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wlieb
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« on: October 29, 2008, 08:56:57 PM »
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Does anyone know what the shutter lag time is for the G-10?
That is the time it takes to acquire the image after the shutter button is depressed.

Assume the camera is in auto focus and aperture priority.
This gets important in trying to catch action images.
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2008, 02:17:42 PM »
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I can't give you the actual specifications, but having just picked  up a G10 this week, I can say that it the shutter lag is practically non-existent.  If you fully depress the shutter, the shutter releases as soon as the auto-focus is acquired (slight delay depending on the ease of auto-focusing on the subject).  If the shutter is depressed half way and focus is already acquired then the shutter release is instantaneous, no perceptible delay.  
Shutter lag is not an issue with this camera.  I normally shoot with a 5D and the image quality from the G10 at ISO 80 - 100 and f/4 is stunning.  I now have a constant companion that can produce exceptional image quality.  Go buy one!

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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2008, 02:45:42 PM »
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Quote from: JohnIgel
I can't give you the actual specifications, but having just picked  up a G10 this week, I can say that it the shutter lag is practically non-existent.  If you fully depress the shutter, the shutter releases as soon as the auto-focus is acquired (slight delay depending on the ease of auto-focusing on the subject).  If the shutter is depressed half way and focus is already acquired then the shutter release is instantaneous, no perceptible delay.  
Shutter lag is not an issue with this camera.  I normally shoot with a 5D and the image quality from the G10 at ISO 80 - 100 and f/4 is stunning.  I now have a constant companion that can produce exceptional image quality.  Go buy one!

-John

Thanks, John:
I too, use a 5D for  my "serious" photography  but have been using an old Power Shot 1 for my more casual work. I love the articulated screen on the PS 1 but the shutter lag has been a headache.
Perhaps the G11 or G 12 will reclaim the articulated screen.

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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2008, 02:30:33 PM »
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I already own a 5D and sinds a few days I also have a G10 because I wanted something low profile and easy to cary. For some reason I always feel that people are watching me as soon I use my 5D at home or at my work. I don't mind when I am on holiday (then I am just one of the tourists), but when I am at my work or among 'friends' I don't like it.

The G10 has indeed practically no shutter delay. Below ISO 100-200 the image quality is super, at higher ISO settings it's still very good, but not in the leage of a 5D which is exceptional up to ISO 400-800. Thank God it isn't, otherwise there would be little reason to own a 5D that has cost me a fortune 2 years ago. Also it's controls ar a joy and it's impressive how Canon has managed to build such a little tank with near DSLR capabilities. I think that what Michael Reichmann is tring to say in his article, is true, are DSLR camare's still worth the money for the average user within the next few years, when the image quality of these 'consumer' cameras becomes so good. The price difference between serious DSLR's and these consumer cameras stays considerable, while the difference in image quality becomes less year after year.


I think that like a 5D, a G10 is one of the best choices you can make in it's catagory, as long as you realise a G10 is not a 5D.

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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2008, 03:22:02 PM »
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Usually the G10 is fast if it's pre-focussed.  One situation where the G10 has shutter lag is in low-light with auto white balance, as when shooting with flash.   Switch to a manual WB setting and it's fast again.

I'm guessing there's always a lag for the sensor to run some kind of evaluative process for auto WB.  In bright light it's quicker & less noticable but that it gets longer in low light (~1/4 sec).
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