PowerShot G10 – the professional pocket camera
For when you don’t have or can’t take an SLR with you, the Canon PowerShot G10 is there to help you get the shot. Following on from the acclaimed PowerShot G9, the G10 boasts increased resolution, a DIGIC 4 processor and a 5x optical zoom lens that extends to a 28mm wideangle, which will satisfy the needs of many users.
Who is it for?
The PowerShot G10 is a compact camera with the heart of a professional SLR. Sometimes it’s just not practical or safe to carry a big SLR camera, but a compact camera is fine and this is where the PowerShot G10 fits. It’s suitable for any photographer looking to capture high resolution, high quality images without having to carry a large SLR system around with them.
- 14.7 megapixels
- 5x wideangle lens with optical IS
- RAW shooting ability
- DIGIC 4 processor
- 3-inch PureColor LCD II
- Exposure compensation and ISO dials
- Face Detection
- Compatible with EX series Speedlite flashguns
Featuring 14.7 megapixels, the PowerShot G10 offers enough resolution for any needs and will find favour with photojournalists and street shooters who are looking for a discreet camera with high image quality to keep with them at all times.
The DiG!C 4 processor - as found in the EOS 50D and EOS 5D Mark II DSLRs - provides the latest in-camera processing technology to help to minimise the noise caused by high ISO shooting. Because of this, the ISO range is able to extend from ISO 80 to 1600. There is also a High ISO auto that works by selecting an ISO based on the movement detected in the image.
As with the PowerShot G9, the G10 is able to shoot RAW images. However, unlike with the image files produced by the G9 the new Canon Digital Photo Professional software can be used to process RAW files from the PowerShot G10.
The 3inch PureColor LCD II display provides a high-resolution screen with 460K pixels, to give a clear, sharp view when framing or reviewing images on the screen. An optical viewfinder, enlarged in comparison to that on the PowerShot G9 model, adds an extra framing option.
To aid ease of use, there is also a dedicated exposure compensation dial located on the top plate of the camera. This makes it faster to adjust exposure and saves you having to use the menu system to do so.
For portrait shooting, the G10 also features face detection technology that can detect and track numerous faces within the frame to ensure the correct exposure and focus for them. The i-Contrast system can also be used to automatically adjust brightness and contrast during shooting or playback by boosting brightness in dark parts of the scene, making it easier to get balanced exposures in complex lighting situations.
As with the PowerShot G9, the G10 retains the video function and it is perfect for shooting video clips that are suitable for use on the web and in new media deliverables.
5x Zoom lens
The 5x zoom lens on the PowerShot G10 extends down to a 28mm equivalent in 35mm format, making it perfect for capturing wideangle scenes, and zooms out to the equivalent of 140mm. Combined with an optical IS mechanism, sharp images can be obtained even with the lens zoomed in fully.
As seen in the Canon DSLR models like the EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 50D, the DIGIC 4 processor carries out image processing in-camera. It provides sharp, clear and colourful images even when the light levels fall and the ISO settings rise.
3-inch PureColor LCD II
The LCD screen is the same size as those found on SLR models like the EOS 50D and EOS 5D Mark II. It has 460,000 dots giving a clear and sharp view on images either when shooting or in playback mode.
Many professionals shoot in RAW mode rather than JPEG. Fittingly for a camera that is popular in the professional segment, the PowerShot G10 features a RAW recording mode so that you can obtain the highest quality images possible from the camera. It also makes it easier to integrate a PowerShot G10 into your RAW workflow.
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