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Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

$350.00 Released March, 2010

Product Shot 1 The Pros:SD/SDHC/SDXC card reader for the use of pre-existing and future SD flash storage cards - the industry standard (easy to find, capacious and affordable). 14x optical zoom. Records video in 720p high definition with stereo audio.

The Cons:Only available in purple, gold and black. Flash always pops up. Low resolution display - 230k dot.

The Canon Powershot SX210 IS is a mid grade 14.1 megapixel compact digital camera. The SX210 IS is fully equipped with a 28mm wide-angle lens, a 14X optical zoom and a three inch LCD display. The IS also features the ability to shoot 720p High Definition video with optical zoom support and stereo sound.

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The SX210 IS features a number of settings to improve or enhance the quality of photos. Users have the ability to add effects to photos directly from the device, with the addition of Fish-eye and Miniature effect modes. Several advancements to Canon's unique Smart Auto Mode increase the number of shooting scenarios where the camera can automatically adjust for movement and lighting. The SX210 IS sports Smart Flash Exposure which automatically adds the correct level of flash for each setting. The camera includes several Face detection self-timer modes that can be triggered with either a wink or a smile. The SX210 IS supports the high-spec SDXC memory cards with a maximum storage of two terabytes while users that wish to connect via wireless data transfer can connect directly to PCs as the camera is Eye-Fi memory card compatible.


  • 14X optical zoom
  • Dynamic mode for enhanced image stabilization when shooting movies
  • 14.1 megapixels to generate 16.5" X 23.4" prints
  • 28mm wide angle lens
  • 3.0-inch LCD display screen
  • HD video shooting
  • Digic 4 image processor with evolved face-detection
  • Fish-eye and Miniature effect modes
  • Smart Auto Mode
  • Servo AF-AE conditions
  • Smart Flash Exposure


  • Type of camera: Compact digital-still camera with built in flash
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 1/2 3 inch type charge coupled device
  • 14.5 total pixels
  • 14.1 effect pixels
  • Focal length: 5.0(W) - 70(T) mm
  • 4X digital zoom
  • Focus range 2" - infinity (W), 3.3 ft - infinity (T)
  • Auto focus system: TTL autofocus system, manual focus
  • LCD monitor: 3-inch TFT color LCD wide screen with viewing angle
  • LCD pixels: Approx 230,000
  • Maximum aperture: F/3.1 (W) - F/5.9 (T)
  • Shutter speed 1- 1/ 3200 sec  15- 1/ 3200 sec
  • Flash range: 12in- 11.5 (W) 3.3- 6.6F (T)
  • Recycling time: 10 sec or less
  • Flash exposure: +/-2 stops in 1/3 stop increments

User Reviews (12)

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  • 3

    SD/SDHC/SDXC card reader for the use of pre-existing and future SD flash storage cards - the industry standard (easy to find, capacious and affordable)

  • 2

    14x optical zoom

  • 2

    records video in 720p high definition with stereo audio

  • 2

    optical image stabilization

  • 2

    "Smart Shutter" allows users to trigger a photo with a simple facial gesture such as a wink or smile

  • 2

    HDMI output for playback of images or videos on a compatible HDTV / display

  • 1

    designed for easy use of Eye-Fi (wireless SD card)

  • 1

    pop-out flash

  • 1

    clean aesthetic

  • 1

    can use full zoom w/ auto focus in video mode

  • 1

    manual controls for aperature, focus, shutter

  • 0

    easy YouTube upload functionality

  • 3

    only available in purple, gold and black

  • 3

    Flash always pops up

  • 2

    low resolution display - 230k dot

  • 2

    high price for a rather simple point & shoot

  • 1

    14.1 megpixel "effective" resolution means true resolution is not known. Effective resolution means an in camera computer program fills in more pixels, just like an editing suite.

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