Canon PowerShot SX210 IS
Successor to the SX200IS, the Canon Powershot SX210 IS combines what might loosely be termed IXUS-inspired styling, with more conventional Powershot ergonomics. A metal body shell and semi-matte finish set it apart from Canon's lower-end offerings, and its stabilized 14x optical zoom is one of the most powerful of its competition. The SX210 IS's core features are well-implemented and the camera's key systems, like AF, WB and metering, are accurate and reliable.
Our main frustrations with the SX210 IS are sub-par image quality when examined at 100% compared to the competition, and some strange and unwelcome ergonomic quirks that detract from the generally fluid handling.
|Max resolution||4320 x 3240|
|Effective pixels||14 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 80 ,100, 200, 400, 800, 1600|
|Focal length (equiv.)||28–392 mm|
|Min shutter speed||15 sec|
|Max shutter speed||1/3200 sec|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/MMCplus HC|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||220 g (0.49 lb / 7.76 oz)|
|Dimensions||103 x 61 x 38 mm (4.06 x 2.4 x 1.5″)|
The Canon Powershot SX210IS is a very capable camera let down by soft images and a fussy interface. That said, for the point-and-shoot user looking for decent quality 6x4in prints wanting to create a web gallery, it's fine.
Good for: Point-and-shoot photographers that don't need to make large prints
Not so good for: More critical users, and anyone on a budget.