Does anyone have a g9 without dead/hot pixels?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by jake-g, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. jake-g macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2008
    I bought a canon g9 for my wife for her birthday. So far, I have gotten 2 from Best Buy with dead and hot pixels. Is canon's build quality really this bad? I have never had a problem like this with my d300 or d70.

    The pixels are bad enough that you can see them in the live view off the lcd.

    Im getting really frustrated because I talked her into this camera.

    Should I try for a third, or pick out another camera.

  2. Maui macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2007
  3. kcdude macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2008
  4. eddx macrumors regular


    May 12, 2005
    Manchester, UK
    I know three Canon G9 owners, one who is a pro (obviously not his main camera) - none of my friends have had any issues, certainly no dead pixels or having to returns. Your local store must have got an early / bad batch.

    God playing with the G9 almost makes me want to rush out and buy one despite the lack of funds and Canon name! :D
  5. gMac macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2003
    Charleston, SC
  6. MindBrain macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2007
    My brother got a G9 and Ive been playing around with it, really sweet camera, thinking I want to get one for myself to replace my 2001 Olympus Camedia C-2040 2.1mp camera, hahah, that thing felt like a dinosaur after I tried the G9.

    But I was wondering if it has a blackboard/whiteboard mode like my Olympus has? I found the setting to change color modes and get black and white, but couldn't find "blackboard/whiteboard" does it have it? Sweet camera anyway.
  7. John.B macrumors 601


    Jan 15, 2008
    Holocene Epoch
    I almost bought one tonight but I kept thinking about this thread and some reviews I've read online. What is the easist way at a store to check this? I'm pretty much going to need to take a picture and download it to my MacBook to be certain, correct?
  8. disdat macrumors regular


    Jul 21, 2005
    New England USA
    Maybe you should try another store.

    Best Buy and Circuit City don't have the most pristine of reputations. Could be they are selling a batch of bad cameras, with flaws that most people wouldn't notice.
  9. jake-g thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2008
    I got my third yesterday. I think I got a good one finally. Its frustrating to go through such a hassle and I wouldn't have if any other p&s was as nice, but the g9 really seems to blow all the other cameras in this size away.

    I would recommend the g 9 to anyone thinking about buying one for sure, just make sure to test it thouroughly.

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