Canon D10
Follow Waterproof Depth: 33 ft
Shock Proof: 4 ft
Freeze Proof: Yes
Resolution: 12.1MP
Zoom: 3 x
Focal length: 35-105mm

Canon D10

Site Score
4.5
Good: Excellent photo quality
Bad: VGA video, bulky casing, not wideangle lens
Retail
$300

D10 is like a young, hip surfer.

While most point and shoot digital cameras break under water, this Canon thrives in one. If you’re looking for a compact camera mainly to use for your snorkeling or diving adventure, we wholly recommend the D10.

The Good
  1. Waterproof to 33 ft. Perfect for snorkeling or deeper underwater adventure.
  2. Good pictures. You can still shoot good pictures on your kayak because the stabilizer works well.
  3. Fast. As fast as non-waterproof cameras.
  4. Tough strap.
The Bad
  1. Bulky. Won’t fit into your pocket.
  2. The lens is not wideangle.
  3. Movies are not in HD. The quality is okay – not great.
The Verdict: How Good Is This Camera ?
We ReviewWe FoundRating
Picture QualityRealistic, sharp pictures not only for your families to see but for you to print and hang on your wall. And coupled with it's mechanical image stabilization, autofocus and face detection functions, it's easy to take crisp pictures. But the 3x zoom lens is not a wideangle. A
Video QualityUnfortunately you can't zoom while shooting and it's not in High Definition video. But the 30fps VGA video quality is acceptable above and below water.B
Ease of UseThe bright 2.5 inch LCD and large buttons make it easy to take pictures under water.

The text in the user friendly menu is also large enough to see if the water is not murky.

Unlike it's rivals, you can move your strap to any four corners of the camera so that you can shoot your pictures without it getting in your way. But like most waterproof digital cameras, there is no viewfinder to compose picture the old-fashioned way on land.
A
Battery LifeA single charge will lasts for about 220 shots - which is around 4 to 5 hours of continuous shootings with a few minutes of video.

And because it uses a rechargeable Lithium-ion instead of AAA batteries, get a backup if you're going into places where it's hard to find electricity sources or camera shops.
B+
Built QualityMay look like a garish toy, but with 8 screws holding the two shells together, this oversize shock resistant camera looks tough.

At 160g, it feels solid and the potato design makes it easy to grip during your water adventure or heavy rain.
B+
SpeedIt's about as fast as your average digital camera. Boots around 1 second, takes less than half a second to focus and no more than 2 seconds for processing each shots.A
ToughnessCan handle a bump or two or accidental drop from table height. But it is not built to handle pressure like the Olympus Tough cameras.
The uncovered lens and LCD appear to resist scratches.
B
Number of FunctionsOver 15 preset shooting modes - from underwater and aquarium to sunset. Simple edition like cropping and resizing pictures can be done in the camera.B+
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Canon D10, 9.0 out of 10 based on 1 rating

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Canon D10 Scuba Dive Vid

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Canon D10 Sample Pictures

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Canon D10 Spec

Toughness

Water Proof Depth: 33feet

Shock Proof: 4feet 

Freeze Proof: -10degrees Celcius 

Picture Taking Ability
Resolution: 12.1MegaPixel 

Zoom: 3x 

Focal length: 35-105mm 

LCD Size: 2.5inch (with grid overlay) 

Picture Taking Assistance

Image Stabilizer: yesMechanical

Face Detection:
yes9 Faces

Scene Modes:
yes18 Options

Viewfinder:
no

Video Taking Ability

Type: VGA

Zoom:
noonly digital zoom

Max Shooting Duration

Photos: 220photos per charge

Video: 1hour per clip

Memory & Battery

Memory Type:
SD/SDHC, MMC

Battery Type:
Lithium-ion 1000mAh 

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Canon D10 Tips

To get the most out of this camera:
  1. Move the strap to D10′s left corner. This helps you shoot without your strap dangling near the shutter button.
  2. Turn off the fading transition between pictures to review your pictures faster.
  3. Turn off the digital zoom function for sharper pictures. You can find the option at the Function Menu.
  4. Set the Print Button to shoot videos if you always use D10 for creating short films. At the at the Function Menu’s “Set Print Button”, select rec. This way you can shoot videos in an instant.
We suggest you :
  1. Install Quicktime if you don’t have one in your PC. The movies are in .mov format.
  2. Check for water droplets or fingerprints on your uncovered lens. The LCD will not show you any of them. Shake or wipe them off so that your won’t end up with blurred vacation photos.
  3. Get a floating strap if you plan to take it to the sea.
Buy, if you:
  • Need an idiot-proof compact camera that produces pictures good enough to frame.
  • Mainly use it snorkeling or diving.
  • Take pictures in unsteady conditions (e.g while in a kayak). The optical stabilizer will keep your pictures sharp.
  • Take many action shots.
Do not buy, if you:
  • Always shoot videos. Get the Panasonic TS1 instead. Its HD video is better and is designed to consume less space in your memory card.
  • Need one with wide-angle lens.
  • Wants one that fits in your pocket and looks like a normal point and shoot.
  • Usually take close up (micro pictures).
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