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Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

10-megapixel digital camera with 20X optical zoom

Item # 280SX10IS

Capture natural-looking candid photos with the 10-megapixel Canon PowerShot SX10 IS.

Capture natural-looking candid photos with the 10-megapixel Canon PowerShot SX10 IS.

Discontinued item

Item # 280SX10IS

About the Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

Capture natural-looking candid photos with the 10-megapixel Canon PowerShot SX10 IS. Incredible 20X optical zoom gets you close to the action, while an image stabilizer helps keep your shots steady. You can snap detailed closeups of wildlife or architectural wonders, even from far off in the distance. This camera also features a wide-angle lens for shooting sprawling buildings or large crowds. And Canon's latest DIGIC 4 image processor provides high-speed, quiet lens movement, so you never have to miss a great photo opportunity.

Capture natural-looking candid photos with the 10-megapixel Canon PowerShot SX10 IS. Incredible 20X optical zoom gets you close to the action, while an image stabilizer helps keep your shots steady. You can snap detailed closeups of wildlife or architectural wonders, even from far off in the distance. This camera also features a wide-angle lens for shooting sprawling buildings or large crowds. And Canon's latest DIGIC 4 image processor provides high-speed, quiet lens movement, so you never have to miss a great photo opportunity.

Compose and share photos on the fold-out, rotating LCD screen, or set them up using the electronic viewfinder. Face detection helps you take true-to-life portraits and group photos. The camera focuses on the faces in your frame and adjusts exposure, flash, and white balance settings to accurately portray skin tones, regardless of the surrounding light. Can't decide whether to film a movie clip or take pictures? The SX10 IS lets you do both at the same time.

The SX10 IS doesn't include any type of memory, so make sure to pick up an SD™ card.


Product highlights:

  • 10-megapixel effective recording
  • 2-1/2" LCD screen rotates and swivels
  • 20X optical zoom (4X digital/80X total zoom)
  • optical image stabilization
  • electronic viewfinder
  • wide-angle lens for shooting landscapes or large groups
  • 35mm equivalent lens focal length: 28-560mm
  • top JPEG resolution: 3648 x 2736
  • DIGIC 4 image processor for fast camera response and detailed photos
  • face detection automatically sets focus, exposure, flash, and white balance for better portraits
  • aperture and shutter priority modes
  • full manual mode
  • 16:9 widescreen photo mode
  • movie mode with audio (640 x 480 at 30 frames per second)
  • Print/Share button for easily downloading photos to a computer or printing with a compatible photo printer (not included)
  • 9-point autofocus and manual focus
  • variable ISO (film speed equivalent) settings, including a high sensitivity setting for better low-light shooting
  • custom white balance settings
  • shutter speed: 15-1/3,200 second
  • built-in flash
  • 15 scene modes including Night Scene, Sports, and Aquarium
  • compatible with PictBridge-enabled printers
  • high-speed USB interface
  • accepts SD/SDHC™, MultiMediaCard®, MMC Plus, and HC MMC Plus memory cards — no memory included
  • 4-15/16"W x 3-9/16"H x 3-13/16"D
  • weight: 19.8 oz. (without battery and media)
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Supplied Accessories:
  • 4 "AA" alkaline batteries
  • audio/video and USB cables
  • lens hood and cap
  • neck strap
  • software CD-ROM
  • MFR # 2665B001

What's in the box:

  • Digital camera with black body
  • Neck strap
  • 4 "AA" alkaline batteries
  • 51" USB cable with in-line noise filter (USB type-A connector on one end and mini-USB Version 2.0 connector on the other)
  • 59" A/V cable (audio/video minijack connector on one end and mono audio RCA and composite video plugs on the other)
  • Lens hood
  • Lens cap
  • Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk Ver 37.1 CD-ROM software
  • Camera User Guide
  • Software Starter Guide
  • Direct Print User Guide (English/Spanish)
  • Online product registration and Canon customer support information sheet
  • Warranty card
  • Note to install driver software before connecting camera to computer

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Features & specs

LCD Screen Size 2.5"
Adjustable-angle LCD ---
Wi-Fi No
Touchscreen ---
Waterproof ---
GPS-enabled ---
Lens 35mm Equivalent 28-560mm
Optical Zoom 20x
Digital Zoom 4x
Filter Diameter N/A
Manual Focusing Yes
Manual Exposure No
Built-in Flash Yes
HDMI Output No
Internal Memory None
Memory Media SD Card
Sensor Size 1/2.3"
Megapixels 1e+007
Image Stabilization Optical
Highest Resolution 3648 x 2736
4K Video No
Video Resolution No
Width (inches) 4-15/16
Height (inches) 3-9/16
Depth (inches) 3-13/16
Weight With Battery (ounces) 20.86
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research

Playback, Edit and Print Functions
Battery Information
Input and Output Notes
Supplied Software
Image Capacity


LCD Monitor: The Canon PowerShot SX10 IS has a 2.5" low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color vari-angle LCD monitor featuring approximately 230,000 pixels. The monitor has a 100% picture coverage. The high-resolution screen offers a crisp, clear picture to make shooting, playback and using the camera's menu functions especially convenient. The vari-angle LCD monitor can be rotated 270-degrees and swiveled 180-degrees so you can take pictures at nearly every angle. It also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light applications. When shooting in dark conditions, the camera automatically brightens the LCD monitor to suit the brightness of the subject, making it easier to frame the subject.

Viewfinder: The digital camera also features a 0.44" TFT color viewfinder with approximately 235,000 pixels and a 100% picture coverage rate. The viewfinder also has a dioptric adjustment between -6.0 to +2.0m.

DIGIC 4 Image Processor with iSAPS Technology: The PowerShot SX10 IS features the DIGIC 4 Image Processor, designed to improve processing speed, image quality, and efficiency. The DIGIC 4 processor provides faster camera startup, autofocus, and playback, and assures that every image is more colorful and vibrant. The iSAPS (Intelligent Scene Analysis based on Photographic Space) technology uses an internal database of thousands of photographs to improve focus speed and accuracy, as well as exposure and white balance.

Face Detection Technology: The DIGIC 4 chip includes Face Detection technology. Face Detection finds all the faces in the frame and sets the most suitable focus point. In addition the digital camera features Face Select and Track which lets you highlight one face among several in a scene, and the camera will then concentrate on that one person, even as they move around the scene.

Recording Media: The PowerShot SX10 IS records images on SD (Secure Digital), SDHC memory card, MMC (MultiMedia Card), MMCplus card, or HD MMCplus card.

Image Recording Format: The camera records still images or moving images with monaural audio. Still images are recorded in JPEG format and movies are recorded in MOV format (Image data: H.264, Audio data: Linear PCM).

Image Sensor: For optimal image quality, the camera uses a 1/2.3" CCD image sensor with approximately 10.3 million total pixels and 10.0 million effective pixels.

Still Image Resolution/Compression: For each resolution other than postcard, you can set the compression to Superfine, Fine, or Normal. Postcard compression is fixed at Fine. There are seven still image resolutions to choose from:

  • Large (10): 3648 x 2736 pixels, 4:3 aspect ratio
  • Wide (7.5M): 3684 x 2048 pixels, 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Medium 1 (6M): 2816 x 2112 pixels, 4:3 aspect ratio
  • Medium 2 (4M): 2272 x 1704 pixels, 4:3 aspect ratio
  • Medium 3 (2M): 1600 x 1200 pixels, 4:3 aspect ratio
  • Small (0.3M): 640 x 480 pixels.

Motion Video Resolution: Movies in standard resolution with stereo sound can be recorded up to the capacity of the memory card (4GB max) or 1 hour, whichever comes first. The unit features two movie resolutions:

  • 640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec)
  • 320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec)

Optics: The PowerShot SX10 IS is equipped with a 20x Optical Zoom lens with a focal length of 5.0-100mm (35mm film equivalent: 28-560mm) that allows you to shoot any scene from wide-angle to telephoto. The camera uses a VCM (Voice Coil Motor) for high-speed, quiet, energy-efficient lens movement with precise control. Focal length is conveniently indicated on the lens barrel. UD glass effectively suppresses chromatic aberration, while enhanced negative refractive power ensures that distortion at the wide-angle is also corrected. Further aberration is controlled with the inclusion of a double-sided aspherical glass-molded lens and ultra-high refraction index lens.

Digital Zoom: The 4x digital zoom extends the camera's telephoto capabilities to a total zoom of 80x. The digital camera allows you to adjust the Zoom between 4 settings.

  • Standard: enables shooting at zoom factors of up to 80x with digital and optical zooms combined at a focal length of 28mm to 2240mm
  • Off: enables shooting without digital zoom with a focal length of 28mm to 560mm
  • 1.4x: digital zoom is fixed at the select zoom factor of 1.4x for a focal length of 39.2mm to 784mm enabling faster shutter speed and less chance of camera shake
  • 2.3x: digital zoom is fixed at the select zoom factor of 2.3x for a focal length of 64.4mm to 1288mm enabling faster shutter speed and less chance of camera shake

Note: The digital zoom cannot be used in Widescreen mode.

Safety Zoom: Based on the number of recording pixels set, the Safety Zoom feature calculates the maximum zoom factor beyond which image quality will begin to deteriorate. The digital zoom will then pause at this zoom factor for a moment until you want to zoom even closer.

Safety Zoom Factor
Recording Pixels Zoom
Large (3648 x 2736) 20x optical
Medium 1 (2816 x 2112) 20x optical
Medium 2 (2272 x 1704) 28x digital
Medium 3 (1600 x 1200) 46x digital
Small (640 x 480) 80x digital

Optical Image Stabilizing: The Image Stabilizer function allows you to minimize the camera shake which results in blurred images when you shoot distant subjects that have been magnified or when you shoot in dark conditions. You can select Continuous stabilization, Shoot Only stabilization (active when shutter button pressed), Panning stabilization (only stabilizes vertical motion), or Off.

Continuous Shooting Mode: You can use this mode to shoot successive frames while the shutter button is fully pressed. There are three modes:

  • Continuous: records approximately 1.4 images per second, focus is fixed on the original subject distance
  • Continuous AF (auto focus): records approximately 0.7 images per second, focus adjusts as needed
  • Continuous LV (live view): records approximately 0.8 images per second, focus is fixed at a manual setting

Self-Timer: The self-timer starts when the shutter button is pressed. The delay time can be set to 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Custom, or Face Self-Timer. The Custom Timer allows you to choose a timer delay setting of 0-10, 15, 20, or 30 seconds and the number of shots, up to 10. The Face Self-Timer will not shoot until after a new face is detect within the composition. You can change the number of shots for the Face Self-Timer from 1-10.

Note: If the camera does not detect a new face within 30 seconds during the Face Self-Timer, the camera will automatically release the shutter.

AutoFocus Modes: The camera utilizes TTL (through-the-lens) automatic focusing with two auto focus modes:

  • Continuous: the camera is constantly focusing wherever it is aimed, even when the shutter button is not pressed
  • Single: the camera only focuses when the shutter button is pressed halfway, conserving battery power

AutoFocus Area Modes: The camera features two area focusing methods:

  • Face Detect: camera automatically detects the position of a face and uses the data to set the focus and exposure while shooting; the digital camera can recognize up to 9 faces
  • Center: camera fixes the AF frame at the center; this is recommended when the target subject is at the center of the composition
  • FlexiZone: AF frame can be moved manually to the desired area (FlexiZone), making sure the focus is exactly where you want it

AF Zoom: You can zoom the display of the AF frame to check focus when shooting or right after taking a shot.

AF-Assist Beam: The AF-assist beam will sometimes emit when the shutter button is pressed halfway to assist focusing in certain conditions, i.e. dark conditions. The AF-assist beam can be turned off. If animals are your subject, turn off the beam when shooting in the dark to avoid startling them.

Manual Focus: You can select a Manual Focus mode if you want more control, or cannot achieve a good focus automatically. When in the Manual Focus mode a magnified image appears in the center frame on the monitor and a scale is displayed to indicate the approximate focal distance.

Focus Lock: If it becomes difficult to focus on the subject due to low contrast to the surroundings, close up and far away subjects in the same shot, or quickly moving subjects, you can choose to lock the focus or auto focus on an object at a similar distance, then shoot the picture after recomposing the shot.

Focus Bracketing: The camera automatically takes three shots; one at the manual focus position, and one each with focus positions preset farther and nearer. The three shots are taken at the same interval as continuous shooting. The farter and nearer focus positions can be set in three steps - large, medium and small.

Focusing Range: The camera features the following focus ranges:

  • Normal: Use this mode when the distance from the end of the lens to the subject is 1.6' to infinity (W), 3.3' to infinity (T)
  • Macro Mode: You can shoot an object at a close distance or approach an object to shoot close-up. The focusing range from the end of the lens 3.9" to 1.6' (W)
  • Super Macro: You can shoot an object at even a closer distance or approach an object to shoot even more close-up. The focusing range from the end of the lens 0.0" to 3.9" (W)
  • Manual Focus: In this mode the camera can focus from 0.39" to infinity (W), 3.3' to infinity (T)
  • Sports Mode: Use this mode when photographing sporting event when the distance from the end of the lens to the subject is 3.3' to 13.1'.

Shooting Modes: Using the Mode Dial on the top of the camera, you can select from numerous shooting modes:

  • Auto: camera selects the settings according to surroundings and conditions
  • Creative Zone:
    • Program AE (P): the camera automatically sets both the aperture and the shutter speed
    • Shutter Speed Priority (Tv): when you set the shutter speed, the camera sets the aperture
    • Aperture Priority (Av): when you set the aperture, the camera sets the shutter speed
    • Manual (M): you manually set the aperture and the shutter speed
    • Stitch Assist: used to shoot overlapping images that can later be merged (stitched) to create one panoramic image eon your computer
  • Scene Modes: appropriate settings for specific scenes and shooting conditions
    • Portrait: softens the background and makes the subject stand out
    • Landscape: optimized for shooting landscape scenes with near and far subjects
    • Night Snapshot: for snapshots of people against twilight or night backgrounds by reducing the effect of camera shake, even without a tripod
    • Sports: shoots continuous images with autofocus for photographing moving subjects
    • Indoor: maintains true color under fluorescent of incandescent lighting
    • Night Scene: captures subject and darker background
    • Foliage: shot leaves and flowers in vivid color
    • Snow: subject against a white background
    • Beach: subject against reflected light
    • Fireworks: fireworks against a dark sky
    • Sunset: allows you to shoot sunsets in vivid colors
    • Aquarium: fish, etc in an indoor aquarium
    • ISO 3200: sets ISO speed to 3200 and increases the shutter speed to minimize blurring of moving subjects and from camera shake, even in low light conditions; recording pixels are fixed at 1600 x 1200
    • Color Accent: use this option to have only the color specified in the screen remain and to transform all others to black and white
    • Color Swap: use this option to transform a color specified in the screen into another
  • Movie: for shooting motion video (you can shoot a high quality still image while shooting a movies)

Exposure Compensation: When shooting against a bright or dark background, you may need to correct the exposure so that the subject is correctly lit. Set from -2 to +2 in 1/3-stop increments.

Locking the Exposure Setting (AE Lock): You can set the exposure and focus separately. This is effective when the contrast is too strong between the subject and background, or when a subject is backlit.

Auto Exposure Bracketing: In this mode, the camera automatically changes the exposure within a set range to take three shots at the same interval as continuous shooting. The images are shot in the following order - standard exposure, underexposure, and overexposure.

Metering Modes: You can select from the following metering modes:

  • Evaluative Light Metering: used for standard conditions, the area within the frame is divided into several zones and light is measured based on subject position, brightness, direct light, and backlighting
  • Center-Weighted Averaging: averages the exposure from the entire image, but places more weight on the subject at the center
  • Spot AE Point: meters the area within the spot metering frame at the center or FlexiZone of the LCD monitor

i-Contrast: When shooting scenes in which faces or subjects appear darkened you can set the camera to automatically detect faces and dark areas and compensate brightness levels while shooting.

ISO 3200: The PowerShot SX10 IS features ISO 3200 and High ISO Auto settings that reduce the effects of camera shake and sharpen subjects in low-light situations with high shutter speeds, giving you greater flexibility for shooting. ISO speed settings include 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 High-ISO Auto, or Auto.

Flash Modes: The PowerShot SX10 IS has a built-in flash which can be manually opened or closed as needed. When the flash is open, you can choose whether the flash will fire with every shot or will fire automatically depending on the light level. When closed, the flash will not fire. In the menu, you can select the following flash functions:

  • Red-Eye Correction: Automatically searches for and correct red eyes in the image when the flash fires.
  • Red-Eye Lamp: This feature reduces the effect of light reflecting back from the eyes and making them appear red.
  • Slow-Synchro: the flash is used with slow shutter speeds, this reduces the chance that the background will appear dark when a person is photographed at night or under artificial light
  • Safety FE: The camera automatically changes the shutter speed or aperture value when the flash fires to avoid overexposing and blowing out the highlights in the scene.
  • Shutter Sync: switches the timing at which the flash fires (1st curtain or 2nd curtain)
  • Flash Exposure Compensation: settings can be adjusted in 1/3-stop increments from -2 to +2 stops
  • Flash Output: the built-in flash output can be manually set to one of three levels

White Balance: You can choose from the following white balance settings:

  • Auto: the camera sets the white balance automatically according to shooting conditions
  • Daylight: for recording outdoors on a bright day
  • Cloudy: for recording under overcast, shady or twilight skies
  • Tungsten: for recording under tungsten and bulb-type 3-wavelength fluorescent lighting
  • Fluorescent: for recording under warm-white, cool-white or warm-white (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting
  • Fluorescent H: for recording under daylight fluorescent, or daylight fluorescent-type (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting
  • Flash: for when recording with the flash
  • Custom: allows you to manually set the white balance and store the settings

My Colors: Using My Colors you can easily change colors in an image when it's taken. My Colors offers several options:

  • Vivid: emphasizes contrast and color saturation to record bold colors
  • Neutral: tones down contrast and color saturation to record neutral hues
  • Sepia: brownish tint
  • B/W: black and white
  • Positive Film: makes blue, green or red colors more intense
  • Lighter Skin: makes skin tones lighter
  • Darker Skin: makes skin tones darker
  • Vivid Blue: emphasizes blue ting
  • Vivid Green: emphasizes green tint
  • Vivid Red: emphasizes red tint
  • Custom Color: manually adjust the contrast, sharpness, and color saturation
  • My Colors Off: records normally with this setting

Display Overlay: You can display vertical and horizontal grid lines, a 3:2 print area guide or both on the LCD monitor while shooting to help check the position of your subject.

Histogram: The histogram is a graph that allows you to check the brightness of an image.

Wind Filter: The Wind Filter suppresses noise during audio recording when the wind is blowing strong.

Sound Recorder: You can record sound only, without images, for up to two hours at one time.

Playback, Edit and Print Functions

Auto Rotate Function: The PowerShot SX10 IS's Auto Rotate function uses an Intelligent Orientation sensor to sense whether your images were shot horizontally or vertically. During playback, the camera automatically rotates the image to the correct viewing orientation in the display.

Review: After an image is recorded, it will appear in the LCD monitor for a preset number of seconds for reviewing. You can select the review time from 2 to 10 seconds. It will also display as long as you hold the shutter button down.

Focus Check Display: Focus Check display allows you to check the focus of image taken and allows you to easily check facial expressions and whether a subject's eyes are closed. This feature can be set to allow you to check the focus of an image taken right after shooting the subject.

Intelligent Playback: When playing back your images on the camera the last recorded image will display first. If you have played back images between shooting sessions however, the last image viewed will display - this is called Resume Playback. If the memory card has been switched or the images on the memory card have been edited with a computer, the newest image on the memory card appear.

Auto/My Category: If you set Auto Category to "On", images are automatically sorted into preset categories as they are recorded. The preset categories include - People, Scenery and Events. If you set the camera to My Category, you can choose which images go into the following categories - People, Scenery, Events, My Category 1-3 and To Do.

Jump Images: When you have a lot of images recorded onto a memory card, you can use the Jump feature to speed up your search for the image you want to view. You can choose from the following Jump functions.

  • Jump 10 Images: jumps over 10 images at a time
  • Jump 100 Images: jumps over 100 images at a time
  • Shot Date: jumps to the first image of each shooting date
  • Movie: jumps to a movie
  • Folder: jumps to the first image of each folder
  • People: jumps to images from the People category
  • Scenery: jumps to images from the Scenery category
  • Events: jumps to images from the Events category
  • Category 1-3: jumps to images from each category
  • To Do: jumps to images from the To Do category

Index Replay: This feature allows you to view nine images at once on the LCD monitor so that you can search for an image quickly.

Image Magnification: When viewing a still picture in Single Image Replay mode, you can magnify the image up to approximately 10x. You can also maneuver around in the magnified picture by using the multi-purpose control dial.

Rotating Images: You can rotate an image by 90° or 270° clockwise in the LCD monitor.

Slide Show: Images stored on a memory card can be automatically displayed one after another using the Auto Play function. Each image is displayed approximately 3, 10, 15 or 30 seconds and you can choose the type of transition between pictures. You can also select from the following types of images to be played back in your Slide Show - All Images, Date, My Category, Folder, Movies, Stills, or Custom (up to 998 selected images).

Movie Playback: In addition to normal playback of your video clips the camera features slow-motion, fast-forward, rewind and frame-by-frame playback.

Sound Memos: You can attach sound memos (up to 60 seconds) to an image while in the replay mode. The memo is saved as a WAV file.

Red-Eye Correction: You can correct red eyes in already recorded images. However, red eyes may not be automatically detected in some images such as faces near the screen edge, faces that appear extremely small, larger dark or bright in relation to the overall image and faces turned to the side or at a diagonal and faces with a portion hidden which prevents the Red-Eye Correction form working.

Trimming: You can trim a required portion of a recorded image and save it as a new image file.

Resizing Images: You can save images a lower recording pixel than the original image. You can change high resolution images to 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480 or 320 x 240.

Protecting Images: The protect feature allows you to protect important images from accidental erasure.

PictBridge/Direct Print: Using the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge-compatible printer of any brand, or a Canon printer that supports the Direct Print function. You can also connect the camera directly to certain Canon Bubble Jet printers. In this way, you can make prints directly from the camera without having to hook it up to a computer.

Exif Print (Exif 2.2): The Canon PowerShot SX10 IS conforms to "Exif Print", a worldwide standard. Vital camera settings (such as: exposure mode, white balance, exposure time) and scene data are recorded to the image file when it is captured. Printers compatible with "Exif Print" are able to use this information to produce high quality photographs, exactly the way they were intended at the time of capture. This intelligent communication process also allows the printer to correct for poor lighting or mistakes, resulting in photos that can be even better than the originals.

DPOF Print Settings: On your SD Memory card, you can select which image or images you want to print and how many copies you want. This is convenient for printing images all at once on optional photo printers or at participating photo labs.

DPOF Transfer Order: You can use the camera to specify settings for images that you wish to download to a computer. The settings used on the camera comply with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards. A maximum of 998 images can be selected per SD card, and are transferred in order from oldest to newest by shooting date.

Battery Information

Power Requirements: The Canon PowerShot SX10 IS is powered by 4 "AA" alkaline batteries (supplied). You can also use optional Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) rechargeable batteries. For long periods of continuous use, or when connected to a computer, it is recommended that the camera be connected to the optional CA-PS700 AC adapter kit (available from the manufacturer). The typical performance of the batteries are as follows:

Battery Type Approximate Number of Images Playback Time
LCD Monitor Viewfinder
AA Alkaline Batteries 340 images 350 images 12 hours
AA Ni-MH Batteries
(Canon NB-3AH)
600 images 620 images 14 hours

Auto Power Down Function: In Shooting Mode, the power will automatically turn off approximately 3 minutes after the last function is accessed. In Playback Mode, the power will automatically turn off approximately 5 minutes after the last function is accessed. You can also set the time the LCD stays on after the last function; 10, 20, or 30 seconds, 1, 2, or 3 minutes.

Note: The Auto Power Down Function will not activate during a Slide Show or while the camera is connected to a computer.

Input and Output Notes

Digital Terminal: The PowerShot SX10 IS has a mini USB version 2.0 terminal to allow you to connect the camera to a compatible computer or printer via the supplied USB cable. This USB 2.0 high speed-compatible terminal allows you to rapidly download images to your computer or printer.

A/V Output: The camera's 3.5mm (1/8") mini-jack output allows you to connect the camera to a TV or video monitor with mono RCA audio and composite video input jacks using the supplied audio/video cable. You can set the video output to NTSC or PAL.

DC In: The camera features a DC input for optional AC power adapter (CA-PS700, sold separately).

Supplied Software

Included Software: The PowerShot SX10 IS comes supplied with the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk Ver. 37.1 CD-ROM. It contains the following programs.

  • ZoomBrowser EX 6.2 (Windows): downloads, displays, organizes and edits your recorded images
  • ImageBrowser 6.2 (MAC): downloads, displays, organizes and edits your recorded images
  • PhotoStitch 3.2: use to merge still images to make panoramas

Minimum System Requirements:

Windows Macintosh
Operating System
Windows Vista (including Service Pack 1)
Windows XP Service Pack 2
Mac OS X (v10.4-v10.5)
Computer Model OS should be pre-installed with built-in USB port OS should be pre-installed with built-in USB port
CPU Windows Vista: Pentium 1.3 GHz or higher
Windows XP: Pentium 500 MHz or higher
Power PC G4/G5 or Intel Processor
RAM Windows 2000/XP: 256 MB or more
Windows Vista: 512 MB or more
Mac OS X v 10.5: 512 MB or more
Mac OS X v 10.4: 256 MB or more
Interface USB USB
Free Hard Disk Space

ZoomBrowser EX: 200 MB or more
PhotoStitch: 40 MB or more

ImageBrowser: 300 MB or more
PhotoStitch: 50 MB or more

Display 1,024 x 768 pixels/High Color (16 bit) or better 1,024 x 768 pixels/32,000 Colors or better

Image Capacity

Still Image Capacity:

Resolution Compression SD Memory Card Size
Large: 3648 x 2736 Super Fine 448 1792
Fine 749 2994
Normal 1536 6140
Wide: 3648 x 2048 Super Fine 596 2384
Fine 1007 4026
Normal 2048 8187
Medium 1: 2816 x 2112 Super Fine 714 2855
Fine 1181 4823
Normal 2363 9446
Medium 2: 2272 x 1704 Super Fine 960 3837
Fine 1707 6822
Normal 3235 12927
Medium 3: 1600 x 1200 Super Fine 1862 7442
Fine 3235 12927
Normal 6146 24562
Small: 640 x 480 Super Fine 6830 27291
Fine 10245 40937
Normal 15368 61406

Movie Capacity:

(with stereo sound)
Resolution SD Memory Card Size
640 6480 x 480 @ 30fps 22 min. 45 sec. 1 hr. 30 min. 57 sec.
320 320 x 240 @ 30 fps 1 hr. 4 min. 1 sec. 4 hrs. 15 min. 51 sec.

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