I have owned the G9 and the G10. I just bought a G12. Opened
the box and didn't find any manual. Asked Canon, and they
told me that they were "saving the enviornment". If they cared
about their customers, they would have a manual available
as an extra cost accessory. They just referred me to the
"print it yourself" version on the web. That is just what I
need-an 8 1/2" 210 page epistle to stuff in my little camera
bag. I feel genuinely ripped off.