Canon Powershot SX10 IS Review

Review Date: November 17th 2008
Author: Gavin Stoker

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Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Specifications
Page 6
Conclusion

Conclusion


Ratings (out of 5)
Design
4
Features
4
Ease-of-Use
4
Image Quality
4
Value for Money
4

A sturdy plastic brick of a camera, the Canon PowerShot SX10 IS builds on its S5 predecessor chiefly with that bigger and better lens range, though ease of use has also been improved. What's been kept is the tilt-and-swivel LCD and dedicated record button for instant video clips sensible, as both help this Canon stand out from the 'superzoom' crowd. As noted in the main body of our text, it misses out HD quality video and RAW stills shooting, but it's more comfortable to hold and handle than the more expensive but less well built Casio EX-FH20 which offers both missing features, and its zoom action is smoother than the rather stop-start manual operation of its 20x equivalent on the comparably chunky Olympus SP-570UZ. So it's horses for courses. The Canon SX10 IS then proves to be a solid and reliable option for both the uninitiated moving up to a bridge model for the first time, and those stepping down momentarily from a DSLR who are looking for a model as a back up, or perhaps to supplement their existing lens range, but in a more portable and user-friendly format. Though for a few pounds or dollars more, potential purchasers of a SX10 IS could opt for a beginner DSLR instead, and the reliance on a quartet of non-rechargeable AAs rather than rechargeable lithium-ion cell seems like penny pinching, this latest Canon feels like a lot of camera for the money.

Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Specifications
Page 6
Conclusion

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