Well, it’s taken a couple of years …… but I have finally taken the leap, and shelled out for a ‘second digital camera’.

Not only have I not had the money, but also, the specification of most of the pocket sized camera just didn’t appeal. This has now changed with a number of manufacturers now producing 12 MPix pieces.

The Canon G9 is build like a tank. It feels really substancial, and some will say too heavy. But I like it to feel solid and with a little weight means less camera shake. The specification is completely fantastic. See Below … and just check out the links I’ve made to the reviews.

Canon UK – PowerShot G9 [company site]

Canon Japan [company site] inc sample images

Canon PowerShot G9 Review [dpreview 1]

Canon PowerShot G9 Review [dpreview 2]

Canon Powershot G9 02 [640x72]

Canon Powershot G9 03 [640x72]

Canon Powershot G9 04 [640x72]

Canon Powershot G9 06 [640x72]

Canon Powershot G9 09 [640x72]

Canon Powershot G9 10 [640x72]

Summary Specs PowerShot G9 

Sensor • 1/1.7″ Type CCD
• 12.1 million effective pixels
 
Image sizes • 4000 x 3000
• 3264 x 2448
• 2592 x 1944
• 1600 x 1200
• 640 x 480
• 4000 x 2248
Movie clips • 1024 x 768 @ 15fps
• 640 x 480 @ 30fps
• 320 x 240 @ 30fps
• 160 x 120 @ 15fps
• Time Lapse (640 x 480 @ 0.5/1fps, playback @15fps)
Maximum clip length  • 1024 x 768, 640 x 480, 320 x 240: 4GB or 1 hour
• 160 x 120: 3 mins
• Time lapse: 120 mins
File formats • JPEG (Exif v2.2)
• DPOF 1.1
• RAW
• AVI (Motion JPEG + WAVE)
Lens • 35-210mm (35mm equiv)
• 6x optical zoom
• F2.8-4.8
Image stabilization Yes (Lens-Shift)
Conversion lenses Yes
Digital zoom  up to 4x
Focus TTL
AF area modes  • Face Detection AiAF
• 9-point AiAF
• 1-point AF (center, FlexiZone or Face Select and Track)
• Manual focus
• Focus bracketing 
AF lock  Yes (on/off selectable) 
AF assist lamp  Yes
Focus distance Closest focus distance 1cm
Metering • Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame)
• Center-weighted average
• Spot (center, linked to Flexizone or Face Detection AF points)
ISO sensitivity • Auto
• High ISO Auto
• ISO 80
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600 
AE lock  Yes (on/off selectable) 
Exposure compensation +/- 2EV in 1/3 stop increments
Exposure Bracketing  +/- 1/3 – 2EV in 1/3 stop increments
Shuttter speed 15-1/2500 sec
Modes • Auto
• Program AE
• Shutter Priority AE
• Aperture Priority AE
• Manual
• Custom (2 modes)
• Stitch Assist
• Movie
• Special Scene


Scene modes  • Portrait
• Landscape
• Night Scene
• Sports
• Night Snapshot
• Kids & Pets
• Indoor
• Foliage
• Snow
• Beach
• Fireworks
• Aquarium
• Underwater
• ISO 3200
• Color Accent
• Color Swap
 
White balance • Auto
• Daylight
• Cloudy
• Tungsten
• Fluorescent
• Fluorescent H
• Flash
• Underwater
• Custom 1
• Custom 2 
Orientation sensor  Yes
Self timer 2 or 10sec, custom
Continuous shooting • Approx 0.7fps until card is full (AF)
• Approx 0.8fps until card is full (LiveView)
• Approx 1.5fps until card is full (LCD monitor off)
Image parameters My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
Flash • Auto, Flash On, Flash Off, Slow Sync, Red-eye reduction
• +/- 2EV in 1/3 stop increments
• Face Detection FE compensation
• Safety FE
• Flash exposure lock
• Manual Power Adjustment (3 levels with internal flash, 19 with external EX Speedlite)
• Range (Internal, Auto ISO): 30cm – 4.0m (wide) / 2.5m (tele)
Viewfinder • Real-image zoom optical viewfinder
• Dioptre Correction 
LCD monitor • 3.0-inch P-Si TFT
• 230,000 pixels
• 100% coverage
• 15 levels of brightness adjustment
Connectivity • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
• AV out (PAL / NTSC switchable) 

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