Canon PowerShot SX210

PowerShot SX210 is by Canon with 14x optical zoom,28mm wide-angle,14.1 MP,Optical Image Stabilizer,7.6 cm (3.0″) PureColor II G LCD,HD movies. HDMI and many more..

The PowerShot SX210 IS delivers the ultimate package of show-stopping looks and advanced features – including an amazing 14x optical zoom – in a sleek, compact, metal body. Available in three trendy colours – gold, purple and black – there’s a model to suit every style.

A Canon PowerShot SX210 IS could be yours if you enter our competition.
The Canon PowerShot SX210 IS is proof positive that good things come in small packages.

Canon’s chic new compact is available in matt black, purple or sophisticated gold,

f you’re no expert, its 22 automatic settings will fool even the most discerning eye that you were teacher’s pet at your photography class. Its scene detection technology determines subject brightness, contrast, distance and hue and applies optimal settings to your shot without you even having to think about it. If you really were teacher’s pet, you can choose your own settings and do things manually – it’s powerful and flexible.

The SX210 IS – not to be confused with the SX20 IS or the Ixus 210 – is more stylish than compact ultra-zoom cameras tend to be, and significantly slimmer than previous Canon designs. It makes sense to relocate the mode dial to the back of the camera, but the redesigned zoom lever is too small and almost painfully sharp-edged. The 3in LCD has a widescreen aspect ratio, which is great for the 720p video mode but makes less sense for photos.

The five-way pad doubles as a wheel, making it quick to adjust settings. Clicking the top, bottom, left and right edges accesses exposure compensation, self-timer, focus options and flash options.

f your subject is moving, the Servo AF/AE continuously focuses and adjusts the exposure. And there’s no need to worry about shaky hands either – the four-stop optical image stabilizer stops your images from blurring due to camera shake, even at long zoom lengths.

Manual exposure control is excellent, with a manual flash power option and an accurate on-screen prediction of how bright the resulting shot will be. Other controls were quick to navigate too, but shooting performance was pedestrian. We measured 2.8 seconds between wide-angle shots 3.8 seconds for telephoto where the autofocus took longer to lock onto subjects.

The PowerShot SX210 IS has been designed to inspire creativity – whatever your level of photographic expertise. If you’re looking to capture high-quality pictures with minimum effort, both Smart Auto and Easy modes with Scene Detection Technology guarantee outstanding results in all conditions. For those keen to develop their photographic skills, switching to manual mode gives you greater control to experiment with different settings, while the new Smart Shutter mode allows you to remotely control the shutter simply with a smile or even a wink.

Noise was a problem at high ISO speeds, but that’s sadly the case with all current compact ultra-zoom cameras. This camera compensated by blurring both noise and fine details, but the results looked good when resized for the web. More worryingly, poor corner focus and chromatic aberrations were big problems throughout the zoom range, resulting in fuzzy, discoloured details towards the edges of the frame.

We’re giving away one of these little beauties every week over the next four weeks. All you need to do this week is watch our photography masterclass, and then answer the questions as requested below.
And don’t forget, there are four chances to win – a new masterclass video will be on this very site next week, and a new competition to accompany it.


This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Pamelagrant

    Does not deal with why the Canon SX210 movies will not connect to the Ipad, plays in Itunes but will not download to Iphone or Ipad. Any help on this?

  2. Sschneid

    I have same problem. Bought it three weeks ago. Can not download movies to my IPAD or desktop.

  3. Stefan Kreusser

    Quick time movie player required instead of standard windows installation (*.avi). SX210
    IS has great problems to focus on (slowly) moving persons. Additionally it changes its sensitivity (iso) within milliseconds. Thus you get a non constant background light 🙁

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