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Canon PowerShot G7 Digital Camera - Black (10.0MP, 6x Optical Zoom) 2.5" LCD (discontinued by manufacturer)

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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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  • Autofocus: Yes
  • Battery Model: Camera Specific Powerpacks
  • Battery Type: Canon NB-2LH
  • Bluetooth: No
  • Built-in Flash: Yes
  • CD-R / CD-RW: No
  • Camera Resolution Heigth in Pixel: 2736
  • Camera Resolution Width in Pixel: 3648
  • Changeable Lens: No
  • Chip Type: CCD
  • Compact Flash Card: No
  • Depth in mm: 42.5
  • Digital Zoom (Ratio): 4
  • Effective Pixel (in Megapixel): 10
  • Height (mm): 71.9
  • Highest Focal Length in mm: 210
  • Image Stabiliser: Yes
  • LCD Monitor Resolution in Pixel: 207000
  • LCD Monitor Size in Inch: 2.5
  • Longest Shutter Speed: 15s
  • Longest Shutter Speed in s: 15s
  • Lowest Focal Length in mm: 35
  • MP3 Playback: No
  • Maximum Aperture Tele: 4.8
  • Maximum Aperture Wide: 2.8
  • Maximum Pixel (in Megapixel): 10.4
  • Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
  • Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
  • Memory Type: Internal + External
  • Micro Drive: No
  • Mini Secure Digital Card: No
  • Movie / Voice Recording: Movie + Voice
  • Multimedia Card: Yes
  • Optical Zoom (Ratio): 6
  • PC Card: No
  • Photo Resolution Height in Pixel: 2736
  • Photo Resolution Heigth in Pixel: 2736
  • Photo Resolution Width in Pixel: 3648
  • PictBridge: Yes
  • RAW Format: No
  • Range Finder Type: Optical / Electronic Viewfinder + LCD
  • Reduced Size Multimedia Card: No
  • SLR / Compact: Compact
  • Secure Digital Card: Yes
  • Secure Digital High Capacity Card (SDHC): Yes
  • Sensor Size: 1/1,8''
  • Serial Shot Mode: Yes
  • Shortest Shutter Speed: 1/2500s
  • Shortest Shutter Speed in s: 1/2500s
  • Size of Internal Memory in MB: unknown
  • Smart Media Card: No
  • Video Resolution Heigth in Pixel: 768
  • Video Resolution Width in Pixel: 1024
  • Weight in Grams: 320
  • WiFi Connectivity: No
  • Width (mm): 106.4
  • XD Card: No
  • Zoom Type: Optical + Digital
  • microSD/ TransFlash Card: No
There is a newer model of this item:
Canon PowerShot G9 Digital Camera - Black (12.1MP, 6x Optical Zoom) 3.0" LCD (discontinued by manufacturer) Canon PowerShot G9 Digital Camera - Black (12.1MP, 6x Optical Zoom) 3.0" LCD (discontinued by manufacturer) 4.2 out of 5 stars (110)
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 10.6 x 7.2 cm ; 440 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Item model number: 1285B005AA
  • ASIN: B000IMBA2M
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 14 Sep 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 68,112 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

The PowerShot G7 is part of Canon's PowerShot digital still camera range. It replaces the PowerShot G6.

Product Description

With a classic design, the PowerShot G7's analogue-inspired controls are positioned to fall naturally under your fingertips. The SLR-style Multi Control Dial and shortcut button give quick access to a range of settings and manual controls 25 shooting modes range from automatic to full manual control, including two custom settings for saving personal preferences. My Colors allows in-camera colour effects to be applied during or after shooting Safety Zoom* offers extra zoom magnification without affecting ima...


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
86 of 86 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Probably the best camera I've ever owned 19 Dec 2006
By Planet G VINE VOICE
Verified Purchase
This camera was a replacement for my Olympus C70 Zoom which was a great camera apart from its performance in low light, and a rather complicated menu system.

I read a lot of mixed reviews about this camera, but decided to purchase it in the end, as there aren't many alternatives around if you want a highly programmable digital compact with a big zoom lens, image stabiliser and ASA from 80 to 1600. I've noticed that the mixture of reviews tend to fall into two categories - the reviewers who love this camera have never owned a Canon Powershot before, whilst the reviewers who aren't so impressed with the G7 tend to be previous Canon Powershot owners. I am in the former category, so am highly impressed with my new G7. I have found it very hard to take poor pictures with the G7 - my images have all been sharp, very well exposed, and in the main (800-1600 ASA excepted), free of noise, and with almost perfect colour balance.

As I've had bad experiences in the past with the proprietary software that comes with cameras, the Canon software has stayed unloaded and in the box, so I won't comment on the software.
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80 of 80 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Canon G7 - Supplementary Information 29 Jan 2007
Verified Purchase
I had a Pentax Optio 550 until Christmas festivities damaged it beyond repair! Seeking a suitable replacement which allowed me to get more creative I ended up with a shortlist of 2: the Canon G7 and the Panasonic LX2. The G7 won and I have no regrets. Nor am I going to add much to the reviews above, particularly that by 'Planet-G'. It is a superb bit of kit, and after three weeks of constant use, I am still discovering new features!

Anyway, the reason for writing this is to emphasise a few points and make one recommendation:

a. A spare battery is essential - once the low power warning comes on I get about 30 non-flash shots before it is completely dead. And it is probably best to stick with genuine Canon batteries.

b. By comparison with its Mk II predecessor, the SanDisk 1 GB EXTREME III card significantly improves the SD card read/write speed.

c. The User Guide comes as a .pdf file - print it out (2 pages per A4) and spend some time reading it with the camera in your hands - essential!

d. Finally, I spent some time looking for a suitable case (and wasted some money too!). Eventually I found one which is an exact fit with a front compartment just big enough to house a spare battery and memory card. Nicely lined with a soft material and a non-slip base, it is the Samsonite Trekking Premium DF10 Camera Case (available from Amazon for 9.15) - great case and good value.

I hope this is of some use and no, I don't work for Amazon!
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66 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect camera for the majority 13 May 2007
By SAH
Verified Purchase
I read all the reviews here plus a load of expert ones before I decided to buy this camera. I could see that a few people have some niggles, whilst the pro's compare it with the G6 and whilst recommending it, are disappointed at the loss of 'RAW' amongst a few other things. But generally, everyone says its a good camera.

I've had it a week now and I think it is a great camera. I'm used to compacts and if you want to use this as a point and shoot camera (and contrary to an earlier review), this is ideal and very easy to use - turn it on, press the button. And the results will most probably be better than you are used to with a compact. Reviewing photo's is easy with a big button for that. The LCD is probably about the best you can get. All the controls and functions are very good and simple to use. The video facility is simple too - press the button to start, you don't need to hold the button down, press again to stop. The optical zoom is great - very ample and no loss of quality as I used to get with the digital zoom on a previous compact. Very solid camera and nothing flimsy on it like you normally get somewhere on a compact. The niggles people had in the reviews are almost unnoticeable to me - very minor. Yes you can see the lens through the viewfinder if you really think about it (I didn't notice it at all until I read the reviews on here again and then checked), but then its got a viewfinder - which is rare in a compact. You have to appreciate that its packed with so many features but nevertheless, it is as easy to handle and use as any compact I have had.

Then there's also all the features that appeal to the more serious photographer too. It's like a mini SLR so is ideal for me to experiment if I want to.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Good throw away camera
Canon PowerShot G7 purchased on 9th June 2007 total failure october 2008. New circuit board required. Repair bill will be 265.00. Read more
Published on 1 Nov 2008 by J. Hodgson
5.0 out of 5 stars Most versatile camera I've ever owned....
I have previously owned a Canon S70, S2IS and G6, and this camera is really like a combination of all three. Read more
Published on 29 Aug 2008 by M. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb
I was looking at the G9 but then Amazon offered the G7 at a great price (200) so I went for the G7. Read more
Published on 12 Mar 2008 by A keen reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Camera
Good
Excellent resolution and respectable edge-to-edge sharpness across the zoom range... Classic 'rangefinder' styling looks great, fit & finish superb... Read more
Published on 29 Nov 2007 by Rev. Gareth Bowen
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but I suspect not the best....
First, top marks to Amazon for getting this to me within a few days of ordering.

Next, this is/will not be the best camera you can get for your money. Read more
Published on 15 Nov 2007 by Mr. M. J. Gilligan
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty awesome - but wish I'd waited for the Canon G9 - RAW is back!!
Firstly, I'm no camera buff, but the Canon PowerShot G7 has been a little gem in comparison to my one time really special 'holiday' friend, the Canon PowerShot S80. Read more
Published on 10 Sep 2007 by A Whitehead
4.0 out of 5 stars Consumate Travel Camera
I have not given it 5 stars as the viewfinder isn't great, the widest angle is just not quite wide enough and F/2.8 is a little slow. Read more
Published on 3 Sep 2007 by S. Shearston
5.0 out of 5 stars Great camera.
I bought this camera after talking to different people working in the industry. I wanted a camera with the options of a SLR but with the comfort of a compact camera. Read more
Published on 16 Aug 2007 by Wim Nelis
5.0 out of 5 stars G7 is great- forget about the free case tho!
Powershot G7 is a great camera to take whenever you don't want to lug around your SLR and lenses. It has all the manual controls you can ask for, the autofocus is accurate and the... Read more
Published on 4 Aug 2007 by Mr. R. Jarrett
4.0 out of 5 stars Spare batteries - be careful
I don't have a G7 although I've seen it in action (very impressive!) but wanted to comment on David Glasgow's suggestion about buying non-Canon batteries on auction web sites. Read more
Published on 31 July 2007 by Richard Lewis
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