Canon PowerShot S10Canon packs 2 megapixels and a 2x optical zoom into the smallest digicam yet!
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Page 1:Intro and HighlightsReview First Posted: 12/5/1999
||True 2 megapixel sensor for 1600x1200 images|
||2x optical zoom lens|
||Tiny body, smallest currently on the market!|
||Exceptional image quality|
||Rugged all-metal construction, auto lens cover|
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Canon has long been a leader in the film-based photography world, and has developed
a popular line of digital cameras as well. In recent history, their PowerShot
Pro70 introduced exceptional image quality and many "studio-friendly"
features at the 1.7 megapixel level in late 1998. Recently, they've made
waves with a series of digicams in exceptionally compact metal bodies, echoing
the style of their wildly popular "ELPH" film cameras. The latest
addition to this line is the PowerShot S10, a full 2 megapixel camera with
a 2x optical zoom lens, packed into what's arguably the smallest body in
the digicam market. We predict that this compact form factor, combined with
its exceptional image quality, will make it one of the more popular digicam
designs currently on the market.
- 2.1 megapixel, 0.5 inch CCD sensor
- 1.8 inch, low temperature, polycrystalline silicon, TFT LCD
- 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960 and 800 x 600 pixel sizes
- 6.3 to 12.6mm, F/2.8 to F/4.0, 2x zoom lens (equivalent to a 35 to 70mm
lens on a 35mm camera)
- Mechanical and electronic shutter from two to 1/1,000 seconds
- Built-in flash with Auto, On, Off and Red-Eye Reduction modes
- White balance with Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten and Fluorescent settings
- Digital zoom up to 4x
- ISO settings from 100 to 400
- Stitch Assist mode for creating multi-frame panorama shots
- Image mode with preset settings for specific circumstances (landscape, night
scenes, black & white, etc.)
- CompactFlash media for image storage (type I or II)
- USB interface
- NTSC or PAL video out
- DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) compatibility settings
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