Canon SX10 IS summary
Canon SX10 IS is Canon's Small Sensor Superzoom camera first revealed on January of 2009. It houses a 10 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 3648 x 2736.
The SX10 IS is rated #209 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and over-all #886 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our database. You should try our Advanced camera search to get camera ratings based on your customized factors.
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Canon SX10 IS family
The Canon SX10 IS comes with a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can view all older and latest models as well as important features.
Canon SX10 IS Gallery
You can check the SX10 IS from different angles in the gallery underneath.
Canon SX10 IS Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of advantages and drawbacks of the Canon SX10 IS based on features that are generally considered useful in a camera.
Canon SX10 IS Sensor info
The sensor measurement on the Canon SX10 IS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 3648 x 2736 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter can easily produce cropping.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The CCD sensor boasts 10 megapixels and delivers a native ISO range of 80 to 1600. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not saved so the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The image below shows the SX10 IS's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The SX10 IS sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is highlighted in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Canon SX10 IS dimensions
Canon SX10 IS weighs around 1.32 pounds (600 grams / 21.16 oz) and the volume of the camera is 128mm x 88mm x 87mm (5.0" x 3.5" x 3.4"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 grams and the Canon SX10 IS is more heavy in comparison with its rivals.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
Listed below is a photo of the Canon SX10 IS alongside a soda so you can have a sense of its scale.
The top view directly below will highlight the button arrangement on the SX10 IS.
Canon SX10 IS Lens info
The SX10 IS comes with a built-in lens and it has a focal range of 28-560mm making it a 20.0 x zoom which is significant and does allow you to zoom right in.
At the widest 28mm, it offers an aperture of f2.8 which will be rather slow and not great in low light events and you will likely find it hard to capture good bokeh. You will likely also need to raise the ISO leading to noisy files. Towards the tele end, 560mm is fantastic zoom and comes with f5.7 which is very slow and you may need to go with slow shutter speeds.
Canon SX10 IS Connectivity
The SX10 IS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that incorporate NFC and Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to copy pictures and at times alter settings with no need to connect straight to the camera.
Certain applications even enable a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external screen. Most cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack with the USB socket.
Canon SX10 IS Video info
The max video resolution on the Canon SX10 IS is 640 x 480 and it can shoot in H.264 format. 480p is low by today's standards. You should really aim for at least FUll HD resolution for video. The camera does not have a mic and headphone socket so you get little control over your sound. It is perhaps best to take a look at another camera should you require better sound in your video clips.
Canon SX10 IS Weather Sealing
Canon SX10 IS does not include environment sealing so damp conditions can easily ruin the camera.
Canon SX10 IS Display and Viewfinder
The Canon SX10 IS is equipped with a 2.5 inch fully articulated display supporting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
It includes a selfie friendly display to shoot self portraits and group photos if needed. Please note that the display screen offers no touch support.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The View Finder details regarding Canon SX10 IS are as follows:
- ViewFinder Electronic
Viewfinders are very handy for bright outdoor situations which will make the camera display washed out and difficult to view.
Canon SX10 IS Shutter info
Canon SX10 IS is able to shoot continuously at 1.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/3200s.
Canon SX10 IS Flash and Hot shoe info
Canon SX10 IS includes both built-in flash and external flash support. The highest flash sync speed is 1/500s.
Canon SX10 IS Autofocus info
Canon SX10 IS includes just Contrast Based Auto Focus and lacks Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more faster & exact in comparison with Contrast Based focusing. The camera supports Face detect making it valuable for people photography.
The Sensor supports 9 focus points to pick from. Canon SX10 IS boasts manual focusing in case it is required for low light conditions or you require more exact focusing control.
Canon SX10 IS Battery life
The usual Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR offers the maximum (600) battery life for this category of cameras.
Following is a listing of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras which have the strongest battery life:
Canon SX10 IS for specific styles of photography
The following bar chart shows a summary of the Canon SX10 IS for specific styles of photography. To look at more, check out the specific section below.
Portrait photography with Canon SX10 IS
The Canon SX10 IS receives a rating of 40 which is bad, meaning that it is not really acceptable to use for portrait photography. Shooting portraits favors heavily to sensor dimension, support for RAW files along with the flexibility to use external flash.
Street photography with Canon SX10 IS
Having a decent rating of 49, the Canon SX10 IS is reasonably acceptable to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera provides a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Sports photography with Canon SX10 IS
A bad sports photography score of 33 suggests the Canon SX10 IS is not really acceptable for taking photos of sports. A camera must have excellent tracking plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon SX10 IS Travel photography details
Size is really critical when picking a travel camera. On the whole, the Canon SX10 IS gets a average 52 as a travel camera which is reasonably appropriate to buy for your journeys.
Landscape photography with Canon SX10 IS
For those who are planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most essential factor will no doubt be image quality. The Canon SX10 IS with it's bad score of 35 as a landscape camera is not really acceptable in the current marketplace.
Canon SX10 IS Vlogging factors
A vlogging camera should come with a articulating display screen, mic port and ideally IBIS. Considering every thing, the Canon SX10 IS is reasonably adequate as a vlog camera as it comes to a average score of 52.
Canon SX10 IS Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the SX10 IS, here is a range of the top placed cameras that fall under the family of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The diagram down below provides you an overview of the SX10 IS compared to it's highest ranking rivals mentioned above.
Here are a few more cameras you may look at as alternatives. To see a full comparison, just click on the "compare" link.