For anyone wanting an update on the earlier post about compact versus SLR and the Canon G9.
Sorry! The weather’s awful, the light is 100% grey and we’ve been busy so I’ve not been doing much photography at all with any camera. I can confirm that the battery is awful. The Fuji battery lasted forever in use and you could also leave it lying around for months and come back to the same charge as when you left it. The Canon is pants in use and dies when left. A spare battery should be shipped with the camera. I’m getting the hang of the controls and they are very good. Easy to use and more than enough of them. It has two custom modes in which you can record your favourite settings. I’m certainly going to use these when I’ve got used to the camera. Results so far I have to say are mixed. It has a habit of keeping quality in some parts of the photo at the expense of blowing away other areas that I find annoying. At other times it produces the kind of results I was looking for. The bottom line is that it is still too early to pass judgement.
Here are a few I took recently. Not as examples of great pictures, just examples of pictures with the G9.