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.
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 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.
Excerpt: Got the camera few weeks back from buydig. It is very good and handy. Had SX2IS before and feel very good compared to the previous one. Photo quality is excellent and enjoying it. Problems: No thread to hold the lens cap to the camera itself, so that we don't lost it.
Excerpt: This replaced my Canon 3is that developed a lens problem. It supplements my 40D very well. Problems? None so far except that Canon must have worked out a deal with Sony when they switched from .WMV or .AVI movie format to .MOV. Those are some large files. Thank goodness for my video converter.
Excerpt: I purchased my SX-10 IS as a back-up for my Canon EOS 400D DSLR. Previously, I had been using the Fujifilm FinePix S9600, and whilst I had no complaints, the attraction of a 20x zoom versus a 10x, and image stabilisation as well proved to be the deciding factors.
Summary: The Canon SX10 is an outstanding camera sold at a fair price. The highly literate nature of some of the reviews gives a good clue as to who is buying it. I am depriving it of one star because of one inept design decision - albeit one that the user easily can remedy.
Summary: Since the majority of pictures most of us take require a flash it seems that Canon would have put a little more into the built in flash - My reason for only 4 eggs. The camera does have a hotshoe so the problem is one that can be corrected with a little extra cash.
Pros: Flip screen, hotshoe, AA batteries, 20X zoom, very well built, macro, comfortable to use
Cons: No memory supplied, no way to attach filters, very poor zoom
Summary: This is one of the most feature packed little cameras I've used. The first hint is the nearly 300 page manual. It really requires reading at least twice, with camera in hand, to get a grasp on which functions are ones you will use and which ones are of lesser interest for your style of shooting.