Canon PowerShot D10 Waterproof Camera Review by CameraLabs With Rating 84/1002009-10-13 05:35 | Source
Currently selling at $270 (went down from $294 about 1.5 months ago), the Canon PowerShot D10 is the first adventure cameras from Canon. The camera is waterproof up to 10 meters / 33-feet deep, freeze proof from -10 degree / 14 degrees Fahrenheit, shockproof up to 1.22 meters / 4 feet, and is fully protected from dust. It also features a 12 megapixel sensor, 3x zoom lens with Optical Image Stabilization, 2.5 inch LCD screen, and new Smart AUTO, Blink Detection and FaceSelf-Timer modes. CameraLabs posted a review of this camera and gave the camera a rating of 84 out of 100. The camera is consistently the top #1 of the best selling waterproof cameras. Here is the conclusion from the review:
"The most distinctive thing about the D10 and one of it's strengths, is its design and apearance. Slightly bigger than most compacts, with rounded edges, matt-metallic-style surfaces and an enclosed lens housing it not only looks the part but is easy to use in the water. The quality of the images produced by the D10 is up to Canon's usual standards, and there's no quality premium to pay for choosing an underwater camera in preference to a general purpose compact. The zoom range, however, is something that fails to match up, not only to what's generally available in this price range, but by comparison with other waterproof cameras like the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT1 / TS1 and the Olympus TOUGH 8000. The other disappointment is that the D10 doesn't offer an HD video recording mode If you can live with those two shortcomings in every other respect you won't be disapointed. The D10 is a joy to use both in and out of the water. It's fast ( ready to take pictures less than a second after the on/off button is pressed), responsive, and easy to use thanks to the clear design and layout of the physical controls and menus."
Canon Powershot D10 Sample Photos on Flickr
Canon Powershot D10 Camera Reviews Roundup
|Pocket-lint: "Overall performance for still shooting is very good, with nice bold colours leaping out. Beautifully rich greens are perhaps offset by a tendency to over-saturate reds, but these things are easily adjusted post-shoot and it doesn't mar the images overall. High-contrast scenes are handled rather well, with a small amount of purple fringing around edges and the occasional blow-out of light tones in bright conditi..." - Sep 29 2009 More »|
|ePhotoZine: "After the disappointing results of the landscape image and all the noise on it, I'm keen to see the noise test results. From a photographers point of view, it doesn't look too good with mild colour inavading at the lowest ISO80 setting. This doesn't really change much until ISO400 where it becomes much more aggressive. ISO800 gives a result similar to an ISO3200 on other compacts with a similar sized sensor and by I..." - Aug 06 2009 More »|
|PhotoReview Australia: "Pictures taken with the test camera looked natural under most types of lighting but they appeared a little soft when enlarged. Boosting the sharpness with the adjustment provided in the Custom mode in the My Colours sub-menu corrected this deficiency. Examples are reproduced below. Contrast and saturation levels were modest and no compression artefacts were visible in test shots. We found the same dynamic range..." - Jul 24 2009 More »|
|CNET: "To test how rugged the D10 was, we subjected it to rigorous tests which we normally wouldn't try on a normal point-and-shoot. We dropped the D10 repeatedly from waist level and kicked it around on both carpeted and concrete surfaces. There were only minor dings and scratches on the shooter but it was still functional. For the duration that we had the shooter, it was ferried around in our bags without a protective ca..." - Jul 04 2009 More »|
Canon Powershot D10 Camera Recent User Reviews
- May 13 2013 LOVE this camera, Nicole Koter
We bought this camera late last year after going through several underwater cameras that just didnt stay waterproof! After losing nearly 4 days of vacation pictures due to our old camera's seal breaking I looked into this one and havent (knock on wood) had any issues since! It is a bit bulky, but its because everything is enclosed in a case and has no moving parts that...
- May 10 2013 great waterproof and girlfriend proof camera., Adam H "mobile ham"
I was very happy with this camera. It has been beaten dropped and everything else and still works very well. Waterproofing held up and the pictures turn out great....
- Apr 30 2013 great camera, Andreas Bachelez "ABA"
overall, works great, resistant, I carry it when fishing so I can take underwater/wet shots of the fish. It takes very good pictures (NOT professional quality, but a good point and shoot that suits my not so techy needs). The only downside is its bulk - the "submarine" design is cool but not all that practical. A....
- Apr 24 2013 fine until it went underwater, Yarrow Nelson
This camera worked fine for one year until the very first time I used it underwater. It blitzed out the minute it was underwater - only about 1-2 feet deep. This happened the first day of our vacation, so we had no camera the rest of the trip. Bring a spare camera or buy a better underwater camera....