Canon PowerShot D10 First Impressions Digital Camera Review

Product Tour

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While the PowerShot D10 is built to take a beating, rather than going the rugged and bolted look that other manufacturers have decided on, Canon have opted for a rounder, more friendly looking device, which looks a bit like something crafted by Fisher-Price. The camera is rated to depths of 33 feet, can handle a four-foot vertical drop, and temperatures down to 14°F.

The round, and rather cute, form factor


On the front of the D10, you can see several of the more interesting features of the camera. The fixed lens and positively mammoth flash both spring out immediately. The blue face plate can be taken off with an Allen key, and swapped for optional extra plates, including a camouflage one. In each corner of the camera lies a bayonet mount, where you can slot in various tethers. Having a slot in every corner means you can run a neck-strap in any configuration that's easy for you. 

The blue faceplate can be swapped for orange or camouflage


For this camera, Canon has completely eschewed dials, sliders or switches, instead relying entirely on buttons. This means that selecting modes is done via a button (above the screen in this case), and there are zoom-in and zoom-out buttons on the top right. One assumes dials and switches might allow water to get into the delicate workings of the machine.

There are no dials or switches


On the side view, you can get better look at the strap receptacles on each corner of the camera. You can also see the port cover on the right side, which protects fragile electronics from the vagaries of the elements.

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*On the corner are the screws for adding various accessories



The top of camera has only two buttons, a small one for power, and a large for shutter control.

Power on the left, shutter on the right


Underneath the camera is the tripod mount, and the substantial cover for battery and memory card (neither of which should be changed while submerged. If you run out of space on your SD card while snorkeling, that's tough).

The battery and memory slots are well protected

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  1. Product Tour
  2. Hardware
  3. Design & Layout
  4. Modes
  5. Controls
  6. Conclusion
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