Canon PowerShot SX10 IS


(February 2009)

The Canon PowerShot SX10 IS is a quality superzoom camera with excellent specifications

What’s good about the SX10:

  • The articulating screen is great. For example it means you can take shots above your head (e.g. in crowds), round the corner, low level, facing you.
  • The very effective Image Stabilisation means you can take handheld photos at long telephoto zoom, with few worries about camera shake causing blurring. It makes a huge difference, as I once found out when accidentally turning it off when filming video interviews of colleagues from a mere 10 feet away. The result was pretty nauseating!
  • A boon to the video capability is the Ultrasonic motor driving the zoom, that allows you to zoom in and out, without sound cutting out and with nearly silent operation.
  • Photo quality is great.

What’s disappointing:

  • Limited to 640×480 Video

Our review rating – 65%

Key features:
Megapixels 10.0
Optical Zoom 20x
Wide Angle (35mm equivalent) 28mm
Telephoto (35mm equivalent) 560mm
Continuous shooting (max) 1.4fps
Built in flash – max range 5.2m
Hot Shoe for external flash? Yes
Macro minimum 0mm
Raw? No
Video 640×480, 30fps, Stereo
Weight 560g
Other Vari-angle LCD
Approx price (incl VAT & delivery) Discontinued – Used models are from £245
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