Canon has today unveiled its first waterproof digital camera in the shape of the 12.1-million-pixel PowerShot D10, due to land in UK stores at the end of April.

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Canon has today unveiled its first waterproof digital camera in the shape of the 12.1-million-pixel PowerShot D10, due to land in UK stores at the end of April.

‘From surfing to snorkelling, skiing to mountaineering, the PowerShot D10 is designed to accompany users on every adventure,’ said a UK spokesman.

Canon claims that the camera, priced £379, is waterproof down to 10m and able to withstand a drop from a height of 1.22m.

The D10’s lens is designed to deliver the 35mm viewing angle equivalent of a 35-105mm lens.

Features include Scene Detection, and Motion Detection Technology, the latter designed to detect camera and subject movement and adjust settings accordingly.

The D10 sports a 2.5in LCD screen and a Digic 4 image processor.

Canon PowerShot D10 camera Full UK specification

PowerShot D10 specification, as supplied by Canon UK

DIGITAL CAMERA PowerShot D10

IMAGE SENSOR

Type 1/2.3? CCD

Effective Pixels Approx.12.1M

Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology

LENS

Focal Length 6.2 ? 18.6 mm (35mm equivalent: 35 ? 105mm)

Zoom Optical 3x. Digital approx. 4x [2] (with Digital Tele-

Converter approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom

[1])[2]. Combined approx. 12x

Maximum f/number f/2.8 ? f/4.9

Construction 6 elements in 5 groups (1 double sided aspherical

UA element, 1 single sided UA element)

Image Stabilisation Yes (shift-type)

FOCUSING

Type TTL

AF System/ Points AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to

centre or Face Select and Track)

AF Modes Single, Continuous [10], Servo AF[10]

AF Point Selection Size (Normal, Small)

AF Lock On/Off Selectable

AF Assist Beam Yes

Manual Focus Yes

Closest Focusing Distance 3cm (W) from front of lens in macro

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering modes Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame),

Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)

AE Lock On/Off Selectable

Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments

ISO sensitivity [3] AUTO, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600

SHUTTER

Speed 1 – 1/1500 sec (factory default)

15 – 1/1500 sec (total range – varies by shooting

mode)

WHITE BALANCE

Type TTL

Settings Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight,

Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H,

Underwater, Custom

LCD MONITOR

Monitor 2.5? PureColor LCD II (TFT), approx. 230,000 dots

Coverage 100%

Brightness Adjustable to one of five levels

FLASH

Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off

Slow Sync Speed Yes

Red-Eye Reduction Yes

Flash Exposure Compensation Face Detection FE

Flash Exposure Lock Yes

Built-in Flash Range 30cm – 3.2m (W) / 2.0m (T)

External Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1

SHOOTING

Modes Auto*, P, Movie, Special Scene (Portrait,

Landscape, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor,

Sunset, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Beach,

Underwater, Aquarium, Foliage, Snow, ISO

3200[5], Color Accent, Color Swap, Stitch Assist).

*with Scene Detection Technology and Motion

Detection Technology

Photo Effects My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia,

Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone,

Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid

Red, Custom Color)

Drive modes Single, Continuous, Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer

Continuous Shooting Approx. 1.1 shots/sec.[6] (until memory card

becomes full)[7]

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size (L) 4000 x 3000, (M1) 3264 x 2448, (M2) 2592 x

1944, (M3) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 4000 x

2248. Resize in playback (M3, S, 320 x 240)

Compression Fine, Normal

Movies (L)640 x 480, 30fps, (M)320 x 240, 30fps

Movie Length Up to 4GB or 1 hour (L and M) [7]

FILE TYPES

Still Image Type JPEG compression, (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant)

/ Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print

Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant

Movies MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (monaural)]

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and

Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID

Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print

supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)

PictBridge Yes

OTHER FEATURES

Red-Eye Correction Yes, during shooting and playback

My Category Image tagging feature

Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes

Histogram Yes

Playback zoom Approx. 2x ? 10x

Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom or FaceSelf-Timer

Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish,

Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified

Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian,

Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech,

Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian,

Romanian, Farsi

INTERFACE

Computer Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector

(Mini-B compatible)

Other A/V output, dedicated connector (PAL/NTSC)

MEMORY CARD

Type SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh Windows XP SP2-3 / Vista (including SP1)

Mac OS X v10.4 – 10.5

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser

Other PhotoStitch

POWER SOURCE

Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6L (battery and

charger supplied)

Battery life Approx. 220 shots [8]

Approx. 360 min. playback

A/C Power Supply Optional, AC adapter kit ACK-DC40

ACCESSORIES

Cases / Straps Soft Case SC-DC70,

Shoulder & Neck Strap Set STP-DC1

Carabiner Strap STP-DC2

(optional straps are not designed for use under

water)

Flash High Power Flash HF-DC1

Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40

Other Front Cover Set FC-DC1

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment -10 ? 40 °C, 10 ? 90% humidity

Waterproof to 10m (IEC/JIS IP Protection Rating

IPX8 equivalent)

Dustproof (IEC/JIS IP Protection Rating IPX6

equivalent)

Shockproof to 1.22m

Dimensions (WxHxD) 103.6 x 66.9 x 48.8mm

Weight (body only) Approx. 190g

All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.

Subject to change without notice.

[5] Recording pixels fixed at 1600 x 1200.

[3] Standard Output Sensitivity / Recommended Exposure Index. According to ISO 12232:2006 (20th April 2006)

which specifies the method for assigning and reporting ISO speed ratings for digital still cameras.

[2] Digital zoom available for still image and standard movie modes only. Optical zoom may not be available

during movie recording.

[1] Depending on the image size selected.

[10] Some settings limit availability

[8] Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where

indicated.

[7] Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.

[6] Under conditions where the flash does not fire.