Canon PowerShot A10 1.3MP Digital Camera w/ 3x Optical Zoom
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- 1.2 megapixel sensor creates 1280 x 960 images for prints at sizes up to 5 x 7
- 3x optical plus 2.5x digital zoom lens with autofocus
- Included 8 MB CompactFlash memory card holds 24 images at default resolution
- Connects with Macs and PCs via USB port
- Uses 4 AA batteries, included
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|Flash Memory Type||CompactFlash|
|Item Dimensions||2.8 x 4.3 x 1.5 inches|
|Item Weight||0.62 pounds|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||1 Year Parts/Labor|
|Maximum Focal Length||105 mm|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||0.000667 seconds|
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Top Customer Reviews
The camera looks well built, and has a mature, understated, and attractive design to it. (Everything on it has a purpose, like a dot near the flash to prevent flash from being covered by a finger; even the bezel around the zoom lens, which screws off to reveal a lens adapter socket!) None of the components (especially the battery/CF compartment) looks or feels flimsy - all the switches operate smoothly. The case has no jagged edges and sensible rectangular shape, so it'll fit in your pocket confortably. LCD is bright, colorful, and large enough. Viewfinder is, well, useable, but you won't be using this unless you want to save battery.
Zooming is a little slow, but this is not an issue with this price tag.
It is very robust. AA NiMH rechargeables, while not included, are cheap, reliable, long-lasting, and very easy to replace (you can just have a set of cheap alkaline battery as a spare). Don't get Ni-Cd - it's useless.
I've dropped the camera once already, but to my amazement, everything works perfectly.
Picture quality is great. It is more than adequate for most of the purposes - and it is great to experiment on shots before you commit to shooting with film. This will allow me to refine my composition skills. I do recommend getting 128MB CF card ($40-50 nowadays), which will definitely last you a good day or two, with 177 to1417 (high to low resolution) shots!Read more ›
Looking around at the various reviews it was obvious that Canon had put a lot of work into image compression speed, data transfer rate, and battery life. Combined with Canon's excellent quality optics ... well, this is the one I had to have.
I rushed out and bought a 256Meg compact flash card, for the long tours I occasionally do. I've taken 550 images in the first two weeks and I'm on the second set of batteries, the camera reports it can hold another 150 more! I could double that if I increased the image compression to "normal" mode. The image quality is just wonderful ~ 1280x960, bigger than my screen.
Only gripe is the view finder that you look through has a hard time showing the boundaries of the image, just a matter of getting used to it. Sure, I could use the LCD display to take the image (and I do on some close ups) but it drains batteries. Doing a wide mix of display use and flash, the supplied alkaline batteries lasted 260 shots ~ way beyond the Olympus and Agfa achieved.
And with zero development cost, I've done heaps of photographic experimenting that I would never have even considered with a 35mm just because of the cost of film and development.
So, YES, I highly recommend this camera. Also get some NiMH batteries and a charger, a dinky camera bag, and a big compact flash card (maybe 256Meg was a bit too much, 64Meg or 128Meg would have done the job nicely).
This camera is a must get camera in the price range its in, I seriously doubt any other camera can compare to this one in the price range around (dollar amount).
One last comment, I can't believe how easy the camera AND software are to use....the software does almost everything by itself and the camera is so easy to use that it makes taking pictures perfectly so much fun!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My first digital camera back in the day. I was very fond of this camera, and I still am. I took some amazing shots with it that I never imagined possible. Read morePublished 11 months ago by GregP507
After I got the manual, it was the best camera I've ever enjoyed. (I think a more experienced person would not need the manual. Read morePublished on October 2, 2013 by Jean Hanson
I purchased the A10 last November to take to Saint Augustine for our anniversary. This camera is a joy to use. Read morePublished on September 8, 2003
Easy to use. You can download your clear pictures thru your PC or MAC. Price is very affordable for a good digital camera. Very reliable.Published on June 28, 2003
This camera is so easy to use. You will want to get a compactflash with more memory than the one it comes with though.Published on February 12, 2003
I bought this camera a year ago and haven't even touched one of my seven film cameras since. This fine piece by Canon is an exercise in simplicity and quality. While only 1. Read morePublished on December 19, 2002 by Jon Herahzn
After all the years and all the digicams I've owned, borrowed and/or tested, I've come to believe that the Canons are the most reliable of the lot. Read morePublished on December 14, 2002 by Rheumor
I was a little worried when i first orded the camera from him, But he emailed me then next day and told me that it is on the way. Read morePublished on December 11, 2002 by anonymouse