Afternoon ladies and gentlemen, how have we been?
Today we’re putting the ruggedized Canon Powershot D10 through it’s paces. It claims to be shock-proof, water-proof and freeze proof, so we had at it. We took it out with us on the town one evening, and in dark light the camera takes amazing photos. The fact that you don’t have to worry about it’s well-being constantly is a huge plus. It’s tough to fit in a pocket, but that’s a small exchange for solid reliability.
We froze it, we drowned it, we kicked it. It liked it.
This camera is obviously designed for the outdoors. The buttons are large and spaced well. There are no touch screens here, and even the removable lanyard is solid. It shoots photos at 12.1MP and 720P video, both of which look great. It has a couple of downfalls with well lit interior shots, however. They seem to overexpose a little bit. You’ll obviously want to keep your other cameras around, but for adventures and vacations, this one is the way to go.
Here’s the specs:
- Waterproof / Cold resistant / Shockproof
- Optical image stabilization
- Face detection technology with self timer / Blink detection
- Maximum pixels: 12.1 megapixels / 1/2.3″ CCD image sensor
- Memory: Support for SD/SDHC, MultiMediaCard (MMC), MMC Plus, and HC MMC Plus memory cards
- Zoom power: 3x optical / 4x digital / 12x combined
- Shooting modes: Auto, P, Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, Indoor, Kits & Pets, Night Snapshot
- Flash modes: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off, FE lock, Slow Synchro
- Movie mode: Standard definition 640×480 (30fps) and 320×240 (30fps) / H.264 format
- Manual custom: Manual shutter speed
- Viewscreen: 2.5″ TFT color LCD / PureColor LCD II / 230,000 pixels
- Digital interface: 1 USB 2.0 (mini-B jack) / Memory card slot / PictBridge compatible interface