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canon g9

ok i really think i want the canon g9

im an apiring photographer and i heard this was great for begineers and advanced photographers.

from what i know its not a DSLR?
but i head it works as well as one?

also i want to know the pros and con of the canon g9 and if its worth 499$

also any REALLY HIGH QUALITY IMAGE cameras for under $600?

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You were right !

In reply to: canon g9

G9 is not any DSLR category.

It works well as long as there's enough light, ISO below 400 or so. Beyond that, the camera's sensor will generate a great deal of the picture's noise. In addition to that, being a compact camera, G9's DOF ( depth of field )isn't as good as that of DSLR's DOF. So far, I'd say G9 is the best among many compact category cameras. Many may disagree.

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a reallly good choice

In reply to: You were right !

Just for the focal range, you would have to buy a DSLR kit and a telephoto lens. It's not a DSLR because you can't change lens, but it can perform great. The depth of field can actually hurt some people in that their focusing becomes problematic with a DSLR. Also, for landscape, because of the large depth of field, the photos are just as good or better than a DSLR.

For the budget you are looking at, the G9 would be a great way to get into photography.

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In reply to: a reallly good choice

My Rebel XT was stolen. I had a really nice lens and flash, both Canon, but I don't know the model numbers. Since I am a novice photographer, I always left the camera in automatic mode. Although I occasionally got the incredible shot with great DOF, for the most part, it was to unwieldy for general use. I found myself using my Canon A560, which was also stolen.

I settled on a G9, and I love it. For taking pictures of my kids and their activities, you can't beat it. It is built like a tank and I love the retro styling cues.

Unless you plan to shoot for National Geographic, a G9 is hard to beat.

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would the a560 be good too? or is it too simple?

yeahh so how is its image stab.?
like reallyh good im guessing?

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Canon A560

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It is good .... but

It does not have manual controls or image stabilization.

For $20 more, you can get the A570IS or A590IS
which have manual controls and image stabilization.

The Canon A720IS is a good choice if you want a bit more optical zoom (6X).


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are the other ones good for semi serious

im looking for vibrant colors and reall high quality images

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You worry me, when you say vibrant colors.

I want my cameras to produce accurate/realistic colors.

If you want vibrant, think about using software to accomplish that.
Use the software "saturation" adjustment.

Here is a photo I took with a Canon A570IS:

I did reduce the size to cut down on upload/download time.


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i meant..!

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of coarse realistic ! but like i want the pictures to come out looking bright and compliment skin tones well.
not like dull and boring like some other cameras ive used.

but like if the object is dull then thats how tjhe pictures should look!

if the object is bright im expecting a bright picture!


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In reply to: a reallly good choice

i talked to four profession photographers and they said canon g9 was GREAT!
and had high quality images..:)

thank you so much!

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It does take good pictures... for what it is

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Yes, the Canon G9 is a "premium point-n-shoot" camera. Many pros seem to carry it as their "walking around" camera. That is... it is a camera they have with them when they don't have their "REAL" camera. It is NOT their primary camera.

If you are looking for a single primary camera that takes decent pictures but is in that $500 range or so and is small, take a look at the Olympus Evolt E420. It is only slightly larger than the G9, but the 4/3 sensor while not as good as what you will find on any Nikon or Canon dSLR is better than the small sensor in the G9 (and other point-n-shoot cameras).

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thank you so much!
ill look into that camera!

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