Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot SX10 is Canonâ€™s â€˜otherâ€™ ultra-zoom camera with a more traditional 10 megapixel CCD sensor (versus CMOS). In many other aspects, the PowerShot SX1 and SX10 have a lot in common: a huge 20X zoom lens with optical image stabilization, similar body design (though the SX1 is slightly larger) and 98% of shooting functions.
Pros: Very good image quality in general; effective redeye removal tool, 20X optical zoom lens covers wide-angle till telephoto; has optical image stabilization, Nice bundle in general: includes lens hood and wireless remote, Excellent battery life, Rotating 2.5 inch LCD comes in handy in many situations, Full manual controls and flash hotshoe, Custom menu, button and mode position for your own settings, Insanely close 0 cm super macro mode, Speedy camera performance, VGA m...
Cons: Some chromatic aberration (color fringing), barrel distortion and edge softness, No RAW image mode or HD movie mode, Command dial doesnâ€™t have any tactile â€œclicksâ€�; no dedicated zoom/focus rings, Not bundled with rechargeable batteries; no battery indicator, No support for conversion lenses or lens filters
Excerpt: Zoom levels are getting ridiculously high these days in consumer cameras and I couldn't be happier. While anything that supports 10X optical zoom and above can be technically classified as a superzoom camera, manufacturers are pushing the envelope with 15X, 18X, and with the new SX10 IS – 20X (28 – 560mm) optical zoom.
Excerpt: Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Zoom lens Type : 5 mm - 100 mm - F/2.8-5.7 Focal Length : 5 mm - 100 mm Lens Construction : 11 group(s) / 13 element(s) Red Eye Reduction : Yes Self Timer : Yes @ 2 sec, 10 sec delay Flash Terminal : Hot Shoe Effective Flash Range : 1.6 ft - 17 ft (Pop-up Type) Flash Features : AF illuminator , Flash +/- compensation Viewfinder : LCD, color at 230,000 pixels LCD display : TFT active matrix - 2.5 in - Color, Rotating Microphone is Built-in, as...
Excerpt: Looking for the perfect digital camera to grow with your digital photography skills? Want to boost your digital imagery skills to new levels? Is your budget still a major factor in your choice of full-featured digit camera? The Canon PowerShot...
Conclusion: Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Megazoom camera Canon continues the trend of the Megazoom cameras with the PowerShot SX10 IS. The future will tell whether or not this is an ongoing process. For now, the combination is a whole lot of optical zoom, compact housing and stabilization, a strong combination. Enough to withstand the digital SLR growing in popularity.
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Summary: Overall, the Canon PowerShot SX10 should appeal to plenty of enthusiasts for its reliable, high-quality performance and its laudable ability to mimic a video camera with its swivel screen, not to mention its advanced controls. This is a very competent camera and a good value considering its feature set - especially when you shop around online.
Excerpt: The PowerShot SX10 IS ($399) is the follow-up to the Canon's enormously popular PowerShot S5 ultra zoom digital camera. The SX10 retains a the basic features of the S5 (big zoom lens, rotating LCD, manual controls, nice movie mode), and expands on them (quite a bit in the case of the lens).
Excerpt: For some time, Canon seemed to be on the outside looking in with regard to the digital ultrazoom camera class. Sure, there was the tried and true S5 IS (which remains in the Canon lineup at present), but it was equipped with a relatively modest 12x zoom while competitors had lenses in the 15x range, with 18 and 20x models becoming the gold standard. As good as the S5 IS is, topping out with a 12x zoom in this market niche was like bringing a knife to a gunfight.
Pros: Good image and color quality, Good shutter and AF performance, Easy to use movie mode, Good build quality, Manual controls
Cons: Noise at ISO 400 and above can impact image quality on some enlarged shots, Telephoto end of lens is slower than competition, Auto WB can't handle incandescent light