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Old Mar 25, 2008, 1:05 AM   #1
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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!

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Old Mar 27, 2008, 2:18 AM   #2
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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
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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.
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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.

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Old Mar 28, 2008, 9:59 AM   #5
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You can check out my gallery on my G7 here: http://www.pbase.com/hurtman/canon_g7

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!
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Old Mar 28, 2008, 10:25 AM   #6
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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!

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

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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?

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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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