g9

G9, G.IX, G09 or G-9 has several uses including: [read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G9]

  • canon g9 body
    I've decide to wait a bit before buying a gigantic Reflex (DSLR) camera like the Canon EOS 40D or Nikon D300, mainly since I will never be able to use these formula 1 camera in a so short period of time (I am leaving switzerland in 1.5 months). I've read a lot of forums entries at dpreview.com and found that this camera is a good compromise. So I order a Canon G9. This camera is able to work in full auto mode and has as many manual settings as a DSLR. I am in no way a professionnal photographer, that's why I will just publish here some links and ideas that may help new buyers.

    I've paid
    664 CHF for the body , 141 CHF for the Sandisk Ultra 2 8GB memory card and 44CHF for a Joby tripod = total cost 877CHF (570€). Order at 9 o'clock, delivered at 18:00 (thanks to www.digitec.ch)

    Reviews:
    Dpreview : Canon PowerShot G9  read user reviews
    TheOnlinePhotographer Canon PowerShot G9  review
    LetsGoDigital Canon PowerShot G9 review Bag
    Not even a small bag in the box. Canon has a limited offering, If you can't afford the Cost of Canon's bag, look at LowePro
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    DCC-600                                     DC55

    I recommend you to go with the DC 55, it protect the G9 camera a lot better as seen on this page.

    Battery
    The battery you get from the package is just a shame: 800mAh and it cost between 100CHF (65€) and 141CHF (91€). As seen on dpreview.com Canon Talk, You can spare a lot of money by using generic battery. I've ordered 3 battery (7€ each)  on ebay.de for a total of 21€ . Each battery being rate at 2500mAh -> 3 more times capacity equal to  3 times more fun!
    What You must take into account before buying them on ebay (point 1,2 is common sense):
    1. A well know ebay power seller
    2. Pay with paypal to be protected against fraud
    3. Each battery must have a CE logo
    4. 1 or 2 years warranty
    Memory card
    Sandisk has a 10 years return warranty, Kingston is lifetime. I've choose a 8Gb because I want to order a solid state HD recorder later this week.

    Best site found
    Power Shot Valley







    Features
    • 12.1-megapixel CCDcaptures enough detail for photo-quality poster-size prints
    • 6x image-stabilized optical zoom; 3.0-inch LCD display; optical viewfinder
    • Face Detection technology and in-camera red-eye fix
    • 25 shooting modes, including 9 special scene modes; Print/Share button
    • Powered by NB-2LH lithium-ion battery (battery and charger included); stores images on SD or MMC memory cards (32MB MMC memory card included)
    • Type:Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 6x optical / 4x digital / 24x combined zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System
    • Image capture device type:12.1-megapixel, 1/1.7-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
    • Total pixels:Approximately 12.4 megapixels
    • Effective pixels:Approximately 12.1 megapixels
    • Lens focal length:7.4-44.4mm, f2.8-4.8 (35mm film equivalent: 35-210mm)
    • Digital zoom:4x
    • Focusing range:Normal: 1.6 feet/50 centimeter to infinity; macro: 0.39 inches to 1.6 feet/1 to 50 centimeter (wide)
    • Autofocus system:TTL autofocus
    • Viewfinder:Real image optical zoom viewfinder
    • LCD monitor:3.0-inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD with wide viewing angle
    • LCD pixels:Approximately 230,000 pixels
    • LCD coverage:1
    • Brightness adjustment:15 levels. Quick-bright LCD.
    • Maximum aperture:f2.8 (wide) to f4.8 (telephoto)
    • Shutter speed:15s seconds to 1/2500 second (settable in Tv and M)
    • Exposure sensitivity:Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent (Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index)
    • Light metering method:Evaluative (control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF), Center-weighted average, Spot (metering frame is fixed to the center or linked to the AF frame)
    • Exposure control method:Program AE, Shutter Speed-Priority AE, Aperture-Priority AE, Manual; AE Lock, Safety Shift, Auto ISO Shift
    • Exposure compensation:+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
    • White Balance control:Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater), Custom1, Custom2
    • Built-in flash:Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro, Second-curtain synchro
    • Flash range:1.0 to 13 feet /30 centimeters to 4.0 meters (wide), 1.6 to 8.2 feet /50 centimeters to 2.5 meters (telephoto) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)
    • Recycling time:12 seconds or less (battery voltage=7.4V)
    • Flash exposure compensation:+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
    • Shooting modes:Auto, P, Av, Tv, M, C1, C2, Special Scene (Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Sports, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, Indoor, ISO 3200, Kids and Pets, Night Snapshot, Color Accent, Color Swap), Stitch Assist, Movie
    • My colors:Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Neutral, Sepia, Black and White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom
    • Self-timer:Activates shutter after an approximately 2-second/10-second delay, Custom
    • Wireless control:Not available
    • Continuous shooting:Normal: Approximately 1.5 frames per second (fps); AF: approximately 0.7 fps; LV: approximately 0.8 fps (Large/Fine)
    • Storage media:SD/SDHC memory card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus card, HC MMC Plus card
    • File format:Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1
    • Image compression:Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG); Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))
    • Image quality mode:Normal, Fine, SuperFine, RAW
    • Number of recording pixels:Still image: 4,000 x 3,000 (Large), 3,264 x 2,448 (Medium 1), 2,592 x 1,944 (Medium 2), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3), 640 x 480 (Small), 4,000 x 2,248 (Widescreen); movie: 1024 x 768 (15 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps/30 fps LP), 640 x 480 (2 hours at 0.5 fps/1 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) available up to 4GB or 60 minutes, 160 x 120 (3 minutes at 15 fps)
    • Playback modes:Still image: Single, Magnification (approximately 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Colors, My Category, Histogram, Index (9 thumbnails), Sound Memos, Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, RAW playback, Resize, Image Inspection Tool; movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Editing
    • Erase modes:Still image: single image, select by date, select by category, select by folder, all images; movie: part of movie, all of movie
    • Computer interface:USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)
    • Video out:NTSC/PAL
    • Audio out:Monaural
    • Other:SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
    • Power source:Rechargeable lithium battery NB-2LH or AC adapter kit ACK-DC20 (AC adapter is optional and not included--must be purchased separately)
    • Shooting capacity:Still image: approximately 240 shots (NB-2LH/LCD on), approximately 600 shots (NB-2LH/LCD off)
    • Playback time:Approximately 420 minutes (NB-2LH) (LCD screen on. These figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.)
    • Display languages:English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, simplified/traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian
    • Operating temperature:32 to 104 degrees F/0 to 40 degrees C
    • Operating humidity:10 to 90%
    • Dimensions (W x H x D):4.19 x 2.83 x 1.67 inches / 106.4 x 71.9 x 42.5 millimeters
    • Weight:Approximately 11.29 ounces / 320 grams (camera body only)
    • What's in the box:Canon PowerShot G9 digital camera, lithium battery pack NB-2LH, battery charger CB-2LW, MMC Plus card MMC-32MH, neck strap NS-DC6, Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM, USB interface cable IFC-400PCU, AV cable AVC-DC300




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    What’s new compared to Canon G10

    • New 10-megapixel High Sensitivity System; DIGIC 4 Image Processor
    • Bright 2.8-inch Vari-Angle Pure Color System LCD plus optical viewfinder
    • Wide-angle 5x optical zoom (equivalent to 28-140mm); Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer
    • Improved Smart AUTO intelligently selects from 22 predefined shooting situations
    • RAW + JPEG shooting and recording modes; capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)

    Technical Details

    • Canon G11 10 MP CCD
    • Optical zoom: 5 x
    • Maximum Aperture Range: F/2.8-4.5
    • Minimum focal length: 6.1 millimeters
    • Maximum focal length: 30.5 millimeters
    • Lens Type: Zoom lens
    • Optical Sensor Size: 1/1.7"
    • Included Flash Type: Built-in flash
    • Display Size: 2.8 inches
    • Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 80, ISO auto, ISO 1600, ISO 3200
    • Image types: JPEG, RAW
    • Shooting Modes: Frame movie mode
    • Exposure Control Type: Beach, Kids & pets, Night snapshot, Snow, Landscape, Portrait mode, Aquarium, Stitch assist, Fireworks, Low light, Night scene, Underwater, Sports mode, Sunset, Indoor, Foliage
    • Viewfinder Type: Optical
    • Width: 4.4 inches
    • Depth: 1.9 inches
    • Height: 3 inches
    • Weight: 12.5 Ounces

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