Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SX210 IS
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Value for money 8
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Build quality 8
Canon Powershot SX210 Digital Camera Review
28 September 2012
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.
Conclusion: 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.
Pros: 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.
Cons: 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.
Summary: 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 boasts eye-catching style, and build quality is as good as anything in its class.
Pros: Good quality images, HD video allows zoom, Versatile lens
Cons: Overexposure, Enlarged image shows noise at ISO 400
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