Canon PowerShot G3 4 Megapixel Compact Camera - Metallic Silver

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The PowerShot G3 is a combination of high image quality, incredible performance and superior features to satisfy the needs of the most demanding professional or advanced amateur photographer.

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LCD Screen Size: 1.8 in

Memory Card Support: CompactFlash (CF) Card

Effective Megapixels: 4 Megapixel

Camera Type: Compact Camera

Lens Mount: Fixed

normalized-Optical Zoom: 4

normalized-Weight: 14.40


Product Title: Canon PowerShot G3 4 Megapixel Compact Camera - Metallic Silver

Manufacturer: Canon

Power Score: 3.9 | 28 Reviews

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Product Reviews (12)

All the critiques on the downside...

Strengths: None

Weakness: Plenty

All the critiques on the downside of this camera are right on target: Bulky; viewfinder obscrued by barrel of camera; blurry pictures; discolored; etc., etc.. And the list goes on. I don't understand how this camera could even be rated anything except UNACCEPTABLE. And, I certainly cannot fathom some of the other posts here complimenting this camera and giving it anything other than a two-star...
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By dntsaycant - Jul 10, 2004

I was really leery about switching...

Strengths: superb battery life. excellent picture quality. outstanding features

Weakness: it is a little bulky

I was really leery about switching from a 35mm to a digital camera and after much research I decided on the G3 and have not regretted it yet. I have taken thousands of pictures after purchasing a 512 mb card. I blow up many pictures to 8x10 and they come out flawlessly. I would strongly recommend this product to anyone.

By shelby1214 - Jun 18, 2004

The Canon G3 is an excellent...

Strengths: Excellent quality hardware, fit and finish. Versatile functions. Swivel LCD viewer is a fantastic asset. Photo speed is good (use CF Ultra II). Battery life is very good.

Weakness: Auto-focus takes some getting used to. Lens partially obscures optical view finder. Battery life indicator not evenly progressive.

The Canon G3 is an excellent mid-size digital camera for the price. I have owned one for 7 months as of this writing and have had very satisfying results. I highly recommend it for any photographer that wants an ample range of features, while keeping the base cost to less than $500. It is nicely weighted, feels solid, and is small enough for easy traveling (compared to an SLR). It has versatile...
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By kline - May 27, 2004

I have been very pleased with the...

Strengths: Great all around Pro-sumer camera. Great color, a full line of features, very expandable.

Weakness: Viewfinder Problem (as noted previously), Hard to focus in Low Light situations, some features are not enabled with add on flash.

I have been very pleased with the purchase of this camera. As far as I'm concerned you can't go wrong. It is a great beginner camera as you can get as technical as you like while still having a very accurate "Auto" feature which will produce a great picture 99% of the time. You can easily add on lenses and filters. With the addition of the exteranl flash it truly is a great all around camera.

By mtech2 - Feb 20, 2004

Like the others before me, I...

Strengths: Optics, Controls and features access, Color accuracy, Superb White balance, Battery life, Articulated LCD, Completeness of package, ie: remote and power adapter

Weakness: Infrequent auto focus misses (1 out of 50 or so)

Like the others before me, I researched this purchase to death. There were very few available cameras with the necessities I desired. Other models considered included the Pentax Optio 550 the Olympus 750. The G3 easily delivered the most complete package out of all contenders and to my mind remains in the top tier of digi-cams anywhere regardless of price. The thoroughness of the Canon approach...
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By Astrol - Sep 8, 2003

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