• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 14.7 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 26.00mm - 105.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot G10
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W610
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Prices:    
Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website Manufacturer website
Predecessor: Canon G9
G9 vs G10
 
Successor: Canon G11
G10 vs G11
 
General
Model Number: G10 W610
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Mid-Sized Ultra Compact
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $499.99 $110.00
Street Price: $449.95 $202.78
Date Available: 2008-10-15 2012-01-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 14.1 oz (401 g)
includes batteries
4.0 oz (113 g)
Size: 4.3 x 3.1 x 1.8 in.
(109 x 78 x 46 mm)
3.7 x 2.1 x 0.8 in.
(93 x 52 x 19 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:   Sony Super HAD
Effective Megapixels: 14.7 14.1
Sensor Format: 1/1.7 inch 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 43.32mm2 (7.6mm x 5.7mm) 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.72 microns 1.43 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:    
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 37  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 19.0  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 10.0  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 156  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4416 x 3312 (14.6 MP, 4:3),
4416 x 2480 (11.0 MP, 16:9),
3456 x 2592 (9.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
4320 x 3240 (14.0 MP, 4:3),
4320 x 2432 (10.5 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
11520 x 1080 (12.4 MP, Other),
7152 x 1080 (7.7 MP, Other),
4912 x 1920 (9.4 MP, Other),
4912 x 1080 (5.3 MP, Other),
3424 x 1920 (6.6 MP, 16:9)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2), RAW CR2 JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.4 1.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: PCM) AVI (Motion JPEG)
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: No
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens Sony lens, 6 elements in 5 groups
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 140mm 26 - 105mm
Focal Length (actual): 6.1 - 30.5mm 4.7 - 18.8mm
Zoom Ratio: 5.00x 4.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (W) / f/4.5 (T) - f/8 f/2.8 (W) - f/5.9 (T)
Integrated ND Filter: Yes No
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
4 cm to Infinity
1.6 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 - 50 cm
0.4 - 19.7 in
 
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x 2x Precision, up to 27x Smart Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect with Face Detection Contrast Detection: Multi-point, Center-weighted, Spot AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes No
Manual Focus: Yes No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD LCD
Viewfinder Type: Real image optical zoom  
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 2.7
Rear Display Resolution: 461,000 dots 230,400 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x  
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):    
Minimum ISO (native):    
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600. 3200 requires special scene mode Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 1600, 3200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom1, Custom2 Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1/2/3, Incandescent, Flash
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 15 sec 1/1600 - 1 sec
Bulb Mode: No No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot (center), Face Detect AE Multi-pattern, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes No
Shutter Priority: Yes No
Full Manual Exposure: Yes No
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Sports, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, Indoor, ISO 3200, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Color Accent, Color Swap), Stitch Assist Panorama, High Sensitivity, Night Scene, Night Portrait, Landscape, Soft Snap, Beach, Snow, Gourmet, Pet Mode
Self Timer: 1 - 30 seconds 10, 2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro, Second-curtain synchro Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: 12 in.-15 ft./30cm-4.6m (W), 1.6-9.2 ft./50cm-2.8m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto) ISO Auto: Approx.0.3m to 3.5m(0.98 inches to 11.48 inches)(W) / Approx.0.6m to 1.8 m(1feet 1.96 inches to 5.91 inches)(T)
Max Flash Sync: 1/500  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps  
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:    
Other Memory:   21
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes No
Uncompressed Format: RAW CR2  
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: PCM) AVI (Motion JPEG)
Included Memory: No memory included 0.0 MB
Included Memory Type:   Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No No
Remote Control Type:    
Connections (extended): DC Input Multi (AV/USB)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 2.15  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 2.53  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 1.4 1.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited 100
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.57 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.67 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.303 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.92 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.068 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 2.0 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 1.4 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 10.2 seconds 0.0 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 400 shots 250 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-7L Proprietary NP-BN
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-7L Lithium Ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NP-BN Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
Software
Included Software: Canon software suite  
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Update to G9, with wide-angle 28-140mm lens, 14.7MP. New DIGIC 4 Image Processor improves Face Detection, adds Servo AF, Face Detection Self-Timer and Intelligent Contrast Correction. New 360 degree Sweep Panorama mode, Intelligent Auto. Available in silver, black, pink, green and blue.