The PowerShot SX10 IS features a 20x wide-angle zoom with optical Image Stabilizer, for great telephoto performance. DIGIC 4 ensures fast, high-quality imaging, while full manual mode offers creative control.

Features

 - 20x wide-angle optical zoom, optical IS
 - 10.0 Megapixels
 - DIGIC 4
 - Advanced Face Detection and anti-blur technology
 - Full manual control
 - 2.5” wide vari-angle LCD
 - Multi Control Dial and My Menu
 - i-Contrast
 - Movies with stereo sound
 - EX Speedlite flash compatible

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Review

Super zoom
The powerful 20x wide-angle (28mm, f/2.8) optical zoom provides outstanding telephoto reach and composition flexibility. With Ultrasonic Motor (USM) and Voice Coil Motor (VCM), zooming is fast, accurate and near-silent, while Canon’s renowned optical Image Stabilizer technology counteracts camera shake.

High resolution
A 10.0 Megapixel sensor captures minute detail for superb large-scale prints or extending creative cropping options.

DIGIC 4
Incorporating the latest in image processing technology, DIGIC 4 delivers extraordinary noise reduction. The result is richly detailed, cleaner images, even when shooting at high ISO speeds. DIGIC 4 also drives exceptional processing speeds and responsive operation.

Face Detection Technology
Great people shots – and movies – are made easy with the latest Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB technology, which even detects distant or partially-visible faces. Face Select & Track optimises settings for a chosen person, while FaceSelf-Timer waits for you to enter the frame for great self-portraits or group shots.

Anti-blur
The PowerShot SX10 IS combats potential blur with High ISO Auto and Motion Detection Technology, which ascertains movement of both camera and subject to set the optimum ISO, whatever the shooting situation. Servo AF tracks moving subjects to ensure they remain in focus.

Creative control
Alongside a range of modes to make shooting tricky situations easier, the PowerShot SX10 IS also offers full manual mode to give you complete creative control.

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Review

Large vari-angle LCD
The 2.5" high-resolution vari-angle LCD makes framing and playback equally easy. Night Display mode enhances screen visibility in low light.

Easy access
An easy-to-use Multi Control Dial provides fast, convenient and accurate access to menu items, functions and images. Customise the menu system with My Menu for rapid access to the functions you use most.

Optimum contrast
Working in both shooting and playback, i-Contrast boosts brightness in dark areas. The result is improved contrast with detail retained in tricky lighting conditions.

Movies with stereo sound
Create long, high quality 30fps VGA movie clips with CD quality stereo sound. Accurate auto focus and exposure is maintained even with moving subjects.

Speedlite compatible
For extended shooting options and better light coverage, the PowerShot SX10 IS is compatible with Canon’s EX Speedlite flash range.

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Review

Specification
 
IMAGE SENSOR
                           
Type
1/2.3” CCD      

Effective Pixels
Approx.10.0M      
   
Colour Filter Type
Primary Colour      

IMAGE PROCESSOR
   
Type
DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology      

LENS
   
Focal Length
5.0 - 100.0 mm (35mm equivalent: 28-560mm)      
   
Zoom
Optical 20x. Digital approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.4x or 2.3x and Safety Zoom). Combined approx. 80x      
   
Maximum f/number
f/2.8-f/5.7      
   
Construction
13 elements in 11 groups (1 UD and 1 single-sided aspherical element)      
   
Image Stabilisation
Yes (shift-type)      
   
Ultrasonic Motor (USM)
Yes, zoom      

FOCUSING
   
Type
TTL      
   
AF System/ Points
Face Detection, 1-point AF (Any position is available, fixed to centre or Face Select and Track)      
   
AF Modes
Single, Continuous, Servo AF      

AF Point Selection
Manual selection using FlexiZone AF/AE, Size (Normal, Small)      
   
AF Lock
On/Off Selectable      

AF Assist Beam
Yes      

Manual Focus
Yes      
   
Focus Bracketing
Yes      
   
Closest Focusing Distance
0cm (W) from front of lens in Super Macro      

EXPOSURE CONTROL
   
Metering modes
Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF or FlexiZone AF frame)      
   
AE Lock
Yes      
   
Exposure Compensation
+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments.
i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction      
   
AEB
1/3 - 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments      
   
ISO sensitivity
AUTO, High ISO Auto (incorporating Motion Detection Technology), 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600      

SHUTTER
   
Speed
1/8 - 1/3200 sec (factory default)
15 - 1/3200 sec (total range - varies by shooting mode)      

WHITE BALANCE
   
Type
TTL      
   
Settings
Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom      

VIEWFINDER
   
Viewfinder
EVF (0.44" type), approx. 235,000 dots      
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Dioptre Correction
Yes      

LCD MONITOR
   
Monitor
Vari-angle 2.5” TFT, approx. 230,000 dots      
   
Coverage
100%      
   
Brightness
Adjustable to one of two levels      

FLASH
   
Modes
Auto, Manual Flash On / Off      
    
Slow Sync Speed
Yes      
   
Red-Eye Reduction
Yes      
   
Flash Exposure Compensation
+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE. Safety FE.      
   
Flash Exposure Lock
Yes      
   
Manual Power Adjustment
3 levels with internal flash (up to 19 levels with external EX Speedlites 220EX and 430EX II. 22 levels with 580EX II)      
   
Second Curtain Synchronisation
Yes      
   
Built-in Flash Range
50cm-5.2m (W) / 1.0m-2.8m (T)      
   
External Flash
E-TTL with EX series Speedlites, Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1      

SHOOTING
                       
     
Modes
Auto, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom, Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, Sports, Stitch Assist, Movie, Special Scene (Indoor, Night Scene, Sunset, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, ISO 3200ยน, Color Accent, Color Swap), Super Macro      
   
Photo Effects
My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)      
   
Drive modes
Single, Continuous, Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer      
   
Continuous Shooting
Approx. 1.4 shots/sec., AF: Approx. 0.7 shots/sec., LV: Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (until memory card becomes full)      

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION
   
Image Size
(L) 3648 x 2736, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 2272 x 1704, (M3) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 3648 x 2048.
Resize in playback (M3, S, 320 x 240)      
   
Compression
Superfine, Fine, Normal      
   
Movies
640 x 480, 30fps
320 x 240, 30fps      
   
Movie Length
Up to 4GB or 1 hour      

FILE TYPES
   
Still Image Type
JPEG compression, (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant      
   
Movies
MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (stereo)]      
   
Sound Files
WAVE (stereo)      

DIRECT PRINT
   
Canon Printers
Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)      
   
PictBridge
Yes      

OTHER FEATURES
   
Red-Eye Correction
Yes, during shooting and playback      
   
My Camera / My Menu
Start-up image and camera sounds customisation. Menu customisation.      
   
My Category
Image tagging feature      
   
Sound Memo
Up to 60 sec per image      
   
Intelligent Orientation Sensor
Yes      
   
Histogram
Yes, live histogram      
   
Playback Zoom
Approx. 2x – 10x      
   
Self Timer
Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom or FaceSelf-Timer      

Menu Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi      

INTERFACE
   
Computer
Hi-Speed USB (Mini-B, MTP, PTP)      
   
Other
A/V output (PAL/NTSC)      

MEMORY CARD
   
Type
SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus.      

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM
   
PC & Macintosh
Windows XP SP2 / Vista (including SP1)
Mac OS X v10.4 - 10.5      

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing
ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser      
   
Other
PhotoStitch      

POWER SOURCE
   
Batteries
4x Size-AA Alkaline or NiMH Batteries(NB4-300) (Alkalines supplied)      
   
Battery life
Approx. 340 shots (with supplied batteries)
Approx. 600 shots (with optional Canon NB4-300 batteries)
Approx. 720 min. playback (with supplied batteries)
Approx. 840 min. playback (with Canon NB4-300 batteries)      
   
A/C Power Supply
Optional, Power adapter CA-PS700      

ACCESSORIES

Case
Soft Case DCC-800      
    
Flash
Canon Speedlites (220EX, 430EX II, 580EX, 580EX II (4)), Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3
High Power Flash HF-DC1      

Power Supply & Battery Chargers
Compact AC power adapter CA-PS700, Battery Charger Kit CBK4-300, Ni-MH Batteries NB4-300      

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
   
Operating Environment
0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity      

Dimensions (WxHxD, excl. protrusions)
124.0 x 88.3 x 86.9 mm      
   
Weight (body only)
Approx. 560g

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