Camera Reviews - Canon G10 versus the Nikon P6000
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The article originally featured in January 2009ís ĎWhat Digital Cameraí Magazine.
compact category welcomes two new arrivals, so Matt Golowczynski finds out
which has the most to say.
Itís clear that
the next few years stand to significantly reshape the digital camera
market. Even if we just look at the year
gone by, weíve seen the launch of the Micro Four Thirds system and video
recording integrated into DSLRís, as well as cameraphones that not only boast
8MP sensors (soon to be 12MP), but also optical zooms, advanced AF systems and
even face detection.
For the compact
market itís perhaps such cameraphones that pose the greatest threat, and while
their images still leave a lot to be desired itís hard to dispute how far the
technology has come Ė and indeed where itís heading.
quality gap between cameraphones and enthusiast compacts is still fairly large,
and itíll be some time before this gap narrows to a significant level. The inroads Panasonic, Ricoh and Sigma have
all recently made have pushed the bar even higher, with their models boasting
handling, build quality and a standard of images that rightly puts them in a
class of their own.
the superzoom bridge cameras and entry-level DSLRís currently available Ė as
well as the threat posed by the Micro Four Thirds format Ė the sub-£500 camera
market is as abundant as itís ever been. And, as always, market leaders Canon and Nikon constitute a large part
The models on
test this month each stem from a line of performance-orientated compacts. Canonís G series has long been the choice of discerning
enthusiasts, with manual control, Raw shooting and compatibility with Speedlite
flash units making it a viable alternative to the DSLR.
Nikon may not
have been active in the field for quite as long, but itís done well to catch
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