The G10 is Canon's flagship compact digital camera with a whopping 14.7 mega-pixels and a huge 3 inch LCD monitor. I bought one of these for myself today as I wanted a rugged yet compact camera to carry around when my Nikon D300 is going to be too much to carry, like on walks around the neighborhood.
This is a great little camera. Build quality is second to none. All the manual controls you want, right at you fingertips, not buried in menus. If I have any complaint at all it is going to be the noise level in photos at higher ISO levels. This is fairly typical of compact cameras however, I really am spoiled by my DSLR after all. Just keep the ISO setting under 400. Go a low as you can in the situation.
Color rendition is very good. The zoom range starts at the wide end, which I like for walk-around use. It's very easy to use, and has tons of options if you want to dig into the various options.
I wouldn't say Canon has hit a home-run with this camera, and it's a little pricey for the image quality it produces, but if you want a good, solid, camera that'll capture images you'd otherwise miss because you left your bulkier camera at home, then the Canon G10 might be for you. Here's another great review of the G10.
Canon Powershot G10
Canon G10 Features
- 14.7 Megapixel CCD sensor
- 5x wide-angle (28mm) optical zoom lens with optical Image Stabilizer
- RAW image recording plus support for Canon Digital Photo Professional
- DIGIC 4 for clear, sharp images, high-speed AF (including Servo AF) and fast response times
- Targets all the main causes of blur with High ISO Auto, optical
Image Stabilizer, Motion Detection Technology and Auto ISO shift
- Improved Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB plus Face Select & Track and FaceSelf-Timer
- 3.0” PureColor LCD II (461k dots resolution) with wide viewing angle and optical viewfinder
- i-Contrast boosts brightness and retains detail in dark areas
- Dedicated Exposure Compensation and ISO dials
- 26 shooting modes with manual control and custom settings
- Accessories include tele-converter, Speedlights flashes and waterproof case
- Smooth, 30fps VGA movies