The PowerShot G10's RAW mode lets you shoot images without JPEG compression. It gives you clearer images and complete creative control in editing. RAW images are transferred directly to the computer where they can then be edited using image adjustment software or a processing application to adjust your images as you please. The camera can also be set to allow the simultaneous recording of both RAW and JPEG images while shooting.
Also, with 26 Shooting Modes including 17 Special Scene Modes, you're ready for whatever shot comes your way.
Advanced presets for the best possible photos under certain conditions.
The camera chooses all the settings so you can concentrate on your subject.
Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically.
You define the aperture to either isolate your subject or have clarity throughout the entire picture, and the camera will choose the corresponding shutter speed.
You select the shutter speed to stop or blur action, and the camera finds the appropriate aperture. With slow exposure times, Canon's noise reduction system activates to ensure low image noise.
The ultimate in creative control, you set both aperture and shutter speed manually.
Define and store your two own settings to achieve the effects you prefer.
Build awe-inspiring panoramas by neatly aligning sequential images.
Shoot in high resolution VGA (640 x 480 at 30 fps) or QVGA (320 x 240 at 30 fps) for up to 1 hour or 4GB per clip.
Special Scene Modes
The camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject "pop."
For front to back sharpness, the camera sets a small aperture.
For impressive sunset or nightlife shots, the camera properly exposes the background and uses slow-sync flash for the subject.
Ensure highly accurate autofocusing when shooting fast-moving subjects.
Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms.
Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.
Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces.
Capture stunning sunsets with all the dazzle and impact.
Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.
Achieve proper flash-free exposure and natural hues at indoor aquariums.
Capture underwater images with reduced backscatter effect.
(Note: Optional Waterproof Case WP-DC28 required for shooting any underwater images)
Expands the user's ability to shoot in dark settings without using the flash.
Reduce blur and improve color accuracy when shooting handheld indoors.
Kids & Pets
Reduced focusing time freezes fast-moving subjects, so you won't miss those special shots.
Get natural-looking pictures with brighter backgrounds and subjects lit by flash.
Choose to retain a single color in your image while other colors turn monochrome.
Select a color and replace it with a color you specify for special effects.
Actual results may vary from examples shown above.
Final image may vary depending on picture composition.
Happier with this camera than any I have ever had
This is the camera I always take with me. Small enough so it doesn't stay at home but still takes high enough quality images and offers enough features to handle 95% of what I want to do. I fell off a mountain, landed on this camera and it still works fine. I love it.
October 1, 2013
Great camera lots of features. The manual side of the camera is great. The pictures are fantastic .
August 12, 2012
This camera is lack of the basic but very important of the digital cameras. It does not have time/date stamp. How can you tell when the pictures were taken after couple months. The much cheaper ones even have this feature. Very ridiculous.
November 24, 2011
This is a great camera for anyone that wants a DSLR but does not want to pay for one. It does draw short of a true DSLR, but has almost the same capabilties. You can't change the lens, manual focus is in a rough form and does not have HD video mode like the G9. I use it for racing, diving and even special shots like a DSLR. Once you learn all the different modes this will surely meet your expectations, unless you really need a DSLR. I previously had a G9 which had the 720p video that is now gone on the G10. This I miss the most. Don't understand why they did this. Also the Dive case does not allow for the rotary dial on the select nobe to be used. Overall this a great camera.
November 21, 2010