Canon PowerShot D10

The Good Excellent photo quality; comfortable to use in water or with gloves.

The Bad Poor design for an everyday camera, expensive for an occasional camera; kind of ugly; mixed performance.

The Bottom Line It might not look quite right, but the PowerShot D10 is a solid entry into rugged cameras for Canon.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 7.0
  • Image quality 8.0
7.2 Overall

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Review

Canon PowerShot D10

The PowerShot D10 comes across as one of the company's Digital Elphs in a fat suit--albeit a very protective one. Unfortunately, it's a suit you can't take off at the end of the day as you would with one of Canon's waterproof housings. But again, the extra layer keeps it safe from cold as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit, from drops of up to 4 feet, and from water down to depths of 33 feet. With the waterproofing comes dust protection, too. So, while the D10 is not the best design for an everyday pocket camera, it's the best for use in the sand, surf, and snow. Plus, the photo quality is pretty great.

The D10 out of water or off the slopes looks a bit clumsy. The rounded body is difficult to grip comfortably and certainly too big to fit in a pants pocket. With strap mounts on all corners and a tripod mount in the bottom, a finger was never far from falling in a hole. Fortunately, the design works well in water. Also, if you're willing to fork over $110, you can get an accessory kit with a neoprene case, a shoulder/neck strap, carabiner strap, and three faceplates to change the color from blue to orange, camouflage, or gray.

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Specs / Prices

  • Brand Canon
  • Features AF illuminator
  • Weight 190 g
  • Red Eye Reduction Yes
  • Sensor Resolution 12.1 Megapixel
  • Optical Zoom 3 x
  • Lens Aperture f/2.8-4.9
  • Focus Adjustment automatic
  • Min Focus Distance 30 cm
  • Digital Zoom 4 x
  • Optical Sensor Size 1/2.3"
  • Optical Sensor Type CCD
  • Image Stabiliser optical
  • Shooting Modes frame movie mode
  • Sensor Resolution 12.1 pixels
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