Excerpt: I bought the camera to replace a Kodak 850P primarily to reduce noise in low light. Over the past three years I've pretty much bonded with the camera for still photos on a couple of trips overseas plus hundreds of pics here in the States. The barrel distortion can be a little annoying on some shots featuring verticle columns but in general photos are exceptional and the 10 megapixel "limitation" hasn't been a factor What I have found to be an extemely useful feature is...
Well-featured, comfortable handing, with quality optics
14 August 2012
Summary: You can view images taken with the SX10 at YouTube 'Fotofan4life'
Pros: Excellent for my nature photography and on hikes. I've used it in all modes (favouring aperture priority and manual, evaluative, spot); it performs well, producing sharp, well-exposed images, with minimal chromic fringing in back-lit situations.
Cons: Occasionally, the dial wheel can be accidentally activated and may require a lot of turning to achieve the intended setting.
Excerpt: I got this camera to replace my basic point and shoot small cam. Since the very beginning I was impressed by the quality and the images and the new features I got with the Canon. Great choice if you are a photo enthusiast and plan to step up to a more complete camera.
Excerpt: I bought the SX10 back around the time when it first came out, and I've never regretted it. With the 20x superzoom lens and all of the manual controls, it's one of the closest things you can get to a DSLR without actually being a DSLR. Given that you can't change lenses, the 20x superzoom lens w/ wide angle, macro, and 0cm "super macro" features is very very handy as it gives you a range of focal lengths and focus distances that you'd normally need a DSLR with multiple...
Summary: Purchasing any digital camera comes down to “is it right for me”? As a photographer myself, I hope to give you enough technical info, but at the same time my insights for the everyday photographer. There are usually three main types of people buying a digital camera. The Snapshot Taker - Wants a digital camera that is able to take quick photos of family and friends. Not too difficult to use.
Excerpt: I have not seen any negative reviews of the view finder, only one opinion in answer to my questions that was negative. Mine is quite poor. It produces a very rough view that hinders visability especially in dark areas. Looks like you are looking through a window screen. The LCD is just fine. Finally decided something was wrong with my view finder. I sent it to Canon for repair. It has been accepted. I am waiting to see what they will find.
Cons: According to a lot of reviews I'd read before buying my PowerShot, the main gripe is that the lens cap can become lost because it's not attached to the camera body., I overcame this by heating the point of a small guage knitting needle and making a hole in the lens can just under the 'C' of Canon. I then got some black heavy duty sewing thread, doubled it over and threaded it through the metal strap carrier. I twisted the thread (holding one end & twisting the other) ...