this is a truly amazing camera! you can zoom your objects from really far away without having to step up!
20 x optical zoom! imagine that!
you will love it!!
Sophisticated Technology for Still Images and Movies.
Whether the action is fast or slow, close up or far away, you'll always get the shot you want with the PowerShot SX10 IS. This camera puts you on the cutting edge of advanced technology, with an incredibly powerful 20x Optical Zoom, 10-megapixel resolution, and new DIGIC 4 Image Processor for high-performance face and motion detection.
Stay close to the action with a 20x Optical Zoom, wide-angle lens and Optical Image Stabilizer. Improved speed and quiet zooming means you never have to miss a shot.
The PowerShot SX10 IS is equipped with a 20x Optical Zoom lens with a focal length of 5.0-100mm (35mm film equivalent: 28-560mm) that allows you to shoot any scene from wide-angle to telephoto. The camera uses a VCM (Voice Coil Motor) for high-speed, quiet, energy-efficient lens movement with precise control. Focal length is conveniently indicated on the lens barrel.
The lens is optimized to fully exploit its zoom length and wide shooting angle in concert with the camera's high 10.0-megapixel resolution. UD glass effectively suppresses chromatic aberration, while enhanced negative refractive power ensures that distortion at the wide-angle is also corrected. Further aberration is controlled with the inclusion of a double-sided aspherical glass-molded lens and ultra-high refraction index lens.
The SX10 IS is equipped with Canon's acclaimed Optical Image Stabilizer Technology that automatically detects and corrects camera shake - one of the leading causes of fuzzy or blurred shots. Even when zoomed in, you can get the steady, crisp, brilliant images you'll be proud to shoot and share. And Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer Technology is convenient to use. It functions perfectly with or without a flash.
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 20x Optical/4x Digital/80x
Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System
Image Capture Device
Type: 10.0 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels: Approx. 10.3 Megapixels
Effective Pixels: Approx. 10.0 Megapixels
Viewfinder: TFT color
LCD Monitor: 2.5-inch TFT color vari-angle LCD with wide viewing angle
LCD Pixels: Approx. 230,000 pixels
LCD Coverage: 100%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperture: f/2.8 (W) - f/5.7 (T)
Shutter Speed: 15-1/3200 sec. (settable in Tv and M)
ISO Sensitivity: Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent (Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index)
Light Metering Method: Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
* Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF 13/20
** Metering frame is fixed to the center/linked to AF frame
Exposure Control Method: Program AE, i-Contrast, Manual; AE Lock, Program Shift, Safety Shift, Auto ISO Shift
Exposure Compensation: +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Built-in Flash: Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro
Flash Range: 1.0-17.0 ft./30cm-5.2m (W), 3.3-9.2 ft./1.0-2.8m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)
Recycling Time: 12 sec. or less (battery voltage=6.0V)
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Shooting Modes: Auto, P, Av, Tv, M, C, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Special Scene (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Aquarium, Night Scene, Indoor, ISO 3200, Color Accent, Color Swap), Super Macro, Night Snapshot, Stitch Assist, Movie
Photo Effects: My Colors - Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom
Self-Timer: Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Face Self-Timer, Custom
Wireless Control: N/A
Continuous Shooting: Normal: approx. 1.4 fps; AF: approx. 0.7 fps; LV: approx. 0.8 fps (Large/Fine)
Storage Media: SD/SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
File Format: Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1
Image Compression: Normal, Fine, SuperFine
JPEG Compression Mode:
Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo))
Number of Recording Pixels:
Still Image: 3,648 x 2,736 (Large), 2,816 x 2,112 (Medium 1), 2,272 x 1,704 (Medium 2), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3/Date Stamp), 640 x 480 (Small), 3,648 x 2,048 (Widescreen)
Movie: 640 x 480 (30 fps/30 fps LP), 320 x 240 (30 fps) available up to 4GB or 60 minutes
Playback Modes File:
Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Category, Transition Effects, Histogram, Index (9 thumbnails), Over Exposure Warning, Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, Trimming, Resize, Image Inspection Tool, i-Contrast;
Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Editing, Auto Rotate, Resume
Still Image: single image, all images
Movie: part of movie, all of movie part of movie, all of movie
Computer Interface: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)
Video Out: NTSC/PAL
Audio Out: Stereo
Other: Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi- Speed cable
AA-size Alkaline Battery (x4)
Rechargeable AA-size Ni-MH Battery (x4)
Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 (optional)
Shooting Capacity: Still Image: approx. 340 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 600 shots (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)*
* LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.
Playback Time: Approx. 720 min. (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 840 min. (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)
Operating Temperature: 32-104 degrees F/0-40 degrees C
Operating Humidity: 10-90%
Dimensions (WxHxD): 4.88 x 3.48 x 3.42 in./124.0 x 88.3 x 86.9mm
Weight: Approx. 19.8 oz./560g (camera body only)