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Canon Powershot G10 14.7MP Digital Camera with 5x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

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  • 14.7-megapixel resolution for the highest image quality and editing flexibility
  • 5x optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer; 28mm wide-angle lens
  • DIGIC 4 Image Processor improves Face Detection; full range of shooting and recording modes, including RAW
  • 3.0-inch PureColor LCD II with even greater true-to-life color reproduction
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory card
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Technical Details

  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Flash
  • Image Stabilization
  • Video Capability
  • Mac Compatible

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 3.1 x 1.8 inches ; 12.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001G5ZTPY
  • Item model number: G10
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (262 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,851 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 17, 2008

Product Description

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Manufacturer Description

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 new 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 and compatibility with exciting accessories including Speedlite flashes.

PowerShot G10 Highlights

Canon digital camera highlights
14.7-megapixel resolution
14.7-megapixel digital camera for the highest image quality
The PowerShot G10 is equipped with a 14.7-megapixel CCD. Combined with unsurpassed DIGIC 4 image processing, this impressive pixel count delivers richly detailed photos that resonate with lifelike depth from shadows to highlights.

An important benefit to the G10’s lofty pixel count is the flexibility it lends to the editing process. With 14.7 megapixels of resolution, any portion of any shot is a great candidate for enlargement. Enlarge and crop as your creative vision demands, confident that the detail you need is there for you.

Canon digital camera highlights
High-powered 5x optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer plus a 28mm wide-angle lens
The camera is equipped with a long 5x optical zoom, and Canon’s own Optical Image Stabilizer Technology keeps images steady and blur-free all through the zoom range--even in low light--by detecting motion and generating a corrective signal. Because it is an optical system, more corrective movement is allowed and there is no degradation of image quality.

New DIGIC 4 Image Processor improves Face Detection, adds Servo AF, Face Detection Self-Timer and Intelligent Contrast Correction

DIGIC 4 Image Processor
Canon’s proprietary DIGIC Image Processors have long set its cameras apart from the competition, and the new DIGIC 4 sets the bar even higher. Faster, more accurate noise reduction delivers better image quality, even at high ISO speeds.

iSAPS Technology is an entirely original scene-recognition technology developed for digital cameras by Canon. Using an internal database of thousands of different photos, iSAPS works with the advanced DIGIC 4 Image Processor to improve focus speed and accuracy, as well as exposure and white balance.

A new Face Self-Timer automatically detects an increase in the number of faces and makes the appropriate adjustments. For instance, to include photographer’s face in a group shot, there’s no need to rush in. Just put the camera on a stand or tripod, and specify Face Self-Timer, and the camera will wait for the photographer’s face to get on-camera before it takes the shot. Motion Detection now tracks moving subjects in a much larger range, and the new Servo AF retains focus on a moving subject after the shutter button is pressed halfway -- allowing you to wait for the perfect shot without refocusing. Also, Face Detection and Motion Detection are markedly improved.

Canon digital camera highlights
Intelligent Contrast Correction in action
Intelligent Contrast Correction
DIGIC 4 also makes possible the new i-Contrast (Intelligent Contrast Correction) system, which controls the compensation level in pixel units to brighten dark areas while leaving bright areas unchanged for better images where the main subject is dark, and more natural transition. The PowerShot G10 can even use i-Contrast in playback mode to adjust images that were shot without the setting activated.

Red-eye Correction provides three options for removing red-eye from subjects in flash pictures.
1) The Red-eye Correction during shooting actually identifies and corrects red-eye in human subjects as pictures are taken.
2) The G10 can be set to automatically detect and correct red-eye during image playback.
3) You can manually locate any red eyes in a scene during image playback on the LCD screen, and command the camera to remove them.

Life doesn’t give you second chances to capture special times. That’s why the G10 features ISO 1600 and High ISO Auto settings that reduce the effects of camera shake and sharpen subjects in low-light situations, giving you greater shooting flexibility. ISO can be expanded to 3200 when you select ISO 3200 Special Scene mode.

Full range of shooting and recording modes including RAW + JPEG
The PowerShot G10’s RAW mode lets you shoot images without JPEG compression. It gives you clearer images and complete creative control in editing. RAW images are transferred directly to the computer where they can then be edited using image adjustment software or a processing application to adjust your images as you please. The camera can also be set to allow the simultaneous recording of both RAW and JPEG images while shooting.

Also, with 26 Shooting Modes including 17 Special Scene Modes, you’re ready for whatever shot comes your way.

Large 3.0-inch PureColor LCD II
The PowerShot G10 gives you an extra-large 3.0-inch LCD screen for excellent control when framing your shots. But size is only part of the story. Canon’s PureColor LCD II offers more spectacular color, resolution and contrast even at an angle (compared to PureColor LCD). The screen is highly durable and easy to see in any light with a scratch-resistant, anti-reflective coating. It is a perfect feature for gathering friends and family around to see your images.

A wealth of accessories including optional Speedlite flashes
The PowerShot G10 is compatible with the Speedlite EX series that is for all EOS series SLR cameras. Attach a Speedlite 580EX II to the hot shoe, then you can set and control the flash on the "Flash Control" menu in the camera. With the 580EX II, the G10 is given extra functions such as autoflash metering, FE lock and Flash exposure compensation; continuous shooting with external flash. Also Canon’s Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2 enables you to have multiple slave flashes and wireless control. A Tele Coverter lens designed for the G10 and High-Power Flash designed for all PowerShot cameras are also available.

Print/Share Button for easy direct printing and downloading
The PowerShot G10's Print/Share button makes direct printing easier than ever. Simply connect the G10 to a Canon PIXMA Photo Printer or SELPHY Compact Photo Printer or any PictBridge compatible photo printer, press the lighted Print/Share button and print! Also use the Print/Share button to transfer images to a computer (Windows and Macintosh).
Print your own ID photos in up to 28 different sizes or use the Movie Print function to output multiple stills from a recorded movie on a single sheet with a Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printer.

What's in the Box
  • PowerShot G10 Camera body
  • Neck Strap NS-DC8
  • Battery Pack NB-7L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LZ
  • AV Cable AVC-DC300
  • Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • Digital Camera Solution Disk

Product Description

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 new 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 and compatibility with exciting accessories including Speedlite flashes.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

When conditions were PERFECT and I mean PERFECT, the pictures were great Read more ›
I highly recommend to anyone looking for a camera they can have around for many years. Last note is the quality of the pictures are fantastic. Read more ›
I agree that at higher ISO's there is noise. Therefore, I only use the G10 at ISO 80 and the images are extremely nice. For 99.9% of what I use the G10 for - events,… Read more ›
The best thing you can carry it with you…Quality of taken photographs is very good and you can edit the RAW files of pictures in Aperture by Apple without any problem. T… Read more ›
Some snow got on the extended lens and melted…Photo quality is excellent, even when compared to photos taken with my Canon EOS 10d SLR...not the best, but still an SLR. T… Read more ›
Eventually I decided to go for this and I'm happy I did. I even took it instead of an SLR for a 3 week vacation I was on just now and pictures are good. Read more ›
Seriously its no big deal. Also i picked this over the lumix because the controls are easy to reach, really easy! I gave it 1 star just to piss people off and to get… Read more ›
The body feels high quality, and controls are nicely arranged. I use the LCD screen most of the time which displays clear bright images. Read more ›
Man, I really had high hopes for the G10 having owned the earlier G3 Model which was awesome and is about to become a collector's item. I thought, "How much better can it… Read more ›
It takes great pictures and videos. Though it has a lot of functionality it is very easy to use. Read more ›
Image quality is superb given its sensor size and configuration and the camera controls, in particular the under/over exposure adjustments and manual mode, are very… Read more ›
I had the G10 for a week and it took amazing pictures in…The were very crisp, and when set to "Vivid" mode they were perfectly saturated and gorgeous on my 50" plasma HDTV. Read more ›
Squeeze yourself into the wildest event…Needless to say, the Canon lens is superb, especially when combined with the large 1:1.7 sensor with 14.7 light thirsty megapixels. Read more ›
I returned the G10 and bought the Leica D-LUX…Yes, Yes I know the Leica is more expensive than the G10 but it's fast (5.1-12.8 f2.0-2.8) Vario-Summicron lens is fantastic. Read more ›
The lens is sharp and reasonably free of distortion and fringing, although of limited usefulness at longer focal lengths due to its dimness. The RAW files can process out… Read more ›
The li-ion battery lasts forever, and I am sure the cost for a spare will come down. Not having to fiddle with a lens cover is great. All in all, a great investment in fun. Read more ›
The lens is excellent. Very sharp and free of flare, even with the sun in the frame. Read more ›
No. Personally, I'd rather have an awesome camera that's easy to bring along than another SLR with a bag full of expensive lenses. Even with my film SLRs, I always ended up… Read more ›
When I got it it was the best point-and-shoot camera available and while there are now slightly better options out there now (in…The functions are simple and easy to use. Read more ›
I am not a sophisticasted photog, but this camera is fairly easy to use and takes great pictures. Read more ›
We were able to take wonderful…We are VERY pleased with the product and would recommend it for anyone looking for an easy to use camera that takes awesome pictures! Read more ›
This is the fifth Canon camera that I have owned and the best point…The manual controls are so easy to use and the pictures are very nice when using the automatic modes. Read more ›
From the 1st picture I am very pleased with the results. Easy to use and the results are better than I have had with any other digital camera I've used. Thank You Canon. Read more ›
I took it on an extended trip…It's a bit heavier than most p-and-s cameras but the improved features for manual operation are handsome and laid out more like a film camera. Read more ›
The controls are very tactile and work well. The screen is bright and has excellent resolution. The menu system is very clear and logical. Read more ›
Camera in hand. LCD screen is perfect. No issues with either memory card. Read more ›
The G10's build quality and external controls are extraordinary, and the 3" LCD display is stunningly bright and clear. Read more ›
It cannot fit in your pocket, so don't buy this camera if it's just for you and…Has a screen that makes me want to watch movies on (it's a 3" LCD that is simply amazing). Read more ›
- The LCD screen is huge and bright and contains plenty of useful information like (for example) a live histogram, exposure settings, gridlines to help you shoot straight,… Read more ›
I got this for U/W Photography with the…The controls are fairly intuitive and the displays that pop up are quite readable, even under water (think stress and other issues). Read more ›
Excellent replacement for an older camera. Price was reasonable compared with Digital SLR's. Picture quality is amazing. Read more ›
All in all a great camera. The price here is excellent too. I overpaid at Best Buy. Read more ›
Win/Win. Got a great product at a great price. I bought this camera for a very dear friend who is just starting to get into photography and this is the perfect camera for her. Read more ›
Having had this camera myself for several years, and finding it to…Adorama had one, through Amazon, at a good price, and the blurb said it came with a six month's warranty. Read more ›
Now that you can purchased the Canon Powershot G10 at a very reasonable price (299.99), thanks to Amazon, I consider it to be one of the best "Powershots" on the market. I… Read more ›
I bought the camera on Amazon. I got an excellent price an a wonderful, portable camera, We are very happy with the purchase. Read more ›
After about a hundred (particularly useless) photos, I realized that this camera takes absolutley gorgeous pictures even on its auto…Colors are amazing and detail is tight. Read more ›
The resolution is excellent. The colors are great. I won't discuss the negatives. Read more ›
I simply couldn't believe my eyes. Color was perfect, edges of the lettering were crisp and absolutely sharp. There was nothing for me to improve in a photo editor. Read more ›
If you do have good indoor lighting at ISO 100 and 200 under good light the color is wonderful very nice pictures. In most museums they wont let you use flash, same with… Read more ›
I take a lot of pictures about 1000 a year and put them in a photo scrapbook, this camera takes perfect pictures, very clear, and always great color you will not go wrong… Read more ›
It has minimal shutter lag (as long as you are not shooting a lot of flash pictures since it takes a few seconds to charge…Good, sharp lens, images with excellent color. Read more ›
The build quality is excellent, it has a beautiful design and the ergonomics are great. The EV wheel on top of the camera is very useful. Read more ›
I bought my G10 three days after it was released and have taken several hundred shots with it since under…It's a bit on the heavy side but the construction is very solid. Read more ›
The G10 has a great sturdy build that will remind you of the old metal housed SLRs you used while you were growing up and learning about photography. It just feels good in… Read more ›
Yes its noisy above 200 and you need to tweak sharpness in Aperture or similar…Its a great camera though, well worth the money and with a great retro look and solid build. Read more ›
The camera was knocked down…It got good marks for build quality and handling, controls, RAW performance, decent flash, good stabilization, and good included software. Read more ›
Only with the most obscure and least-often-used functions did I have to…The camera feels satisfyingly solid, with very good build quality; it just feels good in the hands. Read more ›
For people like me who love to take great looking pictures but know next to nothing about photography this…The macro feature is excellent and the zoom is pretty good too. Read more ›
Small…The smallish optical viewfinder (tied to the zoom) is nice, but covers only about 3/4 of the actual view, so what can I really use it for except rough estimates? Read more ›
I can turn it on and take a picture almost as soon as I see what I want to photograph. Zooming is pretty fast, too. Read more ›
I was very pleased with this camera, great zoom, and relatively easy to use. I am not a photographer, so have not used a lot of the features. Read more ›
For a camera of this size I was hoping to have a fast 2.8 lens across the whole zoom range (even at the price of a larger, more heavy…Ideally at a zoom range of 20-80mm). Read more ›
That's great if you are not chasing a two year old around the park. I can't keep up with him so would like to zoom while taking a movie. All in all, this is the best camera… Read more ›
While it is also the most expensive, in this case you are certainly getting what you pay for. The buttons are crisp and the screen is huge. The photos it takes are higher… Read more ›
It has a tough case with a rough grip in many places. The buttons are in convenient places and easy to read. The things I really liked: the lens has its own retractable cap… Read more ›
Features: Fast, I love how I almost dropped the camera when I first turned it on; the lens speed open so fast I lost my grip,…I also must say... more buttons is very good! Read more ›
I intended to buy…At the moment I grab the G10, experiencing its mechanical structure and feeling its intuitive interface, I immediately bought G10 without hesitation. N… Read more ›
Also, the camera…The camera has an awful lot of buttons on it and it's easy to push buttons when you don't intend to, especially if you have large hands or long fingers. Read more ›
The dial controls on the top remind me of my old Nikons. Feels well made and buttons all seem to be where you'd want them. Read more ›
I purchased the G10 before my last vacation and I had a blast with it. It offered the control I was looking for and a size that was easy to use. The shots turned out great… Read more ›
With its compact size, superb optics, and many features found only on much more expensive cameras, I can highly recommend the Canon Powershot G10 for both casual and… Read more ›
Easy to use but with some time to study it's features , it's fantastic! It does everything in a small and compact size. Read more ›
The camera is very well made and sturdy. As an avid photographer, I use other canon cameras, including the 5D, but I love the G10 when I don't need a full size camera. Read more ›
I know about all the hype about micro 4/3, about the new sony full size sensor, etc. etc. but the bottom line in cameras is the picture, and then features, and this one… Read more ›
No, but if you want a subcompact p&s, go buy one. This is geared more towards people who want advanced features in a reasonable size, without going fully DSLR. The rear LCD… Read more ›
The auto focus is clear and sharp, even when shooting through glass…The ISO is good enough to get usable photos with available light, even inside dark buildings and caves. Read more ›
The dual dial on top of the G10 was made for a true…One dial changes exposure modes(M,A,T,P and video plus 2 customes settings and the other quickly changes the ISO. I… Read more ›
I have to say the F30 would beat the G10 at…When I tested the G10 at ASA 200 at the highest JPEG level, which I thought was a reasonable ISO, I was horrified by the noise. Read more ›
The new model offers a 5X Optical Zoom (28 MM…It allows full control of ISO and White Balance and a number of other features that can be toggled - like Image Stabilization. Read more ›
B&W photos at ISO 400 are not at all noisy compared…Outside in good light, using ISO 80, the quality is amazing, especially shooting RAW and processing the image yourself. Read more ›
got it last week and it is stunning... - the image quality is really great (even with iso 400 do not worry). - love to do macro shots (flowers), traveling light up in trees… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

472 of 481 people found the following review helpful By Lauren Holmes on October 14, 2008
I'm a hobbyist who long ago owned a Konica SLR and shot lots of slides. In the digital age, I've only owned point-and-shoot cameras and have become frustrated by their lack of flexibility and quality. I looked long and hard at SLRs but don't yet feel I can spring for the price. I also wanted something more easily portable. But I wanted complete control over shutter speed and aperture, and I wanted to be able to shoot in RAW for more post-processing flexibility. I decided to spring for the G10.

Since purchasing this camera about a week ago, I've taken about 2,000 shots. (I went a little nuts!) Here's what I've learned so far:

-- Although the auto settings produced very good pictures, this camera really comes into its own when you shoot in Manual mode. I was able to routinely get some vivid fall sunset scenes on a lake with beautifully saturated color and contrast by tweaking shutter speed and aperture settings separately.

-- I'd say that the noise at 400+ without post-tweaking is considerable, though nowhere near what I used to see on 400 ISO film back in the day. It was easily reduced post-processing using a noise-reduction program that works within Photoshop, and I ended up with some beautiful indoor shots with minimal effort. I even took some night landscape pictures with a bright moon at 1600, and was pleasantly surprised at the results after tweaking them afterward.

-- I was able to get extremely sharp photos in macro mode (closeups of bees in flowers, that kind of thing), again without a tripod. I'm still getting the hang of focusing on the exact part of the flower that I want; I find it more cumbersome to do it with this camera than I did with my old SLR (where you just turned the lens with your hand).
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291 of 298 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 1, 2008
I am what one may call a "serious amateur" photographer. My first serious camera was a WWII-vintage 35mm Leica rangefinder that my dad, while in the U.S. Army, got from a captured German Oberleutnant (he said he won it from him playing cards!). I still have that camera, though it needs work. My first "modern" SLR was a Canon F-1 I got back in the early 1980's. Wife Number One got that - along with all the lenses and accessories - in the divorce. <Sniff!> <Sob!>

At this stage in my life, I still care about the quality of pictures I take, but I no longer have the money or the desire to carry around a bulky DSLR body with a satchel full of lenses, flashes, filters, etc. Forgive me, O gods that guard the purity of the photographic arts - I want a point-and-shoot! But I don't want a toy, either.

My first choices would have been something like a Leica DLUX 4 10.1-megapixel Digital Still Camera or a maybe a Sigma DP1 14MP Digital Camera. Both - sorry to say - are a little too rich for my blood right now. That left me with plan B - either the Panasonic DMC-LX3K 10.1MP Digital Camera with 2.5x Wide Angle MEGA Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Black) or the Canon Powershot G10 14.7MP Digital Camera with 5x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom.
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126 of 133 people found the following review helpful By E. F. Paredes on October 9, 2008
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If you're in the market for a general purpose advanced point and shoot digital camera, try this one for size.

- The controls are nicely laid out - all the things you need to compose your shot (exposure settings, macro/normal button, flash on/off etc) are all readily accessible on the right side of the camera body
- It's lightweight yet feels sturdy
- It lends itself well to accessories such as teleconverters, external flash units, and even a waterproof shell
- The LCD screen is huge and bright and contains plenty of useful information like (for example) a live histogram, exposure settings, gridlines to help you shoot straight, and even an exposure meter when shooting fully manual
- At 28mm wide you can get a big group of people into the shot quite easily
- There's plenty of shooting options that will cover most needs

I gave the G10 4 stars because I'm being nitpicky:

- When shooting through the viewfinder, there is no info at all about your exposure setting, number of shots, battery life, etc. Nothing. Just the view. (I do like how the image magnifies accordingly when you zoom)
- The aperture opens up only to 2.8 and closes down only to 8.0, when shooting full manual mode.
- And sadly yes, there is a fair amount of pixel noise when shooting in low light without either a flash or tripod. This could be a problem for those of us who have been scolded for popping off flashes where we shouldn't.

I did not expect this camera to rise to the level of a high quality film SLR or DSLR. When I bought it I was in the market for a good street photography camera - something light and surreptitious enough to photograph unique things I would come across in my daily romps in the city. Something that I could tweak a bit instead of relying on the camera's preset exposures.

For that use the Powershot G10 suits me just fine - even exceeding my expectations at certain levels. It's worth a try.
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