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on 8 April 2010
If you have the wonderful little Powershot G11 and intend to get the best out of all it's options, you have two alternatives - print out the 120+ smaller-than-A5 pages of the Advanced Manual from the supplied disc - or buy this book.
It doesn't have absolutely everything that's in the manual (e.g misses out the meanings of the 2 little lights by the viewfinder) but it's an excellent reference work while learning to use the very complex little camera.
Two things against it - it's rather American in tone, and half of the pages are on general photographic topics (composition, lighting, etc) which purchasers of such a camera are likely to be familiar with anyway.
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on 3 May 2010
I recently purchased a G11 and bought this book at the same time, as I really don't like reading manuals that are supplied with electronics - least of all manuals that are supplied on CD. The first 2 or 3 chapters are a useful reference alternative to the supplied manual, and to be honest it's hard to get excited about "reference". However there are useful tips dotted throughout those initial chapters. The latter chapters cover various photo situations, and how to bet use the features of the camera. Lastly, the appendix details a lot of the accessories available for the camera.

The book touts itself as suitable for beginners, but I felt that there were a lot of technical terms used before being explained from very early on - but then again, this is supposed to be a reference manual for the camera, rather than an introduction to photography.

Size-wise, it claims to be ideal to put in your gear bag, but I'm not sure I agree with that (unless your compact G11 is being packed in a larger bag with other cameras).
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on 22 March 2010
I am one of the many who think that the photographic companies have got a bit too stingy by not including decent Instruction Manuals in the boxes with their products. Whilst the included CD is OK if a computer is handy (and switched on!) it is nothing compared to this very informative book. Compact, well written and with some decent pictures, it is nice to have something to hand if you only want a quick glance for a reminder of the camera. Recommended.
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on 30 March 2010
This is an excellent overview of the new G11 camera and how to use it in common photographic situations. It is clear and well written with excellent diagrams too. It is the sort of guide that Canon should have included with the camera.
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on 2 June 2010
I purchased the G11 for my wifes birthday. Having ensured the camera battery was charged and a memory card installed all my wife needed to get going was some idea how to use the thing, enter this excellent book. Practical and easy to follow advice which will suit the novice and guide them towards unlocking the potential of a very flexible and capable compact camera.
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on 11 April 2014
I can see that this is going to be really helpful for me to understand this camera and how to get the best pictures.
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on 21 October 2010
This book gives a reasonable explanation of the basic functions of the camera and, as such, it is worth having if the only other thing you have is the camera manual. But don't expect too much.
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