A few photos made with my little Canon PowerShot G10 camera (see mini-review below):
A tree at the National Mall in Washington, DC
The Lincoln Memorial in the evening
Running with baloons at a local fair
I recently bought a Canon G10 camera. It’s not as small as the typical point and shoot camera, but it’s much smaller than the DSLRs that I use for my work. The G10 can easily be worn around the neck while travelling and sightseeing, and would make a nice gift for many amateur photographers. It offers pretty amazing performance and a great deal of customizability for such a small camera. It took me some time to customize the settings the way that I like them. I love that it has little dials for exposure compensation and ISO settings!
The G10’s low light performance doesn’t come near to that of Canon’s larger cameras (like the amazing 5D II), but it was still sometimes usable indoors and at night. The Lincoln Memorial and Enola Gay photos were both made without a tripod. As with all small-sensor point and shoot cameras, there is very little control over depth of field, so one needs to accept that almost everything in the image will be in focus (except in macro shots).
Advantages of the G10:
Disadvantages of the G10:
The G10 is available at B&H Photo in NYC and locally at Bergen County Camera in Westwood, NJ.
Added August 26, 2009: for a more extensive review of the Canon G10 (with more photos), see Steve Huff’s review at this link: The Canon Powershot G10 Review. Canon has recently announced the G11, a successor to the G10. The G11 offers fewer megapixels but better high-ISO performance as well as a fold-out LCD. The G11 is expected at B&H Photo around October, 2009.
Added October 26, 2009: Michael Reichmann has published his review of the Canon G11 (the successor to the G10) at Luminous-Landscape.com. Michael notes that some photographers may prefer the extra resolution of the G10.
Added September 14, 2010: Canon has just announced the G12 (the successor to the G11). It is expected to arrive in October.
Added December 30, 2011: Here are a couple of recent photos I made with the G10: