Canon announced 10 megapixel successors to its PowerShot S5IS ‘super zoom’ compact digital camera – PowerShot SX10 IS and PowerShot SX1 IS

September 20, 2008

Canon has revealed details of their newest addition to the SX series of digital cameras- the Powershot SX10. The camera is featured packed and includes Canon’s new Digic-4 image processor, an optical image stabilizer, face detection technology and a wide angle 20x optical zoom lens.

The camera shoots at a resolution of 10 MP and has a 2.5 inch LCD screen. The camera allows users to capture VGA movies up to one hour. The company claims that the noise in videos is reduced through the utilization of a Voice Coil Motor which also increases focus speed. The SX10 also gives 24 shooting modes which can be accessed through an SLR type dial.

The camera which is supposed to hit stores in late October for about $399 (Rs. 18,800 approximately) is powered by 4 AA batteries.

PowerShot SX10 IS Specifications

  • 10.0 effective Megapixel CCD
  • F2.8-5.7, 20X optical zoom lens, equivalent to 28 – 560 mm
    • Lens uses new “voice coil motor” for increased AF speed and less motor noise
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Digic 4 image processor
  • Flip-out, rotating 2.5″ LCD display with 230,000 pixels + electronic viewfinder
  • Full manual controls + numerous scene modes
  • New Servo AF mode (also found on the G10) for tracking a moving subject
  • Same Intelligent Contrast Control and Face Detection features as the G10
  • Records movies at 640 x 480 (30 fps) with stereo sound recording using H.264 codec
    • Zoom lens can be used while recording
  • SD/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus card slot
  • Uses four AA batteries; 600 shots per charge with NiMH cells

One Response to “Canon announced 10 megapixel successors to its PowerShot S5IS ‘super zoom’ compact digital camera – PowerShot SX10 IS and PowerShot SX1 IS”


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