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Compared to... Canon EOS Rebel XS (1000D)

Currently the street price for the G10 is $456 (£370), and the Canon EOS 1000D $474 (£346) with the 18-55 IS lens. These prices are very close, and in many stores, where camera brands will be grouped together, the 1000D and the G10 may even sit next to each other. This makes a comparison between these two cameras very interesting, as a 'bang for buck' comparison.

In this section we have included comparisons at ISO 80 (1000), ISO 400 and ISO 1600.

Note: the G10 shots were taken from a slightly higher position than the 1000D shots.

Studio scene comparison (@ ISO 80 on the G10, @100 on the 1000D)

  • Canon PowerShot G10: Aperture Priority mode, ISO 80, Default Image Parameters,
    Manual white balance, +0.67 EV compensation

  • Canon 1000D: Canon 50 mm F1.4 lens, Aperture Priority, ISO 100
    JPEG Large/Fine, Manual WB, Default Parameters (Standard), Self-Timer
  • Lighting: Daylight simulation, >98% CRI
Canon PowerShot G10
Canon EOS 1000D
ISO 80, 1/50 sec, F4
ISO 100, 1/25 sec, F9
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Here you can see how astonishingly good the G10 can be in some situations. With good lighting, and on a tripod, the G10 is out resolving the 1000D. While the G10 may have more pixels, the 1000D has a much larger sensor. It is really impressive for a compact.

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Still a fantastic camera, and how wrong the conclusion was about how popular the G10 would be :). It's certainly not easy to predict camera sales or popularity, however, the G10 offered so much right I can't see how the conclusion could be anything other than highly recommended. Having owned the G10 before, twice, I still crave using it despite the fact that I've owned the G11,12, 15, and now 16 since. Although the G16 is infinitely better in many respects, the G10 remains the kind of camera that challenges the photographer to do everything right - and when he/she does, it rewards you with fantastic image quality.

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