more problems with the customer services therefore I do not recommend Canon either… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I think it's the best Point & Shoot camera because of...”

Written on: 28/09/2008

I think it's the best Point & Shoot camera because of it's features. You can take from Macro to landscape & tele pictures with perfect quality & also you can take RAW pictures,so You can process pictures manually.the price is a lil bit high but it costs that.
If you're printing your pictures, 12.1 MP images will be perfect for that.
on the other side,the view finder has no use because it's very small & covers 80% of picture area.
in images with ISO more that 400 (depending on light source &… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“The Canon G9 Powershot is the best point and shot...”

Written on: 30/08/2008 by Satoonga (1 review written)

The Canon G9 Powershot is the best point and shot camera i've owned that is not a full blown dslr. You can put it on auto and it takes great shots or you have enough options to keep you occupied for hours.
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★★★☆☆

“This product can be enjoyed, this is not drag. This...”

Written on: 01/08/2008 by siennalauren (1 review written)

This product can be enjoyed, this is not drag. This is very compact instrument that can be carry in a purse or coat pocket and grab that snapshot quickly. If you're a serious photographer you'll likely want the flexibility of use and higher quality results. I ma very-very happy with this item.
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★★★★★

“I bought this for someone who needed a good compact...”

Written on: 28/07/2008 by opopododo (3 reviews written)

I bought this for someone who needed a good compact camera. I took the time to check it out and make sure it did what it was supposed to do. I was very impressed. This is simply the best compact camera available. We're lucky too that as it's been selling so well, the price has come down… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“The Canon G9 Powershot feels like it is strong to...”

Written on: 25/07/2008

The Canon G9 Powershot feels like it is strong to handle, good price. Manual should be in book form not on disk, start up book very good, but that said it makes you want to find it's hidden secrets. I was lucky the salesman at John Lewis gave me a quick master class lesson, but still got lots more to find out about this gem.
It was expensive at £20 and a bit tight to use, strap far to small. Used at School play for the first time, took about 10 photos and about 10 minutes of video, excellent… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“The Canon G9 Powershot is a great camera. For those,...”

Written on: 04/07/2008 by Andreia79 (1 review written)

The Canon G9 Powershot is a great camera. For those, like me, that want quality but don't want the weight and price of a SLR this is as close as you can get. The results became better and better when you learn to use the modes and give the auto mode a rest… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“The Canon G9 PowerShot is a very flexible, very...”

Written on: 28/04/2008 by rae2 (1 review written)

The Canon G9 PowerShot is a very flexible, very compact instrument that will travel well in a purse or coat pocket and grab that snapshot quickly.

If you're a serious photographer you'll likely want the flexibility of use and higher quality results obtainable with even middle-of-the-road DSLRs.

Oh yes... the 12.1 Megapixels? In my view, the results are no better than a camera with half that number. But then, I've not tried to make enlargements from either. On a computer screen I see no… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“WOW! Everything is amazing on the Canon PowerShot G9!...”

Written on: 26/03/2008 by david15549 (1 review written)

WOW! Everything is amazing on the Canon PowerShot G9! Screen size, zoom, megapixels, movie mode, functionality, ease of use, build quality, everything… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Battery life only 2 hours. Please people never buy the...”

Written on: 02/01/2008

Battery life only 2 hours. Please people never buy the Canon G9. This item is in my opinion, terrible… Read Full Review

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Craigw's Comment

Written on: 01/02/2008

I found this review unhelpful because it didn't provide any information about the camera except the battery life. Almost seems like the reviewer has an axe to grind.

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The Pheonix's Comment

Written on: 22/10/2008

I disagree with this review because...
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<br/>The battery is the same as that in the EOS D-SLR and in fact lasts quite well. The only negative is limited warning of battery expiry. Only getting 2 hours sounds questionable, maybe a badly conditioned battery or heavy use in video mode?

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Maildy's Comment

Written on: 07/07/2008

I'm glad I didn't listen to your advice. Great camera, GREAT BATTER LIFE if you use your head. If yours is only lasting 2 hrs, I suggest either you have a fault or you are running your TV from the camera LOL . . .<br/><br/>Sorry Dude :)

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“I am really happy with my Canon PowerShot G9, and...”

Written on: 16/12/2007 by bromley1907 (2 reviews written)

I am really happy with my Canon PowerShot G9, and always I use to have Canon, the reason I've choosen these unit because I've read loads of review saying this camera using almost same as SLR camera functions which is DIGIC III, I've paid £280 in TCR but the reason I've got cheap I've check online prices such as Pixmania, junglezon and ebuyer… Read Full Review

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