Canon PowerShot G10 vs Canon PowerShot G6

Canon PowerShot G10
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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G10

High true resolution
True resolution
14.6 MP
Great battery life
Battery life
1000 shots
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G6

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

Items often bought with the G10 or G6

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differences

Advantages of the Canon G10

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2"
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More than 50% larger screen
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
28 mm vs 35 mm
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20% better wide angle
True resolution
Much higher true resolution
14.6 MP vs 7.1 MP
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Capture more than 2x more detail in your photos
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 118k dots
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Around 4x higher resolution screen
Size
Smaller
109×78×46 mm vs 105×73×73 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/1.8" 7.18x5.32mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
Thickness
Thinner
1.8" vs 2.9"
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Around 40% thinner
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
1,600 ISO vs 400 ISO
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The G10's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Weight
Lighter
390 g vs 467 g
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Around 20% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Canon G6

Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the G6's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stops)
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
1.2 fps vs 0.7 fps
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More than 70% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Cheaper
$589.99 vs $849.00
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The best price we've seen is $259 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
Tunnel
Common Weaknesses
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
Lacks boost light sensitivity
Lowest price Very expensive Help
G10$849.00
G6$589.99
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
G100.7 fps
G61.2 fps
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
G101,600 ISO
G6400 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Movie format Standard resolution video Help
G10480p @ 30fps
G6480p
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
G1028 mm
G635 mm
Zoom Poor zoom Help
G105x
G64x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths

Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

Common Weaknesses
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
GPS No built-in GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Weight Heavy Help
G10390 g
G6467 g
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
G10461k dots
G6118k dots
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
G101/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
G61/1.8" 7.18x5.32mm

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$399

Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Battery life Has a much shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$449

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Dynamic range Has significantly wider dynamic range
Battery life Has a much shorter battery life
Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Pro digicam

$484 - $649

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$314

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Battery life Has a much shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Travel zoom

$279

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$394 - $480

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker

Canon PowerShot G10 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$420

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Battery life Much shorter battery life
True resolution Lower true resolution
Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900

Super zoom

$597 - $1,350

Zoom Much more zoom
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Size Much larger
Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11

Pro digicam

$299

Overall image quality Better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Screen size Smaller screen
Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$130 - $218

Zoom More zoom
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Supports RAW No RAW support
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Canon PowerShot G6 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$428

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Canon PowerShot G7

Canon PowerShot G7

Digicam

$789

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen size Much larger screen
Supports RAW No RAW support
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix P7800

Nikon Coolpix P7800

Pro digicam

$500

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$589

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder No viewfinder

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