September 17, 2008: Canon will upgrade its PowerShot range with the addition of a new flagship model, the PowerShot G10.
An upgrade to the popular G9, the PowerShot G10 has a 7.6 x 5.7 mm CCD sensor with a higher resolution of 14.7 megapixels and features Canon’s new DiG!C 4 Image Processor. Its new optically-stabilised 28mm wide lens covers a 5x optical zoom range (28-140mm equivalent). The G10 also sports a 3.0-inch PureColor II LCD screen while retaining the prized RAW format mode. Designed to appeal to professional photographers or photo enthusiasts looking to support their DSLR gear with a more portable option, the G10 has dedicated exposure and ISO dials and supports a top ISO setting of ISO 3200.
The new PowerShot G10.
DiG!C 4’s new movie codec allows users to record video clips for longer periods of time while maintaining high picture quality, thanks to new compression strategies. The new processor also introduces technologies that make it easier for users to take sharp, correctly-exposed pictures. These include improved Face Detection and Motion Detection technologies plus Servo AF continuous subject tracking. Intelligent Contrast Correction automatically adjusts contrast in difficult lighting without reducing image quality.
As well as offering the standard P, A, S and M shooting modes, the new camera is equipped with a new contrast function that controls the exposure and image tone based on data from the scene, Face Detection and a Face Selector ensure great portrait shots and a new Face Detection self-timer enables the photographer to be included in a shot with full face detection functionality.
The G10 is also equipped with Servo AF for continuous focusing on moving subjects and can focus down to 1 cm in Macro mode. Shutter speeds range from 15 to 1/4000 second. Playback settings include Red-eye Correction, Slideshow, My Category, Index, Resize, Magnified, Image Inspection Tool, Advancing and Reversing through magnified images, Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Sound Memos and Auto Play. The G10 stored images on SD or SDHC memory cards and offers movie recording at VGA or QVGA quality with 30 fps. Up to 4GB of movie data can be recorded in one clip.
The camera body measures 109.1 x 77.7 x 45.9 mm (excluding protruding parts) and weighs approximately 350 grams. The PowerShot G10 will be available in Australia in November. Pricing has yet to be determined. For more information, contact Canon on 1800 021 167, or visit the website at www.canon.com.au.