Canon PowerShot SX10 IS review

Started Jan 18, 2009 | User reviews thread
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connie lentz
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Canon PowerShot SX10 IS review
Jan 18, 2009

Bought this camera for a trip to Costa Rica- mostly birding and nature photography, some scenic, some macro. Also shot some videos. Used it instead of my EOS Xti for almost everything except ultra-macro. Much easier to use than my previous SX 3 IS.
Especially like it's ability to spot focus on a small area- useful when shooting subjects (like birds in trees) with distracting surroundings.
Perhaps a little heavy.
Never bothered with the electronic viewfinder.
Scenics were great, even without a polarizer.
I like the removable lens cap. The attached ones get in my way.
Next trip, I may leave all my SLR lenses at home except a Canon 100mm macro lens.

Problems:

Manual focusing was not easy or convenient, as I shoot unpredictable wildlife and it was too slow. and cumbersome, but auto-focusing worked well most of the time. It would be nice to be able to fine tune the focus by twisting the barrel.

connie lentz's score
4.5
Average community score
4.4
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