By Jonathan Lawton
If you are looking for a compact digital camera that can perform in just about any environment, the Canon Powershot D10 is the perfect choice. The D10 is Canon’s first waterproof and shockproof camera. Its rugged exterior casing is fully weather-sealed making the D10 waterproof down to an impressive 33 feet, shockproof from a height of four feet and freeze proof down to14 degrees Fahrenheit.
Even though the D10 is specifically designed to be a tough, go-anywhere style camera, inside it still offers all the qualities people have come to expect from Cannon’s Powershot lineup. The D10 features a 12.1 megapixel CCD sensor to accurately capture the detail and color of your surroundings. The 3x optical zoom (35mm-105mm) is also features image stabilizing capabilites, allowing you to capture blur-free pictures, even in low light when it is typically difficult to hold the camera steady. The camera’s posterior is home to a remarkably bright 2.5 inch LCD screen. Whether you are underwater or even in direct sunlight, the vivid LCD makes it easy to compose and review your photos. If you’ve ever used a Canon Powershot before, you will feel very comfortable operating the D10, as the menu structure remains similar to other Powershot cameras. The D10’s control buttons are also rubberized, making it easier to operate in wet conditions.
The D10 is a great option if you need a camera that can capture a perfect photo in less than perfect conditions. The Canon D10 retails for $329 and ships with a lithium-ion battery pack, wall charger, AV and USB cable, wrist strap and a Canon Software Solution CD-ROM. ◊
Jonathan Lawton has been a photographer for more than 10 years and operates his own photography business (www.jonathanlawton.com). He’s also a salesman at Hunt’s Photo and Video in Melrose, Mass. If you have questions on any photo-related topics, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.