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PowerShot G10

PowerShot G10

PowerShot G10

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Marketed October 2008

Canon’s new PowerShot G10 succeeds the G9, launched in September 2007, which was well received for its classic design and versatile shooting functionality. Equipped with an ultra high-resolution 14.7-megapixel CCD sensor and redesigned, wide-angle 28 mm 5x optical zoom lens, the PowerShot G10 realizes a level of image quality befitting Canon’s flagship compact digital camera.
Responding to the needs of advanced amateur users, the camera offers a variety of manual settings, including an exposure compensation dial, in addition to ISO and mode dials. Additionally, Digital Photo Professional software, also used by EOS-series digital SLR cameras, enables users to easily process RAW images.

Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 14.7 million
Image Sensor 1/1.7-inch type CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx. 15.0 million pixels)
Lens 6.1 (W)–30.5 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 (W)–140 (T) mm)
f/2.8 (W)–f/4.5 (T)
Digital Zoom Approx. 4.0x (Up to approx. 20x in combination with the optical zoom)
Optical Viewfinder Real-image zoom viewfinder
Picture coverage approx. 77% (representative value)
Eyepoint: 15 mm (0.59 in.)
Dioptric adjustment: -3.0 to + 1.0 m-1 (dpt)
LCD Monitor 3.0-inch type, TFT color LCD (Pure Color LCD II), 461,000 dots, picture coverage 100%
AF System TTL autofocus
AF lock and manual focus are available
AF frame mode: Face Detect*1 *2 /AiAF (9-points)*3 /Center/FlexiZone*3

*1 AF frame can be moved and fixed to specified face.
*2 If no face is detected, AiAF (9-point) is used.
*3 AF frame size can be selected.

Focusing Range (From the front of the lens) Normal: 50 cm (1.6 ft.)–infinity
Macro: 1–50 cm (W) (0.39 in.–1.6 ft. (W))/30–50 cm (T) (12 in.–1.6 ft. (T))
Manual focus: 1 cm (0.39 in.)–infinity(W)/30 cm (12 in.)–infinity(T)
Sports mode:1 m (3.3 ft.)–infinity (W)/2 m (6.6 ft.)–infinity (T)
Kids&Pets: 1 m (3.3 ft.)–infinity
Shutter Mechanical shutter and electronic shutter
Shutter Speeds 1/60–1/4000 sec.
15–1/4000 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
Slow shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. or slower operate with noise reduction.
Image Stabilization Lens-shift type
Continuous/Shoot Only*1 /Panning*1 /Off

*1 Still images only

Metering System Evaluative*1 /Center-weighted average/Spot*2

*1 Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect AF.
*2 Fixed to center/AF-point

Exposure Compensation ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
ISO Speed (Standard Output Sensitivity, Recommended Exposure Index) Auto*1 , High ISO Auto*1 , ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600

*1 Camera automatically sets the optimal speed.

White Balance Auto*1 , Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H or Custom

*1 The colors of faces are evaluated in Face Detect AF.

Built-in Flash Auto, on, off
Flash output compensation (±2.0 stops in 1/3-stop increments), Red-Eye Correction, Red-Eye Reduction, flash output settings (3 steps), FE Lock, Slow Synchro, 2nd-curtain Synchro and Safety FE are available.
Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect AF.
Built-in Flash Range 30 cm–4.6 m (12 in.–15 ft.) (W)/50 cm–2.8 m (1.6–9.2 ft.) (T)
Brightness of image periphery may reduce depending on shooting distance.
External Flash Flash output compensation (±3.0 stops in 1/3-stop increments), Red-Eye Correction, Red-eye Reduction, flash output settings (19 levels*1 ), FE Lock, Slow Synchro, 2nd-curtain Synchro, High-Speed Sync, Safety FE and wireless flash (On/Off only) are available.

*1 22 levels with 580EX II

Terminals for External Flash Hot shoe flash-sync contacts
Use of the following external flashes is recommended:
Canon Speedlite 220EX, 430EX II and 580EX II.
Shooting Modes Auto
Creative zone:
P Program, Tv Shutter-speed priority, Av Aperture priority, M Manual, C1 Custom 1, C2 Custom 2
Image zone:
Special Scene*1 , Stitch Assist, Movie*2

*1 Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Sports, Night Snapshot, Kids&Pets, Indoor, Sunset, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, ISO 3200, Color Accent and Color Swap.
*2 Standard, Color Accent and Color Swap.

Continuous Shooting Approx. 1.3 shots/sec.
Approx. 0.7 shots/sec. (Continuous Shooting AF)
Approx. 0.7 shots/sec. (Continuous Shooting LV)
Under the conditions where the flash does not fire automatically.
Self-timer Self-timer: Approx. 10-sec./approx. 2-sec. delay, custom or FaceSelf-timer
Remote Shooting (PC) Shooting possible when connected to a computer using supplied software.
Remote Switch Connecting possible (RS60-E3)
Recording Media SD memory card/SDHC memory card/MultiMediaCard/MMCplus card/HC MMCplus card
File Format Design rule for camera file system and DPOF compliant
Data Type Still images: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)*1 /RAW (CR2)*2
Movies: MOV (Image data: H.264; Audio data: Linear PCM (monaural))
Sound Memo and Sound Recorder: WAVE (monaural)

*1 This digital camera supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between digital cameras and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camera’s image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.
*2 Use Digital Photo Professional to process these files.

Compression Superfine, Fine, Normal
Number of Recording Pixels Still images
Large, RAW: 4416 x 3312 pixels
Medium 1: 3456 x 2592 pixels
Medium 2: 2592 x 1944 pixels
Medium 3: 1600 x 1200 pixels
Small: 640 x 480 pixels
Widescreen: 4416 x 2480 pixels
Standard, Color Accent, Color Swap:
640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec.)
320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec.)
Recording can continue until the memory card is full (can record up to a maximum of 4 GB*1 at one time)

*1 Even if the file size has not reached 4 GB, the recording is stopped when the recording time reaches one hour. Depending on memory card capacity and data write speed, recording may stop before the file size reaches 4 GB or the recording time reaches one hour.

Audio Quantization Bit Rate: 16 bits
Sampling Rate
Sound Memos: 11.025 kHz
Movies: 44.100 kHz
Sound Recorder: 11.025 kHz/22.050 kHz/44.100 kHz
Playback Modes Single (histogram displayable), Index (9 images), Magnified (approx. 2x to 10x max.), Resume Playback, Image Inspection Tool, Jump, My Category, Trimming, Movie Playback (editing/slowmotion playback possible), Rotate, Slide Show, Red-Eye Correction, i-Contrast, My Colors, Resize, Sound Memos (recording/playback up to 1 min.), Sound Recorder (up to 2 hours sound-only recording/playback possible) or Protect.
Direct Print PictBridge compliant, and Canon Direct Print and Bubble Jet Direct compatible
My Camera Settings Start-up image, start-up sound, operation sound, self-timer sound, and shutter sound.
Interface Hi-Speed USB (mini-B)
Audio/Video output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)
Communication Settings MTP, PTP
Power Source Battery Pack NB-7L (Rechargeable lithium-ion battery)
AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC50 (sold separately)
Operating Temperatures 0–40°C (32–104°F)
Operating Humidity 10–90%
Dimensions (excluding protrusions) 109.1 x 77.7 x 45.9 mm (4.3 x 3.1 x 1.8 in.)
Weight (camera body only) Approx. 350 g (12.3 oz.)
Sample Images1
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software-retouched image saved in JPEG format.