Canon PowerShot G7

Announced Sep 14, 2006 •
10 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 35 – 210 mm (6×)
budberry
 

I have been getting rather upset at these so call photographic experts writing about digital cameras on the Internet. I started taking and developing pictures in 1948, along with my brother and his brother-in-law , of returning service men and women getting married after WWII. Then we use 4X5 to get the best quality out of a candid camera. Around 1950 we started using Rollies 2 1/4 X 2 1/4 and got almost as good results. When I went in to service in the 50’s The Signal Corps was issuing 4X5 ...

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Paul Avery

Like others, I got the G7 to supplement my DSLR and like the results most of the time - it's great to have full control in a compact, high performance gem. Is anyone else having problems with the built-in flash? I have tried 'first curtain', 'second curtain' and 'slow sink on' settings, but this camera never seems to get it right. Problems: Exposure often wrong using the built-in flash.

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cabello
 

Great camera. Bought it after reading a lot of positive reviews on the forum. I sold off my 20D and the various L lenses I had when i realised that I hardly shoot RAW and it was a hassle carrying all that equipment on vacation. Since I do not shoot RAW th lack of it on the G7 doesn't bother me. The G7 bridges the gap between a DSLR and a simple Point n Shoot. I especially like the dedicated ISO dial. I also have the Leica Dlux 2 and I find the IQ of the G7 to be better in terms of color and ...

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kg4uk
 

This camera truly had the potential to be something special, instead it turned out to be an overpriced A640 with an ISO dial on top. Problems: As we all can see Canon has removed all critical features that made previous G series models exceedingly UNIQUE such as: RAW mode, top mounted status LCD, a real lens cap, nice hand grip. There is no longer any significant distinction between the G series V.S. the A series other than high build quality. I will definitely give this camera credit for its ...

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prsast
 

Bought camera as a backup to my 1D, I wanted a small camera to carry around the output of which would be of sufficient quality to be acceptable when printed at A3 for camera club competition and exhibition use. I spent the first few days experimenting with different subjects and lighting conditions and then printing to A3 to observe the quality. At first I disappointed with the results I had set the ISO to 400 and the prints showed bad noise in the shadows and an overall “graininess”. Before ...

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MuR
 

Sehr gute immer dabei Kamera. Viele Einstellmöglichkeiten. Problems: Nichts, den ich weiss ja was sie hat und was nicht.

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Kyaw Soe
 

The best compact I've ever had I bought G7 in end of January 2007 and until now, I've shot over 2000 pictures with it. I've owned 6 digital cameras and I'd say that this is the best. My personal likes: ND filter is useful in very bright days (Australian summers) or shooting high reflective situations (beaches and water) 16:9 are great! (especially for landscapes) Control over flash output also helps. Video capture is decent for shot clips to capture events (though bounded by storage capacity ...

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watred
 

Superb camera, very happy with it indeed. I was a little concerned about all the reports of excessive noise but so far I have nothing to complain about! yeah ISO1600 is useless but anything below is fine in the right situation. Im impressed with the crisp looking images which are far beyond what my Powershot A80 could produce. camera feels solid and after a few days you dont miss the lack of grip - use the neck strap for saftey! Bought an extra battery too - just in case I get caught short! I ...

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FBuxons
 

Overall, very good camera taking into account it isn’t a DSLR. Week point: tendency to overexpousure outside when there is a lot of light or the ligthing is not uniform. Adjust EV –0.3 or -0.6. Correcting this, it can be used as as entry-level DSLR with kit lens if you do not need to shoot above ISO 400 (noise quite visible)

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EchOlav
 

I bought the G7 in February 2006. I use it for my work for business presentations. And i use it when there is no space for carrying my DSLR. The big advantage is, I can carry the G7 with me all the time. I am surprised about the image quality when the exposure is right. It is no DSLR, but produces very good images when good lighting is available. Problems: No Problems

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