A few weeks ago I wrote a short post entitled Outfitting Your Canon G10 for Landscape Photography which drew a lot of interest from amateur landscape photographers interested in finding an alternative to carrying around their somewhat bulky DSLR rig.
A few folks even emailed me to ask if a camera this small could really provide results comparable to their DSLRs. I could point to the incredible G10 images shot by Bill Lockhart to answer this question but I thought I’d try to provide some direct comparisons during my waterfall shoot this weekend.
Both images were taken from the same tripod location only a few seconds apart and the differences in composition are due to the zoom range of each camera’s lens. Both images were processes using the same basic develop settings in Adobe’s Lightroom 3 Beta and adjusted to match each other as closely as possible.
I was very impressed that the Canon G10 could provide comparable results to the 5D2 in this situation (click on each image for a larger version and compare for yourself) and would not hesitate to shoot with the G10 for my landscape work. In fact, several of the images published in my new book Hill Country Landscapes, were taken with the G10. Not too bad for a sensor the size of a dime!