The Canon Powershot G10 has a 28-140mm lens (35 mm equivalent), a 14.7MP sensor (1/1.7" = 7.60 x 5.7mm) , a 3" LCD and uses the new Canon Digic IV processing engine.
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., September 17, 2008 Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the newest addition to its top-of-the line PowerShot G-series digital cameras. The PowerShot G10 digital camera offers serious amateur shooters and professional photographers several essential ingredients for a flagship model, including Canon's new DIGIC 4 image processor, 28mm Optical Image Stabilized lens and RAW mode. This trilogy of style, performance and image quality is an ideal professional complement for anyone seeking the photo quality of a DSLR, combined with the convenient size of a point-and-shoot.
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 Color LCD II screen.
"With exquisite image quality, the latest image processor and advanced functionality, the Canon PowerShot G10 digital camera brings an elevated level of performance and usability to the PowerShot line," said Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A. "By enhancing key technologies in this camera, including our proprietary DIGIC 4 image processor, Canon has merged the functions typically found in a DSLR with a smaller body form to provide affordable and portable options to photo enthusiasts of all types."
The controller wheel is equipped with a dedicated Exposure Compensation Dial, which allows quick and intuitive adjustment of exposure compensation and the "My Menu" function for registering five user-selected options from the shooting menu, as well as 26 shooting modes. Additionally, the Custom Mode better allows the user to record two types of shooting parameter settings, thus offering the ability to arrange their most often used settings on their LCD display. A host of accessory options are offered, including the remote switch, Macro Ring Lite and Macro Twin Lite (when used with an additional attachment, available in January 2009). Now consumers can utilize similar accessories found in the Canon EOS line, therefore expanding a user's ability to customize.
Canon DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor
The newly upgraded DIGIC 4 image processor, a proprietary technology, accounts for the camera's higher performance levels, including significantly improved signal processing speed and higher image quality.
One of the most important new features made possible by the DIGIC 4 image processor is Servo AF, which is a form of continuous focus tracking for moving subjects. By pressing the shutter button half-way, the camera can track subject movement up to the instant of exposure, resulting in sharper photographs. Additionally, the processor's high ISO speed noise reduction processing has improved substantially to enable consumers to shoot high-quality images, even in extremely dark situations without the use of a flash. The new Intelligent Contrast Correction function automatically improves image quality in high-contrast shooting situations.
The Genuine Canon Face Detection technology has evolved even further, thanks to DIGIC 4. Improved features include the ability to recognize human faces at most angles. Another innovation is the Face Detection Self-Timer, which automatically takes a photo two seconds after a new face enters the scene.
Availability and Pricing
Scheduled to be available in October, the PowerShot G10 digital camera will have an estimated selling price of $499.99*. Kit contents will include a battery, charger, neck strap, USB and A/V interface cables, Canon Digital Solutions Software CD, and a 1-year Canon U.S.A., Inc. limited warranty.
|Type of Camera|
|Type of Camera
||Compact digital still camera with built-in
flash, 5x Optical/4x Digital/20x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System
|Image Capture Device|
||14.7 Megapixel, 1/1.7-inch (7.6 x 5.7mm)type Charge
Coupled Device (CCD)
||Approx. 15.0 Megapixels
||Approx. 14.7 Megapixels
||6.1-30.5mm f/2.8-4.5 (35mm film
||Normal: 1.6 ft./50cm-infinity
Macro: 0.39 in.-1.6 ft./1-50cm (W)
|Viewfinder & Monitor|
||Real image optical zoom viewfinder
||3.0-inch TFT color LCD with wide viewing
||Approx. 461,000 pixels
|Aperture and Shutter|
||f/2.8 (W) - f/4.5 (T)
||15-1/4000 sec. (settable in Tv and M)
||Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO
80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent (Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure
|Light Metering Method
||Evaluative*, Center-weighted average,
* Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF
** Metering frame is fixed to the center
|Exposure Control Method
||Program AE, Shutter Speed-Priority AE,
Aperture-Priority AE, i-Contrast, Manual; AE Lock, Safety Shift, Auto ISO Shift
||+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
|White Balance Control
||Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten,
Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater), Custom1, Custom2
||Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash On,
Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro, Second-curtain
||12 in.-15 ft./30cm-4.6m (W), 1.6-9.2
ft./50cm-2.8m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)
||10 sec. or less (battery voltage=7.4V)
|Flash Exposure Compensation
||+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
||Auto, P, Av, Tv, M, C1, C2, Special Scene
(Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Sports, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks,
Aquarium, Underwater, Indoor, ISO 3200, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Color Accent,
Color Swap), Stitch Assist, Movie
Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom
||Activates shutter after an approx.
2-sec./10-sec. delay, Face Self-Timer, Custom
||Normal: approx. 1.3 fps; AF: approx. 0.7
fps; LV: approx. 0.7 fps (Large/Fine)
||SD/SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC
Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
||Design rule for camera file system, DPOF
||Normal, Fine, SuperFine
|JPEG Compression Mode
||Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Monaural))
|Number of Recording Pixels
||Still Image: 4,416 x 3,312 (Large), 3,456
x 2,592 (Medium 1), 2,592 x 1,944 (Medium 2), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3), 640 x 480 (Small),
4,416 x 2,480 (Widescreen)
Movie: 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) available up to 4GB or 60 minutes
|Playback Modes File
||Still Image: Single, Magnification
(approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Colors, My Category, Transition
Effects, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Index (9 thumbnails), Sound Memos, Slide Show,
Red-eye Correction, RAW playback, Trimming, Resize, Image Inspection Tool, i-Contrast
Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Editing, Auto Rotate, Resume
||Still Image: single image, select range,
select by date, select by category, select by folder, all images
Movie: part of movie, all of movie
||USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)
||SD Memory card slot; direct connection to
Canon CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible
printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
||1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-7L
2. AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC50 (optional)
||Still Image: approx. 400 shots (NB-7L/LCD
on)*, approx. 1,000 shots (NB-7L/LCD off)
* LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.
||Approx. 600 min. (NB-7L)
||4.30 x 3.06 x 1.81 in./109.1 x 77.7 x
||Approx. 12.3 oz./350g (camera body only)
The Canon Powershot G10 should be available in October at an initial price of $499.99. You can pre-order the Canon Powershot G10 from Amazon.com and it will ship as soon as it arrives. No charge is made on your credit card until it actually ships.