Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Announced Feb 8, 2010 •
14 megapixels | 3 screen | 28 – 392 mm (14×)
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Announced Feb 8, 2010

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.

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Quick specs
Body type Compact
Max resolution 4320 x 3240
Effective pixels 14 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor type CCD
ISO Auto, 80 ,100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Focal length (equiv.) 28–392 mm
Optical zoom 14×
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 230,000
Min shutter speed 15 sec
Max shutter speed 1/3200 sec
Format H.264
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)
GPS None

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Our review

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.

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