DPReview: Canon PowerShot G3 review|
(Saturday, December 7, 2002 - 00:54 EST)
Our friends over at the Digital Photography Review website have now posted their full review of the Canon PowerShot G3 digital camera.
Phil does his usual top-quality job of giving the camera a test-drive, and providing all the details in his finely-tuned review format. His conclusion? Read on:
"The new features added with the improvements made now make the G3 a formidable player in the four megapixel prosumer market. Canon have also worked hard to ensure that the G3 remains competitive (four times optical zoom lens) as well as keeping it ahead of the competition in many other respects; ND filter, orientation sensor, one-button RAW creation, Intervalometer, fully functional hot-shoe, AF assist lamp, included infrared remote, excellent battery life.For the full story including some typically gorgeous sample photos of photogenic London, be sure to read Phil's review in full...
That's not to say all is perfect, the lens does exhibit some chromatic aberrations at or near to maximum aperture, although to be honest it's nowhere near as bad as CA we've seen in the past ... and isolated to a particular set of circumstances. All things considered, the G3 does offer the best overall package for the aspiring shutterbug, seasoned prosumer digital camera owner and even as a backup for a D-SLR owner. Absolutely highly recommended."