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.
"Good for easy to record video but not for still images."
16 December 2011
Pros: 14 megapixels resolution & good options, including a nice zoom and special effects.
Cons: Quality of still images are most disappointing. Bought camera after reading review & comments, but I am most disappointed that still images are not as sharp as I get from my old & simple point & shoot Kodak Easy Share LS743, w/ 4 megapixels ca
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: 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.
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: 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).
Summary: Well it is great choice and I am very happy with my camera, but few things set clouds over my happiness: Here it is: Cons: Very easy gets dust inside lenses, always use with care, protect and try not shoot when windy. Very easy loses focus when filming. No international coverage of the warranty. In video mode zooming and wind can be heard in the clip. Do not zoom often in quite environment.
Excerpt: Being a pro-Canon owner, I find the sx210is easy to use. I had A520 and Ixus85, and wanted a higher MP and higher zoom camera with all the manual features available without the need to go for an SLR. I agree with most of the users here which do not like the flash position, which will obstruct the handling of the camera. Pictures are first class provided you know how to use the manual settings available. Never use 'Auto' mode, for I'd be using my Ixus if I needed such.
Pros: takes decent photos in low light without flash camera body is substantial good skin tones in photos
Cons: 1. The on-off button is difficult to use. 2. Lag time between shots is maddening. 3. The settings are difficult to find. 4. The manual is very vague 5. BATTERY LIFE IS HORRIBLE!!!!! 6. The pop up flash is where you normally hold the camera.