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Canon Powershot S10

The PowerShot D10 is Canon's first attempt at a waterproof compact, and straight away it looks different from the rest. With a chunky, bulbous design that certainly looks the part, but which may have been needed to accommodate a larger, more conventional lens.

Key points

  • Waterproof to 10m.
  • Shockproof to 1.22m, behind the Olympus, Panasonic and Ricoh.
  • Fatter design than rivals despite modest zoom range.
  • The best defi nition, but strong barrel distortion in wide-angle shots.
  • Second most expensive model on test.
  • Smart Auto mode selects from 18 different Scene modes, not just a handful.

Read: full Canon Powershot D10 review

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