Canon Powershot SD10 Review
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Canon developed the proprietary DIGIC image processing technology specifically for use with its line of digital cameras. DIGIC combines the roles of image processing and camera function control into one chip and because it was designed for use in digital cameras, it is also capable of handling JPEG compression/expansion; memory card control; LCD/Video control and processing; gain control (control of CCD signal amplification); Auto Exposure; Auto Focus; Auto White Balance control and most other functions of a digital camera. The DIGIC Processor offers the added benefit of faster display and write-times for each image and low power consumption, saving valuable battery power.
Direct Printing significantly expands the appeal of the PowerShot Digital ELPH SD10 cameras by making it simple, quick and convenient to produce high-quality photos without the need for a personal computer. It works with Canon's Card Photo Printers, Bubble Jet Direct Photo Printers and all the new PictBridge compatible printers such as the i960 and the i900d.
The PowerShot Digital ELPH SD10 cameras feature a high-quality four-element 6.4mm (equivalent to 39mm in 35mm format) f /2.8 single focal length lens and a 5.7x digital zoom. The camera also features an easy to read 1.5-inch (diagonally measured) color LCD Monitor, and through the lens (TTL) 5-point AiAF autofocus. The camera's shutter speeds (mechanical and electronic) range from 15 to 1/1500 of a second and there are 6 white balance modes including Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent and Fluorescent H settings.
The Digital ELPH SD10 cameras offer Super Fine, Fine and Normal JPEG compression modes and features resolution settings of 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200, 1024 x 768 and 640 x 480 (VGA) for still images. The Digital ELPH SD10 cameras can also shoot movie clips with sound up to 3 minutes apiece at resolutions of 320 x 240 or 160 x 120. Sound memos up to 60 seconds can be recorded with the cameras' built-in microphone and attached to individual still images during playback The camera is supplied with an ultra-compact 32MB SD memory card and features video out and USB ports. Canon supplies a comprehensive software bundle with multiple features, but the SD10 can also be connected directly to Mac OS X and Windows XP computers for basic downloading without installing any software.
Dedicated accessories will include color-coordinated soft cases and an attractive All- Weather Housing that allows underwater photography at depths up to 9.8 feet. This accessory also comes in handy when using the SD10 to photograph outdoor activities such as snow or water skiing, white water rafting, etc.
Powershot SD10 Features
Carrying a suggested retail price of $449, the Canon PowerShot Digital ELPH SD10 cameras will be available in stores around mid-October.
The SD10 compared to a standard CD disc.
The Pentax Optio S4 and the ultra-compact Powershot SD10.
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Powershot SD10 Specifications
Package Contents (U.S./N. America)
- Powershot SD10 Digital Camera
- Wrist Strap WS-500
- Battery Charger CB-2LU/2LUE
- Battery Pack NB-3L
- SD Card SDC-32M
- Case for SD Card
- AV Cable AVC-DC100
- USB Interface Cable IFC-300PCU
- Digital Camera Solution Disk
- ArcSoft Camera Suite Disk
- User Guides
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