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Canon PowerShot SX10 IS | Digital Camera Review | Camera
As mentioned earlier, the Canon SX10 IS is quite similar to its predecessor. The Megazoom cameras all look very much alike, and there is no secret about that. All of them are equipped with a large format optical zoom lens, which of course cannot be hidden inside the housing that easily. In addition, the handgrip offers sufficient grip and the back of the camera serves as the control center. It’s the small details in its appearance that make the difference for the Canon PowerShot SX10 IS.
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Canon PowerShot SX10 IS with 20x zoom lens
The front of the camera is covered with the huge 20x zoom lens with integrated optical image stabilizer. The AF assist light has disappeared, other than that, there is a striking resemblance to the S5 IS. The interfaces are also placed inside the handgrip and are covered with a lid that is hard to open without long nails. The card slot can now also be opened from the side, instead of being positioned inside the battery compartment (4x AA) at the bottom of the handgrip. The Canon PowerShot SX10 IS naturally supports the SD and SDHC format with which a potential storage capacity of 32GB becomes available.

Canon SX10 IS equipped with 2,5" LCD
The back is mainly covered by the 2.5 inch monitor, which had an increase of resolution up to 230,000 pixels. This is rather scarce, and we’d prefer a 2.7 or even 3 inch sized monitor here. The vari-angle monitor is extremely handy and adds to the user’s ease in practice.

Canon SX10IS
Above the monitor, the electronic viewfinder is positioned as an additional option. It probably depends on personal preference, but I can imagine the 2.5 inch monitor will be favored. The multi-functional button gives a familiar feeling whilst navigating and offers direct access to many important settings such as image quality, ISO, white balance, file format, light metering etcetera. The remaining buttons speak for themselves and offer access to the menu of the camera, among other things.

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Megazoom camera
The Canon SX10 IS megazoom camera is neatly finished and thanks to the obvious handgrip, the camera lies pleasantly in one’s hand. It’s not a camera you take with you nonchalantly in your inner pocket. Due to its weight, a strap or bag would be a better solution for transport. And if you go to the trouble of using an external Speedlight flash unit in combination with the Canon PowerShot SX10 IS, you will need a DSLR sized bag. By the way, the hot shoe is there for a reason!

Canon SX10 IS
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