The camera is 6.3 mega pixels. It was advertised as being the first digital SLR that was cost effective to own. The theory being that if one shot a significant amount they would recover the cost of the camera and memory card by savings on film processing. I found that digital opened up a new world as one could now afford to shoot a large amount of photographs. I still have a hangup to this day about firing a burst as it still seems that one is being wasteful, but they are not, except that it can be difficult sorting through the images and deciding which to keep.
This was the first digital camera I owned and the only, until I received a Canon 40D today.
The Very First Shot Back in 2003-A Test Shot Of A Neighbor's House:
Picture #30-Canon 35-350 L lens-One of first "serious" shots with 10D
I had a lot of great experiences carrying this camera and will be keeping it as a back up.
I look forward to putting the 40D into service and am hoping for improved performance at higher ISO speeds. The 10D is good, but it does have noise issues in poor light at ISO settings of 400 or more and it is in these conditions that one needs the higher settings.