With a 14.7 Megapixel sensor, a 5x wide-angle lens and the ultra-rapid, advanced imaging power of Canon’s DIGIC 4, the PowerShot G10 pushes every boundary. RAW recording allows total post-shoot image control.

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Features

 - 14.7 Megapixels
 - Genuine Canon 5x wide-angle lens with optical IS
 - RAW and DPP support
 - DIGIC 4
 - Anti-blur technology
 - 3.0” PureColor LCD II and optical viewfinder
 - Exposure Compensation and ISO dials
 - i-Contrast
 - 26 shooting modes
 - Range of accessories

14.7 Megapixels
A 14.7 Megapixel sensor provides rich detail for large-scale prints and creative cropping, while allowing you to make the most of the camera’s Safety Zoom and Digital Tele-Converter functions.

Quality 5x wide-angle lens
Capture more in your frame with a compact, high quality 5x wide-angle (28mm, f/2.8) lens. Canon’s optical Image Stabilizer technology counteracts the effects of camera shake, for crisp, blur-free images throughout the zoom range.

RAW recording
RAW shooting gives complete control over all image parameters in post-shoot editing. Support for Canon’s Digital Photo Professional (DPP) software allows Digital SLR users to integrate the PowerShot G10 into their workflow.

DIGIC 4
The latest in image processing technology, DIGIC 4 delivers extraordinary noise reduction. The result is richly detailed, cleaner images, even at high ISO speeds. DIGIC 4 also drives exceptional processing speeds and responsive operation.

Anti-blur
The PowerShot G10 combats blur with High ISO Auto and Motion Detection Technology, which ascertains movement of both camera and subject to set the optimum ISO, whatever the shooting situation. Servo AF tracks moving subjects to ensure they remain in focus.

Face Detection Technology
For easy, spontaneous portraiture the PowerShot G10 uses Canon’s Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB. Face Select & Track optimises settings for a chosen person, while FaceSelf-Timer is ideal for self-portraits or group photos.

3.0" PureColor LCD II
The 3.0" PureColor LCD II has outstanding resolution (460K dots) for exceptional detail during framing or playback - while an optical viewfinder offers extra framing choice.

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Convenient dials
Dedicated Exposure Compensation and ISO dials provide convenient adjustment of exposure and ISO without the need to access menus. A Multi Control Dial provides fast, accurate access to menu items, functions and images.

i-Contrast
i-Contrast analyses a scene during shooting or playback, then boosts brightness in dark areas. The result is improved contrast with detail retained in tricky lighting conditions.

Shooting modes
26 modes, including numerous automatic modes, make shooting in tricky situations easier. The PowerShot G10 also offers full manual mode, for total creative control.

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Accessories range
A comprehensive accessory system includes a tele-converter, waterproof case and compatibility with Canon’s full range of Speedlite flashes.


Specification

IMAGE SENSOR                                             
      
Type
1/1.7” CCD                              
                            
Effective Pixels
Approx.14.7M              
                     
Colour Filter Type
Primary Colour     

IMAGE PROCESSOR
    
Type
DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology     

LENS
    
Focal Length
6.1 - 30.5 mm (35mm equivalent: 28-140mm)     
    
Zoom
Optical 5x. Digital approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.7x or 2.2x and Safety Zoom). Combined approx. 20x     
    
Maximum f/number
f/2.8-f/4.5     
    
Construction
11 elements in 9 groups (1 double-sided aspherical element)     
    
Image Stabilisation
Yes (shift-type)     

FOCUSING

Type
TTL     
    
AF System/ Points
AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (Any position is available, fixed centre or Face Select and Track)     
    
AF Modes
Single, Continuous, Servo AF?     
    
AF Point Selection
Manual selection using FlexiZone AF/AE, Size (Normal, Small)     
    
AF Lock
On/Off Selectable     
    
AF Assist Beam
Yes     
    
Manual Focus
Yes     
    
Focus Bracketing
Yes     
    
Closest Focusing Distance
1cm (W) from front of lens in macro     

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering modes
Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF or FlexiZone AF frame)     
    
AE Lock
Yes     
    
Exposure Compensation
+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction     
    
AEB
1/3 - 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments     
    
ISO sensitivity
AUTO, High ISO Auto (incorporating Motion Detection Technology), 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600     

SHUTTER
    
Speed
1/60 - 1/4000 sec (factory default)
15 - 1/4000 sec (total range - varies by shooting mode)     

WHITE BALANCE
    
Type
TTL     
    
Settings
Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom1, Custom2     

COLOUR MATRIX
    
Type
sRGB     

VIEWFINDER
    
Viewfinder
Real-image zoom, optical viewfinder     
    
Dioptre Correction
Yes     

LCD MONITOR
    
Monitor
3.0” PureColor LCD II (TFT), approx. 461,000 dots     
    
Coverage

100%     
    
Brightness
Adjustable to one of fifteen levels     

FLASH
    
Modes
Auto, Manual Flash On / Off     
    
Slow Sync Speed
Yes     
    
Red-Eye Reduction
Yes     
    
Flash Exposure Compensation
+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE. Safety FE.     
    
Flash Exposure Lock
Yes     
    
Manual Power Adjustment
3 levels with internal flash (up to 22 levels with external EX Speedlites)     
    
Second Curtain Synchronisation
Yes     
    
Built-in Flash Range
30cm-4.6m (W) / 2.8m (T)     
    
External Flash
E-TTL with EX series Speedlites, Macro Twin Lite MT-14EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-24EX, Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1     

SHOOTING
    
Modes
Auto, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom (2 modes), Stitch Assist, Movie, Special Scene (Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Sports, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Sunset, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, ISO 3200 ?, Color Accent, Color Swap)     
    
Photo Effects
My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)     
    
Drive modes
Single, Continuous, Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer     
    
Continuous Shooting
Approx. 1.3x shots/sec., AF: Approx. 0.7 shots/sec., LV: Approx. 0.7 shots/sec. (until memory card becomes full)     

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION
    
Image Size
(L) 4416 x 3312, (M1) 3456 x 2592, (M2) 2592 x 1944, (M3) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 4416 x 2480. Resize in playback (M3, S, 320 x 240)     
    
Compression
Superfine, Fine, Normal     
    
Movies
640 x 480, 30fps
320 x 240, 30fps     
    
Movie Length
Up to 4GB or 1 hour     

FILE TYPES
    
Still Image Type
JPEG compression, (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, RAW, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant     
    
Movies
MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (monaural)]     
    
Sound Files
WAVE (monaural)     

DIRECT PRINT
    
Canon Printers
Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)     
    
PictBridge
Yes     

OTHER FEATURES
                              
Red-Eye Correction
Yes, during shooting and playback     
                        
My Camera / My Menu
Start-up image and camera sounds customisation. Menu customisation.     
                            
My Category
Image tagging feature     
                            
Sound Memo
Up to 60 sec per image     
                             
Intelligent Orientation Sensor
Yes     
    
Histogram
Yes, live histogram     
    
Playback Zoom
Approx. 2x – 10x     
    
Self Timer
Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom or FaceSelf-Timer     
    
Menu Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi     
                        

INTERFACE
    
Computer
Hi-Speed USB (Mini-B, MTP, PTP)     
    
Other
A/V output (PAL/NTSC)     

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MEMORY CARD
    
Type
SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus.     

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM
    
PC & Macintosh
Windows XP SP2 / Vista (including SP1)
Mac OS X v10.4 - 10.5     

SOFTWARE
    
Browsing & Printing
ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser     
    
Other
PhotoStitch, RemoteCapture     

POWER SOURCE
    
Batteries
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-7L (NB-7L battery and charger supplied)     
    
Battery life
Approx. 400 shots
Approx. 600 min. playback     
    
A/C Power Supply
Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC50     

ACCESSORIES
    
Case
Soft Case DCC-650, SC-DC60A, SC-DC60B     
     
Waterproof / Weatherproof Case
Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC28, Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1     
    
Lenses
Tele-converter 1.4x TC-DC58D
Lens adapter LA-DC58K     
    
Flash
Canon Speedlites (220EX, 430EX II, 580EX II), Macro Twin Lite MT-14EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3, Speedlite Bracket BKT-DC1 (available January 2009 - for use with Macro Twin/Ring Lite)
High Power Flash HF-DC1     
    
Remote Controller/ Switch
Remote Switch RS-60E3     
    
Power Supply & Battery Chargers
AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC50, Battery Charger CB-2LZE     
    
Other
Ring Accessory Kit RAK-DC2     

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
    
Operating Environment
0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity     
    
Dimensions (WxHxD, excl. protrusions)
109.1 x 77.7 x 45.9 mm     
    
Weight (body only)
Approx. 350g

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