Canon G11 review: Is it hike-worthy?

7:43 p.m. on August 9, 2010 (EDT)
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Hello,

I just posted a review of the Canon G11 to my workshop website. The purpose of the review was to see if it is a worthy camera to eat up the extra pounds in a hiker's pack. Check it out here: www.newwindworkshops.com

Any feedback or comments are appreciated!

Cheers,

Tim

8:32 p.m. on August 9, 2010 (EDT)
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I shoot Canon, seems like for the price you could get a decent DSLR? Too bulky? I had a Canon Powershot once it wasn't the G11 but it shot also movies, can't recall the model. I shoot a Canon XTi with a 18-55 lens. Sorry can't help you on the G11? My profile image left was shot with my XTi.

9:51 p.m. on August 9, 2010 (EDT)
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I'm a photojournalist, music photographer and photo instructor...my gear list includes a 5dMkII, 1dMkIII and nothing but professional glass. That said, I was looking for something substantially smaller...something about scrambling up a scree slope with thousands of dollars of gear around my neck just seems unnecessary.

If I am out shooting landscapes I'll haul the gear, but when I just want to hike, I think I'll grab the small point and shooter!

Thanks for reading! Anyone else have anything to say? I"m always trying to improve my site!

9:55 p.m. on August 9, 2010 (EDT)
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Well, Tim, I'll give it to you straight: you never showed me what the camera looks like; if you said what it cost, I must've skimmed over that.

Welcome to Trailspace, by the way: if you like to talk about hiking, this is your place.

10:17 p.m. on August 9, 2010 (EDT)
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Yes, I had to copy and paste the camera model into my search engine to see what you were talking about. A image and desciption o the G11 would be better for comments.

10:24 a.m. on August 10, 2010 (EDT)
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Hmm, duly noted, nice catch...I'll update it with pics of the camera as well as some specs!

10:32 a.m. on August 10, 2010 (EDT)
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I've looked at / played with the G11 as a possible replacement to my Canon SD 880IS that I use as my hiking camera (I own several DSLRs and a bunch of lenses, too). The G11 seems like a capable camera, I like that it shoots RAW and that it can be set to full manual. I REALLY like the rotating LCD screen. But it seems that it's just a TAD too big to be used as a pocket camera. Plus, I'm getting great results with the SD 880IS.

10:36 a.m. on August 10, 2010 (EDT)
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11:01 a.m. on August 10, 2010 (EDT)
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Nice picture Jim, where is that? High Sierra?

11:30 a.m. on August 10, 2010 (EDT)
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That is a nice shot -- I'm tempted to guess "not the Range of Light section of the Sierra" but would love to find out how good my guess is.

4:33 p.m. on August 10, 2010 (EDT)
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I have a Canon G9. Very hike worthy....For a hiking case, I use a Osprey Digi-Stow(large). It fits perfectly with extra and battery and strap.

Great photos....love the camera.

7:08 p.m. on August 10, 2010 (EDT)
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Jim,

The G11 is bigger than most point-and-shooters out there, but it is substantially smaller than what I am used to carrying. I keep it in an old Lowepro case I had kicking around, which is big enough to hold the G11 and a snack on my hip-belt.

Johnny,

The Osprey case looks nice, I'll have to keep my eyes out for one!

Keep the comments coming!

8:02 p.m. on August 10, 2010 (EDT)
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BTW, that photo was taken in the Tetons at our camp just below Paintbrush Canyon divide. Here's a link to it on my Flickr site. Lots of other photos there, too. http://www.flickr.com/photos/w9jim/4844699239/

9:47 p.m. on August 10, 2010 (EDT)
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Nice shot!

At the far end of the water, slightly to the left of middle, and several feet above the water up on the slope, there is a light brown colored object. Is that a rock? Or do you know Jim?

It caught my eye as we have Red Fox around my home and they are the same color.

10:45 p.m. on August 10, 2010 (EDT)
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I went back and looked at the original file. There's nothing there but rocks. The only animal we saw up there, other than mosquitoes, was an ermin.

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