Canon PowerShot G9 - Test shots – Exposure evaluation

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”A range of general test shots are shown over the next two pages. In some cases, the full size image has been reduced for bandwidth purposes, and a crop taken from the original full resolution image has been placed below it to show the overall image quality.”


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The wide angle end of the zoom is equivalent to 35mm, about average for a compact camera. Again, the full-size image was too large for our download system. We must do something about that if we’re going to be seeing more 12mp cameras.


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The telephoto end of the 6x zoom is equivalent to 210mm, a useful range for picking out distant objects.


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Dynamic range is better than some high-powered compacts, but the shadows are still a bit murky.


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Colour rendition and exposure are first rate.


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The G9 is a good camera for creative photography, and really encourages you to get out and take photos.


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Score in detail

  • Value 5
  • Image Quality 9

Features

Camera type Digital Compact
Megapixels (Megapixel) 12.1 Megapixel
Optical Zoom (Times) 6x
Image Sensor CCD
Image Stabilisation Optical
LCD Monitor 3 in
Flash modes Auto Flash, Red-eye Reduction, Flash ON, Flash OFF
Video (max res/format) 1024 x 768
Memory card slot MultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
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