Canon D10 Waterproof camera

Canon D10 Notable Features

Written by Gail Bjork

For those who enjoy outdoors activities, the reasonably priced Canon D10 digital camera is waterproof, freezeproof and shockproof plus has many useful features.

Designed for the adventurous, the Canon PowerShot D10 digital camera is waterproof, freezeproof and shockproof. This reasonably priced digital camera is packed with features including:

  • Waterproof to 33 feet, cold resistant from 14-104°F and shockproof up to 4 feet
  • 12 megapixels
  • 3x Optical Zoom lens (35mm film equivalent: 35-105mm)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Sensitivity: ISO 80 – 1600 equivalent
  • Metering:  Evaluative, Center-weighted average, andSpot metering
  • Smart AUTO automatically detects the type of scene and selects the best settings
  • Program AE, i-Contrast; AE Lock
  • Exposure Compensation +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
  • Built-in flash
  • 19 Shooting Modes and 16 Special Scene Modes including Aquarium, Underwater, Beach and Snow
  • Take macro shots an inch or two from your subject
  • Panorama assist mode


  • Very good image quality; on par with most other Canon point and shoot compact cameras
  • Once turned on, the camera takes photos in less than a second after
  • Relatively fast lens at the widest angle:  f/2.8 (W) – f/4.9 (T)
  • Automatic modes such as Scene Detection Technology make the camera very easy to use for those who don’t want to fuss with camera settings
  • Decent video quality, though it is not HD
  • Reasonably priced


  • Can’t attach filters
  • Built-in flash has limited use under water
  • Shots taken at ISO 400 and above may appear noisy
  • Shutter speed can be too slow for action shots; switching to Kids and Pets mode for the best chance of capturing action when the lighting is good
  • No cover for the lens, be careful not to get sand or other debris on it.
  • Battery life could be better; get spare batteries

Tips for caring for the Canon D10 waterproof camera

  • Always check the seals around the compartment doors before using the camera. Make sure they are correctly closed. If sand, hair or debris gets between the seals — the camera will leak.
  • Remove droplets of water from the lens before taking out-of-water photos
  • Canon recommends soaking the camera in fresh water for a couple hours after using it in the salt water, which helps protect seals and other camera parts. Read the manual for complete instructions


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.