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Canon PowerShot SX10 IS 8 to 10 Megapixel

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                      5 / 5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $399.99


  • Family LineCanon PowerShot
    Weight1.24 lb.
    Image Sensor TypeCCD
    Resolution10.3 Megapixel
    Optical Zoom20x
    Camera TypeStandard Point and Shoot
    Interchangeable LensNot Interchangeable Lenses
    35mm Zoom Lens28 - 560 mm
    Digital Zoom4x
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Focus Range19.2 in. to Infinity (w) / 39.6 in. to Infinity (t)
    Macro Focus Rangein. (w)
    Focal Length5 - 100 mm
    Camera Resolution10.3 Megapixel
    Image Resolutions640 x 480 • 2816 x 2112 • 2272 x 1704 • 1600 x 1200 • 3648 x 2736 • 3648 x 2048
    Video Resolutions640 x 480 (VGA) • 320 x 240
    Video Speed30 fps
    Max Movie LengthWithout Limit (Depends on the camera free memory size)
    Video FormatQuickTime
    Aperture Rangef2.8/f5.7 (w/t)
    Shutter Speed15 - 1/3200 sec
    White BalanceAuto • Manual • Daylight / Sunny (Preset) • Cloudy (Preset) • Fluorescent (Preset) • Tungsten (Preset) • Flash (Preset)
    Frames Per Second1.4 Frames
    Memory TypeMultimedia Card • SD Card • SDHC Card
    Compression ModesFine • SuperFine • Normal
    Compression TypeJPEG • EXIF 2.2 • DPOF 1.1 • DCF
    File Size (High Res.)4.33 MB (30 images on 128MB card)
    File Size (Low Res.)0.08 MB (about 1,600 images on 128MB card)
    ISO SpeedsAuto • 100 • 200 • 400 • 800 • 1600 • 80
    Flash TypeBuilt-In & External
    Flash FunctionsFlash Off • Auto Flash • Fill-in Flash • Red-eye Reduction Flash • Slow Sync
    ViewfinderDigital
    LCD PanelWith LCD Panel
    LCD Panel Size2.5 in.
    LCD Screen Resolution230,000 pixels
    LCD Protected PositionWith LCD Protected Position
    Interface TypeUSB 2.0
    Video InterfaceVideo Out
    Battery Type4 x AA Batteries
    Battery Life340 Images
    Self Timer2 Sec. • 10 Sec.
    Built-in MicrophoneWith Built-in Microphone
    Width4.88 in.
    Depth3.42 in.
    Height3.48 in.
    Included Accessories4 x AA Batteries • Software • USB Cable • Neck Strap • Lens hood • AV Cable
    Release DateOctober, 2008
    Product ID72361263

Product Description

Whether the action is fast or slow, close up or far away, you'll always get the shot you want with the PowerShot SX10 IS. This camera puts you on the cutting edge of advanced technology, with an incredibly powerful 20x Optical Zoom, 10-megapixel resolution, and new DIGIC 4 Image Processor for high-performance face and motion detection.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by reetrob a Casual

Date Reviewed: December 27, 2009

Strengths:    Brilliant zoom & clarity

Weaknesses:    According to a lot of reviews I'd read before buying my PowerShot, the main gripe is that the lens cap can become lost because it's not attached to the camera body.



I overcame this by heating the point of a small guage knitting needle and making a hole in the lens can just under the 'C' of Canon. I then got some black heavy duty sewing thread, doubled it over and threaded it through the metal strap carrier. I twisted the thread (holding one end & twisting the other) lots of times, and then put both ends together. This formed a thicker 'rope'. (This may have to be attempted quite a few times until you get it right!) I threaded this rope from the front of the lens cap through to the back and made a large knot in it. This large knot stops dust from entering the area between the cap and the lens. I'm now confident that my lens cap won't go astray!!


Bottom Line:   
Canon PowerShot SX10IS digital camera

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $279.00

Purchased At:   eBay store

Similar Products Used:   None.

Type of photography:   Other


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mdvaden a Casual

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2009

Strengths:    Zoom. Great price. Smooth controls. Excellent focus.

Weaknesses:    Having read specs and reviews and knowing what I was getting, I have not found a weakness.

Possibly that I had to buy a bigger camera bag, but again, I knew in advance that it was going to be bigger than my older S1 IS Powershot.


Bottom Line:   
To keep it short, the Canon SX10 provided the best first batch of images I"ve ever got from a digital camera. Comfortable to hold and operation was smooth as silk. Full zoom photos taken handheld of tree twigs 35 feet were crisp, preserving details of buds. Not easy to explain that, but I'm an arborist and take my word that this camera captured substantial crisp details. Details as small as one milliimeter - maybe smaller. Amazing for a point and shoot. It autofocused very good. As with my last Canon, I'm glad this uses 4 AA batteries. Simple and practical. A size I keep for my flashlights and other stuff.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $359.00

Purchased At:   Best Buy

Similar Products Used:   Canon S1 IS with 10 zoom
Canon A650 IS with 12 megapixels


Type of photography:   Outdoor



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