I debated for a long time whether I wanted a Canon Rebel XTi or the G9. In the end, I recognized that my approach to photography demands a compact camera. And what a camera it is! The picture quality it amazing. Look at the photo below and then click on it to see a full size version. This photo was not taken at the highest setting. Not 12 megapixels or even 8 megapixels, but at 5 megapixels. And the image is straight out of the camera; no PhotoShop. Magnificent! I couldn't be more pleased.