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Canon PowerShot SX210-IS Review – 14.1 MP Digital Camera

January 4th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments


About Canon PowerShot SX210-IS 14.1 MP Digital Camera

The Canon PowerShot series is one of the biggest selling models of digital cameras in the market since the brand has established its reputation in the niche. Hence, the manufacturer proudly unveils the Canon PowerShot SX210-IS 14.1 MP Digital Camera as a decidedly sleek new camera with a refined set of features. And yet, you can purchase this camera for only $249. But what do you get for this price?

Canon PowerShot SX210-IS 14.1 MP Digital Camera comes with a sleek and slim design that makes it really easy to handle. Whether you want to use it for capturing photos or recording videos, you can assure that all of the important memories in your life are preserved.

Canon SX210IS's 14x optical zoom makes it an attractive buy. Picture source : Canon


Canon PowerShot SX210-IS 14.1 MP Digital Camera is equipped with a 14x optical zoom integrated with an optical image stabilizer. If you are capturing sports events or any fast paced action, you can be creative and ensure utmost clarity. It is also ideal for shaky hands or moving subject to reduce camera shake. However, this is not just your ordinary image stabilization technology since it offers Improved Dynamic Mode, allowing you to shoot while walking to enjoy high definition results for images and videos.

The use of 14.1 megapixel sensor allows for the most detailed, richly colored, and crisp images captured via the Canon PowerShot SX210-IS 14.1 MP Digital Camera. Even if you expand the photo in a 16 x 23-inch print, there is no pixilation whatsoever. You can also capture more in frame with the 28mm wide-angle lens to allow more flexibility and depth in your photographic ability. The use of PureColor System LCD that is up to 3 inches wide enable you to preview your photos or videos in a high-resolution screen.

The inclusion of a stereo sound for Canon PowerShot SX210-IS 14.1 MP Digital Camera enhanced your HD shooting capability such that you can record videos of up to 1280 x 720 pixels. There is also an HDMI output available such that you can easily share your recorded data or stream your video shoot in real-time to a larger screen. The use of DIGIC 4 Image Processor combined with a Face Detection Technology makes sure that each photo looks its best and achieve perfect focus.

Pro’s of Canon PowerShot SX210-IS 14.1 MP Digital Camera

*The size of the camera makes it highly compact;
*The controls are very intuitive;
*Colors are accurately detailed for high quality;
*The zooming capacity and image stabilization is very excellent;
*Wide variety of shooting modes available;
*Audio for the videos are of decent quality.

Con’s of Canon PowerShot SX210-IS 14.1 MP Digital Camera

*It does not have a viewfinder;
*It lacks a raised screen bezel, which means that if you inadvertently place the screen with the LCD side down, then it could risk scratching off the screen surface;
*Shooting in low light situations could still result in several image noises.

The Bottom Line

Canon PowerShot SX210-IS 14.1 MP Digital Camera is an excellent buy, no doubt. It comes with a good price and the range of features is a wish list for most avid photographers looking for a point-and-shoot camera.

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  1. September 6th, 2011 at 02:21 | #1

    I spent two or three months doing tons of research to replace my old Canon SD870. Finally a month ago I decided to buy the S90 despite the fact that it didn’t have 720 HD video, it was a one-year old model, and many reviewers disliked the looseness of the control dial.