Canon PowerShot SX410 IS Review

Review posted 07/09/2015 by Josh Fate
Preview posted 02/05/2015 by William Chambers

Quick Take
Pros
  • Auto and Program produce good exposures
  • Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record
  • 40x optical zoom lens is ready for any shooting situation
  • Intelligent IS helps keep images sharp, even when handheld
  • Face detection follows faces with ease
  • Good Battery Life in ECO mode
  • Competitively priced
Cons
  • Very high noise at all ISO levels
  • No 1080p HD video capture
  • Poor overall performance
  • Low Resolution LCD with just 230k dots
  • Intelligent ISO further raises ISO levels
  • No manual control over the camera
  • No HDMI output for HD movies on an HDTV
Bottom Line
The Canon PowerShot SX410 IS is versatile point-n-shoot digicam, sporting a 20-Megapixel imaging sensor and 40x optical zoom lens. This compact camera is very easy to use thanks to fully automatic operation, but lacks in both image quality and performance; making it hard for use to recommend over the competition. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
Canon has added another affordable super-zoom camera to their SX-series, with the new PowerShot SX410 IS.

Aimed at those who are looking for a board zoom range in a compact package, that's also easy on the wallet, the SX410 boasts a 40x optical zoom lens with their proven Intelligent Image Stabilization, 20-megapixels of resolution thanks to a CCD image sensor, and a large 3.0" LCD.

Being this is a budget super-zoom, it doesn't have all the bells and whistles you might find on more expensive PowerShot cameras, like Wi-Fi, NFC, etc. But, Canon claims it has the features necessary to capture great photos, in most any situation.

You have 32 different scene modes to choose from for still photography, along with 720p HD video recording. The SX410 IS also offers various photo effects, like Monochrome and Toy Camera.

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS Features:
  • 20-megapixel CCD image sensor
  • 40x optical zoom lens, covers 24-960mm equivalent zoom range
  • Canon's proven Image Stabilization system
  • 3-inch LCD with 460k pixels
  • Full 720p HD video
  • Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Smart Auto mode
  • 32 pre-programmed Scene modes
  • Li-ion battery pack
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot

The Canon PowerShot SX410 IS comes in black or red, with a retail price of $279.99. See our best price box at the top right of this page to see current online pricing.

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