Flashback Friday—Retro Digital P&S: Canon PowerShot D10

Flashback Friday—Retro Digital P&S: Canon PowerShot D10


Our Flashback Friday Instagram posts feature colorful, retro point-and-shoot digital cameras. We also include them here at DIReporter.com. You can check out your local camera stores for preowned early P&S models with a cool vibe for a unique photo experience! Today’s featured retro camera is Canon’s first digital waterproof camera—the Canon PowerShot D10.

Canon PowerShot D10
Canon PowerShot D10

Launching in February 2009, the D10 is designed for adventure. It has a 12.1-megapixel CCD sensor and new smart auto mode (at the time) with Scene Detection technology. Moreover, its 18 scene modes deliver worry-free shooting.

For use from surfing and snorkeling to skiing and mountaineering, the P&S is waterproof to depths of 33 feet, withstands the shock of a 4-foot drop onto a hard surface and functions at temperatures down to 14ºF.

Thanks to a connection system on the camera body’s corners, you can tailor a setup for different activities. Plus, you can customize the camera’s appearance with an optional colored front cover set.

The D10 also has a 2.5-inch color LCD and a 3x optical zoom, 35–105mm-equivalent f/2.8–4.9 lens with framing options. An image stabilizer helps prevent camera-shake from causing unwanted blur, and Canon’s Motion Detection technology detects camera and subject movement and adjusts settings accordingly. canon_D10_back

Other features are face detection; blink detection; i-contrast that brightens dark areas in an image without blowing out lighter areas; special scene modes, like underwater, snow and beach; and the ability to record 30-fps VGA movies. In addition to SD/SDHC and MMC memory cards, the D10 supports MMCplus and HC MMCplus cards. It retailed for $329.29 at launch.

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