The Canon G11 is a classic known as the walking around camera for professionals. It does snapshots, but offers the full controls that can be put to use by someone who knows what they are doing. So you've got full manual settings, 1/3 step EV adjustments, both aperture- and shutter-priority settings, evaluative, center-weighted and spot metering options, etc. It's got a reasonable f/2.8-4.5 aperture range. It also take movies and does all the normal digital stuff.
The biggest "knock" against it has been what I like best. It is bigger and more traditionally shaped than most digital cameras. I don't like the tiny, thin cameras that don't have a traditional viewfinder. This thing is called a "brick" by some as a complaint; but that's exactly what I like about it. It is comparable in size to a 35mm point-and-shoot and feels good in my hands.
The complaint I've had against this camera is that the results are too good, which has caused me to be lazy about carrying my Nikon system (I shoot almost all color digitally because my film processing is limited to B&W). I was aiming for a good pro system (Nikon) and a good point-and-shoot. But the G11 rivals the Nikon system, so I'm going to let my smart phone become my point-and-shoot to widen the gap.
Read up on the G11 if you're not familiar with is and you'll get a good idea of why it is so popular. This one comes with a leather Canon case that has its own strap, convenient for cross shoulder carrying. Also the box, battery, charger, instructions, TV/AV cord. The camera is in new condition, with perhaps the exception of a very small, faint wipe mark on the glass that covers the lens. I don't think most sellers would think it worthy of mention. The number of total shutter actuations is 1,084. I bought it new in January of 2010.
I've sold lots of stuff here with happy customers, and my auction site feedback -- where I've also sold plenty of photo equipment -- is 100 percent positive. My id on the massive auction site is: classicphotographydude.
G11s cost $449 new, and auction at up to $350 in this condition with extras.
My price is $300, plus $15 shipping and insurance (USA).
PICTURES:Photos of the camera
Canon Powershot G11 -- $300, plus $15 shipping and insurance (USA).
Full review: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canong11/
• New 10-megapixel High Sensitivity System; DIGIC 4 Image Processor
• Bright 2.8-inch Vari-Angle PureColor System LCD plus optical viewfinder
• Wide-angle 5x optical zoom (equivalent to 28-140mm); Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer
• Improved Smart AUTO intelligently selects from 22 predefined shooting situations
• RAW + JPEG shooting and recording modes; capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)
Brand Name: Canon
Optical Sensor Resolution: 10 MP
Optical Sensor Technology: CCD
Optical zoom: 5 x
Maximum Aperature Range: F/2.8-4.5
Minimum focal length: 6.1 millimeters
Maximum focal length: 30.5 millimeters
Lens Type: Zoom lens
Optical Sensor Size: 1/1.7"
Included Flash Type: Built-in flash
Display Size: 2.8 inches
Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 80, ISO auto, ISO 1600, ISO 3200
Image types: JPEG, RAW
Shooting Modes: Frame movie mode
Exposure Control Type: Beach, Kids & pets, Night snapshot, Snow, Landscape, Portrait mode, Aquarium, Stitch assist, Fireworks, Low light, Night scene, Underwater, Sports mode, Sunset, Indoor, Foliage
Viewfinder Type: Optical
Width: 4.4 inches
Depth: 1.9 inches
Height: 3 inches
Weight: 12.5 Ounces