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If you are like me who appreciates a good photograph without worrying about the technical side, this is the camera for you. This camera is not the smallest digital hybrid, but I found the features and functionality more than worth it. I bought my camera before my trip to Peru and it was such a great accessory. The camera captured amazing photographs in the sweeping scenery from Machu Picchu and the dark Amazon jungle. I found the camera easy to use for my point-and-click quick photos, but also has elements for the more experienced camera buff. I took an amazing photograph of the floating islands in Lake Titikaka which a professional photographer friend said was exceptional. He obtained a printed hard copy for me which is one metre wide and the detail is stunning. I also use the video feature which I find really fun and easy to use. I take pictures in the highest resolution I can without using the RAW feature - I dont have the photo editing software to cope with RAW at present.
I bought the Powershot G10 as i was preparing for a 6 month trip around South America, Australia and Thailand. A born interest in photography meant I wanted to take memorable photos of better quality than those taken by pocket digital camera's, but I was also concerned about having a big good quality camera such as the (Canon EOS range) in places like Brazil where theft is very common. I found that the Canon Powershot G10 was very much pocketable, and largely satisfied my photographic demands. However, it is quite a heavy camera, and is also very noticeable, which could potentially attract theft.
The Powershot G10 has fantastic features especially for land or seascapes which contributes to the fact that it is a fantastic travelling Camera. I have been home and held on to the G10 for over two years now, and have never thought of buying a new camera. The Powershot G10 is a truly great machine.
I got the Canon G10 as an early 21st birthday present when it first came out. I wanted the features of a D-SLR but in something more compact. The G10 was the best option.
Even though it is still rather bulky and doesn't have a big lens like DSLR's the G10 doesn't fail to impress.
It has every feature you could thing of ranging from preset modes such as Portrait to Snow Settings. It allows you manually change the focus, apperture, shutter timing and many other options.
The quality of the pictures is superb, and while not as good as DSLR's it outshines all cameras in the same category.
Don't be put off by the size of the G10 either, it won't fit in your pocket, but if you want something to carry round with as an alternative to your DSLR or a camera to get you into photography, this is the one.
Excellent piece of kit, however if dont choose this over a DSLR if you are bothered about size. You can get a decent DSLR for the same price.