• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 14.7 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Canon G10 advantages over Canon 70D

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    45 mm vs 78 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/500 vs 1/250 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 65 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Canon 70D advantages over Canon G10

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/1.7 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.11 vs 1.72 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Fast startup
    ~0.70 vs 2.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Better color depth
    22.5 vs 19.0 bits
    Capture richer, more accurate colors
  • Higher effective ISO
    926 vs 156 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    11.6 vs 10.0 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 920 vs 400 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    5 years vs 10 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1040k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Less shutter lag
    0.07 vs 0.57 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 14.7 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    6.7 fps vs 1.4 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF delivers full-time continuous autofocus (with phase detect at every pixel in framing area) for video and Live View still shooting; Full HD (1080p) video recording with pro-level features and quality; Improved resolution and good high ISO performance; Excellent Wi-Fi remote shooting with full exposure controls; 3-inch articulating LCD touchscreen.

  • Image quality only improved slightly over 60D; Dynamic range still lags behind competing models; May not feature enough upgrades to convince people to step up from 60D.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D7100

Canon G10
Nikon D7100
  • $450
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $827
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon 70D
Nikon D7100
  • $902
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $827
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Nikon P6000

Canon G10
Nikon P6000
  • $450
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Fast startup
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Lighter weight
Canon 70D
Nikon P6000
  • $902
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Canon G11

Canon G10
Canon G11
  • $450
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Manual focus
  • More pixels
  • $577
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon 70D
Canon G11
  • $902
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $577
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Nikon P7000

Canon G10
Nikon P7000
  • $450
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Manual focus
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon 70D
Nikon P7000
  • $902
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Pentax K-3

Canon G10
Pentax K-3
  • $450
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Integrated ND filter
  • Thinner
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon 70D
Pentax K-3
  • $902
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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