Excerpt: I bought my D10 because I wanted a small rugged camera I could take on vacations instead of my bulky dSLR. The D10 seemed a good choice, as I had good experiences with Canon Powershot cameras before, and it had received good reviews here on dpreview. At first I thought my camera was defective, but it's been serviced and apparently this is really how the camera is. The automatic modes are effectively unusable due to extremely poor white balance and metering.
Cons: I've used the camera about a dozen times over 1 1/2 years, never dropped it or mistreated it. Images have slowly gotten fuzzy in the upper right corner over the last couple of months. $160 estimate to repair $300 camera. Not worth it.
Summary: I purchased this camera for a once-in-a-lifetime snorkeling trip to the Indian Ocean, and based on several days of research opted for the Canon D10 over the Olympus Stylus Tough-6000. Coincidentally, my brother purchased the Olympus Stylus due to its lower cost and we were able to compare the cameras during the first few days of the trip.
Slow shutter speed like the original digital cameras - bummer!
Wine Junkie "Wine Junkie", Amazon
30 July 2009
Summary: I am a huge Canon fan and when I saw this new camera I was excited becase I had dropped and broken so many point and shoot cameras. But, before buying anything I always like to do my research. Most reviews were good, but they all commented on the shutter speed. I assumed they were wrong, so I purchased it thinking Canon wouldn't put out a camera with slow shutter speed. Well folks, I am sorry to say, it really does have a sloooooooow shutter speed.
Summary: I was disappointed in the fact that the camera does not have a setting for action shots. Used it for first time in Hawaii as I stood in the surf and took photos of son standing on boogie board. Generally the photos for other circumstances are good. Really disappointed when I used the camera in just two feet of water, just to take a photo of my son ducking his head under the water. The next day the camera was kaput, with the viewing screen obviously damaged by water.
Summary: I bought this camera in September 2010. It worked OK for a while, but then developed the regularly mentioned "lens error", which was repaired under warranty. In July 2011 the camera displayed "lens error" again, and was replaced with a new camera by Amazon. In the last week this camera has developed a fault - the lens, screen, buttons etc all work fine, but the sensor is displaying a fuzzy wavy pattern.
Summary: the first time our d10 got the lens error, we blamed it on my brother who borrowed it, when we bought our SECOND camera and the water STILL got inside.... i think it's already the camera's faulty waterproofing that's got to be blamed! i feel sorry for us for trusting cannon now.