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Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1990 reviews of Canon PowerShot SX210 IS. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the performance and image quality. The zoom and portability also get good feedback, but there are mixed comments on the water proof and optics. There are some negative views about the contrast and memory.

usability, portability, zoom, image quality, performance

flash, viewfinder, energy, memory, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 455 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SX210 IS from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the performance and image quality. The zoom and usability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the memory, and views are divided on the flash.

portability, usability, zoom, image quality, performance

memory

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Digital Camera - Black (14.1 MP, 14x Optical Zoom) 3.0 Inch PureColor LCDCanon PowerShot SX210 IS Digital Camera - Black (14.1 MP, 14x Optical Zoom) 3.0 Inch PureColor LCD

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 632 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SX210 IS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The portability and performance also get good opinions, but the contrast and energy efficiency get negative opinions. There are mixed comments on the optics and focus.

usability, performance, portability, image quality, zoom

shutter, viewfinder, energy, contrast

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PowerShot SX210IS 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 14x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD (Purple)Canon PowerShot SX210IS 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 14x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD (Purple)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : PJ Jacobowitz (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

 

The Canon PowerShot SX210 is a no-nonsense camera that packs a long 14x optical-zoom lens into a small body. But this camera doesn't excel in low light, and images show some color fringing.

Sharp images. 14x optical zoom. 3-inch LCD is easily viewable in direct sunlight, and shows virtually no motion blur. Well-designed interface. Mini-HDMI port. Stereo audio recording in video mode.

Images show noticeable color fringing. Not suited for low light shooting without a flash. LCD's 16:9 aspect ratio means black bars around 4:3 images.

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Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (pcworld.com)

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

 

Offering the holy trinity of ease of use, manual controls, and best-in-class video quality, the 14X-optical-zoom PowerShot SX210 IS ($350 as of June 1, 2010) is a follow-up to last year's excellent PowerShot SX200 IS. Improvements include a slimmer...

Great blend of fun features and manual controls ; Zoom toggle gives good control over 14X zoom lens ; Innovative design feels good in the hand ; Superior video quality

Subpar audio capture in video mode ; Plastic zoom toggle takes some getting used to

The slick, slimmed-down follow-up to Canon's SX200 IS offers a near-perfect blend of manual controls and creative scene modes, and its video capture is stunning.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Canon Powershot SX210 review:

 

A long zoom in a little body seems to be the big goal for camera manufacturers in 2010. The 14-megapixel PowerShot SX210 IS is Canon's entry; it's the company's most compact megazoom camera sporting a 28mm-equivalent wide-angle lens with a 14x zoom. It...

Nice selection of semimanual and manual controls; flexible lens in a compact body; very good photo quality.

Slow shooting performance; some awkward design aspects; unimpressive LCD.

If you want a compact megazoom with manual controls and fine photo quality, the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS is a good place to start.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Review

 

TheCanon PowerShot SX210 is a stylish compact super-zoom with animpressive feature set. However, shooting performance leaves onewanting more. With good overall image quality, the SX210 is acompetitive model in this category. Read more in our Full...

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...

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...

TheCanon PowerShot SX210 is a stylish compact super-zoom with animpressive feature set. However, shooting performance leaves onewanting more. With good overall image quality, the SX210 is acompetitive model in this category. Read more in our

Apr, 2010

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Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (photographyblog.com)

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Review

 

The PowerShot SX210 IS camera is the second travel-zoom model from Canon, taking on the likes of the Panasonic DMC-TZ10, Nikon Coolpix S8000 and the Samsung WB550. There's a 14x, 28-392mm optical zoom lens with built-in image stabilizer, 14 megapixel...

Viewed as a competent all-in-one option for both photos and video - and thus the only camera many families may ever need - what initially appears a premium price for the SX210 IS begins to make more sense. And, once you've become used to a camera with...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by (itp.net)

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

 

The Canon SX210 IS can be had in a number of different skins, including the 'look at me purple' seen here

Though the SX210 has some issues, its zoom and photo capture abilities make an appealing case.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

PowerShot SX210 IS

 

As you can see, both the resolution and optical zoom got bumped up on the SX210. The camera's movie mode has also been enhanced, with improve image stabilization, stereo sound recording, and yes, use of the optical zoom. The SX210 also sports a...

Good photo quality at lower ISOs ; 14X optical zoom in a relatively compact body ; Optical image stabilization, with an extra-strength "dynamic mode" for movies ; Widescreen LCD display is great for HD movie recording; good low light visibility ;...

Photos a bit noisy, even at base ISO; things get soft when you pass ISO 400 ; Strong purple fringing at times ; Redeye a problem, though it can be removed in-camera ; Ergonomic annoyances: pop-up flash comes up automatically (but at least you can close...

The PowerShot SX210 IS sounds like quite the travel camera when you look at the specs. It has a compact body, big zoom lens, large LCD, plenty of bells and whistles, and a 720p movie mode. Unfortunately, it also has frustrating ergonomics, a weak...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (digitalcamerareview.com)

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Review

 

There are plenty of reasons to justify spending an extra $20 on the PowerShot SX210 over the SX200. If you're shooting in great conditions, you won't have a problem snapping clean shots at the top end of the camera's generous 14x zoom range. The camera...

Good quality images, HD video allows zoom, Versatile lens

Overexposure, Enlarged image shows noise at ISO 400

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (macworld.com)

Review: Canon PowerShot SX210 IS compact camera

 

The slick, slimmed-down follow up to Canon's SX200 IS offers a near-perfect blend of manual controls and creative scene modes, and its video capture is stunning.

The SX210 IS also produced noticeably better video quality than any of the other pocket megazooms in our test batch, posting a video-quality score of Superior. In contrast, audio capture was a weak spot; the camera has no mic-in port, so you're stuck...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Ricky (etechreviews.net)

Canon PowerShot SX210 – Flexible lens in a compact body

 

Thin seems to be in and hence there are a lot of manufacturer trying to put a long zoom in a compact body for camera. This model is a similar type of camera which has a 28mm equivalent wide angle lens along with 14x zoom. This is a follow up to the...

Good options for manual and semimanual controls, good compact body containing flexible lens, photo quality is commendable

Shooting performance is slow, LCD is unimpressive, some issues with design

We will recommend you this camera if you are looking for a megazoom lens in a compact body.

May, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone:No / Yes

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):260
Battery life (max):6
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NB-5L
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Brightness adjustment: Yes
Built-in processor:DIGIC 4 / DIGIC 4 + iSAPS
Camera file system:EXIF 2.2
Camera playback:Movie / Movie, Single image / Single image, Slide show
Custom color: Yes
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Resizing
Image processor:DIGIC 4 iSAPS
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HEB, HIN, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR
Orientation sensor: Yes
Photo effects:Black&White, Neutral, Positive film, Sepia, Skin tones, Vivid / Black&White, Neutral, Sepia, Skin tones, Vivid / Black&White, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid / Mosaic, Muted, Negative film, Neutral, Positive film, Sepia
Playback zoom:10 / 2
Playback zoom (max):10 / 2
Scene modes:beach, Candlelight, Children, Fireworks, Landscape, Night portrait, party (indoor) / beach, Children, Close-up (macro), Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Underwater / Beach, Children, Fireworks, Landscape, Party (indoor), Portrait, Snow / Beach, Children, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Self-portrait, Snow / beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Underwater
Self-timer:10 / 2 / 2,10
Self-timer delay:10 / 2 / 2,10
Shooting modes:Auto, Manual, Movie, Scene / Manual, Movie
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten

Design

Color of product:Black / Gold / Purple
Energy Star certified:N

Display

Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Field of view:100

Flash

Built-in flash: Yes
External flash connector: Yes
Flash exposure correction:±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step)
Flash exposure lock: Yes
Flash modes:Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Manual, Red-eye reduction / Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Auto, Flash off, Manual, Red-eye reduction / auto, manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):39.4 - 78.7
Flash range (wide):29.5 - 137.8
Flash recharging time:10

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Centre weighted Auto Focus, Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection, Face tracking, Single Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus / Face tracking
Closest Focusing Distance:1.97
Focus:TTL

Lens System

Combined zoom:56
Digital Zoom:4
Focal length range (f-f):0.197 - 2.76
Lens structure:12/10
Lens structure (elements/groups):12/10
Lens Type:Wide-angle zoom
Maximum aperture number:5.9
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):15.4
Minimum aperture number:3.1
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.1
Optical Zoom:14

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity:80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 / 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, Auto
ISO sensitivity (max):1600
ISO sensitivity (min):80
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 2EV (1/3EV step) / ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:HC MMC+, MMC, MMC+, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, MMC+, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Memory slots:1

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40 / 10 - 90
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40 / 10 - 90
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):10 - 90
Storage temperature range (T-T):10 - 90

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.1 - 15.4
Additional accessories:HF-DC1, DCC-1500
Aperture range (F-F):3.1 - 5.9
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera focusing range:5cm - ∞/1m - ∞
Camera shutter speed:1 - 1/3200 / 1 – 1/3200
Compatible operating systems:Win 7/ Vista SP1-2/ XP SP2-3\nMac OS X v10.4 - 10.6 / Windows 7/ Vista SP1-2/ XP SP2-3\nMac OS X v10.4 – 10.6
Data compression:Fine, Norm / Fine, Normal
Digital SLR: No
Drive modes:Single, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.1 - 15.4
HDMI ports quantity:1
Interface:USB 2.0
Lens system:UD
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Weight:0.474

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:ZoomBrowser EX\nImageBrowser\nPhotoStitch

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image formats supported:EXIF / JPG
Image Sensor Size:1/2.3
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:4320 x 3240
Megapixel:14.1
Scan technology:CCD
Sensor Type:CCD
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1600 x 1200,2592 x 1944,3456 x 2592,4320 x 2432 / 640 x 480,1600 x 1200,2592 x 1944,3456 x 2592,4320 x 2432,4320 x 3240
Supported aspect ratios:16:9

Ports & interfaces

I/O ports:1x USB\n1x HDMI Mini\n1x A/V out PAL/NTSC
PictBridge: Yes
USB connector:Mini-USB B
USB connector type:Mini-USB B
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Fastest camera shutter speed:1/3200
Slowest camera shutter speed:15

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
HD type:HD
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Video compression format:H.264, MOV / MOV
Video formats supported:H.264,MOV / MOV
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:320 x 240,640 x 480,1280 x 720

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.26
Height:2.33
Weight:7.58
Weight (including battery):7.58
Width:4.17