Just out of the gate, the Canon Powershot gets positive reviews as an upgrade from their preceding Powershot G7 model.
The Canon Powershot G9 is dubbed as a fantastic alternative for a DSLR camera if amateurs are looking for a smaller model with a heavy body.
Some additional upgrades include: 12.1 megapixels - up from the G7's 10 megapixels - with a 3 inch LCD screen - increased from 2.5 inches - which sees the very welcome return of RAW mode (consumers asked for this after the G7 was released without the functionality). The 6x optical zoom lens offers an effective focal length of 35-210mm, there's an optical image stabilizer to help combat camera-shake, plus an optical viewfinder and flash hotshoe.
Prices on the Canon Powershot G9 range from $467.95 to $499.99.
Overall, it seems to be have the upgrades consumers have been looking for which makes this camera one to consider when making your purchasing choices for the next digital camera to come into your life.
As an added bonus, I have included this nifty video of the Canon Powershot G9 time lapse feature. Pretty cool!