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Canon Powershot G11
Canon Powershot G11

Hey! You should know that Canon has released a newer version of this product: the Canon Powershot G12.

Canon Powershot G11

We've given the G11 a grade of B.

Editor's Review

The Canon G11 has been replaced by the G12. They're very similar cameras in almost every way, but the G11 costs about $100 more than its replacement, so we say skip the G11. It's still a great camera if you can find one for a deal, though. Here's what we had to say about it when it was in production:

The Canon G11 is an advanced compact camera intended for serious photographers. It offers real power and advanced features like the ability to shoot in RAW format, as well as standard JPEG, and some of the most intricate manual controls you can find on a compact camera. It's a great camera for enthusiasts, but also works as a backup or supplement to a dSLR system. 


  • 10-megapixels
  • 5x optical zoom
  • "Smart AUTO" mode
  • RAW and JPEG file formats
  • SD/SDHC memory storage
  • Part Number: G11
  • UPC: 013803116458
  • Release Date: Sep 15, 2009

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Canon Powershot G11 Reviews

Canon Powershot G11 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 5.0 out of 5
Better than expected (Walt — 12/27/2009)

This camera takes great pictures near equal to my DSLR. Shoots well in low light conditions. All controls are easy to use and find. Finally someone got smart and gave up on the idea that more pixels were the way to go.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Better than I hoped (Calgully — 12/09/2009)

I have only had it for 5 days, so this is an early opinion, but the G11 is better than I thought it would be, and better than I had hoped for.

I was tossing up between the G11 and the S90. The S90 was attractive because of its small size and its wider lens. The G11 was attractive because of its longer telephoto and its wider lens at longer focal lengths.

In the end - I am glad I did take the G11. It is chunky but not as bad as I thought. You can carry it it a jacket pocket without difficulty.

The image quality is stunning. I am amazed how technology has progressed since my previous digital camera purchase 5 years ago.

The G11 has every manual control I want. I have not found anything that I cant do with it, and I am only just more than half way through the manual of features!

Bottom line - go buy it.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Almost the ideal point and shoot (armando lio — 11/24/2009)

what this camera needs to be the ideal point and shoot is a 24 -140 mm lens a better low light capabilities a better flash a 100 percent view viewfinder no one has built, yet, a camera for the indoor shooter which is, in my case, I do most of my photography. I hope the G-12 encorporates all these features