Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Review

By

Quick Take
Pros
Good outdoor image quality; Generous 14x optical zoom with a nice 28mm wide angle extreme; Large 3.0-inch LCD offers a nice view of your subject(s); Stylish and well built body; Good High ISO performance for a camera in this class
Cons
Below average shooting performance; Pop-up flash not in the greatest position; easily blocked by your left index finger; Flash Pops up automatically in all modes, which is not always wanted; Non-existent labeling on the 4-way controller; Indoor image quality not up to par with other Canon PowerShot models
Bottom Line
The Canon PowerShot SX210 is a stylish compact super-zoom with an impressive feature set. However, shooting performance leaves one wanting more.  With good overall image quality, the SX210 is a competitive model in this category. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
canon_sx210_500.jpg

Canon has upgraded the SX200 from last year with their latest compact super-zoom, the SX210 IS. This new unit offers  14-megapixels of resolution mated to a powerful 14x optical zoom lens that features a wide 28mm field of view and their true optical image stabilization. Other specs include a large 3.0-inch LCD screen, hidden pop-up flash unit, Eye-Fi card compatibility, and 720p HD video capture. All of these impressive features are packed into a compact and stylish frame that will retail for approx. $349.99US, and is available in three colors: black, purple and gold.


Canon PowerShot SX210 Major Features:

  • 14-Megapixel 1/2.5-inch CCD imaging sensor
  • 14x, f/3.1-f/5.9 optical zoom lens: 35mm equivalent of 28-392mm
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • TTL Autofocus
  • Digic 4 image processor
  • 3.0-inch, 230,000 dot LCD screen
  • Smart Auto detects the scene from 22 pre-selected situations
  • Program, Aperture/Shutter speed priority, and full Manual exposure options
  • Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB
  • Face Detection Self-Timer
  • Motion Detection Technoloy
  • Intelligent Contrast Correction
  • 720p HD video option, with separate movie shutter release
  • ISO settings from 80 - 1600
  • Exposure compensation: ±2EV in 1/3-step increments
  • Hidden, auto pop-up flash unit
  • AF Assist Light
  • PictBridge and Exif Print Compatible
  • Memory Type: SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MMC+
  • Li-ion battery pack with external AC Charger


The PowerShot SX210 is available now in three colors (Black, Purple, Gold) with a MSRP of US $349.99

Included Accessories:

  • PowerShot SX210 IS Body
  • Lithium-ion Battery Pack NB-5L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LX
  • Wrist Strap WS-DC9
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • AV Cable AVC-DC400ST 
  • Manuals

Visitors of Steves can visit the stores below for real-time pricing and availability. You can also find hot, soon to expire online offers on a variety of cameras and accessories at our very own Camera Deals page.

Buy related cameras and accessories from Amazon.com
Related Product Description Price
Cengage Youll learn how, when, and, most importantly, whyto use all the cool features and functions of yourcamera to take eye-popping photographs. Cengage Youll learn how, when, and, most importantly, whyto use all the cool features and functions of yourcamera to take eye-popping photographs. $29.99
Delkin Pop-up Shade Fits 1.6LCD Block Glare & Protect LCD Stick Delkin Pop-up Shade Fits 1.6LCD Block Glare & Protect LCD Stick $23.99
Delkin Pop-up Shade Fits 1.8LCD Block Glare & Protect LCD Stick Delkin Pop-up Shade Fits 1.8LCD Block Glare & Protect LCD Stick $23.99
Airvac Vm106 90? 3-Way T Pvc Fittings (Single Sweep) Airvac Vm106 90? 3-Way T Pvc Fittings (Single Sweep) $0.92
Promaster DigiDRY Silica Gel Promaster DigiDRY Silica Gel $0.77
Combo Kit Nixxell NB-5L NB5L Battery for Canon Powershot S100, S110, SX230 HS, SX210 IS, SD790 IS, SX200 IS, SD800 IS, SD850 IS, SD870 IS, SD700 IS, SD880 IS, SD950 IS, SD890 IS, SD970 IS, SD990 IS and many more Combo Kit Nixxell NB-5L NB5L Battery for Canon Powershot S100, S110, SX230 HS, SX210 IS, SD790 IS, SX200 IS, SD800 IS, SD850 IS, SD870 IS, SD700 IS, SD880 IS, SD950 IS, SD890 IS, SD970 IS, SD990 IS and many more $119.99
STK's Canon NB-5L NB5L Battery - 1400 mAH for Canon Powershot S100, S110, SX230 HS, SX210 IS, SD790 IS, SX200 IS, SD800 IS, SD850 IS, SD870 IS, SD700 IS, SD880 IS, SD950 IS, SD890 IS, SD970 IS, SD990 IS STK's Canon NB-5L NB5L Battery - 1400 mAH for Canon Powershot S100, S110, SX230 HS, SX210 IS, SD790 IS, SX200 IS, SD800 IS, SD850 IS, SD870 IS, SD700 IS, SD880 IS, SD950 IS, SD890 IS, SD970 IS, SD990 IS $59.99