PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras
Exceptional zoom. Total control.
The PowerShot SX10 IS features a 20x wide-angle zoom with optical Image Stabilizer, for great telephoto performance. DIGIC 4 ensures fast, high-quality imaging, while full manual mode offers creative control.
The powerful 20x wide-angle (28mm, f/2.8) optical zoom provides outstanding telephoto reach and composition flexibility. With Ultrasonic Motor (USM) and Voice Coil Motor (VCM), zooming is fast, accurate and near-silent, while Canon’s renowned optical Image Stabilizer technology counteracts camera shake.
A 10.0 Megapixel sensor captures minute detail for superb large-scale prints or extending creative cropping options.
Incorporating the latest in image processing technology, DIGIC 4 delivers extraordinary noise reduction. The result is richly detailed, cleaner images, even when shooting at high ISO speeds. DIGIC 4 also drives exceptional processing speeds and responsive operation.
Great people shots – and movies – are made easy with the latest Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB technology, which even detects distant or partially-visible faces. Face Select & Track optimises settings for a chosen person, while FaceSelf-Timer waits for you to enter the frame for great self-portraits or group shots.
The PowerShot SX10 IS combats potential blur with High ISO Auto and Motion Detection Technology, which ascertains movement of both camera and subject to set the optimum ISO, whatever the shooting situation. Servo AF tracks moving subjects to ensure they remain in focus.
Alongside a range of modes to make shooting tricky situations easier, the PowerShot SX10 IS also offers full manual mode to give you complete creative control.
The 2.5" high-resolution vari-angle LCD makes framing and playback equally easy. Night Display mode enhances screen visibility in low light.
An easy-to-use Multi Control Dial provides fast, convenient and accurate access to menu items, functions and images. Customise the menu system with My Menu for rapid access to the functions you use most.
Working in both shooting and playback, i-Contrast boosts brightness in dark areas. The result is improved contrast with detail retained in tricky lighting conditions.
Create long, high quality 30fps VGA movie clips with CD quality stereo sound. Accurate auto focus and exposure is maintained even with moving subjects.
For extended shooting options and better light coverage, the PowerShot SX10 IS is compatible with Canon’s EX Speedlite flash range.
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|Type||DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology|
|Focal Length||5.0 - 100.0 mm (35mm equivalent: 28-560mm)|
|Zoom||Optical 20x. Digital approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.4x or 2.3x and Safety Zoom ¹) ². Combined approx. 80x|
|Construction||13 elements in 11 groups (1 UD and 1 single-sided aspherical element)|
|Image Stabilisation||Yes (shift-type)|
|Ultrasonic Motor (USM)||Yes, zoom|
|AF System/ Points||Face Detection, 1-point AF (Any position is available, fixed to centre or Face Select and Track)|
|AF Modes||Single, Continuous, Servo AF¹|
|AF Point Selection||Manual selection using FlexiZone AF/AE, Size (Normal, Small)|
|AF Lock||On/Off Selectable|
|AF Assist Beam||Yes|
|Closest Focusing Distance||0cm (W) from front of lens in Super Macro|
|Metering modes||Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF or FlexiZone AF frame)|
|Exposure Compensation||+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. |
i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
|AEB||1/3 - 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments|
|ISO sensitivity*||AUTO, High ISO Auto (incorporating Motion Detection Technology), 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600|
|Speed||1/8 - 1/3200 sec (factory default) |
15 - 1/3200 sec (total range - varies by shooting mode)
|Settings||Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom|
|Viewfinder||EVF (0.44" type), approx. 235,000 dots|
|Monitor||Vari-angle 2.5” TFT, approx. 230,000 dots|
|Brightness||Adjustable to one of two levels|
|Modes||Auto, Manual Flash On / Off|
|Slow Sync Speed||Yes|
|Flash Exposure Compensation||+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE. Safety FE.|
|Flash Exposure Lock||Yes|
|Manual Power Adjustment||3 levels with internal flash (up to 19 levels with external EX Speedlites 220EX and 430EX II. 22 levels with 580EX II ¹)|
|Second Curtain Synchronisation||Yes|
|Built-in Flash Range||50cm-5.2m (W) / 1.0m-2.8m (T)|
|External Flash||E-TTL with EX series Speedlites ¹, Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1|
|Modes||Auto, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom, Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, Sports, Stitch Assist, Movie, Special Scene (Indoor, Night Scene, Sunset, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, ISO 3200¹, Color Accent, Color Swap), Super Macro|
|Photo Effects||My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)|
|Drive modes||Single, Continuous, Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer|
|Continuous Shooting||Approx. 1.4 shots/sec.¹, AF: Approx. 0.7 shots/sec.¹, LV: Approx. 0.8 shots/sec.¹ (until memory card becomes full) ²|
|Image Size||(L) 3648 x 2736, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 2272 x 1704, (M3) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 3648 x 2048. |
Resize in playback (M3, S, 320 x 240)
|Compression||Superfine, Fine, Normal|
|Movies||640 x 480, 30fps |
320 x 240, 30fps
|Movie Length||Up to 4GB or 1 hour ¹|
|Still Image Type||JPEG compression, (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant|
|Movies||MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (stereo)]|
|Sound Files||WAVE (stereo)|
|Canon Printers||Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)|
|Red-Eye Correction||Yes, during shooting and playback|
|My Camera / My Menu||Start-up image and camera sounds customisation. Menu customisation.|
|My Category||Image tagging feature|
|Sound Memo||Up to 60 sec per image|
|Intelligent Orientation Sensor||Yes|
|Histogram||Yes, live histogram|
|Playback Zoom||Approx. 2x – 10x|
|Self Timer||Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom or FaceSelf-Timer|
|Menu Languages||English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi|
|Computer||Hi-Speed USB (Mini-B, MTP, PTP)|
|Other||A/V output (PAL/NTSC)|
|Type||SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus.|
|PC & Macintosh||Windows XP SP2 / Vista (including SP1) |
Mac OS X v10.4 - 10.5
|Browsing & Printing||ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser|
|Batteries||4x Size-AA Alkaline or NiMH Batteries(NB4-300) (Alkalines supplied)|
|Battery life||Approx. 340 shots (with supplied batteries)¹ |
Approx. 600 shots (with optional Canon NB4-300 batteries)¹
Approx. 720 min. playback (with supplied batteries)¹
Approx. 840 min. playback (with Canon NB4-300 batteries)¹
|A/C Power Supply||Optional, Power adapter CA-PS700|
|Case||Soft Case DCC-800|
|Flash||Canon Speedlites (220EX, 430EX II, 580EX, 580EX II (4)), Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3 |
High Power Flash HF-DC1
|Power Supply & Battery Chargers||Compact AC power adapter CA-PS700, Battery Charger Kit CBK4-300, Ni-MH Batteries NB4-300|
|Operating Environment||0 – 40 °C ¹, 10 – 90% humidity|
|Dimensions (WxHxD, excl. protrusions)||124.0 x 88.3 x 86.9 mm|
|Weight (body only)||Approx. 560g|
|Zoom||¹ Depending on the image size selected.
² Digital zoom available for still image and standard movie modes only. Optical zoom may not be available during movie recording.
|AF Modes||¹ Some settings limit availability|
|Manual Power Adjustment||¹ Not all functions of the flash are supported.|
|External Flash||¹ Not all functions of the flash are supported.|
|Continuous Shooting||¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity.
|Movie Length||¹ Depending on memory card speed / capacity.|
|Battery life||¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated.|
|Operating Environment||¹ 0 – 35 °C when NB-3AH is used|
|Modes||¹ Recording pixels fixed at 1600 x 1200.|