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5 reviews
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Canon PowerShot G11


$499.00 Released September, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Optical image stabilization. RAW format support. Large 2.8" tilt/swivel display with respectable resolution (461k dots).

The Cons:Lens is fixed. Poor viewfinder - 77% view, dim. No HD video mode.

Canon's PowerShot G11 is a mid-range digital camera that falls at the higher end of Canon's standard point-and-shoot (non-DSLR) camera line. It uses Canon's high-sensitivity DIGIC 4 image processor which enhances overall image clarity (especially in low-light settings), and has a maximum resolution of 10 megapixels.

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The G11 offers a wide range of pre-set shooting options, such as manual, portrait, landscape, aperture priority, sports, indoor, and more. Images can be viewed with the 2.8-inch LCD display which can be viewed from different angles to make taking certain shots easier. The camera's built-in lens is a 28mm wide-angle lens, and has 5x optical zoom. The G11 is targeted at amateur photographers who enjoy using a point-and-shoot camera, but have some experience with various shooting modes and some manual shooting. It also has a wide range of available accessories.

Features

  • DIGIC 4 Image Processor
  • 10.0 Megapixel resolution
  • Numerous preset shooting modes (see manufacturer page for full range)
  • 2.8 inch diagonal LCD display, with variable angle viewing
  • 28mm wide-angle lens
  • 5x optical zoom
  • AUTO mode detects and selects which shooting mode is appropriate
  • HDMI output
  • Optical image stabilizer
  • 15 - 1/4000 sec. shutter speed
  • 10-second self timer

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Pros
  • 3

    optical image stabilization

  • 3

    RAW format support

  • 3

    large 2.8" tilt/swivel display with respectable resolution (461k dots)

  • 3

    improved noise reduction over the G10

  • 3

    small, lightweight and affordable compared to larger DSLRs - ideal as a point and shoot for the mobile amateur or professional

  • 3

    quality build

  • 3

    superb image quality for the size

  • 3

    display is protected when closed

  • 2

    user-friendly controls

  • 2

    optical view finder

  • 2

    responsive

  • 2

    great low light performance

  • 2

    utilizes easy to find, capacious and affordable SD/SDHC memory

  • 0

    HDMI output for viewing images on compatible high definition devices

Cons
  • 2

    lens is fixed

  • 2

    poor viewfinder - 77% view, dim

  • 1

    no HD video mode

  • 1

    cost

  • 1

    small 1/1.7" CCD

  • 0

    same form factor as previous cameras in the series - slightly heavy and large

  • 0

    lacks printed manual

  • -1

    lower resolution sensor than that found on the G10

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