didn't even think of the G9. only downside I'm seeing with that though on the brief look is lack of optical zoom. sorry I've been playing with the cam and the 12x zoom I'm finding comes in handy
bad part about the cam is we already have a good smudge on it that doesn't seem to want to come off very easily with a cotton ball so I'm hoping these filters come here soon. ordered a cheapy hoya polerized filter an a canon UV filter with the 58mm adaptor. but have some cleaning solution and microfiber stuff comming soon. sucks that we don't have any camera stuff here in idaho.
Also bought a cheapy $5 buck tripod off of ebay for use also though I don't plan on keeping it instead it is just more of a hold us off for now.
few things though I'm very shocked at with this camera compared to the old POS sony. low light photography is much much better with this. made a shot using iso 80 with a 15 second shutter at night and was able to make out detail of what was around my house and all the details and stuff. the old sony would give me a black screen and taht would be it. the ability to get close to something is also very nice. I've found myself almost bumping the object with the front of the cam (haven't yet thankfully) and yet still being able to focus on it. the sony lol if it was less then a 1 1/2 feet away you couldn't focus AT ALL. the digital zoom also when using the 640x480 resolution is much better also then the sony. suer maybe a little drop in quality compared to pure optical but if your just taking a quick hey I want a super close shot itworks very well even at full digital. the sony yeah you have a smear of dots the moment digital zoom takes place. also the speed this thing works and how much longer the batteries last and the fact that it takes a standard format card, and the speed. my god the speed of this thing is amazing compared to the sony. you turn it on and within a second it's shootable it seems. VERY nice with having a child on the way. and the recycle speed with kindof dead ni-mh batteries using the flash is very nice also. much better then the sony.
not saying sony is junk, just rather THAT camera is junk. and sorry don't mean to go off on some huge rant but this is making life much easier. wife is occupied and smiling, I have a new toy to play with as well. only downside so far is I'm broke and getting mroe so by the moment
so what other filters would you guys recomend? also is there much of a differene between the 58mm or 52mm adaptors as far as what you could use, price, or quality?
last question is any place to help you with learning the camera and taking better pictures that my wife could read up on?