|Canon PowerShot G10 digital camera test : 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 of photographers, the amateur as well as the professional photographer. The Canon PowerShot G10 is the immediate successor to the G9 and it comes as no surprise that both cameras look a lot alike. In spite of what you may have expected, the PowerShot G10 has not decreased in size, in fact, it even got somewhat bigger.
14,7 Megapixel Canon PowerShot G10
Those who carefully monitor trends in digital photography could have possibly seen it coming. The increase in the amount of pixels on the Canon PowerShot G10 was inevitable. Whereas its predecessor settled for 12.1 Megapixels, which was already overkill, the Canon G10 even exceeds this amount with its 14.7 Megapixels. This high number of pixels in the specifications can confuse the consumer even more: on the local dealer's shelves, these compact cameras have a higher resolution than the digital SLR cameras on the next shelf. What’s the point in having so many Megapixels anyway?
Canon G10 camera specifications
In addition to the increase in Megapixels, Canon decided to decrease the optical zoom range of the new Canon G10 from 6x to 5x zoom. In return, you get a 28mm wide-angle zoom lens instead of the 35mm wide-angle on the G9. The Canon PowerShot G10 also provides an extensive auto focus with enhanced face detection that is even more precise. Rendering happens on the 3 inch monitor, which increased from 461,000 dots to 230,000 dots in resolution. At first glance, there seems to be enough improvements and innovation on the G10 to make it a worthy successor to the PowerShot G9.
Canon PowerShot G10 review
We had the Canon PowerShot G10 in the office for awhile and tested it extensively in practice as well as in the lab. LetsGoDigital is a co-founder and member of DIWA Awards, which means that we have a fully equipped test lab at our disposal. The Canon G10 went through rigorous testing procedures in the DIWA Lab in combination with our experience in practice; ultimately turning into a full camera review. Our findings can be read in the following Canon PowerShot G10 review.