Compared to... Canon PowerShot G7
Below you will find a studio comparison between the Canon PowerShot G9 and its predecessor, the PowerShot G7, at ISO 400.
Studio scene comparison ( @ ISO 400)
- Canon PowerShot G9: Aperture Priority mode, ISO 400, Default Image Parameters,
Manual white balance, +0.33 EV compensation
- Canon PowerShot G7: Aperture Priority mode, ISO 400, Default Image Parameters,
Manual white balance, +0.67 EV compensation
- Lighting: Daylight simulation, >98% CRI
Canon PowerShot G9
Canon PowerShot G7
ISO 400, 1/251 sec, F5
ISO 400, 1/320 sec, F5
4,852 KB JPEG
3,920 KB JPEG
Canon has obviously fine-tuned its noise reduction for the new sensor, and though there's not a lot in it the result is a slight improvement. As ISO 400 on small sensor compacts goes this is about as good as it gets (Fujifilm F31fd aside, of course), though the noise reduction is some smearing of low contrast detail overall the output is sharp and has surprisingly good color (anly a slight desaturation). The G7 was pretty good, with the G9 Canon, thankfully, hasn't blown it.
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