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5.0 out of 5 stars A quart in a pint pot!, 30 Nov. 2008
This review is from: Canon PowerShot G10 14.7MP Digital Camera - 5x Optical Zoom, 3 inch PureColor LCD II Viewfinder - Black (Electronics)
I own a Nikon D300 dslr which I use semi professionally, an ixus 960 IS as a small carry around, and recently acquired a G10. I shan't reiterate all its assets as that's already been done by other reviewers. I'd like to add however, that having previously owned the G7 and the G9, that this is beyond a shadow of doubt the finest G series compact that Canon have ever made. It's not perfect. No small camera can be, because the sensor size limits that. So the caveat is this. Use the G10 at its lowest iso setting, with a pocketable mini tripod where necessary, and you won't tell the difference between an A3+ print produced with a pro dslr and the G10. Up to iso 200 the same applies to A4 size prints. iso 400 is fine for A4 prints with a little noise ( minor speckling ) and iso 800 and above go from bad to incredibly worse. That doesn't put me off since there's no other compact out there that's significantly better, not even the legendary Fuji F30/F31FD now discontinued. Neither is the panasonic LX3 as good since it completely misrepresents red in the colour spectrum, which is why I sold mine. Therefore, so long as you use the G10 within its best operating parameters ie between iso 80 and iso 200, going to iso 400 when necessary and avoiding iso 800 and above except for max size 4x6 prints, you'll get better results than would be obtainable from any other compact out there at time of review, and so I unhesitatingly give it 5 stars. As a first camera, there is a learning curve but the effort will be richly rewarded!

I have sinced tried another LX3 and also an LX5, and currently own a GF1, all panasonics. None of them had a problem with reproduction of red in the colour spectrum and therefore I'm confident that my previous experience with another LX3 was a 'one off'.
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