Last week I bought a new point and shoot and I’m in love! I’ve been hearing a lot of great things about the Canon G10 so I went to Best Buy to check it out. Hello! It’s a point and shoot that you can shoot on manual! That totally sold me! It definitely takes some getting used to and I don’t think I’ll be shooting weddings with this thing, but I love having it as my day to day camera. I’m not the type of mom who is going to bring my 5D to the park or Gymboree. Because if I take the 5D then I have to take the 50 and the 24-70 and then maybe I’ll need the fisheye. I just hate lugging all of my expensive gear around. But, then I would often forget my point and shoot at home because it just never did the job. I didn’t love taking pictures of it. So, I convinced myself that if I bought the G10 I would be able to take more pictures of Brayden and so far it’s worked. Here are the pros and cons as I see them so far:
- I already said it, but you can shoot in manual. I love that for the same reason I love shooting on manual with my DSLR – the camera can lie and I like being in full control.
- There is very minimal shutter lag. And that’s important with a 17 month old running around.
- You can shoot in RAW as well as Jpeg. Although, I don’t see myself shooting in RAW it’s still nice to have as an option.
- I can be lazy. Shooting in manual with automatic flash can be great sometimes when I just want to be a mom and take snapshots.
- It seems that anything above 400 ISO is pretty darn grainy.
- It’s $500. That’s pricey for a point and shoot.
- It’s a little complicated to work. This camera is definitely for the advanced amateur!
I think that if you’re serious about photography, but don’t have the bucks to invest in a DSLR then this camera is for you. It allows so much more flexibility than other point and shoot cameras. The color that comes out of it is pretty good. It’s a great little camera from what I can tell so far Here are some shots from our first “camping” trip this weekend. And I say “camping” trip because we didn’t actually make the night. We ended up driving home that night. But, more on that later
And, yes, before you ask these are edited images. They are not straight out of camera. But the SOOC looked pretty good too