Canon Powershot A10 Review

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Canon PowerShot


Record Mode Screens & Menus




Canon PowerShot A10

There is little difference between Auto or Manual Record modes except for the camera icon in the upper left corner. The A10 does not have a true manual mode. Manual record mode allows the user to select a desired exposure compensation value or white balance setting but other than that the camera still automatically selects both shutter speed and aperture.


Canon PowerShot A10

In Manual record mode you press the "+/- WB" button on the back to access either the exposure compensation or white balance settings. You can see the effect of using an exposure override value in realtime on the LCD screen. Values from -2 to +2 can be selected in 0.3EV increments.


Canon PowerShot A10

The white balance settings are Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent or Black and White. The changes to the color will be seen on the LCD as you select an option. In most cases the AWB (auto) setting works just fine.


Canon PowerShot A10

The menu options are the same whether you are in Auto or Manual. (Note that these screens were captured from the A20, the A10 has no video out capabilities.)

    Resolution - Sets the output image size (Large 1280x960, Medium 1024x768, Small 640x480)

    Compression - The level of JPEG quality (SuperFine, Fine or Normal)

    Review - The image captured is displayed on the LCD (Off, 2 or 10 sec)

    File No. Reset - If OFF then images will be sequentially numbered

    Beep - Beep sounds when pressing buttons (On, Off)

    Format CF Card - Format the CF card or check for remaining space

    Setup - Enter the SETUP menu, see next frame.



Canon PowerShot A10

The SETUP menu can be accessed in Record or Play mode:

    Auto Power Down - To save battery power the camera will automatically power down after one minute of inactivity.

    Date/Time - Set the date and time info in the internal clock

    Video System - Video output signal format (NTSC or PAL)

    Menu Language - Select menu language (English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese)





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