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Canon Powershot G10, £355.98 delivered from Amazon
Canon Powershot G10, £355.98 delivered from Amazon

Canon Powershot G10, £355.98 delivered from Amazon

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Product Features and Technical Details
Product Features
Canon PowerShot G10
14.7MP camera with 5x Optical Zoom and wide angle lens
Image Stabilisation, motion detection and Auto ISO shift
26 shooting modes with full manual and custom settings
Improved Face Detection and contrast levels
RAW image recording
Technical Details
Main Specifications
Product Description: Canon PowerShot G10 - digital camera
Product Type: Digital camera - compact
Dimensions (WxDxH): 10.9 cm x 4.6 cm x 7.8 cm
Weight: 350 g
Supported Flash Memory: MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCardplus
Sensor Resolution: 14.7 Megapixel
Shooting Modes: Frame movie mode
Lens System: 5 x zoom lens - 6.1 mm - 30.5 mm - f/2.8-4.5
Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual
Min Focus Range: 50 cm
Digital Zoom: 4 x
Image Stabiliser: Optical
Camera Flash: Built-in flash
Red Eye Reduction: Built-in
Microphone: Microphone - built-in - electret condenser - mono
Viewfinder: Optical - real-image zoom
Display: LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3" - colour
Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
Extended Specifications

General
Width: 10.9 cm
Depth: 4.6 cm
Height: 7.8 cm
Weight: 350 g
Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Miscellaneous
Cables Included: A/V cable ¦ USB cable
Included Accessories: Neck strap

Power
Power Device: Battery charger - external

Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C
Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

Software
Software: Drivers & Utilities, Canon PhotoStitch, Canon ZoomBrowser EX, Canon ImageBrowser, Canon Remote Capture

Display
Type: LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3" - colour
Display Format: 461,000 pixels
Display Form Factor: Built-in

Lens System
Type: Zoom lens - 6.1 mm - 30.5 mm - f/2.8-4.5
Features: Built-in lens shield, aspherical lens
Optical Zoom: 5 x
Min Focus Range: 50 cm
Lens Aperture: F/2.8-4.5
Focal Length: 6.1 mm - 30.5 mm
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 28 - 140mm
Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual
Macro Focus Range: 1-50cm
Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive
Lens Construction: 9 group(s) / 11 element(s)
Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection
Auto Focus Points (Zones): 9

Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type: Optical - real-image zoom

System Requirements for PC Connection
Operating System Support: MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP SP2, Apple Mac OS X 10.4.x, Apple Mac OS X 10.5.x
Peripheral Devices: USB port, CD-ROM Drive

Main Features
Colour Support: Colour
Optical Sensor Type: CCD
Digital Zoom: 4 x
Still Image Format: JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG
Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 80, ISO 1600, ISO auto, ISO 3200 (5Mpix)
Digital Video Format: H.264
Resolution: 14.7 Megapixel
Effective Sensor Resolution: 14,700,000 pixels
Optical Sensor Size: 1/1.7"
Max Shutter Speed: 1/4000 sec
Min Shutter Speed: 15 sec
Exposure Metering: Evaluative, spot AF area, centre-weighted, spot
Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority
White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets
Special Effects: Black & White, Sepia, Neutral, Vivid, Colour Accent, Colour Swap, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Green, vivid blue, Vivid Red, Positive Film
Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
Shooting Modes: Frame movie mode
White Balance Presets: Fluorescent, cloudy, tungsten light, Flash, daylight, Underwater
Video Capture: H.264 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps ¦ H.264 - 320 x 240 - 30 fps
Continuous Shooting Speed: 1.3 frames per second, 0.7 frames per second
Remote Control: Optional
Image Stabiliser: Optical
Total Pixels: 15,000,000 pixels
Auto Exposure Bracketing: 3 steps
AE/AF Control: FlexiZone

Memory / Storage
Image Storage: JPEG 4416 x 3312 ¦ JPEG 4416 x 2480 ¦ JPEG 3456 x 2592 ¦ JPEG 2592 x 1944 ¦ JPEG 1600 x 1200 ¦ JPEG 640 x 480
Supported Flash Memory: MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCardplus

Camera Flash
Features: AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation
Camera Flash: Built-in flash
Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, rear curtain sync, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction
Red Eye Reduction: Built-in
Effective Flash Range: 0.3 m - 4.6 m

Additional Features
Self Timer: Yes
Additional Features: Audio recording, direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, RGB primary colour filter, digital noise reduction, DPOF support, camera orientation detection, PictBridge support, histogram display, focus bracketing, AE lock, AF lock, FE lock, resizing an image, MOTION PRINT, in-camera red-eye fix, face detection, digital tele-converter, safety zoom, Exif Print support, Motion Detection Technology
Self Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2sec
Flash Terminal: Hot shoe

Connections
Connector Type: 1 x USB ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output
Expansion Slot(s): 1 x SD Memory Card

Microphone
Type: Microphone - built-in
Microphone Operation Mode: Mono
Microphone Technology: Electret condenser

11 Comments

This is a fairly good price for UK stock cameras although I have seen it cheaper before and there are some grey imports that cloud the issue and might cause people to think it should be a lot cheaper.

at that price maybe youd be tempted to buy an easy to use dslr rather than a bridge camera - but each to their own, maybe consider the other bridge camaras with a x12 telescopic instead of 5x. It also seems the high MP count makes the camera suffer with noise.

stuartgeary;4649085

at that price maybe youd be tempted to buy an easy to use dslr rather … at that price maybe youd be tempted to buy an easy to use dslr rather than a bridge camera - but each to their own, maybe consider the other bridge camaras with a x12 telescopic instead of 5x. It also seems the high MP count makes the camera suffer with noise.



Personally I find a DSLR too much of a lump to lug around for general touristy stuff. If I am going out specifically to take photos then I will want a DSLR but when it's a secondary thing then I want convenience and these are also built like a tank. A zoom lens is always a compromise whatever the range, but the longer the zoom the more of an optical compromise it becomes, and addtionally even with image stabilisation handholding a 12x zoom in lower light is not very practical.

It's also true about noise with more densely packed sensors, on these Powershots they do suffer at higher ISO, but on the G9 and G10 the noise is very well controlled at lower ISO.
I think there is a place for these. Not sure the G10 is a huge improvement over G9 but good stuff.

I bought this 4 days ago from Amazon and have not been able to put it down since getting it.

Its proving to be a great replacement for my old bridge camera, the Powershot S50, and will be easy to use for any D/SLR user.

Some of the higher ISOs have a noticeable amount of noise and the viewfinder is next to useless, but everything else is spot on. The build quality is fantasic, the body is made from aluminium, the controls are easy and intuitive and the size, which is important for a bridge camera, is perfect. It isn't too small and fiddly, but then again it isn't too large and cumbersom to carry around.

Is was a better deal a few weeks ago when Amazon wanted just £339.40

crazy high price.

small bridge camera sensor, so you might as well buy a £ 100 panasonic lumix, all the same image quality, for less than 1/3 of the price.

i can see no reason why this costs that much.

when you can buy a sony A200 for under £ 250 , the price of this canon bridge camera is a joke at best.

you can also buy small dslrs now like the pentax km etc, with smaller + lighter lenses which are easy to carry, have proper viewfinders and larger sensor as person above me stated. They are much faster also

Original Poster

The G10 has more flexibility (inc shooting in RAW) than a £100 brdige camera and spot on image quality - more so than a £100 compact. And it's smaller than a DSLR and lens, although I accept not quite as flexible. I don't want a DSLR, I already have one. I want a good quality compact with all the flexbility and build quality of a DSLR. To that end, the Canon (imho) is still the camera to beat.

i have fuji s9600 finepix digital camera i cant really fault it , taken photos ion holiday indonesia & malaysia my only issues are the size its ok when on holiday as you got camera equipment with you however for everyday snaps i find its to much hasstle lugging it around and cannon g10 is more practical and i dont think i will be comprommising on quality
my only issue is the price im going to hold off till it gets to around £275

androoski;4649281

Personally I find a DSLR too much of a lump to lug around for general … Personally I find a DSLR too much of a lump to lug around for general touristy stuff. If I am going out specifically to take photos then I will want a DSLR but when it's a secondary thing then I want convenience and these are also built like a tank. A zoom lens is always a compromise whatever the range, but the longer the zoom the more of an optical compromise it becomes, and addtionally even with image stabilisation handholding a 12x zoom in lower light is not very practical.It's also true about noise with more densely packed sensors, on these Powershots they do suffer at higher ISO, but on the G9 and G10 the noise is very well controlled at lower ISO.I think there is a place for these. Not sure the G10 is a huge improvement over G9 but good stuff.



Totally agree, i have a digital slr and rarelly use it now since buying a lumix tz5, my next purchase will be the tz7, great quality and brilliant zoom. most people use a camera for snapshots so really a digital slr or indeed the canon are really overkill. How many really understand depth of field and apperture settings etc
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