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Canon PowerShot D10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2172 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the performance and water proof. The value for money and image quality also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the sensor and viewfinder. Reviews are divided on the portability.

usability, image quality, value for money, water proof, performance

shutter, zoom, features, viewfinder, sensor

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot D10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Canon PowerShot D10


Curvy and colorful, the 12.1-megapixel PowerShot D10 ($329.99 list) is the first ruggedized point-and-shoot camera from Canon. With its durable build, it's a worthy companion for adventure photographers on water-, snow-, or sand-based excursions. But...

Fast performance. Top-notch image quality at most lens positions. LCD provides excellent contrast. Waterproof to 33 feet. Freeze-proof to 14 degrees Fahrenheit. Drop-proof up to 4 feet

Twice as thick as most competing rugged cameras. Protective window shields lens from water and damage, but not fingerprints. No HD-video capture

The PowerShot D10 is waterproof, freeze-proof, and shock-proof, and it pumps out great-looking images, but if you're looking for a slim camera, this isn't it.

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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...

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

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

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

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Canon PowerShot D10 review


For the longest while, your options were highly limited in the waterproof / rugged point-and-shoot arena. In fact, it was arguably better to just buy a standard P&S camera and a waterproof casing for said camera than to worry over any of the standalone...

Incredibly rugged ; Decent image quality ; 3x zoom on a waterproof camera

Bulky ; Lackluster video results ; Low-light performance is underwhelming


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Canon PowerShot D10 First Impressions Digital Camera Review


Canon's foray into the world of super-tough cameras has produced the PowerShot D10, a cute-looking $329.99 camera that shoots at 12 megapixels with a 3x zoom, can handle water pressure to 33 feet, temperatures down to 14°F, and the impact of a 4-foot...

Canon's entry into the world of the water, cold and shockproof, the CyberShot D10, distinguishes itself by being comparatively inexpensive ($329.95), rounded and brightly colored in design, and able to handle up to 33 feet of water. On the downside, it...

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Canon PowerShot D10


Underwater amateur photography is not the big money making genre that other camera classes are, so it is pleasing to see Canon taking the effort to provide a worthwhile purchase for consumers. This unit is great for holiday or amateur use, but anything...

12.1 megapixelWaterproof to 10m3x Optical ZoomOptical Image StabilizationPC & Mac Compatible

The Canon Powershot D10 is a first attempt to bring an underwater and...

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Canon PowerShot D10 Review


Canon PowerShot D10 reviewed by ConsumerSearch, which notes pros and cons, along with reviews and ratings for the Canon PowerShot D10 and comparisons to other Digital Cameras

Waterproof up to 33 feet; Weatherproof to 14 degrees Fahrenheit; Dustproof and shockproof; Large, easy-to-use buttons; Sharp image quality

Bulky size; Limited wide-angle lens; No manual settings; Image noise at higher ISO settings

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Canon Powershot D10


The PowerShot D10 is Canon's first foray into the waterproof camera market. Built around a 12.1 Megapixel sensor, 3x zoom and 2.5in LCD panel, the specifications are pedestrian for a modern compact, though the D10 looks anything but.

Great styling and survives depths of 10m ; Good image quality ; Fast and responsive ; Bright LCD

Limited zoom range ; No HD video ; Poor AF underwater ; A tad bulky

The Canon PowerShot D10 is an excellent all-round digital compact that is designed specifically for use in the water and other 'challenging' environments. With a 12.1 megapixel sensor, 3x digital zoom and 2.5in LCD it's specifications may not set your...

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Canon PowerShot D10 Review


The PowerShot D10 is Canon's first attempt at a waterproof compact, and straight away it looks different from the rest, with a chunky, bulbous design that certainly looks the part, but which may ha

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Canon PowerShot D10 Review


With the introduction of the snazzy little Canon PowerShot D10, Canon finally ventures into the one arena of the digital camera wars where they haven't gone before - underwater.

Excellent image quality ; Waterproof ; Rugged build

Short battery life ; Images soft in corners ; Slightly awkward shape

In addition to the ability to slip beneath the waves, the D10 can endure extended exposure to rain, mist, jungle-like humidity, and dusty desert venues. Not only is the D10 a super general-use camera, it is also a great outdoor adventure camera because...

Product Specifications

For those with a taste for adventure, there's a camera as bold as the active life you lead. It's the Canon PowerShot D10. Waterproof, freezeproof and shockproof; it's tough enough to take what you dish out. Plus it's got all the high performance features you expect from a Canon digital camera. You've got 12.1-megapixel of resolution plus all of Canon's powerful, state-of-the-art imaging technologies so you can capture your epic experiences in breathtaking color and awesome detail.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon NB-6L

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / MultiMediaCardplus / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Aquarium / Beach / Fireworks / Foliage / High sensitivity / Indoor / Kids & pets / Landscape / Night scene / Night snapshot / Portrait mode / Slow shutter / Snow / Stitch assist / Sunset / Underwater


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon PowerShot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.9
Max Focal Length:18.6mm
Min Focal Length:6.2mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens


Underwater Use: Yes

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):11 mm ( 1/2.3 ) / 11 mm ( 1/2.3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:12.1Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:H.264
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 3200 / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Color Accent / Color Swap / Darker Skin Tone / Lighter Skin Tone / Positive Film / Sepia / Vivid / Vivid Blue / Vivid Green / Vivid Red
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None