- 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 2.5" Fixed Screen
- ISO 80 - 3200
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 640 x 480 video
- 35-105mm (F2.8-4.9) lens
- 190g - 104 x 67 x 49mm
- Introduced July 2009
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- Size Comparison
Canon D10 summary
Canon D10 is Canon's Small Sensor Compact digital camera originally revealed on July of 2009. The camera features a 12MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The D10 ranks at #186 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and overall #1122 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our list. Please use our Advanced camera filter to find camera ratings based on your customized criteria.
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Canon D10 history
The Canon D10 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Underneath, you can discover all older and latest models along with important specs.
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Canon D10 Gallery
You can view the D10 from different angles in the gallery here.
Canon D10 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of benefits and drawbacks of the Canon D10 based on aspects that are typically regarded as useful in a digital camera.
Canon D10 Sensor information
The measurement of the sensor in the Canon D10 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4000 x 3000 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter may cause cropping.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The CCD sensor boasts 12 megapixels and includes a standard ISO range of 80 - 3200. Sadly, RAW format is not saved so the user has less margin for error.
The picture below displays the D10's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The D10 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Canon D10 dimensions
Canon D10 weighs in at 0.42 pounds (190 grams or 6.70 ounces) and features outer dimensions of 104mm x 67mm x 49mm (4.1" x 2.6" x 1.9"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams so the Canon D10 is similar in comparison with other rivals.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
Listed below is a visual of the Canon D10 with a soft drink so you're able to have a sense of its size.
The top view here will illustrate the button arrangement on the D10.
Canon D10 Lens information
The D10 comes with a built in lens giving a focal range of 35-105mm giving it a 3.0 x zoom which is definitely not amazing nevertheless it would certainly be helpful in a few scenarios.
At it's widest 35mm, the lens offers an aperture of f2.8 and that's rather sluggish and not ideal in low light occasions and you might find it difficult to capture a shallow depth of field. You will probably also need to raise your ISO leading to noisy images. For the long end, 105mm comes at f4.9 which is fairly slow and you will have to go with slower shutter speeds.
Canon D10 Connectivity
The D10 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that incorporate NFC and / or Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to copy images and at times adjust settings without the hassle of connecting physically with the camera.
Many apps also stream a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external monitor. A lot of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack through the USB port.
Canon D10 Video information
The highest possible video quality in the Canon D10 is 640 x 480 and it can save in Motion JPEG file format. 480p is low by today's standards. You should aim for at least FUll HD quality for video. The body does not offer a mic and / or headphone socket so you get zero control over your sound. It is perhaps a better idea to look at a different camera should you require better sound in your videos.
Canon D10 Weather Sealing
Canon D10 comes with weather proofing making it a great selection to use during challenging climates. This is especially valuable when you are uncertain about the conditions you may face during outdoor photography.
Canon D10 Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon D10 features a 2.5" fixed display with a resolution of 230k dots.
Please note that the display screen offers no touch support.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The ViewFinder specs regarding Canon D10 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be rather beneficial during bright outdoor conditions which can easily make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to view.
Canon D10 Shutter information
Canon D10 continuous shooting speed is 1.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/5000 seconds.
Canon D10 Flash and Hot shoe information
Canon D10 includes just integrated flash without external flash support.
Canon D10 Autofocus information
Canon D10 includes only Contrast Based Auto Focus and lacks Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more snappier and exact compared to Contrast Based focusing. The camera features Face detection making it valuable for people photography.
The AF system features 9 focus points to select from. Canon D10 comes with manual focusing in case it is needed during low light or you need to have more accurate control on focusing.
Canon D10 Battery life
The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 offers the best (470) battery life within this type of cameras.
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Canon D10 for specific categories of photography
The following illustration provides a rundown of the Canon D10 for specific categories of photography. To find out more, check out the specific section below.
Canon D10 Portrait photography factors
The Canon D10 receives a rating of 32 which is lousy, and means the camera is not acceptable for portrait photos. Photographing portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor dimension, RAW support & flexibility to work with off-camera flash.
Canon D10 Street photography advice
With a average points total of 60, the Canon D10 is reasonably acceptable for street photography. A decent street photography camera offers a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Canon D10 Sports photography information
A lousy sports photography score of 31 means the Canon D10 is not acceptable for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs to have fantastic focusing and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon D10 as a Travel photography camera
Portability is extremely important in picking a camera for travel. In general, the Canon D10 gets a moderate 54 for a travelling camera which makes it relatively suitable to buy for your travels.
Landscape photography with Canon D10
If you are looking to pick a digital camera for landscape photos, the most vital factor is going to be image quality. The Canon D10 with it's lousy rating of 35 for a landscape camera is not acceptable in the current marketplace.
Canon D10 Vlogging details
A camera for vlogging really should posses a articulating screen, microphone input and ideally IBIS. Considering all things, the Canon D10 is not acceptable as a vlog camera as it delivers a lousy score of 27.
Canon D10 Alternatives
If you are searching for replacements to the D10, below is a selection of the highest placed cameras that fall within the class of Small Sensor Compact.
The diagram followed below will give you a summary of the D10 vs it's top ranking competitors shown earlier.
Following are additional cameras you may look into as alternative options. To read through a comprehensive comparison, visit the "compare" link.