Canon SX10 IS shipping yet?

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Xxxxx, Oct 7, 2008.

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    Xxxxx Guest

    I see that it's generally available for pre-order, but none of the stores
    I've called have it yet, nor do they know when they will have it. Has Canon
    begun shipping them yet?
    Xxxxx, Oct 7, 2008
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    dwight Guest

    According to Canon's own press release:

    "Availability and Pricing
    Scheduled to be available in late October, the Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
    digital camera will have an estimated selling price of $399.99*. Kit
    contents will include four AA Alkaline batteries, a USB interface cable, an
    AV cable, a neck strap, lens cap, lens hood, Canon's software suite and a
    1-year Canon U.S.A., Inc. limited warranty."

    I take "late October" to mean sometime after the 15th.

    dwight, Oct 7, 2008
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    Xxxxx Guest

    Thanks. The last time I'd checked Canon's site, it said "October" without
    the "late" bit thrown in. It hadn't occurred to me that they might modify
    it. Who the hell do they think they are... Microsoft???
    Xxxxx, Oct 7, 2008
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    Xxxxx Guest

    I was all set to buy the SX10 IS... but I just read about the SX1 IS. <sigh>
    Guess I'll wait.
    Xxxxx, Oct 15, 2008
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    Dudley Hanks Guest

    Dudley Hanks, Oct 15, 2008
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    Xxxxx Guest

    What I heard was "not yet" for North America--maybe in December. But, if I
    can't get one in the U.S., then I'll get one in Europe.
    Xxxxx, Oct 16, 2008
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    Dudley Hanks Guest

    Yeah, from what I've read, it's worth the freight...

    Dudley Hanks, Oct 16, 2008
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    Xxxxx Guest

    I mean... I'll buy one when I'm in Europe in March. I wonder if it'd be a
    better deal in Paris or Prague (assuming I can find it in either place). If
    I don't buy a lot of other crap, the duties won't be bad.
    Xxxxx, Oct 16, 2008
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    Dudley Hanks Guest

    The only problem with buying in Europe, regardless whether in person or via
    freight, is possible warranty problems. It's my understanding that cameras
    purchased overseas will not qualify for local warranty if problems arise.

    But, with those features, I'm almost willing to take a chance.

    Dudley Hanks, Oct 16, 2008
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    Dudley Hanks Guest

    Actually, the big difference is the sensor.

    It is my understanding that the s10 uses a CCD sensor while the SX1 uses a
    CMOS sensor closer to the type used in DSLRs.

    The CMOS sensor could yield better lowlight performance due to lower noise.

    Take Care,
    Dudley Hanks, Oct 17, 2008
  11. Not to mention that in most countries the VAT (or at least a large
    portion of it) will be refunded when exporting the goods outside of the

    Jürgen Exner, Oct 17, 2008
  12. "David J Taylor"
    Not quite accurate either. Businesses don't pay VAT on their merchandise
    and they can pre-deduct VAT on goods they consume in their line of
    business (so it's not quite /everyone/), but I agree that most likely
    the OP wasn't interested in opening a commercial import-export business
    for one camera.

    Jürgen Exner, Oct 18, 2008
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    Xxxxx Guest

    Granted that the SX10 is cheaper... (not to mention the fact that the SX1
    won't be available until December). However, this is the first I've heard
    that the SX10 is "better" in any respect other than price. I'd heard that
    the SX1's CMOS sensor lets it perform under lower light conditions and that
    it operates at a faster speed. According to this:

    The S1 IS does have an electronic viewfinder, as well. Where did you read
    that the SX10's EVF is better, and what is the "another feature" to which
    you refer?
    Xxxxx, Oct 19, 2008
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    Dudley Hanks Guest

    I'm not great at classifying cameras, but I don't think that the S5 and SX 1
    / 10 are considered point and shoots. Instead, I think they are classified
    as full body cameras.

    Take Care,
    Dudley Hanks, Oct 19, 2008
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    Xxxxx Guest

    So... the SX10's EVF has higher resolution, but everything else sounds like
    the SX1 wins, particularly if speed (and HD video) matter.
    Xxxxx, Oct 19, 2008
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    dj_nme Guest

    Is that actually true and there are no "duty free" shops in the UK?
    In Australia: if you are going to travel overseas (or are a foreign
    national about to leave the country) then you can present your travel
    documents at the shop and have GST (our version of VAT) deducted from
    the price of the goods which are then are sealed in a bag which must be
    presented at the airport to the customs agents when leaving the country.
    dj_nme, Oct 20, 2008
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    tony cooper Guest

    tony cooper, Oct 20, 2008
  18. That's the same procedure in airports when shopping immediately before
    you are leaving the country resp. the EU tax zone.

    But in addition to that most (all?) European countries also have a VAT
    refund program, where non-residents can claim back the VAT on purchases
    made in regular stores if those goods are for export. There is some
    paperwork and fees involved and your corner grocery store typically
    won't participate in that program. But any larger store or a store in
    tourist area is likely to provide you with the VAT refund documents on

    Jürgen Exner, Oct 20, 2008
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    Dudley Hanks Guest

    You aren't going to find a DSLR with that kind of lens for that kind of

    Good Luck,
    Dudley Hanks, Oct 20, 2008
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    Xxxxx Guest

    Thanks for the link. I'd been looking for a concise side-by-side comparison,
    and that link provide it.
    Xxxxx, Oct 20, 2008
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