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1. Posted by danielle21 (Budding Member 64 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hi All,

After some advice on the Canon Powershot G7? Does anyone have any advice on it, how well it works and if they find it to heavy?
Thinking of getting one for chrsitmas off traveling in Jan to South America, New zealand, Fiji and australia so want a good quality camera.

Any advice would be great

many thanks

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5234 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

dpreview gave it a "Highly Recommended (but only just!)" rating.
Highly Recommended is the highest rating they ever give, so that basically means this is a very capable camera which you won't regret buying any time soon - even though Canon really could've made it better by not focusing on the megapixels so much.

It looks like a camera which you should spend some time getting to know to really get all its worth out of it. So do take it out for a couple of hours of shooting local scenery between getting it and taking off - and then look at the results on your computer, seeing what works and what doesn't, and again go out and see if you can improve and maybe learn some more of its features. It'll be worth it when your familiarity with the camera allows you to make that once in a lifetime shot in South America that you'd otherwise have missed.

3. Posted by danielle21 (Budding Member 64 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Thanks Sander. A friend has this camera i think i will practice with hers before i purchase one for my self. i want to be confident that i can use it probably i'm not much of a photographer but i want to take the best possible photos on my travels. thanks again.


4. Posted by ambroselia (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hi Danielle,

The Canon G7 is a very capable camera. It's relatively small, has a 6x zoom, good movie modes, image stabilization, face recognition, and can be expanded with lenses and auxiliary flashes. I highly recommend it. It is a fairly advanced camera with a lot of manual controls, however, the Auto and P modes are easy to use and are very capable. One thing I'd recommend is for you to pick up a large memory card (2 or 4GB) and also a spare battery. Don't forget a small case for the G7, battery and spare memory card (if you have more than one).


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