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Old Oct 30, 2008, 7:27 PM   #1
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About 10 days ago I picked up a Canon G10 and I am quite disappointed in the camera at ISO levels above 100. I think it's a pretty good camera and offers tons of easy to access features with the external controls but really is lacking in noise. Just wondering if anyone else had experienced the same?

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Old Nov 1, 2008, 4:50 PM   #2
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The small CCD image sensor is the problem. You are packing about 15 megapixels on to a 1/1.7" CCD, so there is not really any room to gather light in a high ISO environment. My G9 has the same problem, but only has 12 MP. If you cannot stand the noise seen, especially at 100% magnification, then get a DSLR.

I use Noiseware Community Edition (free) to remove the noise I cannot stand, and I ignore the noise I cannot remove without ruining the photo. The best answer is to only shoot at or below ISO100. Many others feel they can shoot good images up to ISO400.

Here's a link to Noiseware;

http://www.imagenomic.com/download_nwsa.aspx

Here's a recent G10 review that also tells you the noise is not good in low light, due to the small sensor.

http://kenrockwell.com/canon/g10.htm

And another review;

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/kidding.shtml

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