Canon PowerShot G10 - Test Shots – Detail and lens performance

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”A range of general test shots are shown over the next two pages. In some cases, the full size image has been reduced for bandwidth purposes, and a crop taken from the original full resolution image has been placed below it to show the overall image quality. Some other pictures may be clicked to view the original full-size image. ”


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Here’s the usual test shot of the west window of Exeter cathedral to compare detail and sharpness with other cameras. See below for a full-res crop. Unfortunately we can’t provide a full-sized version to download since the file size is too big for our miserly bandwidth allocation.


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The level of detail is stunning, possibly the best from any compact camera I’ve tested.


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The lens does produce some barrel distortion at wide angle, but it’s not too apalling.


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Centre sharpness is superb, absolutely pin sharp.


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Corner sharpness is also good, but there is visible chromatic aberration.


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Dynamic range could be better. While there is svisible shadow detail, the highlights have been burned out. This was taken with the i-Contrast feature turned off.


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This is the same shot with the i-Contrast turned on; shadow detail is improved, but the highlights are still blown.


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