« Last post by ilconsiglliere on April 25, 2017, 10:25:32 AM »
I also had a Canon G9 which was like point and shoot on steroids. I had the controls of a DSLR but was a little bigger than a point and shoot. I took that camera everywhere because it was compact and no fuss. I was thrilled with it till the day the lens jammed open. Apparently all these cameras that have these motorized lenses tend to suck in dirt and dust as it acts like a bellows. People suggested that I push the lens hard and sure enough it worked again. But after that I sold it.
I own the Canon G16 which is my primary shooter currently. Best $400 I spent in the last 10 years. It's got the spirit of classic Leicas or vintage rangefinders and feels like a nice little brick in the hands. Fully manual controls if you want that and variations like aperture or shutter speed priority. It has built in HDR mode which really doesn't look much different than normal images. Even a full hot shoe. 3K x 4K images.
The one feature that the G16 lacks that earlier Powershot G-series had was the articulateable back display. The back display is fixed like any other camera. Not a huge loss but shooting in crowds, like the Trump rally I went to last summer, I really could have used that for taking pictures overhead. Instead I had to guess but it turned out OK.
The G16 is a very nice camera and was the successor to my G9. The Canon G series are made like little metal bricks. You can get really nice pics out of them. My G9 would get sluggish when the light got dim, not so much on the new ones.
I have contemplated selling my DSLR multiple times or upgrading. I am still on the fence - the big thing is I hate carrying it. Its just bulky and gets in the way unlike my G9. But once you shoot with it, there is no going back. The controls and response are instantaneous but who likes carrying it.
I have contemplated getting a Canon G7X MKII - it has a bigger sensor and is much quicker than my G9. And the screen articulates and has a fast lens. But its not cheap.