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Is G9 good upgrade from G6?


Sus 10 3.2k 9 England
1 May 2008 11:20PM
Users who have done so, please comment!

Yes, I posted a similar thread back in October, but now that users have used it in anger, I am seriously tempted, but need to justify it to the Financial Controller.

I hardly ever use my G6 or Ixus, as I always carry my 350D around with me. But a back up on saturday would be useful...

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MeanGreeny 9 3.7k England
1 May 2008 11:30PM
Not an owner/user myself but I understand that the G6 is about as good as the G series gets.
Sus 10 3.2k 9 England
1 May 2008 11:33PM
yes thats what all the reviews say but I hate it! Slow, clunky, turns on accidentally, noise at high isos.....

BUT it gives better quality pictures than the ixus.

I would happily ditch both for a good, allround compact.
nikon e2
11 117 1 England
2 May 2008 12:11AM
Have not used the G6 but have a G9 as a carry anywhere camera. Takes a bit of getting used to but once you find your way about its full potential you will be amazed at its performance.

Dave.
jondf 8 2.7k
2 May 2008 11:11AM

Quote:But a back up on saturday would be useful...


Not 100% sure but I think you can use the G9 as a backup on Wednesday's as well.
strawman 11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
2 May 2008 11:19AM
Thursdays are out, it says so in the Manual
jondf 8 2.7k
2 May 2008 12:10PM
Yes, but only if there's an 'r' in the month and then only during odd number years. Apparently there was an omission. The manual's back at the printers for reissue by all accounts.
Sus 10 3.2k 9 England
2 May 2008 12:55PM
You boys! Financial Controller has kyboshed (is that the right word) the suggestion with unmitigated horror though.
dougv e2
10 8.4k 3 England
2 May 2008 12:59PM
Do what I do.

Buy it.
Hide it.
Bring it out months later.
When asked if it's new just say "No I've had it ages" which will be true...

Smile
jondf 8 2.7k
2 May 2008 1:17PM
Joint account?
keith selmes 11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
2 May 2008 1:48PM

Quote:kyboshed (is that the right word)

ky bosh is the cap of death so it seems appropriate!
rowarrior 6 4.4k 9 Scotland
2 May 2008 2:57PM

Quote:Do what I do.

Buy it.
Hide it.
Bring it out months later.
When asked if it's new just say "No I've had it ages" which will be true...



And there was me thinking it was just women that did that Wink
Sus 10 3.2k 9 England
2 May 2008 2:57PM
I'm not convinced by the reviews I've read, only if several people who had upgraded from the G6 to G9 gave very positive feedback would I be tempted... it really does seem as though once having used a DSLR its very difficult to be satisfied with a small sensor...
jondf 8 2.7k
2 May 2008 3:21PM
Well, in a way, you've answered your own question.
Fact - given a reasonable level of light, a compact camera can deliver satisfying results. But once the light drops, a dslr with the right lens cannot be beat.
But technology knows no boundaries. The manufacturer that can produce a pocketable camera with a dslr response in lower light will find a ready audience.

Hint - try a 'canon g6 versus g9' or 'g6 versus g7' search on Google

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