Has Canon, or are they planning to, discontinued the G9?

Discussion in 'Mirrorless Digital Cameras' started by philip_maus, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. Has anyone heard that Canon may, or is, discontinuing the G9? I went to Fry's the other day to look at one and
    they had the display (in terrible shape) marked down to $359 or so, and when I inquired about it, the salesperson
    said Canon stopped making that camera. That can't be true? I thought the G9 was their next iteration,
    top-of-the-line G series P&S digital. There is nothing about a "G10" or some such thing on Canon website. Can
    anyone lend any credence to the Fry's salesperson's comments, or was the guy from the vacuum cleaner section just
    helping out and don't know diddley about cameras?

    And, since I'm already on the subject, I'll attempt one more question here and see if anyone bites.....I actually
    went to Fry's in the first place to try and compare the aforementioned Canon G9 to the Nikon P6000 with thoughts
    of a getting a nice little hi-res compact digital camera to have around in the event my film cameras weren't up
    to a particular task.

    So, now for yet one more ______vs.______ question in hopes that someone here has a reasonable opinion: Which is
    better? The Canon G9, or the Nikon P6000? The Canon looks a lot cooler, but the Nikon has a slightly larger (in
    MP) sensor and possibly better high ISO / low noise, performance. I'm not in the market for a DSLR at this point,
    but I wonder if there's any real standout advantage that one of these cameras has over the other?
     
  2. Phil,

    From what I read, many believe that a G10 or G11 will be announced in the next 2 weeks on before Photokina in late September. No one is sure what the enhancements will be. I do not believe that Canon will vacate the high quality compact P&S digital market. Be patient.
     
  3. Regarding Frys...it's often hard to go in there and find two working samples, much less being able to compare anything. The public as a whole is just a nasty bunch of bums when it comes to easily gotten at equipment they don't actually own. One only needs to go to a Frys to know why REAL camera stores keep the floor models underneath the glass and unavailable unless a salesperson is there to supervise.
     
  4. G10 already announced. 28mm wide end, shorter tele end, cant recall MP but more would be unnecessary, the G9 has way more than you need as it is.
     
  5. Any camera that can survive a Fry's display counter for a year and still be in one piece is great camera.
     

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