Trying to keep my kit as light as possible for assignments is a never ending challenge. Especially when I know a job will require lugging everything in a backpack. For video work I use the Sony HVR Z1 which is quite bulky and that sadly means there's little room for packing a decent DSLR camera. In recent years I've relied on compact point and shoot cameras to take photos for web stories. The problem is of course that most point and shoot cameras offer little in the way of manual controls and working in low light is always going to present problems. So, enter the Canon PowerShot G10 - a camera that goes some way to bridge the gap between DSLR's and compacts.
At a little over US$400.00, it's a camera that will give you quite a bit of bang for your buck.
I'll be updating my Flickr account with photos I've shot from the G10. I'd also be keen to hear from other G10-ers how they find working with the camera.