The Canon PowerShot G10 Compact Digital Camera is loaded with uncompromising specs like 14.7 mega pixels, a 28mm wide-angle lens and Canon's new DIGIC 4 Image Processor for notably improved face and motion detection. This is a camera that supports and nurtures creativity, with a full range of shooting and recording modes and compatibility with exciting accessories including Speedlite flashes.
Combined with unsurpassed DIGIC 4 image processing, this impressive pixel count delivers richly detailed photos that resonate with lifelike depth from shadows to highlights. An important benefit to the G10's lofty pixel count is the flexibility it lends to the editing process. With 14.7 mega pixels of resolution, any portion of any shot is a great candidate for enlargement. Enlarge and crop as your creative vision demands, confident that the detail you need is there for you. The camera is equipped with a long 5x optical zoom and Canon's own Optical Image Stabilizer Technology keeps images steady and blur-free all through the zoom range - even in low light - by detecting motion and generating a corrective signal.
Because it is an optical system, more corrective movement is allowed and there is no degradation of image quality. The G10 is a highly versatile camera with a wide-angle zoom lens that reaches all the way from 28mm at the wide end to 140mm at the telephoto end (35mm format equivalent). You'll capture more image in every shot and add greater depth to your overall photography. Canon's proprietary DIGIC Image Processors have long set its cameras apart from the competition and the new DIGIC 4 sets the bar even higher.
Faster, more accurate noise reduction delivers better image quality, even at high ISO speeds. iSAPS Technology is an entirely original scene-recognition technology developed for digital cameras by Canon. Using an internal database of thousands of different photos, iSAPS works with the advanced DIGIC 4 Image Processor to improve focus speed and accuracy, as well as exposure and white balance. A new Face Self-Timer automatically detects an increase in the number of faces and makes the appropriate adjustments.
For instance, to include photographer's face in a group shot, there's no need to rush in. Just put the camera on a stand or tripod and specify Face Self-Timer and the camera will wait for the photographer's face to get on-camera before it takes the shot. Motion Detection now tracks moving subjects in a much larger range and the new Servo AF retains focus on a moving subject after the shutter button is pressed halfway - allowing you to wait for the perfect shot without refocusing. Also, Face Detection and Motion Detection are markedly improved.
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Canon's Compact DSLR Back-up Camera
The Canon G10 should satisfy almost any DSLR user who needs a more compact but full-featured and fully-controllable camera for travel and personal activity photography. I acquired mine through a local dealer, though I plan to buy some accessories for the camera through Adorama, including a Think Tank Modulus Pouch to use as a belt case, and another, larger SDHC card. Normally I use a Nikon DSLR, but in the past, all save one of our compact cameras have been Canon, who continues with this modView full Review
The Canon G10 should satisfy almost any DSLR user who needs a more compact but full-featured and fully-controllable camera for travel and personal activity photography. I acquired mine through a local dealer, though I plan to buy some accessories for the camera through Adorama, including a Think Tank Modulus Pouch to use as a belt case, and another, larger SDHC card. Normally I use a Nikon DSLR, but in the past, all save one of our compact cameras have been Canon, who continues with this model to make a superior product, this one in several respects better than the Nikon P5100 I bought about a year ago, whose lack of a true wide angle lens, and whose slow dim light focusing disappointed me. The G10 by contrast offers a 35 mm equivalent range of 28 to 140, very adequate for most "personal" photography, and better than, say, the recent Panasonic/Leica model which, while offering a 24 mm wide setting, on the long end only goes to 60 mm. The G10 feels solid, and controls key functions such as exposure compensation, ISO setting and shooting mode via external dials. The zoom control surrounds the shutter release, where I prefer to have it. So far, operation has been very quick and especially, the focus even in dim room light seems as fast as my Nikon D300. While a smaller sensor camera like this one should preferentially be used at the base ISO, in this case 80, the same speed as the Kodacolor of decades ago, the image quality seems adequate up to ISO 400. The IS, the image stabilization, seems to work very well, allowing some lightly braced wide angle shots to appear sharp at 1/2 second. The camera has i-Contrast, which appears to be very similar to Nikon's Active-D Lighting, and novel for a compact, offers Servo-AF, for use on moving subjects, not to mention that the focus area selected can be adjusted to any one of 15 positions. There are many other advanced features. This is TOO MUCH camera for anyone who does not have prior photographic knowledge and experience. Someone who does not already own a DSLR probably would be better off spending their money on a D40 or Canon Rebel XTi. BUT, for a knowledgeable user looking for a back-up to a DSLR, for use particularly for travel, or during personal action activities, the Canon G10 appears to be the best option on the market.
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Nice camera, but I returned it
I really wanted to like this camera. I have been searching for a decent small digital camera, so I don't have to lug my D700 everywhere I go. I always carry a camera and thought this might be perfect for times I don't expect to make photos. Well, while it appears very well made, has a very nice monitor, I just couldn't live with only f8 in manual mode (not sure about A or P mode), or the high Noise above ISO 400. Also, I'm a long time Nikon user and the controls just aren't up to the logic o...View full Review
I really wanted to like this camera. I have been searching for a decent small digital camera, so I don't have to lug my D700 everywhere I go. I always carry a camera and thought this might be perfect for times I don't expect to make photos. Well, while it appears very well made, has a very nice monitor, I just couldn't live with only f8 in manual mode (not sure about A or P mode), or the high Noise above ISO 400. Also, I'm a long time Nikon user and the controls just aren't up to the logic of Nikon. Take the manual mode, it has a nice dedicated knob to switch between modes but manual mode default is to adjust the shutter speed. To adjust the f stop took a lot of button-guessing, head scratching. Too many controls need the manual to operate. Maybe to Canon people it all makes sense.Any way, it went back, and my search for a digital Contax T2, or Nikon 28/35ti continues.
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Love the size and crispness of the lens, but slow in low light and speed.
Great Cimoact camera, picture quality is great, especially at low light conditions.
I use this mainly for shooting the grandkids and time when I reaaly want to travell light. The viewfinder is usless as it only covers a fration of the actual image. Guessing where to aim it is a real art in itself. All in all it is a very nice camera especially in it's class.
I bought this as a carry around camera when I couldn't take my Nikon D300. And, for a small compact camera, it more than meets my expectations. I won't hesitate to use it as a back up camera, as well.
I just love this camera. It is a compact pro camera which is easy to carry, You do not miss any event.... I took Pro pictures with this camera.
I like what it offers for the money in picture quality. It reasonably fast for general photography. The IS and zoom range are good for most uses. The controls are bit cramped and confusing after being used to SLR cameras. But one gets used to them. Low light performance isn't anything to cheer for, but a lot can be saved with software noice removal. There is nice amount of control over exposure so it makes worthy camera even for pros who want something that fits in to the pocket.
Carry it in my pocketbook... Love that I can use it easily as a "point and shoot" or can manually adjust
Bought this G10 after wearing out an SX10. The G10 has the easiest controls thus far on a Canon unit. VERY easy to setup, use and adjust on the fly. Rugid construction and fits very well in a small camera case for ease of carrying. A take everywhere camera when I mtn. bike or hike. Very pleased with this camera thus far. Only draw back is zoom is a little slow but otherwise this gets a high mark.
The G10 was highly recommended by a Semi-pro photographer friend. We are glad we listened. Very worth every cent.
I love to take day trips with my dog. This camera is a great substitute for my slr. It's light and highly portable. there are many things this camera will do that iI haven't even scratched the surface of it capabilities. Because of this I'm certain thet this camera will actually be replacing my slr for a lot of shooting adventures. Buy one and let the games begin.
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