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Canon PowerShot G6

alaTest has collected and analyzed 370 reviews of Canon PowerShot G6. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the size and portability. The image quality and usability also get good feedback. Many are negative about the energy efficiency, while the viewfinder and low light performance get mixed views.

performance, usability, image quality, portability, size

energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot G6 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot G6

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Canon PowerShot G6 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the memory and size. The battery and performance are also appreciated. Comments about the shutter and price are mixed, while many are critical about the lens and usability.

image quality, performance, battery, size, memory

usability, lens

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

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot G6

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 117 user reviews of Canon PowerShot G6 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the size and portability. The image quality and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency.

performance, usability, image quality, portability, size

energy

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

Oct, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : Jay Werfalli (trustedreviews.com)

Canon PowerShot G6

 

Despite its name, Canon's 7.1 Megapixel PowerShot G6 is the fifth and latest incarnation of this popular digital camera line. Read on to see if it lives up to its heritage.

It would seem that Canon has listened to users of previous G-Series cameras and implemented many improvements over the older models. This has culminated in a much slicker camera in terms of operation, a more compact and ergonomic body and a hike in...

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Doug Harman (pocket-lint.com)

Canon PowerShot G6

 

The G6 is Canon's latest top-end model in the PowerShot range. An update of the old G5, the PowerShot G6 offers a versatile package of point and shoot options with a truck load of manual controls and sophisticated options for the enthusiast snapper.

The lens is a stonker and the handling is extremely good despite the chunky design.

The colour screen is a tad soft in use making it hard to check for pin sharp focus and there’s a lot of image noise in shots at ISO 400.

Although the G6 is not the most compact of digital compacts, is fairly pricey for the resolution and has more noise at higher ISOs than I'd like to see, it still packs in a huge amount of kit and has excellent handling and ergonomics. The superb lens...

Jan, 2005

Expert review by (dcmag.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot G6

 

The G6 looks like it should be a terrific camera, but although the image quality is great and the specifications are impressive, not enough has been done to bring the cameras responsiveness and controls up to date. It&trad

Aug, 2009

Best Buy!

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

PowerShot G6

 

That Canon produced a PowerShot G6 at all comes as something of a surprise. The introduction of the 8mp Pro1 model earlier this year appeared to be the next step up from 2003's 5mp G5 model, and seemed to spell the end of the well-regarded G-series of...

This year's update of Canon's popular G-series compact digital camera, with more resolution, faster processing and a smaller body.

There are some ergonomic issues - the on/off switch is poorly positioned, and it's still too large to put in your pocket. Still prone to purple fringing.

Canon's usual extensive software range includes the main ImageBrowser for camera downloads and processing, PhotoCapture remote camera control, ZoomBrowser catalogue, PhotoStitch stitching, plus Arcsoft PhotoStudio, and VideoImpression image-editing....

Oct, 2004

Expert review by : What Digital Camera Magazine (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Review of the Canon PowerShot G6 - Digital SLR Reviews

 

Canon's semi-pro compact range gets a boost with the PowerShot G6, featuring a 7.1MP CCD, 4x zoom optics and a full range of manual exposure and metering options...

Expert review by (print-digital.info)

Canon Powershot G6 - Digital camera reviews

 

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

Each round of improvements to Canon's G series just makes it better. G5 owners may not be ready to upgrade; but with its great image quality and smooth controls, the G6 is very enticing.

Image quality, controls, size

Nothing in particular

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon Powershot G6

 

The PowerShot G6 is a compact and powerful 7.1-megapixel digital camera that should appeal to advanced photographers. It returns to a silver body colo...

Image quality, controls, size

Nothing in particular

Each round of improvements to Canon's G series just makes it better. G5 owners may not be ready to upgrade; but with its great image quality and smooth controls, the G6 is very enticing.

Feb, 2005

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot G6 review by PC Magazine

 

With a sleeker, more ergonomic shape, a powerful optical zoom, and a multitude of pro-level features, the Canon PowerShot G6 is a stride ahead of ...

Excellent picture qualityimages are well exposed and sharp, with great color reproduction ; a rotating 2-inch LCD ; easy-to-navigate menus for beginners ; features advanced users will like too, such as the ability to shoot RAW files

A little too easy to turn on accidentally ; maximum of just 30 seconds for movie recording at just 10 FPS ; doesn't use USB 2.0 for file transfers

Dec, 2004

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot G6 Review

 

Successor to the popular PowerShot G5 the new PowerShot G6 was announced on 19th August 2004. At the beginning of the year it became clear that Canon wouldn't be jumping on the six megapixel 1/1.8" CCD bandwagon, instead they were holding off for the...

Good resolution (better in real life than res chart) Punchy color, balanced tone (good shadow detail) Low noise, very low noise reduction / none About a stop more sensitive than indicated Good macro performance Improved lens, much lower fringing than...

Shallow angle jaggies affected resolution chart Low continuous shooting speed with LCD on USB 1.1 transfer (slow) Heaviest seven megapixel tested No live view histogram Limited image parameter adjustment

As the successor to the popular G5 the G6 has a lot to live up to. First impressions were that Canon decided on a shift in ergonomics and design, going for a more SLR-like appearance with a larger and more usable hand grip and angled shutter release...

Dec, 2004

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