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Old Sep 15, 2007, 5:19 AM   #1
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How does it compare?

Canon G9 (link to Canon UK specs)




[*]12.1 Megapixels [/*][*]1/1.7" sensor [/*][*]6x optical zoom with optical Image Stabilizer [/*][*]RAW image recording [/*][*]DIGIC III and iSAPS [/*][*]Face Detection AF/AE/FE [/*][*]9-point AiAF and FlexiZone AF/AE [/*][*]3.0" PureColor LCD II [/*][*]ISO 1600 and Auto ISO Shift[/*]


Fuji FinePix S6500fd (link to Fuji UK specs)



Number of effective pixels: 6.3 million pixels
CCD sensor: 1/ 1.7-inch Super CCD HR
Storage media: Internal memory (approx. 10MB)/ xD-Picture Cardâ„¢ ( 16MB - 1 GB )
File format: Still image : JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2 ) CCD-RAW (Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
Lens: Fujinon 10.7 X zoom lens , F 2.8 - 4.9
Lens focal length: f=6.2-66.7mm Equivalent to 28 - 300 mm on a 35 mm camera
Focus: Mode : Single-AF , Continuous AF, Manual Focus, One-touch AF(when using Manual focus) AF system : TTL contrast-type , AF-assist illuminator AF frame selection : AF(CENTER), AF(MULTI), AF(AREA)
Focus distance: Normal : approx. 40 cm / 1.6 ft. to infinity(W) approx. 2 m / 6.6 ft. to infinity(T) Macro : approx. 10 cm /4.0 in. to 3.0m / 9.8 ft.(W) approx. 90 cm /3.0 ft. to 3.0m / 9.8 ft.(T)
Shutter speed: 30 sec. to 1 / 4000 sec.
Aperture: F 2.8 F11Up to 13 steps in 1/3 EV increments Manual /Auto selectable
Sensitivity: AUTO / Equivalent to ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200
Exposure modes: Programmed AE(When using P mode : Program shift is enable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Manual exposure
White balance: Automatic Manual (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White) Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light
Viewfinder: 0.33 inch low-temperature polysilicon TFT (approx. 115,000 pixels) , approx. 100 % coverage
LCD Monitor: 2.5 inch Amorphous silicon TFT ( approx.235,000 pixels), approx. 100 % coverage
Self-timer: Approx.10sec./ 2 sec. delay
Power source: 4 AA type alkaline batteries (included)/4 AA type Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (optional) or AC power adapter AC-5VX(optional)
Dimensions: 130.9 (W) X 97.5 (H) X 128.0 (D) mm / 5.2 (W) X 3.8 (H) X 5.0 (D) in.
Weight: Approx.600 g / 21.2 oz.(excluding batteries and xD-Picture Card


Panasonic DMC-FZ18EB (link to Panasonic specs)

Not mentioning specs as Panasonic mentions only "pros" as nice features, good lense, but "forgets" to mention the main "cons" of their range: small-sizes CCD sensors.

I think this model has a 1/2.5" sensor. :?




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Old Sep 15, 2007, 12:16 PM   #2
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You ask how does the Canon G-9 compare? Then, I must ask: Compare to what? Logically, you cannot, or should not compare it to an ultrazoom camera or a DSLR camera. However, when compared to its very able 10mp forerunner, the Canon G-7, the G-9, at 12mp and a handful of new features does represent a significant step forward. At least that is how Popular Photography magizine, here in the USA, has characterized, the new Canon G-7.

Here are a Canon G-7 photo sample and a canon G-9 photo sample. That might offer a platform for some comparison.

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Here is the Canon G-7 sample photo:


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Old Sep 15, 2007, 12:17 PM   #3
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Here is the Canon G-9 photo sample.

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Old Sep 16, 2007, 4:03 AM   #4
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Good point. I would say I would like to compare it to other Point-to-Shoot that have both wide range zoom (more than 3X optical, starting no less than 35mm) and good image quality (excluding small CCD sensors)
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Well, compared to the Olympus Stylus 780 (7.1mp, 5X optical zoom, Imager larger than 1/2.5") I feel that the Canon G-7 and G-9 are decidedly better. here are two sample image so you can compare. The first is from the Stylus 780. The second photo is from the Canon G-7. Admitedly, the Stylus 780 is a smaller, and thus more pocketable camera than the Canon G-7 or G-9, and does produce excellent photos, you can see the difference after viewing the photos.

Gaul, I will let you come up with the next camera to compare against the Canon G-7 or G-9. Have a great weekend.

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Thanks Sarah, will compare to competitors fitting my criteria then, which are probably:

All-in-one with OK range, OK sensor, OK lense => Good image quality with reduced noise

Have updated my previous post in current thread

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Hi, these Canon G9 photos look great. Just wondering, can anyone tell me if the sharpness can be turned off completely?

And has it been reviewed here? Thanks.
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the G9 shoots raw, which means tons less processing.

it has been reviewed here
http://www.steves-digicams.com/2007_...on_g9_pg7.html


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