Canon PowerShot SX10 IS review

Review Date : Thu, 19 Feb 2009

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Canon PowerShot SX10 Front
Canon PowerShot SX10 Front Canon Powershot SX10 Back

One of two cameras replacing the S5 IS, the SX10 IS offers 10.0 megapixels and 20x stabilised zoom

Pros: Performance, build quality, features, image quality
Cons: Price, viewfinder, no Raw mode

For the past five years the Canon S-series of image-stabilised superzoom bridge cameras has been the benchmark by which other cameras of this type have been judged. They have combined powerful high quality lenses and powerful sensors with impressive features including video recording with stereo audio, articulated monitor screens and SLR-like handling.

Verdict

The Canon PowerShot SX10 IS is a supremely versatile camera that offers a wealth of useful features. Although its complex controls may be a bit of a handful for inexperienced users, keen photographers will appreciate its creative options, fast performance and superior image quality, and its excellent video capabilities are also very useful. However the lack of Raw mode, less-than-brilliant EVF and hefty price tag will put some people off.


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Price as reviewed

£280.00

Scores

Scores
Design 17/20
Image Quality 18/20
Performance 19/20
Value 15/20
Features 18/20
Overall Score 87%