April 5, 2015

Canon Powershot D10 Compact Camera Reference Page

Canon PowerShot D10 Camera Box

This article stands as a reference page for the Canon PowerShot D10 which was the first Waterproof and Shockproof compact camera released by Canon in May 2009.

It has its place here as depicted and referred to, in some of the illustrations of the articles about camera plates as well as the means of creation of some of the published photo albums.

The page will be updated with more info in time.

The Camera

Key Features
  • Resistant to water, shock, dust & cold
  • 12.1 MP Image Sensor
  • 3.0x zoom and optical IS
  • Scene Detection Technology
  • DIGIC 4 Processor
  • 2.5” PureColor LCD II
  • Motion Detection Technology
  • Face Detection Technology
  • Optional Front Cover Set
  • Range of shooting modes

Type1/2.3 type CCD
Effective PixelsApprox. 12.1M
Colour Filter TypePrimary Colour
TypeDIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology
Focal Length6.2 – 18.6 mm (35mm equivalent: 35 – 105mm)
ZoomOptical 3x. Digital approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom). Combined approx. 12x
Depending on the image size selected / Digital zoom available for still image and standard movie modes only. Optical zoom may not be available during movie recording.
Maximum f/numberf/2.8 – f/4.9
Construction6 elements in 5 groups (1 double sided aspherical UA element, 1 single sided UA element)
Image StabilisationYes (shift-type)
AF System/ PointsAiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre or Face Select and Track)
AF ModesSingle, Continuous, Servo AF (Some settings limit availability)
AF Point SelectionSize (Normal, Small)
AF LockOn/Off Selectable
AF Assist BeamYes
Manual FocusYes
Closest Focusing Distance3cm (W) from front of lens in macro
Metering modesEvaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)
AE LockOn/Off Selectable
Exposure Compensation+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
ISO sensitivity*AUTO, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Speed1 - 1/1500 sec (factory default)
15 - 1/1500 sec (total range - varies by shooting mode)
SettingsAuto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom
Monitor6.2 cm (2.5”) PureColor LCD II (TFT), Approx. 230,000 dots
CoverageApprox. 100%
BrightnessAdjustable to one of five levels
ModesAuto, Manual Flash On / Off
Slow Sync SpeedYes
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Flash Exposure CompensationFace Detection FE
Flash Exposure LockYes
Built-in Flash Range30cm - 3.2m (W) / 2.0m (T)
External FlashCanon High Power Flash HF-DC1
ModesAuto*, P, Movie, Special Scene (Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Sunset, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Beach, Underwater, Aquarium, Foliage, Snow, ISO 3200¹, Color Accent, Color Swap, Stitch Assist)
*with Scene Detection Technology and Motion Detection Technology
Photo EffectsMy 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 modesSingle, Continuous, Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer
Continuous ShootingApprox. 1.1 shots/sec.(until memory card becomes full)
Under conditions where the flash does not fire and Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
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)
CompressionFine, Normal
Movies(L)640 x 480, 30fps, (M)320 x 240, 30fps
Movie LengthUp to 4GB or 1 hour (L and M)
Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
Still Image TypeJPEG compression, (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
MoviesMOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (monaural)]
Canon PrintersCanon 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 CorrectionYes, during shooting and playback
My CategoryImage tagging feature
Intelligent Orientation SensorYes
Playback ZoomApprox. 2x – 10x
Self TimerApprox. 2 or 10 sec., Custom or FaceSelf-Timer
Menu LanguagesEnglish, 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
ComputerHi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)
OtherA/V output, dedicated connector (PAL/NTSC)
TypeSD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus
PC & MacintoshWindows XP SP2-3 / Vista (including SP1)
Mac OS X v10.4 – 10.5 (Intel processor required)
Browsing & PrintingZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
BatteriesRechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6L (battery and charger supplied)
Battery lifeApprox. 220 shots
Approx. 360 min. playback
Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where indicated.
A/C Power SupplyOptional, AC adapter kit ACK-DC40
Cases / StrapsSoft Case SC-DC70,
Shoulder & Neck Strap Set STP-DC1
Carabiner Strap STP-DC2
(optional straps are not designed for use under water)
FlashHigh Power Flash HF-DC1
Power Supply & Battery ChargersAC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40
OtherFront Cover Set FC-DC1
Operating Environment-10 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
Waterproof to 10m (IEC/JIS IP Protection Rating IPX8 equivalent)
Dustproof (IEC/JIS IP Protection Rating IP6X equivalent)
Shockproof to 1.22m
Dimensions(WxHxD) 103.6 x 66.9 x 48.8mm (excluding protrusions)
WeightApprox. 212 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)

Packaging & Contents

Canon PowerShot D10 Camera Box Labels

Canon PowerShot D10 Camera Box contents
PowerShot D10 Body, Lithium-ion Battery Pack NB-6L, Battery Charger CB-2LY, Wrist Strap WS-DC8, Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM, USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU, AV Cable AVC-DC400
Canon PowerShot D10 Camera w/ strap / battery / charger
PowerShot D10 Body, Lithium-ion Battery Pack NB-6L and Battery Charger CB-2LY, Wrist Strap WS-DC8.

The Camera Body

Canon PowerShot D10 Camera front

Canon PowerShot D10 Camera rear

Canon PowerShot D10 Camera top

The Hand Strap

Canon PowerShot D10 Camera hand strap mounting options

Canon PowerShot D10 Camera hand strap mounting procedure

Canon PowerShot D10 Camera w/ hand strap

LCD Monitor & Menus

Canon PowerShot D10 Camera LCD Screen ON

Canon PowerShot D10 Camera Program and Menus

Memory & Battery Compartment

Canon PowerShot D10 Camera Memory and Battery slots

Canon PowerShot D10 Camera Memory and Battery installation procedure

Camera Connectors

Canon PowerShot D10 Camera side connectors

The on Camera Flash

Canon PowerShot D10 Camera flash and AF assist lamp

Reference Articles in Using and Supporting the Camera

Canon PowerShot D10 Camera Arca plate installation
Sunwayfoto DP-26 Universal Quick Release Plate Review
Canon PowerShot D10 Camera Arca plate & battery door

Canon PowerShot D10 Camera clamped on table tripod

Canon PowerShot D10 Camera on table tripod
Pictured above the Canon D10 P&S camera equipped with Sunwayfoto DP-26 QR Plate is clamped via a Hejnar PHOTO F60 1" Quick Release Clamp on the Fotomate V-Pod-S Table Top Tripod.

I hope you found the reference useful, thank you for viewing.
All Photos ©2013-2015 S.C.Vlachos

Canon PowerShot D10 and its accessories may always be found in good condition and fair prices either from Amazon or from eBay.

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Relevant Readings:

Canon U.S.A. PowerShot D10 Digital Camera Overview

Canon Europe PowerShot D10 Digital Camera Overview

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