PowerShot SX210 IS

PowerShot SX210 IS

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Review

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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.
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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

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