Canon D10 Waterproof camera

Canon D10 or Canon D20

Written by Gail Bjork

Which to buy? The Canon D20 has lots of new features but the D10 has a faster lens and is a lot less expensive.

The Canon D20 is the newer version of the Canon D10, with new ergonomics and looks. Both cameras are waterproof, shockproof and temperature resistant . While the D20 has similar specifications as the D10, it also has quite a number of new features.

The most obvious differences between the two cameras are that the D20 has a longer and wider 5X optical zoom and a larger LCD with  better resolution. The camera shoots HD video and has a built-in GPS tracker though it doesn’t work under water.

It should be pointed out that the D20 has a slower lens at the widest angle, which may make little difference in good light (f/3.9 – f/4.8 vs. f/2.8 – f/4.9) However, if you will use the camera to take lots of photos in low light at social and similar events, the faster lens will come in handy. Also, the D10 costs considerably less money at the time of this writing.

Notable features of the Canon D20 include:

  • 12 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor
  • Wide angle 5x Optical Zoom: 28 – 140mm/35mm equivalent
  • Waterproof to 33 feet, temperature resistant from 14°-104°F and shockproof up to 5.0 feet.
  • 3” LCD (approx. 461,000 dots)
  • GPS tracker to record image locations on a map via Canon’s software
  • Intelligent Optical Image Stabilizer analyzes camera movement and applies the best shake correction method for the shooting situation
  • 1080p Full HD video with dedicated movie button
  • Zoom while shooting and playing back movies on an HDTV via the HDMI outpu
  • Available accessory Kit comes with a carrying case, silicone jacket, float, shoulder strap and carabiner strap
  • Other optional accessories include an additional underwater housing that provides extended protection for deeper diving.

For full specifications, visit the Canon website.

About the author

Gail Bjork

Gail Bjork, who is passionate about digital photography, is the owner and editor of Digicamhelp.Gail is the author of three illustrated ebooks about digital photography. A number of her photos and digital photography related articles appear at other websites.In 2006, a series of her photos, People in the Louvre, were exhibited at the Underground Photo Gallery
in Iisalmi Finland. Eight of her photos taken in the Florida scrub are on permanent exhibition at Parrish Medical Center in Titusville, Florida.Gail served twelve years as an elected member of The School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida, one of the largest school districts in the U.S. She has also been the editor of a small town newspaper and a free-lance writer. Gail and her husband owned and ran several small businesses.