Canon PowerShot SX10 IS to replace S5

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  1. David Rasnake

    David Rasnake News/Review Writer News/Review Writer

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    The 10.0 megapixel Canon PowerShot SX10 IS is the latest ultrazoom camera to join Canon's PowerShot lineup.

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    Replacement to the manufacturer's long-running S5 IS, the SX10 IS consolidates Canon's PowerShot ultrazooms under the SX line, providing a full range of models to support the previously orphaned SX100 and SX110.

    The big upgrade here is zoom range, launching Canon back to the front of the long-zoom pack with a 20x lens covering an equivalent 28-560mm. Optical image stabilization should help make the long end of that range that much more usable.

    A 2.5 inch LCD with swing-and-swivel functionality makes it easier to get over-the-head or ground-level shots with the SX10. An electronic viewfinder provides additional shot composition options.

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    The SX10 also benefits from the key technological improvements afforded by DIGIC IV processing: better face detection that includes off-axis facial recognition, AF tracking, and improved speed generally. While it's not blazing fast, the SX10 advertises infinite continuous shooting speeds approach one frame per second at full resolution.

    In an attempt to appeal to shooters of all skill levels, the SX10 features 24 shooting modes - supplementing its auto exposure options with the standard P/A/S/M manual exposure control modes. A hot shoe is also provided, allowing shooters to utilize Canon flashguns for a wider range of shot illumination options.

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    As with the S5, power for the SX10 continues to come from a quartet of AA batteries, making the camera easy to find power for on the fly (when traveling, for instance) at the expense of some performance and overall battery life.

    The SX10 IS is scheduled for retail delivery in late October, with an initial MSRP of $399.99.

    CMOS-equipped SX1 also on the way
    Although it's not officially launching for the American market until a little later down the road, Canon's European and Asian arms also unveiled the nearly identical PowerShot SX1 IS this evening.

    The SX1 differs from the SX10 primarily in its use of a CMOS image sensor - the first time such an imager has been employed in a PowerShot model. In addition to providing still captures, in another unique step for Canon's PowerShot line, the 1/2.3 inch, 10 megapixel sensor is also designed to capture full HD video at 1920x1080/30 fps.

    We'll likely have to wait for an official US announcement to get detailed specs, availability, and pricing information for the SX1, but Canon's intentions as we understand them are to share most of the physical tech beyond the sensor between the two devices.

    Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Specifications:

    Sensor 10.0 megapixel (effective), 1/2.3" CCD
    Lens/Zoom 20x (28-520mm) zoom, f/2.8-5.7
    LCD/Viewfinder 2.5", 230K-dot TFT LCD with tilt and swivel; electronic viewfinder
    Sensitivity ISO 80-1600 (3200 at reduced resolution)
    Shutter Speed 15-1/3200
    Shooting Modes Auto, Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, Custom, Scene, Movie
    Scene Presets

    Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Sports, Indoor, Night Scene, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Color Accent, Color Swap, Long Shutter, Aquarium

    White Balance Settings Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom
    Metering Modes Evaluative, Center-Weighted, Spot
    Focus Modes Face Detection, Nine-Point AF, One-Point AF
    Drive Modes Single, Continuous, Self Timer
    Flash Modes Auto, Forced On, Forced Off, Slow Sync, Red-Eye Reduction
    Self Timer Settings
    10 seconds, 2 seconds, Off
    Memory Formats SD, SDHC
    Internal Memory
    None
    File Formats JPEG, MOV
    Max. Image Size 3648x2736
    Max. Video Size
    640x480, 30 fps
    Zoom During Video Not Specified
    Battery Rechargeable lithium-ion
    Connections USB 2.0, AV output
    Additional Features DIGIC IV processor, wide-angle lens, optical image stabilization
     
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  2. leaftye

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    It looks like a change, and it's in the right direction....and I'm glad they didn't shoot for a gazillion megapixels with this camera. It still looks like an enthusiast camera for amateurs that don't want to be restricted by batteries, flash range or anything between 0 cm to full telephoto.
     
  3. Andy Stanton

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    The SX10 sounds very good. I'm particularly interested in the quality of the lens. It's tough to make such a wide-ranging lens without significant distortion problems. Panasonic's new ultrazoom, the FZ28, is excellent in this regard and I'm curious to see if Canon can do as well.
     
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    This looks like a nice camera. My S5 is beginning to look old.
     
  5. scottnj1966

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    I'm trying to get some facts about this camera.
    I have seen articles about the camera which shows different info.


    Lithium pack and not AA. That cannot be true. I have seen pictures.
    You need to update your article.

    Also will this new camera have the avi video format.
    I am reading in many places it will be mov files.
     
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