Canon Powershot SD10 Review

By Movable Type Admin

Steve's Digicams

Canon Powershot SD10




Playback Screens & Menus

Canon Powershot SD10 Digital ELPH

When you select Playback mode the last picture taken is displayed. You can move backward or forward through the images using the LEFT and RIGHT buttons. The amount of overlay information displayed is controlled by options set in the SETUP menu. This frame shows the default information, across the bottom is 1/7 which means image 1 of 7 total. The "musical note" indicates that a voice memo has been recorded for this image. Superfine/Large image and the time and date it was captured.



Canon Powershot SD10 Digital ELPH

If you select "Full" information for playback in the SETUP menu you will now see icons to indicate the capture mode (auto, manual, night, etc), exposure compensation, white balance, flash mode and metering. In the upper right corner is the exposure histogram.



Canon Powershot SD10 Digital ELPH

You can quickly search through stored images using the Index playback function which is actuated by pressing and holding the SET button. Nine thumbnail size images will be displayed and you can select one using the LEFT or RIGHT buttons and then pressing the SET button.



Canon Powershot SD10 Digital ELPH

The image can be magnified up to 10x in ten steps by pressing the telephoto zoom button. Once the image is enlarged at any step, you can move around inside of it using the 4-way selector buttons.



Canon Powershot SD10 Digital ELPH

Movie clips can be played in the camera with audio thanks to the builtin speaker. Here is the full info screen shown before playing a movie clip.



Canon Powershot SD10 Digital ELPH

You get "VCR-like" buttons to control the playback of movie clips.





Canon Powershot SD10 Digital ELPH

You can also edit the length of a movie clip.





Canon Powershot SD10 Digital ELPH

Pressing the MENU button brings up this page of options. Protect or unprotect image(s), rotate image for display on TV (Not necessary if you shot the picture with the Auto Rotate option enabled), Sound Memo will let you attach up to a 60 sec voice "note" with an image, Erase all will delete ALL the images, Slide Show is for automated playback on a TV, Print Order lets you set the DPOF printing information.



Canon Powershot SD10 Digital ELPH

The Sound Memo options lets you record memos or notes up to 60 seconds in length which are attached to still images. You can overwrite or delete previous memos.



Canon Powershot SD10 Digital ELPH

The Setup sub-menu lets you to turn the Beep sounds on/off, set the volume level, set the amount of display data in record / preview / playback modes, adjust the LCD backlight, enable the Auto Power Down option (off, on), set the time and date in the internal clock, set the review time delay, format the CF card, reset the file numbering, set the menu language, and specify the video out format (NTSC or PAL).



Canon Powershot SD10 Digital ELPH

The MyCamera sub-menu lets you customize the startup and shutdown screens and the camera's sound effects.









Continue on to
Page Five





Return To Our
Reviews Menu









Visitors of Steves can visit the stores below for real-time pricing and availability. You can also find hot, soon to expire online offers on a variety of cameras and accessories at our very own Camera Deals page.

Buy related cameras and accessories from Amazon.com
Related Product Description Price
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 5x f/2.5 Ultra Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom Lens and 3.5-Inch Touch LCD  (Gold) Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 5x f/2.5 Ultra Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom Lens and 3.5-Inch Touch LCD (Gold) $499.00
Panasonic Lumix ZS20 14.1 MP High Sensitivity MOS Digital Camera with 20x Optical Zoom (Black) ZS 20- FREE 2 PACK FIBER CLOTH Panasonic Lumix ZS20 14.1 MP High Sensitivity MOS Digital Camera with 20x Optical Zoom (Black) ZS 20- FREE 2 PACK FIBER CLOTH $399.99
Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR 16 MP CMOS Sensor Digital Camera with 15x Optical Zoom (Red) Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR 16 MP CMOS Sensor Digital Camera with 15x Optical Zoom (Red) $349.99
Garmin Virb POV HD 1080p 30fps 16MP Wearable Camera with ANT+ & 1.4 Chroma LCD Screen 32GB + Lens Replacement Kit Garmin Virb POV HD 1080p 30fps 16MP Wearable Camera with ANT+ & 1.4 Chroma LCD Screen 32GB + Lens Replacement Kit $299.99
Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR 16 MP Digital Camera (Black) + Two NP-W126 Replacement Lithium Ion Batteries + External Rapid Charger + 16GB SDHC Class 10 Memory Card + SDHC Card USB Reader + 3 Piece Filter Kit + Carrying Case + Mini HDMI Cable + Full Size Tripod + Memory Card Wallet + Deluxe Starter Kit DavisMax Bundle Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR 16 MP Digital Camera (Black) + Two NP-W126 Replacement Lithium Ion Batteries + External Rapid Charger + 16GB SDHC Class 10 Memory Card + SDHC Card USB Reader + 3 Piece Filter Kit + Carrying Case + Mini HDMI Cable + Full Size Tripod + Memory Card Wallet + Deluxe Starter Kit DavisMax Bundle $299.99
CB-2LY Battery charger for Canon NB-6L NB-6LH Battery and Canon PowerShot D10, D20, S90, S95, S120, SD770 IS, SD980 IS, SD1200 IS, SD1300 IS, SD3500 IS, SD4000 IS, SX170 IS, SX240 HS, SX260 HS, SX270 HS, SX280 HS, SX500 IS, SX510 HS, ELPH 500 HS CB-2LY Battery charger for Canon NB-6L NB-6LH Battery and Canon PowerShot D10, D20, S90, S95, S120, SD770 IS, SD980 IS, SD1200 IS, SD1300 IS, SD3500 IS, SD4000 IS, SX170 IS, SX240 HS, SX260 HS, SX270 HS, SX280 HS, SX500 IS, SX510 HS, ELPH 500 HS $459.99
2-Pack Canon NB-3L High-Capacity Replacement Batteries with Rapid Travel Charger for Canon PowerShot SD10, SD20, SD100, SD110, SD500, SD550 Digital Cameras - UltraPro BONUS INCLUDED: Camera Cleaning Kit, Camera Screen Protector, Mini Travel Tripod 2-Pack Canon NB-3L High-Capacity Replacement Batteries with Rapid Travel Charger for Canon PowerShot SD10, SD20, SD100, SD110, SD500, SD550 Digital Cameras - UltraPro BONUS INCLUDED: Camera Cleaning Kit, Camera Screen Protector, Mini Travel Tripod $69.99