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PowerShot G3 Digital Camera


Canon

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The PowerShot G3 Digital Camera

Quite simply, the Canon PowerShot G3 is an elegant, easy-to-use joy of a digital camera that will satisfy the needs of the most demanding professional or advanced amateur photographer. It boasts an impressive 4-megapixel resolution, a 4x optical zoom, and a bright LCD monitor that swivels off to the side of the camera and tilts up and down as needed. It also provides a bevy of manual creative controls in addition to its fully automatic mode.

Features:


  • 4.0 megapixel sensor creates 2,272 x 1,704 images for prints at
    8 x 10 and beyond
  • 4x optical plus 3.6x digital(for 14x total) zoom lens with
    autofocus
  • Included 32 MB CompactFlash card holds 54 images at Large/Normal
    resolution; camera is Microdrive compatible
  • Connects with Macs and PCs via USB port
  • Uses proprietary lithium-ion rechargeable battery (included)

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First 10 of 155 Reviews  (see all user reviews)

Average Rating: 4 out of 5

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Luc Poirier

member since: 12/19/2003
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Great camera, with sharp and fast speed lens. Colors are vivids.Can take great shots. Raw mode, is a big plus. Battery life is exceptionnal.
Cons: extremely slow focusing speed. Many shots can be out of focus, if your subject move, such as a child. Noisy, at all other speed than iso 100. Bulky compared with today generation of compact cameras. Not any better than my old G2. Expensive, compared to today (1299$ cdn). Manual focusing is worthless.
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7/3/2007 7:49:38 PM
 
DeWane Stone
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member since: 6/29/2006
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Great full-function point-and-shoot. Defining feature: hotshoe mount for flash.
7/3/2006 2:32:51 AM
 
Jane M. Leaman

member since: 11/12/2003
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
This is a great little camera. Until I got my digital rebel it was my favorite. It's great to take along when you don't want something too big.
6/11/2006 7:42:13 PM
 
Inge Johnsson
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member since: 12/21/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Quite useful family snapshot camera. For serious use the small sensor is very limiting.
6/11/2006 11:03:08 AM
 
Lirong  Yu Abit

member since: 5/10/2006
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
a good camera
5/10/2006 12:31:25 PM
 
Nicole L. Isgrig

member since: 4/20/2006
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Rating: 3 out of 5
This camera takes great pics, but you almost need a degree to understand all the options.
4/20/2006 9:51:09 AM
 
Ariel N. Greene

member since: 4/10/2006
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
A good family camera
4/10/2006 1:27:39 PM
 
Jenny 

member since: 4/2/2006
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Short of an SLR we are very pleased. Downside is that attached lenses cast a shadow over photos when inbuilt flash is used. Would have to buy an attachable flash to overcome this.
4/2/2006 8:27:11 PM
 
Tony Simms

member since: 3/18/2006
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Very easy to use
4/1/2006 12:44:59 PM
 
Katri Manninen

member since: 4/1/2006
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
PRO: This is a very nice and solid camera for an enthusiastic amateur. It handles nicely relatively low light conditions and captures the colors very nicely. CON: Its flash really sucks.
4/1/2006 11:45:27 AM
 
Lori Cole

member since: 3/17/2006
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
it's takes basic pictures pretty good. I wouldn't recommend it for any type professional picture taking. It has a hard time with dusk pictures.
3/18/2006 11:23:39 AM
 

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