My G9 is ordered and should be on the way next week I'm told. Hopefully my SD cards arrive around the same time as this is the first digicam I've ever owned that doesn't use CF cards. I'm looking forward to shooting with it.
Did anyone else here order one as well?
I just bought one today. I've fiddled around for years whether to buy a small cam or not but none tempted me too much--esp. as they kept leaving RAW off. My first decent digicam was the G1 ( after years with film) but I soon moved to SLRs with the Oly E10 and then the D30 and 60, so I didn't spend much time with the G's---and gave it to my mother--and I recently replaced that for her with the A630.
I've been looking at the Leica/Panasonic because of the wider angle, RAW, easily accessed settings without menu, but never got my hands on one and they really do seem to exhibit more noise above the lowest ISO. The G9 may or may not be 'the' small camera for me--I'm still not sure I will use it much, but I've looked at others images with their G7 who also shoot with 5D and 1DsMkII and thought it might be a useful camera for me in certain situations. I do know I could sell it quickly if its not for me LOL--everywhere its difficult to find one right now--though they will be widely available soon I would think. I called and reserved this one last night at my 'local' (3 hour round trip) camera store and they held it until this morning for me. Theirs had just come in, (which I expected since I knew they had shipped late this past week and they were availble on the west coast this past weekend), but had not been put out yet when I called.
I like the bit of heft to mine, the LCD size is amazing, but my battery is charging so I haven't gotten a chance to turn it on yet. I bought a 4GB card for it since I will be shooting RAW, so in just a bit I'll have some indication if I like shooting with it.
The bad part is--though it has RAW, the only software available to process is Canon's Zoombrowser (I initially thought DPP would--but found out it has never been used for anything but DSLRs) and RIT, so until Adobe upgrades their ACR4.1 and LR, I'll be a bit stuck--and I don't expect upgrades for a number of months considering that a number of the new DSLRs won't ship until later this Fall.