Replacement for Canon G11


Big Bri 18 16.5k United Kingdom
23 Jun 2019 7:09PM
I'm a bit out of touch with recent camera models, so looking for a bit of advice on a replacement.

My daughter's Canon G11 died recently after a long and eventful life. I did an autopsy but couldn't find the problem. After we laid it to rest, I gave her my old 40D and 75-300 lens to try out, but she needs something a similar size/weight/performance to the G11.
I also tried her with a little Panasonic Lumix I bought a couple of years ago, but she found that difficult to control, and probably a bit too small.

Can anyone recommend a natural replacement for the G11 (which itself replaced an older G5).
I was looking at either the Powershot G7 X MkII or the G5 X

Or should I just try and find a second hand G11 ? Smile

TIA

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SlowSong Plus
10 8.1k 30 England
23 Jun 2019 8:19PM
Oooh, i feel your pain. I had 2 G9s (one stolen one lost), then followed up with a G11, but i found it hard to find one, even second hand, quite a few years ago.

You don't say which Lumix you tried, bit i have the TZ100 as my handbag camera and its very easy to use. And with the 1" sensor gives better quality in low light.
capto Plus
7 5.7k 10 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2019 10:34PM
I have the G5X and am very happy with it. The view finder and flip out screen were must haves for me. The biggest problem will be choosing from the multitude of cameras on the market.
Carabosse 16 41.2k 270 England
23 Jun 2019 10:47PM
My G9X Mk II goes everywhere with me. I also have the Panasonic TZ100 which has a much longer zoom and 4K etc But I find the image quality from the G9X is just a little bit better. Both have a 1" sensor which I think is a 'must' for any compact these days.
Big Bri 18 16.5k United Kingdom
24 Jun 2019 8:52AM

Quote:Oooh, i feel your pain. I had 2 G9s (one stolen one lost), then followed up with a G11, but i found it hard to find one, even second hand, quite a few years ago.

You don't say which Lumix you tried, bit i have the TZ100 as my handbag camera and its very easy to use. And with the 1" sensor gives better quality in low light.



The G11 was given to me by my insurance company to replace an original G5 that got damaged - at the time the G5 was out of production and they decided the G11 was an acceptable alternative (no complaints from me!). So between them, we've had a LOT of service Smile

The Lumix was the TZ70. I think she finds it too small and the controls a bit fiddly. The G11 had a nice bit of bulk to hold onto Smile
I see the new G5X is smaller than the G11 in every dimension by about 5mm.
Big Bri 18 16.5k United Kingdom
24 Jun 2019 8:57AM
To add a little more info, while still looking for recommendations...

she never uses the viewfinder, so an EVF is not needed
she does lots of macro work
long zoom nice but not essential
flippy out screen desirable but not essential
SlowSong Plus
10 8.1k 30 England
24 Jun 2019 9:23AM
I found the G11 excellent for macro work, which is one of the main reasons I'm going to hang on to it for as long as possible (and, as you say, the bulk is nice to handle). There are quite a few used for sale on ebay, which is where I got mine many years ago, and it's been perfect.
Other than that all you can do is go through specs and try a few out in a shop. It's quite a minefield - there are so many good compacts around these days.
Big Bri 18 16.5k United Kingdom
24 Jun 2019 9:27AM
She hates going shopping, but I have explained to her that if she's going to spent 500 on a camera, she should handle it first.
Just need to find somewhere now, as my "local" camera shop shut down a couple of years ago Sad
Carabosse 16 41.2k 270 England
24 Jun 2019 11:09AM
With easy returns, these days, people are happy to order goods without handling, because they know they can return it in 14 or 30 days postage-free.

Arguably there is a logic to this. Why spend 5 minutes in a shop, when you can test it out for up to a month.

SlowSong Plus
10 8.1k 30 England
24 Jun 2019 12:34PM
John Lewis or Curry's have quite a big range of cameras. I'm sure there must be one near you, although they don't always have the latest models.
pink Plus
16 6.0k 7 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2019 2:11PM
I bought a second hand G12 to replace my G10, very happy with it.
Fma7 4 934 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2019 9:39PM
Just fix the old one, it's the third resistor on the left that's the problem Tongue
Big Bri 18 16.5k United Kingdom
25 Jun 2019 12:56AM

Quote:Just fix the old one, it's the third resistor on the left that's the problem Tongue


If it was, it must have come loose and wedged itself in the lens Tongue
colin beeley Plus
16 1.2k 10 England
28 Jun 2019 10:31AM
canon G12

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