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mtclimber Mar 25, 2008 1:05 AM

I pulled out my Canon G-7 today and was quite surprized that it produced image quality even better than the Canon S-5. If you have some experience with either the Canon G-7 or the G-9, I would love to share some photos and to chat a bit. Thanks!

Sarah Joyce

danielg Mar 27, 2008 2:18 AM

Sarah, the G series of Canon specially the G7 and G9 are their top of the line P&S cameras and I've been using these cameras for a while, I started with a S2is then the S3is, then G7 then S5is and now the G9 and while the images between the S5is and G9 are really close but the G9 still has a slightly better and smoother image quality :) I love my G9 :)

mweb Mar 27, 2008 11:36 AM

I recently sold my G7, had it a year and was thoroughly delighted with it over that period, stonking build quality and excellent range of features/functions.

mtclimber Mar 27, 2008 11:57 AM

Thanks for the replies-

Yes, I also shoot with te Canon S-5 as well. IQ as mentioned, is pretty close. However, there will also be times when I am really pleasantly surprised by the G-7, as it really nails a shot.

Sarah Joyce

Railfire Mar 28, 2008 9:59 AM

You can check out my gallery on my G7 here:

I just got mine back from Canon - had something which I could Not clean on the lens or sensor - when I got the camera back, it was fixed & it read - "debris in/on the lens". It was packed Very good, but my LCD screen was COVERED with fingerprints! This camera smokes my DRebel (finally gonna swap that body for something - maybe a 40D) & compliments my 30D. For outdoor scenics I now shoot with the camera set in Positive Film mode & either at ISO 80 or 100. Indoors, I do NOT use the flourescent setting(s) but set the camera to Neutral & it seems to do really well. I still prefer my 30D as it is my #1 camera either with my 17-40L or my 24-105L IS - my now mostly walk-around lens.
I have had a couple of 11 X 14's printed by a Pro Lab & they looked really great!

mtclimber Mar 28, 2008 10:25 AM


IMO the advantage of a Canon G-7 or G-9 is that it is easily carried wih you, so that you can catch those rather unexpected but great photos. Your gallery is excellent. Well done!

Sarah Joyce

Railfire Mar 28, 2008 11:07 AM

Thanks a lot. It is easy to carry - in my jeans pocket, but I do NOT go anywhere without my 30D!!

mtclimber Mar 28, 2008 11:54 AM


Congratulations! You are one of a very few camera bufs who are willing to always take a camera with them, no mater how big the camera might be.

Sarah Joyce

wordzenpix Apr 23, 2008 2:21 PM

I just received a used G7 I bought on eBay. Unfortunately, the lens has about 7 bits of debris in the elements, one large enough to make a nasty blob at small apertures. Does anyone know if this is common on these cameras? In 50 years of photography, I've never seen such a mess in a recently manufactured lens. Repair cost at Canon is $147. Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks, Bill

Railfire Apr 23, 2008 3:04 PM

Read what I said above in an earlier post. My G7 got something in the lens - or whatever - it looked like a minature fingerprint in the upper left hand corner of the image & ONLY showed up with a Deep blue sky & no trees or anything in the way to obstruct it. I sent mine in under warranty.

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