Canon SX10 IS Review

 
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Model Name: Canon PowerShot SX10 IS 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor: Canon S5 IS
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Successor: Canon SX20 IS
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General
Model Number: SX10 IS
Camera Format: EVF
Currently Manufactured:
Retail Price: $399.99
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2008-10-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 23.4 oz (663 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.9 x 3.5 x 3.4 in.
(124 x 88 x 87 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 10.0
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.69 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2048 (7.5 MP, 16:9),
2816 x 2112 (5.9 MP, 4:3),
2272 x 1704 (3.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.4
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: PCM)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 560 mm
Zoom Ratio: 20.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (W) - f/5.7(T)
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 0 - 10 cm
0.0 - 3.9 in
Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes
Viewfinder Type: EVF type; TFT color LCD
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.5
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200* (*special scene mode)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 15 - 1/3200
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot, Face Detect AE
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Special Scene (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Aquarium, Night Scene, Indoor, ISO 3200, Color Accent, Color Swap), Super Macro, Night Snapshot, Stitch Assist
Self Timer: 1 - 30 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: 1.0-17.0 ft./30cm-5.2m (W), 3.3-9.2 ft./1.0-2.8m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)
Max Flash Sync: 1/500
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot-Shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
RAW Capture Support: No
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: PCM)
Included Memory: No memory included
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control:
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended):  
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 2.06
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 1.4
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.60
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.54
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.282
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.78
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.079
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 2.4
Play -> Record Time: 1.3
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 8.2
Power
Battery Form Factor: 4 x AA
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline disposeables, NiMH rechargeables
Batteries Included: 4 x AA Alkaline disposeables
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): No
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 600 (NiMH AA)
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows XP SP2/Vista, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: New DIGIC 4 Image Processor improves Face Detection, adds Servo AF, Face Detection Self-Timer and Intelligent Contrast Correction.

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