The importance of the captioned utterance of annoyance is where you hear or say it.
When this was spoken, I was startled by the lady taking photos of her kid at a hotel swimming pool and aggreviated by the kids of the Mister who, rightly so, were left to kick, jump and run on the shallow side of the pool.
Naturally, the water splashed on her Canon P&S camera with the lens fully extended, uncovered in whatever way. I said "naturally" because that was a POOL! So the lady fretted and fussed about the children and hinted the Mister to stop'em to apparently no avail.
The Mister gave the lady an unfriendly glance and said and did nothing. There I was startled the unreasonable ego of her. A swimming pool is for swimming in the first place. She had probably no sense about this nor knowledge about the availability of some all-weather tough camera.
This brings us to a not-so-new-yet-not-so-old tough camera (forgive me, this is not a serious compact to be in line with this blog's theme): the Canon Powershot D10
This digital camera is engineered to endure almost wherever you go to produce the kind of awe-inspiring images that will earn your respect without fretting about water splashes and whatsoever. The PowerShot D10 and it is no ordinary digital camera is waterproof down to 33 feet (so the lady could have even dived to the pool bottom to shoot!), meaning suitable for even scuba diving, snorkeling or surfing.
Also it's freezeproof and can withstand extremes of temperature from 14-104°F, transcending the extreme sports of shooting next to a swimming pool to befit even snowboarding, mountaineering and more.
Then, it's shockproof for 4 feet!
This camera is recommended because partly of the inspiration from the lady's aggreviance, and partly of Canon's proven track records in its P&Ss. These special features are complemented by the DIGIC 4 sensor. So the IQ will be agreeable, to say the least.
Control-wise, there is no surprise, which is best for the general consumers. Main features of the D10 include:
-A selection of unique accessories available such as customized straps and interchangeable faceplates.
-DIGIC 4 Image Processor has evolved Face Detection Technology that tracks the faces of moving subjects and lets the shooter enter the frame seamlessly with the Face Detection Self-Timer.
-12.1 Megapixels, plus 3x Optical Zoom lens with Optical Image Stabilizer.
-Blink Detection alerts a shooter after a shot has been taken that a subject has closed eyes. (Does it work for fish? ...Hey, fish don't blink, idiot!)
-Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 18 predefined shooting situations.
Nevin asked me to write it light for the Saturday post. So here you are. And here goes a video review of the D10: