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|Canon Powershot SX10 IS 10.0 Megapixel|
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|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 DIGIC 4 image processor for high-performance face and motion detection.The PowerShot SX10 IS is equipped with a 20x optical zoom lens with a focal length of 5.0-100mm that allows you to shoot any scene from wide-angle to telephoto. The camera uses a VCM (Voice Coil Motor) for high-speed, quiet, energy-efficient lens movement with precise control. Focal length is conveniently indicated on the lens barrel.The lens is optimized to fully exploit its zoom length and wide shooting angle in concert with the camera's high 10.0-megapixel resolution. UD glass effectively suppresses chromatic aberration, while enhanced negative refractive power ensures that distortion at the wide-angle is also corrected. Further aberration is controlled with the inclusion of a double-sided aspherical glass-molded lens and ultra-high refraction index lens.The SX10 IS is equipped with Canon's acclaimed optical image stabilizer technology that automatically detects and corrects camera shake - one of the leading causes of fuzzy or blurred shots. Even when zoomed in, you can get the steady, crisp, brilliant images you'll be proud to shoot and share. And Canon's optical image stabilizer technology is convenient to use. It functions perfectly with or without a flash.|
|UPC||0013803100785, 0689466101096, 0689466101102, 13803100792, 689466101089, 845251001396, 8714574525655|
|Camera Type||Point & Shoot|
|Sensor Resolution||10.0 MP|
|Macro Focus Range||0-50cm|
|Focus Adjustment||Automatic, Manual|
|Auto Focus type||TTL contrast detection|
|Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera||28 - 560mm|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/3200 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||15 sec|
|Exposure compensation||±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps|
|Exposure Metering||Center-Weighted, Evaluative, Spot|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture-Priority, Automatic, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 3200 (2Mpix), ISO 400, ISO 80, ISO 800, ISO auto|
|Light Sensitivity Max||3200|
|Flash Type||Pop-up Flash|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Effective Flash Range||0.5 m - 5.2 m|
|Camera Flash Features||AF Illuminator, Auto Flash, Fill-in Flash, Flash +/- Compensation, Flash Off, Red-eye Reduction Flash, Slow Sync|
|Flash Modes||Auto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro|
|Memory / Storage|
|Supported Flash Memory||MultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCardplus, SD Card, SD Memory Card, SDHC Card, SDHC Memory Card|
|Floppy Drive Storage||None|
|Viewfinder Type||Digital, LCD|
|Viewfinder Diagonal Size||0.44"|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5" - color|
|Microphone Type||Microphone - built-in - stereo|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Stereo|
|Connector Types||1 x USB, 1 x composite video/audio output|
|Expansion Slot||1 x SD Memory Card|
|System Requirements for PC Connection|
|Operating System Supported||Apple Mac OS X 10.4 or later, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP SP2|
|Battery Form Factor||Standard form factor|
|Digital Video Format||H.264, QuickTime|
|Still Image Format||DCF, DPOF 1.1, EXIF 2.2, JPEG|
|Max Video Resolution||320 x 240|
|Min Operating Temperature||0 °C|
|Max Operating Temperature||40 °C|
|Additional Features||16:9 Widescreen Mode, Audio Recording, Automatic Face Tracking, Brightness Control, Cropping An Image, DPOF Support, Digital Image Rotation, Digital Noise Reduction, Digital Tele-Converter, Diopter Adjustment, Direct Print, Exif Print Support, Focus Bracketing, Histogram Display, Motion Detection, Not Interchangeable Lenses, Orientation Detection, PictBridge Support, RGB Primary Color Filter, Red eye Fix, Resizing an Image, Safety Zoom, USB 2.0 Compatibility, With LCD Protected Position|
|Shooting Modes||Frame Movie Mode|
|Shooting Programs||Aquarium, Beach, Color accent, Color swap, Fireworks, Foliage, High sensitivity, Indoor, Landscape, Macro, Night scene, Night snapshot, Portrait mode, Snow, Sports mode, Stitch assist, Sunset|
|Special Effects||Black & White, Custom Effect, Darker Skin Tone, Lighter Skin Tone, Neutral, Positive Film, Sepia, Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red|
|White Balance||Auto, Cloudy (Preset), Daylight / Sunny (Preset), Flash (Preset), Fluorescent (Preset), Manual, Tungsten (Preset)|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||1.4 frames per second|
Speedy performance with solid battery life; articulating LCD; comfortable shooting design; can zoom during movie capture.
No HD movie capture or raw support; a few annoying design quirks; frustratingly narrow lens aperture at maximum zoom.
A nice evolution of the megazoom, the Canon PowerShot SX10 IS delivers some improvements over its predecessor and provides an attractive option for megazoom shooters.
Average review score based on 154 user reviews
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I picked this one based on reviews in steves-digicams dot com. The later model SX20 is "over" improved as shown in the eBay prices. The zoom is an amazing 20X and the equivalent of a 35MM 28-500MM. It takes great pictures but has so many settings that one needs to read the manual to really use it well. The hand-held macro shots are excellent. It uses AA batteries so you always have an easy backup. I'm going to by 3 sets of 4 rechargeables. It has both an SLR type "thru-the-lens" viewer and a large LCD that swivels such that you can shoot yourself and see what you are getting. It also allows you to get a lot of candids as you can sit with the camera in your lap and swivel the viewfinder to view everything about you. People nearby think you are just fooling with the camera. Finally, Canon's high quality and engineering show up everywhere you look or use this camera.
Reviews means little without knowing to what you're comparing the camera. I'll assume that in 2011 you're deciding among superzooms (Canon SX series) and perhaps between these and the exemplary G series. Cost must be a factor or you'd go buy the latest since that will likely last longest. I chose the SX10 because it's old enough to be cheap, new enough to incorporate almost everything worth having in this category. Incremental improvements continue, with pixel count and zoom range being touchstones, but 10MP is plenty in a sensor this size and 20X zoom is fabulous. Go back to the S5 and you get 12X zoom and 8MP. The SX10 offers a much broader zoom range, it's the first genuine wide angle lens in the series, and significantly its extra pixels are distributed over a larger sensor (more area is better, more pixels is not necessarily better). Adding the DIGIC IV processor makes the SX10 a big jump up. The contemporary iteration, SX30, sports a 35X zoom lens, which might be amazing but hand-holding such a beast, not to mention image-holding at full throttle, is something of a trick. Its extra 4MP are jammed onto the same miniature sensor and fed to the same processor. It abandons AA cells, which is a shame and a half. I'm not saying it's a lesser camera, but its enhancements are mostly marketing and the price is twice.
The SX10 lacks HD video capability. If that's important to you, it arrives on the SX20, which is virtually the same camera otherwise, and the SX1, which is exactly the same camera with a CMOS sensor instead of a CCD sensor. (Again: debatable upgrade for a steeply higher price.) The entire S/SX series has dominated superzooms with only Panasonic seriously contesting the image quality and functionality of Canon. Within the series, I believe currently the SX10 and SX20 represent the wisest balance of capabilities to cost. There's close to nothing you can't do with these.
RAW image capture is not supplied. (You can download replacement firmware to reprogram your camera if you're brave. It lives on the SD card; removing it returns your camera to factory configuration. Canon cameras are generally if not always more capable than Canon firmware permits.) For RAW capture and intuitive controls, G's are tops. Instead of box-score stats, Gs bristle with solid, visible, palpable photographic capability. For me a monster zoom and flip-up flash count more, but Gs are point & shoot royalty.
Two things worth mentioning: flip-up flash ≠ pop-up flash. SX10 built-in flash is negated by simply leaving the snorkle down. I *love* that. Built-in flash is fine in a few situations but it's ugly, ugly light. Unless you're taking mug shots, you're almost always better off without full-frontal-nude flash. Unexpected flash is the worst; switching among modes and turning the camera off and on, it's easy to lose track of whether the auto flash remains disabled. With SXs, until you deliberately lift the snorkle, the camera suggests flash but calculates without it. These lenses' optical image stabilization is remarkable but in my opinion a camera needs two things: a sturdy tripod and a powerful external bounce flash. Through-the-lens hot shoe control is simply essential.
Also, the viewfinder is an electronic display. A flip LCD is a beautiful thing, you'll use it constantly, but sometimes a viewfinder is necessary. This one is head and shoulders above optical viewfinders. It's among my favorite features: a fully-functional peep.
I bought this camera to replace the one I had that took great pictures only if I could keep my hands really steady or use a tripod (just before image stabilization came about).
I love this camera because:
* It's much lighter than the one I had.
* The pictures are incredibly clear--I took a picture of my black Lab's face which never seems to show detail. With this camera I could see every detail of her face.
* I've tried the macro (not bad but I need more practice)and lots of zoom pictures (great!)
* It's amazing tolerant of low light. I've tried numerous shots that indicate I need the flash. I've done them both with flash and without. Even the ones without flash were pretty good--sometimes better as I liked the natural light I did have better.
* For fun, I tried the panorama setting--WOW! I need to get the software to "stitch" my panorama together, but I was blown away.
* I love having the zoom at the same location as the shutter button--allows for quick responses. The Zoom is very fast, and I had to change my response accordingly.
Things I didn't like were:
* No threads on the lenses if I want to add a filter, etc. I imagine there is an adapter for it or will be sometime soon. The Zoom is 20X so I'm not fussing right now about it, but I do take lots of water shots and would like to be able to use my filters.
* The lens cap has no leash. It has a clip that you can put on the strap, but good luck getting it on the strap--it takes two hands. I have seen leashes for it on the Internet, though, and will buy one.
* The menu system is somewhat confusing, and it doesn't always have a logical EXIT when I'm stuck in a menu I didn't want. The manual doesn't tell me how to.
* The manual is really poor. Can't they get better writers?
I do really love this camera. I will be learning much more as this camera is VERY POWERFUL. I am working though the manual, but I did buy another little book about the SX series that is helping.
I've been using this camera for about a month now and I'm very happy with it. I am not an expert in photography and am not trying to find a perfect camera. I just wanted a camera with a high zoom that I can use to take videos for my kids during their sport activities while I'm sitting far away on the bleachers. In that regard, this camera did not disappoint. The optical zoom is simply amazing. Here's a summary of the pros and cons:
1- Did I mention the amazing optical zoom?
2- You can use the optical zoom while taking a video. This appears to be a very rare feature. All the point and shoot cameras I checked didn't have that. Some of them just allowed digital zoom which severely degrades the quality.
3- You can take still pictures while shooting a video.
4- The picture quality in low light is very good compared to regular point and shoot cameras. But it's not comparable to DSLR's.
4- Very easy and intuitive user interface.
5- Uses AA batteries.
1- It's bigger than your typical point and shoot cameras. You can't just stick it in your pocket. You have to have to have a carrying case that you hang on your shoulder.
2- The auto-focus is a bit slow. Sometimes you have to try several times for the auto-focus to have a lock.
3- Picture quality degrades in low light. It's still better than my other point and shoot's, but it's not as good as a DSLR.
Overall, I'm really happy I picked this camera. It's one camera that does everything I want.
I upgraded from a Kodak P850 which was a nice camera. I didn't have any complaints until I realized the features I was missing compared to the SX10. The Kodak is several years old so it is to be expected whenever comparing technologies.
The pros for the camera.
The zoom power in combination with the 10 megapixels is unbelievable. That makes for a much better picture. 12X zoom is not bad but if you can get more when needed that's nice too. The best thing I liked about the camera was actually on the other end of the spectrum. Not having to back up and back up some more to try to fit something in a picture. I think this is more convenient and necessary. At least if you didn't have the 20X zoom with the 10MP you can crop and not worry. But you can't add to a picture that you don't have. The wider angle lens is awesome for cramped indoor shots. If you have not used an adjustable screen like me, it is a nice added touch. Of course Canon has this on all or most of their IS camera's released. But I have only used on a video camera. It does come in handy on occassion but I have found most of the time when storing the camera it's flipped closed to protect to screen. Then I'll open it, flip it 180 degrees and close it so the screen is exposed. Times I can think it would really come in handy is if you're doing self portraits or any picture where the photographer wants to be in it. On my kodak that has a fixed screen I would have to check after every picture and then adjust where I stood. The adjustable screen allows you to monitor what the camera is seeing all the time. Another nifty feature is the auto rotation. I take a lot of pictures by turning the camera 90 degrees for a "vertical" shot. When you do this and review that picture It will have holding the camera normal in the horizontal position it will rotate the picture accordingly. Of course to fit the whole picture in it doesn't take up the whole screen. It does the opposite for pictures taken in the normal position and viewed vertically.
The only negatives.
The Auto function is OK if you're taking pictures in a generally well lit not moving environment. I prefer the scene modes. Both the "Sports" and "Party" modes performed very well. However the biggest problem I have with this camera is the stupid thumb wheel Canon designed to select things. You spin it and nothing happens then all of a sudden it jumps 2 or 3 selections. Then you have to jimmy it back? They could have done a much better job with that. I'm sure other reviewers have pointed this out but you will want to lift with your legs and not your back when picking this camera up. WAAAAYYYY heavier than my Kodak. And from Reviews online much heavier than other cameras in it's class.
Overall especially for the price and the amazing features this camera has, you will not be disappointed with this camera. There may be other non DSLR cameras out there that compare but unless another camera has a feature you just can't live without you will not experience any buyer's remorse if you choose the SX10.