So, you may be woundering why I am writing about my camera the 'Canon PowerShot G9' a little point and shoot model, when I normaly use big, heavy pro Digital SLR.
The G9 is quite a fun camera but versatile and gives good quality images. I was oringnaly thinking of buying a film rangefinder when Canon anounced the G9 which, I saw as a better alternative and a lot easier than film.
I am also a photojournalist and documentary photographer that has to lug a laptop (notebook) to be able to upload images form the field, but now with the compact size of the G9, I pack a PDA and the camera which makes an instant, compact SoJo (Solo Journalist) news kit wich all fits into a bum bag.
The G9 is not going to give the same quality as a DSLR, but with a bit of care works well as a pro's backup, works as a discrete camera when situations are sensertive, allowes you to use it like a rangefinder for street photography and so on. The quality issues only start to show when viewed very large on a PC and is more than adiquate for local news gathering and Multimedia and I have produced gallery qualty images upto A3 (13"x16").