Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Review

November 17, 2008 | Mark Goldstein | PhotographyBLOG | 12 Comments |

Canon PowerShot SX10 ISThe Canon PowerShot SX10 IS is the newest 20x ultra-zoom camera on the block, and the first such model from Canon. Offering a massive focal length of 28-560mm, the Canon SX10 also features a sensible 10 megapixels, built-in image stabilisation, tilting 2.5 inch LCD screen, and a full range of manual shooting modes. Gavin Stoker ventured out into the murky grey world of a British winter to find out what the PowerShot SX10 IS has to offer.

Website: Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Review



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#1 Jeremy

Just wanted to say we received 400 of these in my shop. They all come with a hard copy of the user manual.

10:35 pm - Monday, November 17, 2008

#2 Will Mayall

The opening paragraph mentions "full HD movie capture" which is incorrect.

10:54 pm - Monday, November 17, 2008

#3 Brad Walters

Will,
Can you elaborate on that please?

Brad Walters
Brad Walters Photography

5:50 am - Tuesday, November 18, 2008

#4 Will Mayall

The review specifically mentions that the camera *does not* take HD movies. Confusingly, the upcoming PowerShot SX1 IS *does* take HD movies.

6:11 am - Tuesday, November 18, 2008

#5 Alberto

Can this camera mount a polarizing filter?
It looks like it cannot, it's really a pity.

9:33 am - Tuesday, November 18, 2008

#6 Mark Goldstein

Apologies for that small error - just to clarify, the SX10 IS does not support HD video, only 640x480 at 30fps.

12:25 pm - Tuesday, November 18, 2008

#7 Keith Preston

Good review thankyou. I would have liked some comparative reference to the Panasonic FZ28, as this received a higher overall rating, albeit from a different member of your review team

6:28 pm - Tuesday, November 18, 2008

#8 Artur

Hello, I'm going to buy a camera and I want to choose between this SX10 IS and Panasonic FZ28. Which one is better? :)

9:51 pm - Thursday, January 1, 2009

#9 Ajay

@Artur
well i Suggest you to go for FZ28 because the Scene mode and other options which FZ28 is having is just awesome :) i tried the same camera and it was must have for all.. the best part is even at the MAX zoom level you can easily take pics with the same Clarity!!! that is just awesome.. I lU PANASONIC ;)

11:14 am - Wednesday, April 1, 2009

#10 Artur

Thanks a lot, but I've already bought this Lumix in January and I'm very satisfied from that purchase ;-) Especially from the movies in HD!

12:23 pm - Wednesday, April 1, 2009

#11 Steve

I bought one of these. Its the first Canon camera I have ever bought. It will probably be the last Canon camera I will ever buy.

Two days into a long vacation the lense mechanism got jammed up by some sand. I didnt even take the camera to a beach which suggests it is too open to this problem. You maybe thinking I am a careless idiot, Maybe I am, But my Lumix FZ-20 still works after about 4 years of similar use.

While it was working I found that poor focus or motion blur were present in quite a few photos. Also sequential shooting didnt work too well sometimes, The camera would sometimes pause for over 1 second between photos, Which I think was down to the image stabilizer. It wasnt the memory card, I was using an 8GB Class 6 SDHC.

Lets see if Comet (AIG) try and get out of the warranty claim that they sold me. They said the warranty covers everything, Sand, Being dropped, Etc.

1:23 pm - Thursday, August 6, 2009

#12 Tony Barrett

Been looking at many reviews of many cameras. My trusty film slr just died so I am venturing into world of digital. I am going to go for the cannon....will let you know...! Cheers

4:37 pm - Friday, October 9, 2009