Featured Reader Comment: Praise for the Canon G11

The Canon G11 is a great little point and shoot camera, no doubt.  For those of you who may not have caught Craig King’s comment on The Rave about the Canon G11 post, I thought I would share it with you here.

The following comment feature’s Craig’s impression of the G11 and is unedited other than breaking it up into shorter paragraphs:

I’m a serious amateur photographer that started back in 1982 with the legendary Canon AE-1. I was the guy that had to be dragged kicking and screaming to the digital altar!

In 2005 I started using the Nikon D 70 and got hooked on the obvious flexibility of digital. I really love to carry my camera everywhere I go, but as you know this is a good way to damage it and DSLR’s can draw the wrong type of attention in questionable areas!

I’ve been using the G11 for three weeks now and I’m standing here in total amazement at what I’ve been able to capture with it. The design of this camera simply lets your creativity flow. I have people ask me what am I doing different? I kind of snicker and know deep down that me and the camera are flowing together in harmony and the results are outstanding. I shoot almost exclusively in manual mode and I find this little powerhouse will let me blend settings to get what I’m after.I don’t push passed 800 ISO, because the noise does appear after that.

All in all I give it thumbs up and recommend it highly for the artist that isn’t wrapped up in technical parameters. Just get one and get out there and make it happen! One warning, your DSLR will start to feel neglected!

Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts on the Canon G11 Craig.  Discover more about this camera on Photography Bay’s Canon G11 Reviews and Resources.



  1. says

    It’s amazing, I felt the same way when I bought my G10 last year. I could use EXACTLY Craig King’s words. My D300 had been collecting dust since then, until I sold it a couple of months ago. Now I just bought a GF1. It’s very pleasant to use and image quality is there. The only thing it lacks is that G10/G11 “dense” feeling, which recalls me the unforgettable Leica CL.

    • says

      @Poagao – Sorry my friend. I was out shooting today. But how about a comment on a post on a comment on another post? Thanks for dropping by though. ;-)

      I promise we’ll have more news and reviews coming up soon though…

  2. Walt N says

    I want to second Craig King’s comments. I had a G9 and wanted something a little more low light friendly for a two week jaunt to Paris and Prague. I bought the G11 the day before I left and spent most of the night familiarizing myself with it. Net result is that I took over 800 shots over the two weeks with about a 30% “keeper” rate. I shot mostly in program mode and NEVER turned on the flash. I almost (but not quite) don’t want to go back to my 5D Mk II .

  3. says

    I had a G9 and loved it! It did lack a bit in the lower light but i still loved it. I carried it always and found that it took great shots and had decent battery life…ie when i needed it it was still there.