Canon PowerShot G10

PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras

PowerShot G10

Canon PowerShot G10

The power to excel.

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.

  • 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.

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.

Accessories range

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

Product 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
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 ¹) ². 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 AF¹
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
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
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 ¹)
Second Curtain Synchronisation Yes
Built-in Flash Range 30cm-4.6m (W) / 2.8m (T)
External Flash E-TTL with EX series Speedlites ¹, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX, 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 ¹, 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.¹, AF: Approx. 0.7 shots/sec.¹, LV: Approx. 0.7 shots/sec.¹ (until memory card becomes full) ²

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 ¹

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)

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 ¹
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 ¹), Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3, Speedlite Bracket BKT-DC1
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
AF Modes ¹ Some settings limit availability
Manual Power Adjustment ¹ Not all functions of the flash are supported.
External Flash ¹ Not all functions of the flash are supported.
Modes ¹ Recording pixels fixed at 1600 x 1200.
Continuous Shooting ¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity.
Movie Length ¹ Depending on memory card speed / capacity.
Battery life ¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated.
Zoom ¹ Depending on the image size selected.
² Digital zoom available for still image and standard movie modes only. Optical zoom may not be available during movie recording.
Flash ¹ Not all functions of the flash are supported.
  • *Standard Output Sensitivity / Recommended Exposure Index.
  • According to ISO 12232:2006 (20th April 2006) which specifies the method for assigning and reporting ISO speed ratings for digital still cameras.
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.
  • Subject to change without notice.