Hello ajdroidx and dreadnatty, The reason I address you two is because you both have a Canon G series. I have no shame in referring to myself as a dabbler or novice. I mostly take snap shots and use them for refreshing memories. As an avid walleye fisherman, I take lots of photos of folks holding fish who have been out with me. Since 2008 I have been using a Canon A720is and it has take some pretty nice pictures, not just fishing but my son's college graduation and his wedding. I take lots of pictures and then just glean the better 5%.
I just got my G12 on Cyber Monday, when the price dropped from $369 down to $299 at B&H Camera in Brooklyn. I have been considering it for a couple years now. The urge to get it escalated because I have a weeklong fishing trip to the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska last part of July of 2013. I wanted a camera which can do justice to the Alaskan scenery. Where I work, the company bought a G series for some of my work cohorts. One has a G11 and another just got a G12 this past summer. The photo quality is amazing and I credit that to the optics.
I would like to be able to have more telephoto capability. It also puzzles me that a Canon camera which is current (don't know the model) with more pixels and a 30X zoom capability is close in price. I think there are trade-offs. No more optical viewfinder on this one. I wonder if the optics are as good on this one with the longer distance lens than the lens of the G12. Oh, there is a G15 out but I chose the G12 because on the G15 the lcd screen no longer pivots. I like being able to have the screen toward the camera when in storage for protection, so don't know why Canon did this.
On Dec. 1st I visited the Ford museum and went on a photo spree and most of the photos came out really nice. Only mistake I made was taking pictures of the model trainset with moving trains in auto rather than switching to a mode to capture the movement without blurs.
Anyway... I'd be very interested in your own reports in regard to taking photos with your G10 or G12.
Thanks ahead of time! tallmike00