Edgecomb, Maine, USA 2019

Tech & Photography

Facts & Figures

Device Type: Point-and-Shoot Digital Camera
Resolution: 14.7 Megapixels
Lens: 6.1-30.5mm (5x zoom) with OIS
Max video: 640x480 (VGA)
Networking: none
Storage: none built-in, SD card slot
Ports: Hot shoe, SD cart slot, USB eonnector/charging port

Sub-$100 Shooter: Canon G10

The Canon G10 is a camera I picked up in early 2019 on eBay for $75. This budget-friendly shooter offers loads of manual control and a very sharp, stabilized lens. Unfortunately, age hasn’t been entirely kind. While the 2/3″ style sensor was top notch, low light performance is quite poor compared to a modern camera with a larger 1″ style sensor. The other big drawback is the lack of HD video. The G10 is a reminder why dedicated video camera were very much a thing 10 years ago.

If you can overlook those weaknesses, the G10 and similar cameras offer great value to get a little more control over your photographs.