Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SX210 IS
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Loved it at first.
31 October 2013
Summary: This camera worked great - for a while. When I was into my second week in Italy, it quit reading a charged battery so I was unable to use it. Good thing I had a camcorder and iPad with me, but what a hassle! I'm very disappointed.
Summary: Loved this, except it suddenly stopped working: would turn itself off without warning after just a few moments. Sent it back to Canon for 'in warranty' repair. We will see. If it worked it would be a five star, for ease of use and great pictures. Only, if you want really fast response time, you have to go to a real SLR- so action shots and fast changing facial expressions- not so much.
Summary: The camera produces good pictures. But the shutter leg is way too long and when you take videos the focus is slow to react so if you move the camera from one spot to another the picture becomes blurry until the focus adjusts which I find very annoying and I find myself not taking anymore videos because of that, it's that obvious.
Summary: I have this camera for almost a year now. I was impressed with the quality of the pictures. I am selling stuff on craigslist and ebay and I've received emails not about the items I'm selling but what camera I'm using. It is great for macro and night shots. Which is one of the things I've considered when buying since it has high rating when it comes night shots without flash.. The negative side of it is, the speed.
Very Good Camera, but could have been better designed
28 December 2010
Summary: This is a very good camera, an amazing amount of quality in a small container which is good looking. I had seriously looked at the Panasonic Lumix ZS6 and ZS7, but chose the Canon Powershot SX210IS, based on reviews and specs. The picture quality is good, as is the video. Low light pictures are OK. My main problem is that the designers forgot that humans have to hold it.
Summary: I rely on reviews very much before I make any purchase, and the reviews were great on this camera. But I am disappointed in some of it's functions. I like most people wanted to find a camera that is easy to use and takes quality pictures, I was also looking for one that had really good zoom. The first thing I noticed that I wasn't totally happy with is that the flash opens right where most people place there fingers to hold onto the camera.
Get the S95 instead, picture quality not as good as expected
5 December 2010
Summary: I bought this and the canon s95. I am a long time Canon owner, having owned the Sd750 for several years and having loved it. Mind you this review is from someone who uses the camera on Auto in Point-and-shoot mode only. The SX210IS simply did not measure up. While zoom is fantastic, pictures came out blurry and night/low light pictures were same as my old SD750. On the other hand, the S95 looked incredible in both day time and especially at night.
Summary: I bought this camera to have a compact point-and-shoot that would fit in my purse, the zoom and pixels are fantastic for this size of camera, I wanted to like it more. I love Canon's products but this one doesn't seem to fit the bill. The focus is slow and if you're trying to be quick (like you need to be with kids and pets) 1/2 the photos turn out blurry. The features are nice. The location of the flash is very annoying. The video is great as well as the audio.
Summary: It was a steal at $200 right after Thanksgiving. It is built very well - Made in Japan - and attention to detail is apparent - that is why all the cameras I have owned for the last 20 years have been Canons. I take one star away for poorer than expected low light performance. It is especially bad at 14x. The image quality with poor indoor lighting, and no flash used is very poor. I doubt that any camera in this price range would do any better though.
Summary: I have to use a SLR camera for work so I know a little about ISO, apature, etc. I was looking for a personal camera that is small but with some of the controls that I have learned how to use. When I saw a small camera with a 14x Optical zoom I was very happy. But when I bought it and tryed to use it I found it doesnt have a image stablizer (I tend to shake) The instruction say if it shows the shaking image to put it on a tripod (not very often possible).