Canon Powershot S10 Review
The Canon S10 caused quite a stir when I broke the news back on the 14th of August, at that time I'd received brief specifications and an image of the camera from one of my industry insiders, we were both in two minds as to whether it was a product or just a company mockup, thus the news article title "Product or Prototype?".
Just a few weeks later a Canon Press Release confirmed the S10 as a real product. A 2.11 megapixel digital camera of the same size and design as previous Canon mini digital cameras (A5 Zoom, A50). Additionally the S10 case featured a more metallic look, stronger construction and a brushed metal lens housing.
The S10 is an interesting progression from the A50 and may be an indication of Canon's approach to digital cameras, leaning on their expertise in making compact cameras and lens systems they're now well placed to churn out sophisticated pocket powerhouses (we have yet to see a successor to the Pro 70 or indeed a Pro digital SLR to rival Nikons D1).
And the S10 could certainly fit under the "compact" label, not only is it small, light, strong and pixel-packed but its also feature rich, fast and flexible. Best of all? Image Quality is superb and the camera is responsive and well designed.
The S10 is positioned well as a Christmas 1999 stocking filler and Canon should sell bucket loads of S10's.
Canon PowerShot S10 2MP Digital Camera
w/ 2x Optical Zoom
Canon PowerShot S110 12MP Digital Camera
with 3-Inch LCD (Black)
Canon PowerShot S95 10 MP Digital Camera
with 3.8x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD
Canon PowerShot S120 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera
with 5x Optical Zoom and 1080p Full-HD Video Wi-Fi Enabled
Canon PowerShot S90 10MP Digital Camera
with 3.8x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-Inch LCD (OLD MODEL)
Canon PowerShot Pro Series S3 IS 6MP
with 12x Image Stabilized Zoom (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Canon Powershot SX10IS 10MP Digital Camera
with 20x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom
Canon PowerShot S120
+ 16GB Memory Card
Canon PowerShot SX120IS 10MP Digital Camera
with 10x Optical Images Stabilized Zoom and 3-inch LCD
Canon PowerShot S110 12.1 MP Digital Camera
with 3-Inch LCD (White) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Canon PowerShot Pro Series S5 IS 8.0MP Digital Camera
with 12x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (OLD MODEL)