Today I found an unboxed Canon PowerShot G9 for $339 at Need4Digital. So I watched the CNET video review again, recounted my experiences and advice about the camera…then placed my order.
I’ve had a hankering for the Canon G9 and G10 for a while now. In the past few weeks, I met two talented social media creators and got to try their Cannon G series.
- Susan Bratton brought her shiny new Canon G 9 to the Traveling Geeks UK team meeting in May, and shot cool photos like this funky bunch.
- Veronica Belmont brought her trusty Canon G 7 to Intel headquarters in May for the Upgrade Your Life gathering of women bloggers.
During South by Southwest 2009, new media pioneer Eddie Codel showed me his Panasonic Lumix LX3, the same one he raved about to Rocketboom’s Ellie Rountree at the event. Some of Eddie’s photos can be seen here.
Eddie’s enthusiasm for the LX3’s ability to shoot in low light is something I’ve been carrying around with me. I’m just not sure how well the Canon G9 shoots in low light. I am glad it can capture video, but I’m not too jazzed that you can’t zoom while shooting video.
Well, I’ll put it all to the test in a few days and then I’ll consider some accessories: better grip, thumb rest, UV filter and possible lens adaptor with telephoto lense.