"VERY IMPRESSIVE FOR ITS PRICE. FEATURE LOADED."4.0 starson by IFLYMAUI
Pros: Fast! Did I say fast? Great shutter response if you use the SDHC cards of quality and speed. Built like a tank (typical Canon). Superior lens and response from its auto-focus. One of the best-ever screens even in sunlight. Priced very well!
Cons: UDMA cards??? Why not? Even a CF card? This camera needs better media for its megapixel capability and a SD card slows it down when I compare it to my Canon 50D.
Summary: All these features for $499 or less makes the G10 an excellent if not superior choice. Getting SLR quality & speed in a point & shoot (yes, it's really a high-end point & shoot) means you'll have excellent high-end pictures/images for a camera that behaves more like a BMW in performance and at a price far less than it should be due to great competition from Nikon and Panasonic.
Canon makes products that are all fit for imaging. That's their core business. Canon lenses are second to nothing else out there. Panasonic makes vacuum cleaners, microwave ovens and irons besides cameras.
An excellent choice but again, get the best SDHC card(s) you can find to marry to this camera.