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Canon Powershot G10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1194 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the lens and responsiveness are overall positive. The image quality and screen also get good opinions, but comments about the water proof and control panel are different. Many are negative about the features and shutter.

portability, screen, image quality, responsiveness, lens

value for money, shutter, features

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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Canon Powershot G10


As the successor model to the popular PowerShot G9 digital camera, the PowerShot G10 digital camera is loaded with Canon's latest technologies, including a long-anticipated 28 mm wide-angle lens with 5x optical zoom, 14.7 megapixels and 3.0-inch Pure...

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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.


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Canon Powershot G10


As D-SLR prices continue to fall—you can get a 10-megapixel Sony A200 for $499 including a lens—the appeal of similarly-priced advanced point-and-shoot digicams dims even further. And yet, while all the imaging buzz centers on D-SLRs, fully-featured...

Versatile wide-angle zoom; terrific shots in good lighting; great feel and ergonomics

Expensive; relatively slow; video should be higher quality; noise above ISO 400

If you're a serious, thoughtful photographer looking for a carry-around digicam, by all means



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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.

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Canon PowerShot G10


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.

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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...

Highly Recommended!

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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...

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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...

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Canon PowerShot G10 Review


The Canon PowerShot G10 is a versatile camera that offers both the practicality of a point & shoot digital camera and the high quality and versitility of a DSLR camera. In this Canon PowerShot G10 review, we'll look at various features of this camera,...

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PowerShot G10


Is the PowerShot G10 the ultimate compact camera? FInd out now in our review

Very good photo quality (in good light) ; Nice 5X zoom lens with 28 - 140 mm range ; Optical image stabilization ; Solid, well built body, with easy-to-access ISO and exposure compensation dials ; Generally snappy performance ; High resolution 3-inch...

Lots of noise reduction in low light; images get noisy quickly in good light after ISO 400 ; No white balance bracketing or fine-tuning ; Continuous shooting mode won't win any awards for speed ; Lack of HD movie mode a disappointment ; Design...

If you're doing most of your shooting in good lighting and don't plan on shooting at the highest ISO settings, then the PowerShot G10 is worth a look. It offers a ton of features, for both beginners and enthusiasts alike, it's both expandable and...

Product Specifications

Advanced amateur photographers are a discerning group, and they've flocked to Canon's G-series for its ability to meet and exceed their demands. The third-generation PowerShot G10 is a stunning successor, loaded with uncompromising specs like 14.7 megapixels, a 28mm wide-angle lens, and Canon's DIGIC 4 image processor for notably improved face and motion detection. This is a camera that supports and nurtures creativity, with a full range of shooting and recording modes.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon NB-7L

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / MultiMediaCardplus / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card/SD Memory Card / MultiMediaCard / SDHC Memory Card / MultiMediaCardplus

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Aquarium / Beach / Fireworks / Foliage / Indoor / Kids & pets / Landscape / Night scene / Night snapshot / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Stitch assist / Sunset / Underwater/Snow / Night snapshot / Kids & pets / Beach / Foliage / Indoor / Sunset / Sports mode / Underwater / Night scene / Fireworks / Stitch assist / Portrait mode / Landscape / Aquarium


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon PowerShot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.5
Max Focal Length:30.5mm
Min Focal Length:6.1mm
Optical Zoom:5
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/1.7 / 1/1.7"/1/1.7"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.9 mm ( 1/1.7 ) / 14.9 mm ( 1/1.7" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:14.7Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:H.264
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 3200 (5Mpix) / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800 / ISO auto/ISO auto / ISO 1600 / ISO 80 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800 / ISO 100 / ISO 3200 (5Mpix)
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Color Accent / Color Swap / Darker Skin Tone / Lighter Skin Tone / Neutral / Positive Film / Sepia / Vivid / Vivid Blue / Vivid Green / Vivid Red/Vivid Red / Vivid Blue / Vivid Green / Darker Skin Tone / Lighter Skin Tone / Color Swap / Color Accent / Neutral / Sepia / Black & White / Positive Film
Still Image Format:JPEG / RAW / RAW + JPEG/RAW + JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical