Canon PowerShot G10

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Canon PowerShot G10 – Pro At Last?

Canon PowerShot G10Canon’s latest G-Series is a sexy, 14.7-megapixel high-end compact digital camera. Looking more like a serious rangefinder than ever, the Canon PowerShot G10 has a 5x wide-angle optical zoom lens (28 – 140mm equivalent) with optical image stabilization, Servo AF auto focus, DIGIC 4 image processing, RAW shooting, and a 3-inch LCD display. Canon also claims better noise reduction, which should mean better image quality at higher ISO settings, making faster shutter speeds possible as well as improving low-light photography.

I have to say, the G10′s looks have me feeling a little more lusty than I usually am for compact cameras. I am curious if it feels as substantial as it looks. The grip and the knobs have a very serious form-follows-function design that I like. I don’t like to get too caught up in camera look and feel. But sometimes style speaks. And the G10 is saying – “Love me. Hold me. Caress Me.”

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Most interesting to me are the G10′s 28mm equivalent wide-angle lens and the Servo AF auto focus. One of my main complaints when I reviewed the G9 (Canon PowerShot G9 Pro Review) was the lens wasn’t wide enough. And I think a 28mm wide end takes care of that problem. Regarding the Servo AF feature – there are a lot of pro photographers anxiously waiting for a compact camera that can perform like a DSLR. A couple of the missing elements are reaction time and auto focus performance. The PowerShot G10 looks like it may have significant improvements in those areas. Servo AF is an indicator of Canon’s intention to make this a high-performance camera. But as always, it’s best to reserve judgment until we have an actual camera in-hand to test. Right now all we can do is speculate.

Canon PowerShot G10 Press Release

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