Excerpt: Many cameras are either too specialized, too expensive, or even just too impractical for most photographers to use. However, the Canon PowerShot G10 combines the practicality of a point & shoot digital camera with the quality of a DSLR. Check out...
Summary: If you’re a pro who needs a second camera or just a gadget-head who demands the best, this camera is for you. No, not you with hefty credit card bill, but you with slightly more dosh than you know what to do with.
Excerpt: The Canon Powershot G10 features a 14.7MP sensor, Raw shooting and range of manual controls. It also boasts compatibility with external flashguns, but is it a viable alternative to the DSLR? The...
Conclusion: Canon PowerShot G10 digital camera The Canon PowerShot G10 is a sibling of a long range of quality cameras. Or at least that is the overall conclusion from the test. In fact, the PowerShot G camera's concept is enough for awhile although new functions are added to every new generation so as to justify the introduction of a new generation.
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Excerpt: As D-SLR prices continue to fall—you can get a 10-megapixel Sony A200 for $499 including a lens—the appeal of similarly-priced advanced point-and-shoot digicams dims even further. And yet, while all the imaging buzz centers on D-SLRs, fully-featured aim-and-forget cameras definitely have their place… especially for people who don’t want to lug around a bulky three pounds of plastic and glass just to take a good photograph.
Pros: Versatile wide-angle zoom; terrific shots in good lighting; great feel and ergonomics
Cons: Expensive; relatively slow; video should be higher quality; noise above ISO 400
Excerpt: The PowerShot
G10 ($499) is the flagship camera in Canon's
point-and-shoot lineup. Its highlights include a
14.7 Megapixel CCD, 5X wide-angle zoom lens, image
stabilization, a high resolution t3-inch LCD, and
more manual controls than you can shake a stick at.
The G10 the follow-up to the PowerShot G9, a camera
that I was not overly enthusiastic about.
Pros: Very good photo quality (in good light), Nice 5X zoom lens with 28 - 140 mm range, Optical image stabilization, Solid, well built body, with easy-to-access ISO and exposure compensation dials, Generally snappy performance, High resolution 3-inch LCD display; good low light visibility, Full manual controls, with plenty of scene modes too, RAW image format support; good RAW editor included, Customizable menus and buttons, Very expandable: supports an external flash, rem...
Cons: Lots of noise reduction in low light; images get noisy quickly in good light after ISO 400, No white balance bracketing or fine-tuning, Continuous shooting mode won't win any awards for speed, Lack of HD movie mode a disappointment, Design annoyances: top dials easy to bump accidentally; small shutter release/zoom controller; thumb sits right on the focus point button, Can't swap memory cards while using a tripod, Still missing the fast lens and rotating LCD of G-seri...
Summary: Canon’s PowerShot G10 continues the G-series tradition of delivering high-end features and full manual control in a compact form factor. This is a well-built camera which will greatly appeal to enthusiasts or anyone looking for a pocketable backup to a DSLR.
With the G10, Canon’s sensibly kept the full manual control, RAW recording and flash hotshoe of its predecessor, but made a number of enhancements, some expected, others less so.
Pros: 5x stabilised zoom with 28mm wide angle., Flash hotshoe and RAW recording., Great quality 3in 460k screen., Good controls, build and ergonomics.
Cons: Slow continuous shooting – just 1.3fps., No G9 time-lapse movies and still no HD., Diffraction reduces detail above max aperture., No HD output - HDMI or component.
Summary: If we were in the market for a compact camera to supplement the DSLR we would be torn between the G10 and the Panasonic LX3. The LX3 is daintier and has fewer pixels, which we like. It has an outstanding Leica-branded lens that doesn’t have quite the range of the Canon. Image quality is excellent. But we like the look of the G10 and will always prefer a camera with an optical viewfinder. And the brilliant ergonomics would probably win us over.
Pros: The dedicated knobs for exposure compensation and ISO settings are a brilliant design feature. It is a joy to use. And image quality is outstanding, even at higher ISO speeds. To say we are surprised is an understatement. With 14.7 megapixels we expected noise to be a serious issue, but it isn’t. At speeds up to ISO200 images are flawless, and at 1600 they are simply amazing. There is noise, of course, but it looks like film grain.
Cons: We didn’t dislike the mass of the camera, but for some people it will be off-putting. If you think that compact means pocketable then the G10 is not for you. We think it feels like a real camera!