Canon PowerShot G11

  • Canon PowerShot G11
85
Based on 54 scores, 90 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    24
  • Good:
    25
  • Average:
    5
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Solid build; quality images; unique features
  • Dial modes for ISO and Exposure Compensation, Very good reproduction of color, Contrast and sharpness, Superb ease of use, Excellent build
  • Nice design, Above average low light performance, Very good image quality, Swiveling LCD

Cons:

  • No HD video; optical viewfinder
  • Grid view for the scene mode would have been preferable, Review button is not placed at the best of places

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC Authority on 83

The highly-regarded Canon G11 is designed for keen photographers who want a pocket-sized camera to complement their SLRs. See how it performed in our group test...

By Layers Magazine on 80

Canon’s G-series PowerShot cameras consist of high-end point-and-shoots. They’re often used by professional photographers as a second camera because they produce quality images, are relatively compact, and capture both RAW and JPEG formats....

By ePHOTOzine on -

By John Gravett of .I've always been a fan of Canon compacts – and particularly the 'G' series, being one of the first compact cameras to offer Raw files – although they've not always been perfect. For some reason, they...

By Tech2 on 90

As far as video is concerned there isn’t much to complain about as the camera does a darn good job. Overall color and contrast are handled well by the G11. However the transition from a decently lit area to a low lit area takes a little time for...

By Cameras UK on 89

The Canon Powershot G11 is an outstanding digital camera. It makes an excellent back up to a Digital SLR or as a more portable camera for anyone who does not want to carry round a Digital SLR. There is so much to like. To start with the picture...

By Buy-n-Shoot on 70

The bridge market between point-and-shoot compacts and entry-level DSLR’s has become more and more competitive over the last couple years. With many companies concentrating a stronger effort on the Micro Four Thirds technology and offering great...

By Shutterbug on -

The G11 scores high in accessibility to body (non-menu) controls for many essential field operations; a bright and readable display that really comes to the fore in low light; excellent image quality at reasonable ISO settings; live view-like settings...

By RegHardware on 80

No doubt the G11 will have a tough job fending off large-sensor competitors, but shop around and you'll find it is still the best value-for-money option if you’re after a medium size compact with manual control and semi-professional output. I...

By PCWorld India on 80

The G11 will appeal to point-and-shoot users who are ready for more power, control, and quality, but don’t want to carry around a camera with the bulk of an...

By Stuff.tv on 100

The most serious compact has taken a step forward by taking a megapixel step back. It could be smaller, but it’s still beautiful...

By Digital Photography School on -

Canon’s G series cameras have been around for a while and are much used by semi pros and pros needing an easy to use backup camera that still offers quality image capture.The G11 continues the breed, with some improvements tucked away under the...

By Macworld on 80

The G11 is a camera that will appeal to point-and-shoot users who are ready for more power, control, and quality, but don’t want to carry around a camera with the bulk of an SLR. SLR users, meanwhile might want to pick one up as a second camera,...

By BrightHub on 100

The Canon G series has been making big waves in the photography community, small high end point & shoots with manual mode that allow for professional quality photography at a very low price. How does the latest of this series, the Canon PowerShot...

By TechCentral on -

The Canon Powershot G11 is a dependable secondary camera to have especially for travelling when a DSLR is to bulky to lug around. It will not replace a DSLR entirely, but the G11 has a bevy of features that will give photographers a nice alternative...

By TechSmart.co.za on -

The G11 with its RRP of R6799 doesn’t come cheap and is actually priced higher than some entry-level dSLRs. While the vari-angle LCD screen might help you out with tricky shooting angles, it failed to truly impress us. Plus the lack of HD video...

By TechReviewSource on 70

Canon is a pretty popular name when it comes to digital cameras and they are usually on the frontline when it comes to innovation and development in the field. One of their latest cameras, the Canon PowerShot G11, is a 10-megapixel CCD camera...

By Digital Arts Online on -

The G11 sits at the pinnacle of Canon’s consumer models, and follows on from last year’s G10. Canon calls it the ‘ultimate compact’ and it costs almost as much as a standard digital SLR, so what goodies can we expect for that...

By Technical Image Press Association on -

Well built and user friendly, the PowerShot G11, with all the manual functions that photographers need, is a great tool to work with precision and discretion. The 28-140mm zoom (24x36mm equivalent) and its sensor smartly limited to 10 MP are two...

By Amateur Photographer on -

Canon PowerShot G11 at a glance: 10 million pixels 28-140mm zoom lens Vari-angle 2.8in LCD screen Hotshoe Optical viewfinder Street price around £500 Scores: Features - 7/10 Build and handling - 9/10 AWB/colour - 8/10 Metering - 8/10 Autofocus -...

By Macworld UK on 100

Canon is calling the G11 – which tops its G-series of enthusiast-targeted models, and follows on from last year’s G10, the “ultimate compact”. It costs almost as much as a standard DSLR, so what goodies can we expect for that...