Summary Canon G9

Prices Price
Camera only $870
all G9 prices
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range #n/a of 25 Among similar cameras #n/a of 27
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Specifications Key specs
Zoom Help 6x Screen size Help 3.0"
Aperture Help f/2.8 Screen resolution Help 230k dots
Wide angle Help 35 mm Movie format Help 1024 x 768 @ 15fps
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Pros

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The Canon G9 vs other recent digicams

True resolution High true resolution Help
12 MP
Macro focus Good macro Help
1 cm
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Tunnel
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Help
Better editing
Startup delay Short startup delay Help
1500 ms startup delay
External flash External flash Help
Better lighting

Cons

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The Canon G9 vs other recent digicams

Zoom Below average zoom Help
6x
Movie format Low resolution movies Help
1024 x 768 @ 15fps
Color depth Little color depth Help
18.8 bits
Battery life Shorter battery life Help
240 shots
Announced Old Help
August, 2007
Lowest price Very expensive Help
$869.99
Low light performance Noisy at high ISO Help
146 ISO
Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
35.0
Wide angle Very poor wide angle lens Help
35 mm
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
10.1 EV
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
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The Canon G9 vs other recent pro digicams

Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
Aperture Narrow aperture Help
f/2.8
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
12 MP
Light sensitivity Very poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Sensor type Sensor type Help
CCD
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity Help
None
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
230k dots
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
Not supported
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Shutter lag Poor shutter lag Help
570 ms shutter lag
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Longest exposure Short exposures Help
15 seconds

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