The Canon PowerShot G7, the first new G-series model in over two years, offers a look more reminiscent than the models that followed it – perhaps due to the rather more subtle handgrip. Under the skin, the Canon PowerShot G7 offers a CCD sensor resolution of ten megapixels, coupled to a Canon-branded 35 – 210mm equivalent 6x optical zoom lens. The Canon PowerShot G7 lens features Canon’s own optical Image Stabilization system, where a lens is actually moved inside the lens body to compensate for camera movement.
Another Powershot series developed by Canon that you may choose from is the Canon PowerShot SX200IS. Compared to Canon PowerShot G7, Canon PowerShot SX200IS comes in a very classy aluminum design, other than that, it has to offer lots of great features that travelers out there will surely enjoy. You can choose from 3 different colors with this Canon PowerShot SX200IS such as red (as seen in the image), blue and red. Canon PowerShot SX200IS also features the 12.1-megapixel resolution that makes your photo more detailed, larger, and more outstanding. Through its 28mm wide-angle lens, you can achieve professional-looking photos even if you are a newbie. Aside from that, the 28mm wide-angle lens allows you to capture more in every frame as well. It actually comes in 18 specially defined settings that can make your photos more dramatic and artistic. Canon PowerShot SX200IS’s 23 Shooting Modes and 11 Special Scene Modes helps you attain the best possible photos under certain situations. Aside from that, its electronic viewfinder gives you sharp images when you shoot close-up with Super Macro shooting mode. Canon PowerShot SX200IS also features the DIGIC 4 Image Processor. To get this amazing features of Canon PowerShot SX200IS, click here.
Canon PowerShot G7 images are framed either via a real-image optical zoom viewfinder, or on a 2.5 inch LCD display. Optical viewfinders of Canon PowerShot G7 can be nice to have, allowing you to save battery life, or get the shot when harsh sunlight makes it harder to see an image on many digicam displays; Canon PowerShot G7 the LCD will be the better choice when shooting scenes that will be affected by parallax error, or when precise framing is necessary – particularly if using the stabilizer. Other features of the Canon PowerShot G7 include USB 2.0 connectivity, face detection auto focus, Flexizone focusing, Nine point AF, an AF assist lamp, a hot shoe for mounting an external flash, and SD/MMC card storage with support for the new SDHC card format. Click here to more of Canon PowerShot G7 best features.
Here is a summary of Canon PowerShot G7 review from a satisfied customer:
Outstanding non dslr camera
The loss of RAW does not affect me. I’m someone who takes many photos especially of my newborn but I don’t do a lot of post processing. RAW files are huge. The pics generally are good enough and digital has always allowed me to take more than necessary and delete any bad ones. The pics taken with the G7 are great quality. I think this is an issue affecting primarily pros who use this as a second camera, but there is great software out there for jpegs. And most people couldn’t tell a jpeg pic from a RAW pic. I think Canon erred on this as i don’t think this is the issue that will force people to buy its more profitable dslr cameras. DSLR will always be superior for those action shots or low noise high ISO pics. Maybe it will return in the G8 if the series continues. No matter what, Canon is taking a beating in every review for this.
The Canon PowerShot G7 uses a lens shift-type Image Stabilizer (IS) system to detect and correct slight camera shakes that can cause image blur. Minute vibration gyros detect lens tilting caused by hand shake. These signals – up to 4,000 per second – are processed by a single-chip IS controller, which discriminates between hand shake and intentional camera movements. Canon PowerShot G7 shake signals are sent to the IS unit, which moves one of the lens elements accordingly to deflect the light rays and cancel out the effects of shake. For improved accuracy and responsiveness, the moving lens element is supported on tiny ceramic spheres. In addition to minimising friction, Canon PowerShot G7 ceramic spheres avoid some of the problems that can affect metal spheres, such as thermal expansion and magnetism. The Canon PowerShot G7 optical IS allows photographers to shoot at shutter speeds up to 3 stops slower with no perceptible increase in image blur.
Canon PowerShot G7 has the following features and specifications:
- 10.0-megapixel CCD
- 6x optical zoom lens, 35mm equivalent of 35-210mm
- 4x maximum digital zoom
- Real-image optical viewfinder
- 2.5-inch color LCD monitor
- Full Manual through Automatic exposure available, including Aperture and Shutter priority and 17 preset Scene modes
- Built-in flash with five modes and an intensity adjustment
- Topside external flash hot shoe
- SD/SDHC/MMC memory storage
- USB 2.0 computer connection
- Custom NB-2LH rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack for power
- Canon Digital Camera Solution software CD for Mac and PC
Canon PowerShot G7 has the following Pros and cons:
- Extremely well built
- Bright, attractive color
- Good skin tones
- Auto white balance
- Better than average exposure accuracy
- Excellent lens
- Zoom is quiet
- Inaccurate optical viewfinder
- Chromatic aberration is somewhat high
- Noisy sensor even at low ISO
The Canon PowerShot G7 is excellent for many types of photography, so long as there’s time. It’s a camera for contemplative photography, not candid or action photography. While the Canon PowerShot G7 has a very fast 0.07 second shutter lag when prefocused, it gets longer when you add the LCD display lag, making rapid model or child photography. Helpful 3:2 guide masks the LCD screen to reveal the printable area of a standard 4 x 6-inch print. Also, capture still images in a 16:9 aspect ratio to view on widescreen computer monitors and televisions. Click here to get this exciting features of Canon PowerShot G7.