Full Review posted for Canon PowerShot G7|
(Thursday, January 4, 2007 - 14:07 EST)
Canon's PowerShot G7 has caused a bit of a stir among those who have been waiting for the next G-series camera.
Quite a few are upset by what it's missing, but the camera does offer a lot to those who are looking for a little more from a digicam without having to move to an SLR. The Canon G7's 10 megapixel CCD, 2.5 inch LCD, 6x image stabilized zoom and refined controls will make most users quite happy. The ability to add an external flash to the Canon G7 will quiet those who have been dissatisfied with on-camera flashes, because they'll now have access to Canon's excellent E-TTL II flash system.
I had a little trouble embracing the Canon G7's overaggressive anti-noise processing, whose effects are evident even at ISO 80. If the Canon G7 had a RAW capture mode like all other cameras in the G-series, I could work around this in Photoshop, but Canon didn't build the G7 for those who will tweak their images after capture. It's clearly designed for capturing and processing images for good quality output, not for intermediate or professional photographers.
Still, there's no denying that its a very slick, solid digital camera for anyone wanting a better-built digicam that captures stunning images. See the full Canon G7 review for more.