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Canon PowerShot G2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 835 reviews of Canon PowerShot G2. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the price and portability. The image quality and performance also get good comments. There are some negative views about the energy efficiency and focus, and there are some mixed comments about the viewfinder.

usability, performance, image quality, portability, price

shutter, focus, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot G2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot G2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Canon PowerShot G2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the price and screen. The performance and image quality also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the focus and portability. Some have doubts about the battery.

usability, image quality, performance, screen, price

battery

97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot G2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 496 user reviews of Canon PowerShot G2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Opinions about the price and portability are overall positive. The image quality and performance are also mentioned favorably. Views about the memory and focus are mixed, while there are some negative views about the energy efficiency and viewfinder.

usability, performance, image quality, portability, price

viewfinder, energy

98% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Canon PowerShot G2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Canon PowerShot G2 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and design. The usability and performance are also appreciated.

durability, performance, usability, design, battery

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (eisa.eu)

CANON POWERSHOT G2

 

The Canon Powershot G2 is a sturdy and most versatile camera with 4 Megapixels resolution. It's literally packed with user features, such the fold-out, rotating LCD, sharp 3x zoom lens, and ability to use an external flash. Some might wish for a faster...

Jun, 2002

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

Canon - PowerShot G2

 

One of the best-selling digital cameras of the past year was Canon's PowerShot G1, a popular camera with professionals and amateurs alike. Now Canon has made some significant enhancements, not least a 4 megapixel CCD, to ...

Awkward manual focus aside, the Canon PowerShot G2 provides a good range of manual controls, has a decent, fast lens and is a very capable camera at a price level that will appeal across a wide range of users. It's suitable for anyone from...

May, 2002

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Canon PowerShot G2

 

Canon PowerShot G2 test

Nov, 2001

Expert review by : Simon Eccles (digitalartsonline.co.uk)

PowerShot G2

 

The lens and autofocus system proved disappointing on my test model. Canon makes some of the world's best lenses and the G1's was excellent, so perhaps my G2 just had a bad example. My G2 sometimes failed to focus on infinity, giving slightly unsharp...

Expert review by : PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot G2

 

The 3-megapixel Canon PowerShot G1 was the first digital camera to offer a fully articulated LCD viewfinder that let photographers shoot easily from any position—waist-level, overhead, or lying on the ground. The new 4-megapixel Canon PowerShot G2...

Sep, 2003

Expert review by : Nikki Echler McDonald and Carla Thornton (pcworld.com)

Canon USA Canon Powershot G2 Camera

 

When we first tested Canon's PowerShot G2 last year, it produced some of the best-looking photos we'd seen. This year we pitted the G2 against newer models and it won again, turning in the best photos in our tests, with rich colors and sharp details.

Just a couple of gripes with this camera: The mode dial seems difficult to turn, and you have to reenter some picture settings when you switch from manual to some automatic modes. The camera's rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack saw us through 373...

Sep, 2002

Expert review by : Nikki Echler McDonald and Carla Thornton (pcworld.com)

Canon PowerShot G2

 

The PowerShot G2 is a solid choice for flexibility and great image quality.

Sep, 2002

Expert review by : Nikki Echler McDonald and Carla Thornton (pcworld.com)

Canon Canon PowerShot G2 (4MP, 3x Optical, 3.6x digital)

 

The $799 PowerShot G2 remains one of the best choices for photographers who value flexibility and top-notch image quality. But you may want to wait for our review of the G3.

Sep, 2002

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot G2 Review

 

Canon unveiled the original PowerShot G1 just before Photokina last year (September 2000). It took quite a few people who were expecting a Pro70 replacement by surprise. The G1 immediately struck a chord with people considering Nikon's Coolpix 990 or...

Excellent resolution (as good as the best at the time of writing this review) Good metering (improved thanks to the new 'evaluative metering' mode) Good natural light white balance, strong, accurate and balanced colours Good control over cameras...

Slow startup times (lens extension) Sharpening / diagonal line artifacts Average macro performance Zoom controller does not have enough increments / multiple zoom speed RAW acquire module / RAW convert doesn't have enough functionality Occasionally...

Here's my rating of the Canon PowerShot G2: (4 megapixel prosumer)

Aug, 2001

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot G2

 

Canon unveiled the original PowerShot G1 just beforePhotokina last year (September 2000). It took quite a few people who wereexpecting a Pro70 replacement by surprise. The G1 immediately struck achord with people considering Nikon's Coolpix 990 or...

Excellent resolution (as good as the best at the time of writing this review) ; Good metering (improved thanks to the new 'evaluative metering' mode) ; Good natural light white balance, strong, accurate and balanced colours ; Good control over cameras...

Slow startup times (lens extension) ; Sharpening / diagonal line artifacts ; Average macro performance ; Zoom controller does not have enough increments / multiple zoom speed ; RAW acquire module / RAW convert doesn't have enough functionality ;...

Canon took the already successful G1, listened to the comments of reviewers and owners alike, added a four megapixel sensor, made the camera design a little more 'marketable' and came up with the G2. And the whole point is the G2 is a camera that just...

Aug, 2001

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