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.
Full UK specification
PowerShot D10 specification, as supplied by Canon UK
DIGITAL CAMERA PowerShot D10
Type 1/2.3? CCD
Effective Pixels Approx.12.1M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour
Type DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology
Focal Length 6.2 ? 18.6 mm (35mm equivalent: 35 ? 105mm)
Zoom Optical 3x. Digital approx. 4x  (with Digital Tele-
Converter approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom
). 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)
AF System/ Points AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to
centre or Face Select and Track)
AF Modes Single, Continuous , Servo AF
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
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  AUTO, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Speed 1 – 1/1500 sec (factory default)
15 – 1/1500 sec (total range – varies by shooting
Settings Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight,
Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H,
Monitor 2.5? PureColor LCD II (TFT), approx. 230,000 dots
Brightness Adjustable to one of five levels
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
Modes Auto*, P, Movie, Special Scene (Portrait,
Landscape, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor,
Sunset, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Beach,
Underwater, Aquarium, Foliage, Snow, ISO
3200, Color Accent, Color Swap, Stitch Assist).
*with Scene Detection Technology and Motion
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. (until memory card
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) 
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)]
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)
Red-Eye Correction Yes, during shooting and playback
My Category Image tagging feature
Intelligent Orientation Sensor 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,
Computer Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector
Other A/V output, dedicated connector (PAL/NTSC)
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
Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6L (battery and
Battery life Approx. 220 shots 
Approx. 360 min. playback
A/C Power Supply Optional, AC adapter kit ACK-DC40
Cases / Straps Soft Case SC-DC70,
Shoulder & Neck Strap Set STP-DC1
Carabiner Strap STP-DC2
(optional straps are not designed for use under
Flash High Power Flash HF-DC1
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40
Other Front Cover Set FC-DC1
Operating Environment -10 ? 40 °C, 10 ? 90% humidity
Waterproof to 10m (IEC/JIS IP Protection Rating
Dustproof (IEC/JIS IP Protection Rating IPX6
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.
 Recording pixels fixed at 1600 x 1200.
 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.
 Digital zoom available for still image and standard movie modes only. Optical zoom may not be available
during movie recording.
 Depending on the image size selected.
 Some settings limit availability
 Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where
 Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
 Under conditions where the flash does not fire.