Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SX210 IS
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Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Camera Review
5 May 2013
Summary: The Canon PowerShot SX210 IS is a compact digital camera in a compact but feature-rich. It has large display, high resolution, HDMI input, HD video clips, manual controls for professionals, Optical Image Stabilizer, Face Detection. Autonomy is not the best but you can tell it is the only small defect remedied with better performing batteries.
Pros: OPTICAL ZOOM, Hand Controls, Sensor Resolution, Face Detection, Smile Shutter
Conclusion: For its market, the PowerShot SX210 IS does a good job of meeting what most people want from their super-zoom compacts. It produces consistent images in its automatic setting and the results straight out of camera should look pleasing in a 6x4 print. The disappointment lays in the level of improvement Canon have made since its predecessor, the SX200 IS.
Summary: Another classic Canon strategy is, for better or worse, to trump the competition in the numbers game. So it's not surprising to find the PowerShot SX210 IS sporting the longest zoom range and joint highest resolution of its peer group with 14 Megapixels and a 14x optical zoom. Canon knows these are the numbers many people look at first when comparing cameras online or on the shelf, and doesn't want to lose sales by coming-up short.
Pros: 14x optical zoom: longest range of rival models., 14 Megapixels: joint highest resolution of peers., 720p HD movies with matching 16:9 screen., Great auto modes or full manual if you prefer.
Cons: Flash always pops-up even when disabled., Slow continuous shooting at full resolution., Zoom motor is audible when filming video., Widescreen monitor not ideal shape for 4:3 stills.
Excerpt: The Canon Powershot SX210 IS offers extra zoom power in a compact body. This camera has 14 megapixels and a 14x zoom lens. The lens has wide angle capabilities too. I would say the Powershot SX210 IS is aimed at someone who is looking at a clear step up from a standard point and shoot digital camera. As well as having extra zoom you also have access to manual controls allowing you to fine tune shutter speed, aperture size and focusing.
Pros: Picture quality - Features - High Definition movies - LCD Screen - Handy Size
Summary: Offering the holy trinity of ease of use, manual controls, and best-in-class video quality, the 14x-optical-zoom PCanon PowerShot SX210 IS is a follow-up to last year's excellent PowerShot SX200 IS compact camera.
This small Canon digital camera includes a big 14x zoom lens, but we found the controls difficult to use
Good Gear Guide.au
14 October 2010
Summary: The Canon PowerShot SX210 IS has lots of design quirks, but its small body packs in a versatile range of features. It includes a 14x zoom lens, an f/3.1 lens and the ability to control the exposure manually, and you can also shoot video at 720p. Its overall image quality is good, albeit soft, but it's a fine compact shooter to have at your disposal for everyday snaps and is an ideal size to take with you while travelling.
Pros: 14x zoom lens, f/3.1 aperture, manual settings, good depth of field
Cons: Lots of design quirks with menu controls, soft images, loss of image definition when you heavily crop the images
Summary: Canon has two styles of cameras in their pocket range the really small Ixus range and the slightly larger Power Shot s. Here the latest Power Shot that is still small and sleek while offering more in optical zoom and other features.
Summary: Conclusion: The Canon Powershot SX210 IS has an impressive zoom range, one of the longest reaches available at 14x optical zoom – zooming all the way to the equivalent of 392mm – normally this level of optical zoom comes in the form of an SLR-style ultra zoom. Instead you can fit this camera in your pocket! The camera also features a large screen, impressive HD video with stereo sound that lets you use optical zoom, and smart AUTO mode.
Pros: What I Don’t Like:, – Vignetting when using full 14x optical zoom, – Noise (black dots) in some images, – Strong purple fringing / chromatic abberations, – Slow fps, and slightly sluggish shot to shot time, – Only one 16:9 Widescreen photo mode at 9mp, – Auto / Manual pop-up flash may annoy some, – Small zoom control, – No hand grip
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