Steve's Digicams - Breaking News - Canon 09/17/2008 Press Release
Press Releases - September 17, 2008
CANON U.S.A. COMBINES ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY WITH A PROFESSIONAL STYLE DESIGN IN ITS LATEST ADDITION OF HIGH-END G-SERIES CAMERASCanon PowerShot G10 Digital Camera, the Flagship of the PowerShot line, Boasts Uncompromising Specs and High-Quality, Making It a Must-Have for the Advanced Amateurs
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., September 17, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the newest addition to its top-of-the line PowerShot G-series digital cameras. The PowerShot G10 digital camera offers serious amateur shooters and professional photographers several essential ingredients for a flagship model, including Canon's new DIGIC 4 image processor, 28mm Optical Image Stabilized lens and RAW mode. This trilogy of style, performance and image quality is an ideal professional complement for anyone seeking the photo quality of a DSLR, combined with the convenient size of a point-and-shoot.
As the successor model to the popular PowerShot G9 digital camera, the PowerShot G10 digital camera is loaded with Canon's latest technologies, including a long-anticipated 28 mm wide-angle lens with 5x optical zoom, 14.7 megapixels and 3.0-inch Pure Color LCD II screen.
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† IFI Patent Intelligence Press Release, January 2008
PowerShot G10 Specifications
|Camera Effective Pixels||Approx. 14.7 million|
|Image Sensor||1/1.7-inch type CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx. 15.0 million pixels)|
|Lens||6.1 (W)–30.5 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 (W)–140 (T) mm)|
f/2.8 (W)–f/4.5 (T)
|Digital Zoom||Approx. 4.0x (Up to approx. 20x in combination with the optical zoom)|
|Optical Viewfinder||Real-image zoom viewfinder|
Picture coverage approx. 77% (representative value)
Eyepoint: 15 mm (0.59 in.)
Dioptric adjustment: -3.0 to + 1.0 m-1 (dpt)
|LCD Monitor||3.0-inch type, TFT color LCD (Pure Color LCD II), 461,000 dots, picture coverage 100%|
|AF System||TTL autofocus|
AF lock and manual focus are available
AF frame mode: Face Detect*1 *2 /AiAF (9-points)*3 /Center/FlexiZone*3
|Focusing Range (From the front of the lens)||Normal: 50 cm (1.6 ft.)–infinity|
Macro: 1–50 cm (W) (0.39 in.–1.6 ft. (W))/30–50 cm (T) (12 in.–1.6 ft. (T))
Manual focus: 1 cm (0.39 in.)–infinity(W)/30 cm (12 in.)–infinity(T)
Sports mode:1 m (3.3 ft.)–infinity (W)/2 m (6.6 ft.)–infinity (T)
Kids&Pets: 1 m (3.3 ft.)–infinity
|Shutter||Mechanical shutter and electronic shutter|
|Shutter Speeds||1/60–1/4000 sec.|
15–1/4000 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
Slow shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. or slower operate with noise reduction.
|Image Stabilization||Lens-shift type|
Continuous/Shoot Only*1 /Panning*1 /Off
|Metering System||Evaluative*1 /Center-weighted average/Spot*2 |
|Exposure Compensation||±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments|
|ISO Speed (Standard Output Sensitivity, Recommended Exposure Index)||Auto*1 , High ISO Auto*1 , ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600|
|White Balance||Auto*1 , Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H or Custom|
|Built-in Flash||Auto, on, off|
Flash output compensation (±2.0 stops in 1/3-stop increments), Red-Eye Correction, Red-Eye Reduction, flash output settings (3 steps), FE Lock, Slow Synchro, 2nd-curtain Synchro and Safety FE are available.
Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect AF.
|Built-in Flash Range||30 cm–4.6 m (12 in.–15 ft.) (W)/50 cm–2.8 m (1.6–9.2 ft.) (T)|
Brightness of image periphery may reduce depending on shooting distance.
|External Flash||Flash output compensation (±3.0 stops in 1/3-stop increments), Red-Eye Correction, Red-eye Reduction, flash output settings (19 levels*1 ), FE Lock, Slow Synchro, 2nd-curtain Synchro, High-Speed Sync, Safety FE and wireless flash (On/Off only) are available.|
|Terminals for External Flash||Hot shoe flash-sync contacts|
Use of the following external flashes is recommended:
Canon Speedlite 220EX, 430EX II and 580EX II.
P Program, Tv Shutter-speed priority, Av Aperture priority, M Manual, C1 Custom 1, C2 Custom 2
Special Scene*1 , Stitch Assist, Movie*2
|Continuous Shooting||Approx. 1.3 shots/sec.|
Approx. 0.7 shots/sec. (Continuous Shooting AF)
Approx. 0.7 shots/sec. (Continuous Shooting LV)
Under the conditions where the flash does not fire automatically.
|Self-timer||Self-timer: Approx. 10-sec./approx. 2-sec. delay, custom or FaceSelf-timer|
|Remote Shooting (PC)||Shooting possible when connected to a computer using supplied software.|
|Remote Switch||Connecting possible (RS60-E3)|
|Recording Media||SD memory card/SDHC memory card/MultiMediaCard/MMCplus card/HC MMCplus card|
|File Format||Design rule for camera file system and DPOF compliant|
|Data Type||Still images: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)*1 /RAW (CR2)*2 |
Movies: MOV (Image data: H.264; Audio data: Linear PCM (monaural))
Sound Memo and Sound Recorder: WAVE (monaural)
|Compression||Superfine, Fine, Normal|
|Number of Recording Pixels||Still images|
|Audio||Quantization Bit Rate: 16 bits|
Sound Memos: 11.025 kHz
Movies: 44.100 kHz
Sound Recorder: 11.025 kHz/22.050 kHz/44.100 kHz
|Playback Modes||Single (histogram displayable), Index (9 images), Magnified (approx. 2x to 10x max.), Resume Playback, Image Inspection Tool, Jump, My Category, Trimming, Movie Playback (editing/slowmotion playback possible), Rotate, Slide Show, Red-Eye Correction, i-Contrast, My Colors, Resize, Sound Memos (recording/playback up to 1 min.), Sound Recorder (up to 2 hours sound-only recording/playback possible) or Protect.|
|Direct Print||PictBridge compliant, and Canon Direct Print and Bubble Jet Direct compatible|
|My Camera Settings||Start-up image, start-up sound, operation sound, self-timer sound, and shutter sound.|
|Interface||Hi-Speed USB (mini-B)|
Audio/Video output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)
|Communication Settings||MTP, PTP|
|Power Source||Battery Pack NB-7L (Rechargeable lithium-ion battery)|
AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC50 (sold separately)
|Operating Temperatures||0–40°C (32–104°F)|
|Dimensions (excluding protrusions)||109.1 x 77.7 x 45.9 mm (4.3 x 3.1 x 1.8 in.)|
|Weight (camera body only)||Approx. 350 g (12.3 oz.)|