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Canon PowerShot G10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1299 reviews of Canon PowerShot G10. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the screen and image quality are overall positive. The portability and usability also get good opinions, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the focus. There are some negative reviews about the control panel and shutter.

performance, usability, portability, image quality, screen

price, viewfinder, shutter, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot G10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot G10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 133 user reviews of Canon PowerShot G10 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and image quality. The performance and usability also get good views, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the shutter and price. There are some negative opinions about the viewfinder.

portability, usability, performance, image quality, size

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90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PowerShot G10 14.7MP Digital Camera - 5x Optical Zoom, 3 inch PureColor LCD II Viewfinder - BlackCanon PowerShot G10 14.7MP Digital Camera - 5x Optical Zoom, 3 inch PureColor LCD II Viewfinder - Black

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot G10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Canon PowerShot G10 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Powershot G10 14.7MP Digital Camera + 8GB Deluxe Accessory KitCanon Powershot G10 14.7MP Digital Camera + 8GB Deluxe Accessory Kit

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Canon PowerShot G10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Canon PowerShot G10 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Powershot G10 14.7MP Digital Camera with 5x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized ZoomCanon Powershot G10 14.7MP Digital Camera with 5x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Oct, 2018

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Canon PowerShot G10 reviewed

 

We've always had a soft spot for Canon's G-series of prosumer compacts, and it looks like the new G10 won't be any exception -- Photography Blog just put the b...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Kathleen Cullen (pcworld.com)

Canon PowerShot G10 IS Point-and-Shoot Review

 

Appealing design for prosumers and pros ; RAW mode

Can be slow to focus ; Spotty ISO performance at 400 and up

The G10 is a fun and stylish camera, but its soft focus and low-light performance are disappointing.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Don Wan (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot G10 Review

 

The G10 is the third incarnation of Canon's flagship ‘prosumer' compact since the G series was reinvented with the G7 in 2006. Announced two years after the G6, the G7 caused quite a buzz; partly because everyone had presumed the budget SLR had killed...

At base ISO and in high contrast conditions, this is the highest resolving compact we have ever tested Capable of very good results at lower ISO settings (Below ISO 400), and very usable for standard sized prints (noise and NR effects are visible on...

Rather slow lens (in terms of aperture) by traditional G series standards No articulated LCD (another traditional G series feature) Price is very high considering other cameras in its class and low end DSLRs Some noise visible even at ISO 80, Noise...

Canon has taken a camera which we liked, and added more megapixels, more external controls, a wider angle lens, a higher capacity battery and a better hand grip. This was done without sacrificing operation speed, and in some ways improved the...

Nov, 2008

Recommended!

Expert review by : Don Wan (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot G10

 

The G10 is the third incarnation of Canon's flagship 'prosumer' compact since the G series was reinvented with the G7 in 2006. Announced two years after the G6, the G7 caused quite a buzz; partly because everyone had presumed the budget SLR had killed...

At base ISO and in high contrast conditions, this is the highest resolving compact we have ever tested; Capable of very good results at lower ISO settings (Below ISO 400), and very usable for standard sized prints (noise and NR effects are visible on...

Rather slow lens (in terms of aperture) by traditional G series standards; No articulated LCD (another traditional G series feature); Price is very high considering other cameras in its class and low end DSLRs; Some noise visible even at ISO 80, Noise...

Canon has taken a camera which we liked, and added more megapixels, more external controls, a wider angle lens, a higher capacity battery and a better hand grip.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot G10 review

 

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-G1 offers interchangeable lenses, Nikon's Coolpix P6000 provides GPS--the feature sets on enthusiast compact cameras are all over the place these days. So, should we be disappointed that the whizziest new feature of Canon's...

Functional and fun shooting design; great enthusiast-oriented feature set; very nice photo quality

Should be a little faster shot to shot.

The Canon PowerShot G10 is a solid enthusiast digital camera for those who want something compact to complement a dSLR.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Canon Powershot G10

 

Continue on to G10 Specifications Jump to Page: Powershot G10 Specifications Physical Views Features & Controls Record Mode Screens & Menus Playback Screens & Menus Steve's Conclusion Sample Pictures 360-degree QuickTime VR Tour Next: Specifications...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Canon PowerShot G10

 

Due to recent price drops and the availability of this camera at discount Internet stores, the Canon Powershot G10 represents an excellent value for the advanced amateur photographer. Whether you need it as an easy to carry alternative to a DSLR, or...

14.7MP resolution5X 28-140mm f2.8-4.5 zoom lensExcellent image quality at lower ISO'sEasy to use menusFull manual control is available

The Canon PowerShot G10 is targeted directly at the advanced amateur...

Apr, 2009

Recommended!

Expert review by (letsgodigital.org)

Canon PowerShot G10 review

 

The Canon PowerShot G10 was introduced worldwide in September 2008, around the time of the Photokina Show. The Canon G10 is the latest model of Canon's successful G-series cameras. The Canon PowerShot G camera is always prone to attract the attention...

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...

Highly Recommended!

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Canon Powershot G10 Review

 

The Powershot G10 is the latest version of Canon's most capable, serious and expensive compact camera. The G10 has a wealth of features that will appeal to the DSLR owner looking for a backup compact, or the enthusiast who wants DSLR functionality...

Sadly, the same sentiments can't be made about the new 14.7 megapixel, 1/1.7 inch, CCD image sensor. Although this offers massive 4416 pixel wide/high images that can easily be printed up to A3 size and beyond, or to make severe crops, it comes at the...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Canon PowerShot G10 Digital Camera - First Shots - The Imaging Resource!

 

Canon's PowerShot G10 digital camera is a direct successor to the company's previous PowerShot G9 model, and at a quick glance the cameras are pretty similar externally. The Canon G10 has grown just a little larger than the G9 in all directions though,...

Best zoom range in its class at 5x optical ; 28mm equivalent wide-angle setting ; Good sharpness overall ; minimal softening in corners for the resolution ; Good auto white balance performance ; Good outdoor performance ; Optical image stabilization ;...

Awkward size: heavy and bulky ; Small Shutter button and Zoom ring ; No articulated LCD ; Slow continuous shooting ; sRGB only for JPEGs, Adobe RGB for RAW captures ; Image quality deteriorates above ISO 400 ; No HD movie capture ; High barrel...

The ISO sensitivity range offered by the Canon G10 is unchanged from the previous camera, with a minimum of ISO 100 through to a maximum of ISO 1,600 (and ISO 3,200 possible in a special high sensitivity scene mode). Available PowerShot G10 shutter...

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):400
Battery life (max):10
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NB-7L / Rechargeable
Number of batteries supported:1

Camera

Built-in processor:DIGIC 4 / DIGIC 4 + iSAPS / DIGIC IV
Camera playback:Movie, Single image / movie, thumbnails
Custom color: Yes
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Resizing / Resizing, Rotating
Photo effects:Black&White, Neutral, Positive film, Sepia, Skin tones, Vivid / Black&White, Neutral, Positive film, Sepia, Vivid / Black&White, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid / Neutral, Positive Film, Sepia, Vivid
Playback zoom:2 / 210
Playback zoom (max):2 / 210
Scene modes:Beach, Children, Fireworks, Landscape, Night landscape, Party (indoor), Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset, Underwater / beach, Children, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, party (indoor), Portrait / beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, party (indoor), Portrait, Sports, Sunset, Underwater / Landscape, Portrait
Shooting modes:Auto, Movie
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Manual, Tungsten / Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Tungsten / Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten / Auto, Manual

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):461000
Field of view:100

Flash

Built-in flash: Yes
Flash exposure lock: Yes
Flash modes:Auto, Flash off / Auto, Flash off, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Second curtain synchro, Slow synchronization / auto, Flash off, Red-eye reduction / Auto, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):11.8 - 110.2
Flash range (wide):11.8 - 181.1

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Face tracking, Single Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance:0.394
Focus:TTL
Macro focusing range (wide):0.01 - 0.5
Normal focusing range:0.5 - infinity

Lens System

Combined zoom:20
Digital Zoom:4
Filter:Y
Focal length range (f-f):0.24 - 1.2
Lens structure:11/9
Lens structure (elements/groups):11/9
Number of aspheric elements:1
Optical Zoom:5

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 / 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, Auto / Auto
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE / Aperture priority AE, Auto, Shutter priority AE / Aperture priority AE, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:eye-fi, mmc, sd / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90 / 10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 90 / 10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.1 - 5.51
Additional accessories:Soft Case DCC-650, SC-DC60A, SC-DC60B, Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC28, Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1, Tele-converter 1.4x TC-DC58D,Lens adapter LA-DC58K, Remote Switch RS-60E3, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC50, Battery Charger CB-2LZE, Ring Accessory Kit RAK-DC2
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera CCD sensor:1/1.7 "
Camera effective resolution:14700000
Camera shutter speed:1/60 - 1/4000
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000 SP4 / XP SP2 / Vista\nMac OS X v10.3 - 10.4 / Windows XP SP2 / Vista\nMac OS X v10.4 - 10.5
Data compression:Superfine, Fine, Norm
Digital SLR:No / Yes
Dimensions (WxDxH):4.3 x 1.81 x 3.06
Effective sensor resolution:14700000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.1 - 5.51
Frame: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Interface:USB / USB 2.0, A/V-out
Lens focal range:6.1 - 30.5
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser / ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser \nPhotoStitch \nRemoteCapture / ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser\nPhotoStitch, RemoteCapture / ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser / ZoomBrowser EX\nImageBrowser\nPhotoStitch, RemoteCapture

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image Sensor Size:1/1.7
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:4416 x 3312
Megapixel:14.7
Scan technology:CCD
Sensor Type:CCD
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1600 x 1200,2592 x 1944,3456 x 2592,4416 x 2480

Ports & interfaces

I/O ports:1x Mini-B, MTP, PTP\n1x A/V (PAL/NTSC) / USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)\nNTSC/PAL\nMonaural\n
PictBridge: Yes

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Video

Maximum video resolution:640 x 480
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Video compression format:MOV
Video formats supported:MOV
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Optical
Viewfinder type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.81
Dimensions (W x D x H):4.3 x 1.81 x 3.06
Dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):4.3 x 1.81 x 3.06
Height:3.06
Weight:12.3
Width:4.29 / 4.3