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Canon PowerShot G9 Digital Camera - Black (12.1MP, 6x Optical Zoom) 3.0" LCD

by Canon
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)

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  • Calculates distance covered
  • Calculates calories burned
  • 7-day memory function
  • Real time Clock
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  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 7.2 x 4.2 cm ; 322 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Item model number: 2082B009AA
  • ASIN: B000V9D6FQ
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 20 Aug 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,350 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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The Walking Style II pedometer is a must. Whether you simply want to get more active, start an exercise regime or are training for a marathon, this easy to use pedometer will get you there. The Walking Style II uses sensor technology meaning that it can be worn on your waist, kept in a pocket or even carried in a handbag. The pedometer will count your steps and calculate distance and calories, giving you an accurate insight into just how active you really are. Developed by one of the world's leading healthcare manufacturers, the Walking Style II ensures accuracy, reliability and ease of use.

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The PowerShot G9 is taking over from the legendary PowerShot G7. This superb camera has improved performances and the best Canon technology for even better quality pictures. For example, it has a high-capacity sensor with 12 million effective pixels and a powerful 6x optical zoom. You can take large format shots with the G9 yet still capture the tiniest details in incredible colour, thanks to DIGIC III processing. You don't need to worry about camera shake when you're framing a shot because the G9 has an optical image stabilisation system that compensates for movement and eliminates blur; along with 1600 ISO sensitivity, this system means your pictures turn out sharp and rich in colour, even in low-lighting conditions. The G9 is easy to use, and its design is based on the user-friendliness of traditional cameras. You can adjust the ISO sensitivity settings on this camera, and the LCD screen has been enlarged to 3", allowing you to monitor all your shots before and after taking them. It even has a traditional optical viewfinder. With all this, you'll want to take the PowerShot G9 with you everywhere you go!

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427 of 432 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best compact I have ever used 9 Oct 2007
By plato
I use professional Nikon DSLRs, and like other people, wanted a small camera I could put in my pocket when I travel light. I travel a lot, and I have bought maybe five or six compact digitals over the last few years, hoping to find one which really filled my need. The Canon G9 looked and felt right as soon as I got it out of the box, and I was just hoping that it's image quality lived up to it's appearance. It does. It is much much better than any other compact I have used. The manual controls are excellent, the handling is very comfortable, and the operation is very well thought-out. I really enjoy using this little camera. The image quality is excellent, if not as good as that of my Nikon DSLRs. I did consider the Nikon P5100 compact (and I have not used one, so it might be superb!), but I decided to go for the Canon based on exhaustive trawling of forums and reviews by people who had used both cameras. It seemed to me that most people thought the image quality on both was good, that the grip on the Nikon was better, and the controls on the Canon were better. The Canon G9 has RAW as well as JPG, which is a big plus. I find that the low-light performance of the G9 is great - it really TRIES to get a decent picture! It will end up a bit grainy (noisy) if the light is really poor, but it does a good job in situations where you would need 3000 quid's worth of DSLR and lens to get a better picture. The build quality is excellent as well - some people have commented that it is a bit heavy, but I find it hefts very comfortably and FEELS like a decent bit of kit. Highly recommended!
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114 of 115 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exremely versatile tool 9 Mar 2008
I researched online for a long time before settling on this piece of kit and I must say I am absolutely delighted with it. I previously owned a Panasonic Lumix FZ30 which was great in good light but terrible in any other conditions. The Canon trumps it on outright picture quality and user friendliness not to mention size. It is a fairly bulky camera by modern compact standards but I think it feels nice and is quite portable. Will easily fit in a coat pocket for instance.

I am not a professional photographer but I wanted pro-looking results wihtout having to go for an SLR with all the hassle and expense that represents. In short if I see a scene that I would like a photo of then I want a camera that can make this possible as close to what the eye sees as possible - night, day, inside, outside etc. A major strength of the G9 is that it can do just this. At low ISO settings it gives truly remarkable picture quality. At ISO400 its a bit grainy but in a nice film like way. Above 800 I would accept that it is no longer of sufficient quality or detail to print. It can handle a wide variety of situations very well. The scene modes are useful and there are loads of them. The video mode is one of the best I've ever seen. Its manual controls are easy to use and the interface is superb. RAW capability means you have seriously useful post-processing control on issues such as exposure, white balance, colour saturation etc. I had never used this facility before but now I've seen the benefits I always shoot RAW+jpg. Many shots can be recovered using this. One more thing - its macro mode is absolutely superb.

Overall the greatest thing about this camera is that it's small to take with you wherever you go and capable enough to get the pictures you wanted whether they be still or video.
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47 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great camera 15 April 2008
The Canon G9 is an amazing camera. I can't fault in any way. It's feel is solid and seems reassuringly well built. It's not a true "point and shoot" as you can have the same level of creative control as with a DSLR.
I have three Canon DSLR's and love them all but this is the camera that I find myself taking on daily excursions to just about anywhere. The controls are very "Canon" and so anyone who is familiar with Canon controls will get it almost without looking at the instructions.
to me, this camera fits neatly into a position in Canon's camera range. It is a clever addition to somebody like me who is an enthusiastic amateur photographer but does not always want to lug the DSLR around.
It is a good uprgrade from a true "point and shoot" and will quickly reward you just hours after it comes out of the box. It's movie capability is also great and with a 4gb card in there I reckon it makes a video camera a bit redundant, particularly if you have a laptop and cardreader handy so that you can wipe the card clean after every day's shooting.

I love mine and I am really pleased that I bought it.
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 3 Jun 2008
I`ve not had this camera for very long but even when I got it I could tell that this was a great camera. I use professional canon SLR`s (1D series) and wanted a compact that could be carried around on holidays, walks, partys etc when the SLR was not feasable. The build quality is fantastic, just the feel of the camera is enough to tell you that this is very well put together, capable of taking what you or I might throw at it.
Using SLR`s I found the menu`s and and dials well thought out and quite intuitive, even for someone new to photography they would not take to long to familiarise yourself with. When in the menus there are an abundance of features to keep you happy and to aid in the most difficult of circumstances. Don`t get me wrong I am not saying that anyone can take the camera and immediatly get the best results from it, but its guarenteed that if you take the time to learn how to use the exposure compensation, the ND filter, the white balance etc you can and will produce fantastic resuts.
And on to image quality, as others have said in terms of noise this camera does not fair as well as an SLR, this is unavoidable however as the sensors on SLR`s are bigger than those on compacts and so when enlarging the image on the sensor the larger sensor image will fair better because it has to be enlarged less than its compact counterpart. That said though this camera is no slouch in terms of noise giving good results up to and including ISO 400 (that isn`t to say that anything beyond this is unusable just that noise is more noticable).
The images that come out of the camera are fantastic add to that the ability to take your pictures in RAW and the therefore greater control over post proccessing makes this camera one of the leaders in image quality amongst compacts.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars tricky controls and I would like a faster shutter speed
I bought this camera a few years ago because I take a lot of pleasure in composing pictures and wanted something more versatile than my old Olympus. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jillkie
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Camera
This was bought second hand but is in great workable condition. I have yet to try it out over a long period but so far very good. The people I bought it off were great. Read more
Published 4 months ago by malcolm
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I expected!
Amir sent it immediately and it arrived within 48 hours. It was exactly as described in the advertised condition, which was 'like new' and well packaged to avoid damage in... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Alison Newman
5.0 out of 5 stars Great purchase,great service
I bought this camera after accidentally destroying my original G9. I am very impressed with the quality of the product. Read more
Published 12 months ago by culturevulture59
1.0 out of 5 stars Canon G9 DEAD
Bought this 'quality' 350 camera for simple light amateur use. Owned for 2 years and it seems pretty good. Read more
Published 20 months ago by lerot
4.0 out of 5 stars Quick delivery and in great condition.
The camera is in great condition and it arrived earlier than i had hoped. No instruction manual, however i cant complain as it is second hand. Read more
Published on 16 Feb 2012 by Mr. C. Atkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Canon g9
I was lucky to find one second hand in a shop near home by chance and bought it. I still have a g3 and Eos 20d, and have had more than 6 other Canon models. Read more
Published on 30 Oct 2011 by high walker
5.0 out of 5 stars Still a marvellous buy, even in comparison with the latest G12
I got my G9 for a present at Xmas 2007. It is my reliable back-up camera to support a 5D MkII and three heavy lens. Read more
Published on 19 Jun 2011 by Septimus Fry
4.0 out of 5 stars Great
All the fun knobs and things of a proper camera, but fits in a pocket. I use it for landscapes with the filter adapter, and am very pleased with the results up to A4 prints. Read more
Published on 25 May 2011 by Dr. David J. Marsay
5.0 out of 5 stars Good value, high quality reliable camera
I purchased my G9 two years ago and whilst I appreciate that it has now been replaced by the G10 and G12 I note that the price is similar for a increased spec. Read more
Published on 19 Nov 2010 by Peter Ripon
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