Canon Powershot G10 Review

Review Date: October 27th 2008
Author: Mark Goldstein

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Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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Type 1/1.7 CCD
Effective Pixels Approx.14.7M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour
Type DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology
Focal Length 6.1 - 30.5 mm (35mm equivalent: 28-140mm)
Zoom Optical 5x. Digital approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.7x or 2.2x and Safety Zoom ) . Combined approx. 20x
Maximum f/number f/2.8-f/4.5
Construction 11 elements in 9 groups (1 double-sided aspherical element)
Image Stabilisation Yes (shift-type)
Type TTL
AF System/ Points AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (Any position is available, fixed centre or Face Select and Track)
AF Modes Single, Continuous, Servo AF
AF Point Selection Manual selection using FlexiZone AF/AE, Size (Normal, Small)
AF Lock On/Off Selectable
AF Assist Beam Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Focus Bracketing Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 1cm (W) from front of lens in macro
Metering modes Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF or FlexiZone AF frame)
AE Lock Yes
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
AEB 1/3 - 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
ISO sensitivity* AUTO, High ISO Auto (incorporating Motion Detection Technology), 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Speed 1/60 - 1/4000 sec (factory default)
15 - 1/4000 sec (total range - varies by shooting mode)
Type TTL
Settings Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom1, Custom2
Type sRGB
Viewfinder Real-image zoom, optical viewfinder
Dioptre Correction Yes
Monitor 3.0 PureColor LCD II (TFT), approx. 461,000 dots
Coverage 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of fifteen levels
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off
Slow Sync Speed Yes
Red-Eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE. Safety FE.
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Manual Power Adjustment 3 levels with internal flash (up to 22 levels with external EX Speedlites )
Second Curtain Synchronisation Yes
Built-in Flash Range 30cm-4.6m (W) / 2.8m (T)
External Flash E-TTL with EX series Speedlites , Macro Twin Lite MT-14EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-24EX, Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1
Modes Auto, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom (2 modes), Stitch Assist, Movie, Special Scene (Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Sports, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Sunset, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, ISO 3200 , Color Accent, Color Swap)
Photo Effects My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
Drive modes Single, Continuous, Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer
Continuous Shooting Approx. 1.3x shots/sec., AF: Approx. 0.7 shots/sec., LV: Approx. 0.7 shots/sec. (until memory card becomes full)
Image Size (L) 4416 x 3312, (M1) 3456 x 2592, (M2) 2592 x 1944, (M3) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 4416 x 2480. Resize in playback (M3, S, 320 x 240)
Compression Superfine, Fine, Normal
Movies 640 x 480, 30fps
320 x 240, 30fps
Movie Length Up to 4GB or 1 hour
Still Image Type JPEG compression, (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, RAW, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Movies MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (monaural)]
Sound Files WAVE (monaural)
Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)
PictBridge Yes
Red-Eye Correction Yes, during shooting and playback
My Camera / My Menu Start-up image and camera sounds customisation. Menu customisation.
My Category Image tagging feature
Sound Memo Up to 60 sec per image
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Yes, live histogram
Playback Zoom Approx. 2x 10x
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom or FaceSelf-Timer
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi
Computer Hi-Speed USB (Mini-B, MTP, PTP)
Other A/V output (PAL/NTSC)
Type SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus.
PC & Macintosh Windows XP SP2 / Vista (including SP1)
Mac OS X v10.4 - 10.5
Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Other PhotoStitch, RemoteCapture
Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-7L (NB-7L battery and charger supplied)
Battery life Approx. 400 shots
Approx. 600 min. playback
A/C Power Supply Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC50
Case Soft Case DCC-650, SC-DC60A, SC-DC60B, SC-DC60C
Waterproof / Weatherproof Case Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC28, Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1
Lenses Tele-converter 1.4x TC-DC58D
Lens adapter LA-DC58K
Flash Canon Speedlites (220EX, 430EX II, 580EX II ), Macro Twin Lite MT-14EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3, Speedlite Bracket BKT-DC1 (available January 2009 - for use with Macro Twin/Ring Lite)
High Power Flash HF-DC1
Remote Controller/ Switch Remote Switch RS-60E3
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC50, Battery Charger CB-2LZE
Other Ring Accessory Kit RAK-DC2
Operating Environment 0 40 C, 10 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD, excl. protrusions) 109.1 x 77.7 x 45.9 mm
Weight (body only) Approx. 350g
Zoom Depending on the image size selected.
Digital zoom available for still image and standard movie modes only. Optical zoom may not be available during movie recording.
AF Modes Some settings limit availability
Manual Power Adjustment Not all functions of the flash are supported.
External Flash Not all functions of the flash are supported.
Modes Recording pixels fixed at 1600 x 1200.
Continuous Shooting Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
Depending on memory card speed / capacity.
Movie Length Depending on memory card speed / capacity.
Battery life Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated.
Flash Not all functions of the flash are supported.
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Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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