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

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    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.

    Jake
     
  2. Maui macrumors 6502a

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    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
     
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  6. MindBrain macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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