this isn't the newest Canon camera, it is by our opinion one of
the best from the S series Canon made. These are S10, S20 and new
While S20 has 3.34 Mega pixels it has also more noise (because the
diodes on CCD are smaller ?)
This is not a review of the camera. We just want to show the basic
functions and overal look.
S10 has 2.11 Mega pixel CCD. The camera has solid metalic feel.
Unlike many other cameras where the plasts were used, the whole
Canon case is made from Aluminium / Magnesium alloy. This makes
the camera very tough which is also very important.
self protective lens is 6.3 - 12.6mm, F/2.8 to F/4.0, 2x zoom lens
(equivalent to a 35 - 70mm lens on a 35mm camera). The 2x Zoom is
a little limited (would be nice to have 3x) but still fine.
The camera sizes are: 4.1 x 2.7 x 1.3 inches (105.4 x 69.4 x 33.8
mm) and weight 9.5 oz. (270g) .
majority of controls are on the back of camera. On the top there
is aditional LCD display and the Mode dial button.
macro function allows you to capture subjects from 12 - 46 cm (4.7
-18 inches) away.
The Self-Timer has 10 second delay after you press the shutter button.
In Manual and Image mode you can adjust Exposure Compensation (from
-2 to +2EV) and white balance.
The camera has 3 image sizes: 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960 and 800 x
600 and 3 compression settings: Superfine, Fine or Normal quality.
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uses a rechargeable, nickel-hydride NB-5H battery pack or a 2CR5
In the US the PowerShot S10 is sold in without the
NiMH battery and charger, however in Canada the S10 is sold
with all (as a kit)
lithium battery is used to backup the internal clock and calendar.
uses CompactFlash card and it has CF II compatible slot, so you
can use high capacity CF cards such as 340 MB IBM Microdrive.
the Speed dial on the top you select Auto mode (Where the default
settings are used), Manual Mode (where you can change and adjust
Image Size, Compression, Exposure Compensation, White Balance, Contrast,
Sharpness or Gain (ISO 100, 200, 400). Also you can change metering
from center weighted to spot. The Spot metering is great if you
want to take picture of object aginst bright background.
1280 x 960
800 x 600
CYGM type 1/2"
2x (35-70 mm)
Digital 2xOptical , 4xOptical
from 12 cm in Macro
F 2.8 - 4.0,
No manual control
1/1000 s - 2 s
No manual control (you can select Fast or Slow in Image mode)
Fill, Red Eye Red. Off, Slow Sync in Image mode
frames per second
or Serial PC/MAC
NiMh bateries between 50 and 80 images.