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PowerShot G7

Average Customer Rating:
3.8 out of 5
3.8
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3 out of 5(60%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for PowerShot G7
Review 1 for PowerShot G7
Nickname: Rick
Location: Kansas City, Kan.
Used this product for: more than 1 year
Expertise Level: Professional or Expert
Product replacement: No

Some irritating flaws

Overall Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Features
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Performance
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Price/Value
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Quality
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Satisfaction
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Date:July 27, 2010
My two biggest complaints about this camera are the poor quality microphone when recording video (and accompanying audio) and the slow response to the shutter button. Really frustrating when trying to shoot sports. It is solidly built.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for PowerShot G7
Nickname: missy
Used this product for: more than 1 year
Expertise Level: Advanced Amateur
Product replacement: Yes

Nice Camera

Overall Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Features
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Price/Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Quality
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Satisfaction
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Date:May 29, 2010
Pros: good battery life, Nice features/settings, durable, Bright LCD
Cons: Poor Low-Light Performance
I purchased this camera from my aunt about a year ago and she had it a year as well. I like everthing about the camera execpt the picture quality in low light. I have three children that have a lot of indoor activites and this camera does not do well in low light. Works ok if the flash is turned off. The battery life is great!!
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for PowerShot G7
Nickname: Ranger Bob
Location: San Diego CA
Used this product for: more than 1 year
Expertise Level: Advanced Amateur
Product replacement: Yes

Been a great camera

Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Price/Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Quality
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Satisfaction
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Date:October 4, 2009
Pros: easy to use
Cons: Poor Low-Light Performance
I have now taken almost 10,000 images with this camera and it has been very dependable. Great pictures with adequate light. I wish it had better low light sensitivity and the articulated lcd screen. Both of these issues have been addressed with the new G11 model. I expect to upgrade soon. The small size for such capability is important to me because I need a camera I can carry with me at all times and not feel burdened with the weight of it as I did with my Canon FT QL 35mm film camera years ago. One major complaint is that the labeling of the buttons like MENU, white ink on the black surface, easily wears off with use. I used clear nail polish which delayed the wear but not eliminated it.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for PowerShot G7
Nickname: RawDogg
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Used this product for: more than 1 year
Expertise Level: Advanced Amateur
Product replacement: Yes

Solid Built Camera

Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Price/Value
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Quality
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Satisfaction
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Date:March 22, 2009
Pros: easy to use, Simple controls/menu, Nice features/settings, Bright LCD, Lightweight/Portable, good battery life, durable
Cons: Poor Low-Light Performance
Awesome build. If you ask my wife she'll say she love this camera. Me...I just like it. I like the retro look and feel. External iso control, hot shoe, manual control...all the features of of my dslr with out removing the lens. Of course the image quality doesn't match a dslr it is close.
Love the control dial.
I do miss the RAW feature.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for PowerShot G7
Nickname: Big John
Location: Alexandria, VA
Used this product for: 6 to 12 months
Expertise Level: Advanced Amateur
Product replacement: Yes

Good Value

Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Price/Value
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Quality
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Satisfaction
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Date:December 24, 2008
Pros: Nice features/settings, Bright LCD, excellent image quality, Lightweight/Portable, good battery life, durable
Cons: Complicated controls/menu
I purchased the G7 eight months ago and have taken hundreds of pictures with it. It took some experimenting and lots of reading to understand the secrets locked inside this camera. I traded up from a G2 to the G7 and I think the G2 have some features that the G7 do not and one is the swing out view, which makes taking pictures at an angle a breeze. I really like the quality of the pictures produced by this camera. A good camera, a little pricey though.
21 of 21 people found this review helpful.
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