Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Digital Camera with 14.1 Megapixel, HD720p, Dynamic IS, Miniture Effect, Smart Suffle - Purple - U.S.A. Warranty

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About Canon

The Canon PowerShot SX210 IS is designed for the photographer seeking HD video and brilliant image quality in a stylish, compact camera.

Featuring a 28mm wide-angle lens with 14x Optical Zoom and Optical Image Stabilization, the PowerShot SX210 IS allows users to capture dramatic close-ups or broad landscapes with ease, while the 14.1-Megapixel resolution ensures stunning imagequality.

Available in three bold color variations, black, purple and gold, additional features include a 3.0-inch wide LCD screen for improved visibility and glare reduction with enhanced Control Dial with Hints and Tips.

For shooting video, the PowerShot SX210 IS has the ability to zoom optically, shoot in stereosound and has Dynamic Mode Image Stabilization for improved image clarity. Users embracing the freedom of wireless data transfer can connect directly to PCs through Eye-Fi memory cards1.

Canon Features

  • Powerful 14x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer.
  • Improved Dynamic mode for enhanced image stabilization when shooting movies using the wide-angle setting.
  • 14.1 Megapixel resolution will generate 16.5" x 23.4" prints.
  • 28mm Wide-Angle Lens to capture more in your frame.
  • Large 3.0-inch wide PureColor System LCD with high resolution (230,400 dots) andwide viewing angle.
  • HD shooting capability at 720p with stereo sound plus HDMI output for easy playback of video and photos.
  • DIGIC 4 Image Processor with evolved Face Detection Technology tracks the faces of moving subjects and lets the shooter enter the frame seamlessly with Face Detection Self-Timer.
  • New scene modes for more creative shooting (Fisheye Effect creates a circular fish-eye appearance and Miniature Effect creates a graduated blur on outer edgesof the subject).
  • New scene modes for more creative shooting (Fisheye Effect creates a circular fish-eye appearance and Miniature Effect creates a graduated blur on outer edgesof the subject).
  • Smart AUTO mode (22 Scene) intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on the shooting conditions of the scene as well as Face and Motion Detection.
  • Servo AF/AE continues to focus and track subject while pressing the shutter button halfway.
  • Smart Flash Exposure produces natural looking photos when using the flash to photograph subjects in strong sunlight, at a close distance to the camera, or using fill flash.

Canon Specifications

Type of Camera
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 14x Optical/4x Digital/56x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System
Image Capture Type
1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels
Approx. 14.5 Megapixels
Effective Pixels
Approx. 14.1 Megapixels
Focal Length
5.0 (W) - 70.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 - 392mm)
Digital Zoom
Focusing Range
2.0 in (5cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft (1m) - infinity (T)
Macro: 2.0 in - 1.6 ft (5 - 50cm) (W)
Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus, Manual focus
LCD Monitor
3.0" TFT color LCD widescreen with wide viewing angle
LCD Pixels
Approx. 230,000 pixels
LCD Coverage
Maximum Aperture
f/3.1 (W) - f/5.9 (T)
Shutter Speed
1 - 1/3200 sec.
15 - 1/3200 sec. (Total shutter speed range); Long Shutter operates with noise reduction when manually set at 1.3 - 15 sec.
ISO Sensitivity
Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent (Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index)
Light Metering Method
Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
* Facial brightness is evaluated in Face Detection AF
** Metering frame is fixed to the center
Exposure Control Method
Manual Exposure, i-Contrast, Program Shift, Safety Shift; AE Lock
Exposure Compensation
±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance Control
Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
* Facial color is evaluated in Face Detection AF
Built-in Flash
Auto, Manual (3 levels), Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE Lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro
Flash Range
12 in. - 11.5 (W), 3.3 - 6.6 ft (T), 75 cm - 3.5 m (W), (1.0 - 2.0m, (T))
Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance
Recycling Time
10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.7V)
Flash Exposure Compensation
±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Shooting Modes
Auto*, P, Tv, Av, M, Easy, Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, SCN**
*Automatically detects shooting scene
** Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Detection Self-timer), Low Light,Color Accent, Color Swap, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist
Photo Effects
My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter SkinTone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color *
* Adjustment of contrast sharpness, saturation, red, green, blue and skin tone are available
Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom*
* Shooting start time (0-10 sec. (in one-second increments), 15/20/30 sec.) number of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.
Continuous Shooting
Normal: approx. 0.7 fps; AF: approx. 0.5 fps; LV: approx. 0.5 fps; Low Light: 2.6 fps
Storage Media
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
File Format
Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1
Image Compression
Normal, Fine
JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo)
Number of Recording Pixels
Still Image: 4,320 x 3,240 (Large), 3,456 x 2,592 (Medium 1), 2,592 x 1,944 (Medium 2), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3/Date Stamp), 640 x 480 (Small), 4,320 x 2,432 (Widescreen), 2144 x 1,608 (Low Light)
Movies: Standard, Color Accent, Color Swap: 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps); 4GB or approx. 29 min. 59 sec. (HD), 60 min. (SD) per clip
Playback Modes File
Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Colors, My Category, Transition Effects, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Index (4-130 thumbnails), Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, Trimming, Resize, i-Contrast, Easy, Edit and Resume
Movies: Normal Playback*, slow motion**, pause, first frame, last frame, next frame, previous frame, fast forward, fast rewind, editing, resume
Erase Modes
Select image, all images
The image data in the memory cared stored with the Design rule for Camera File systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased). Usingthe Movie editing function, sections of the movie (1 sec. increments) can be deleted.
Computer Interface
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)
Video Out
NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
Audio Out
Stereo (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers
Power Source
Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-5L, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30 (optional)
Shooting Capacity
Still Image: approx. 260 shots
Playback Time
Approx. 360 min.
Operating Temperature
Operating Humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD)
4.17 x 2.33 x 1.26 in./105.8 x 59.3 x 31.9mm
Approx. 7.58 oz./215g (including battery and memory card)
Canon 1 year limited warranty
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Easy to use with good results

it has orientation sensor (like ipod touch), this surprised me.

Reviewed by 138 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Lots of learning opportunities


This camera is larger & heavier than my previous cameras & I was very surprised by this when I received it. It's more difficult to change settings & to see the desired setting on the wheel due to extremely small writing & small controls. Difficult to hold steady with the auto pop up flash position. I haven't learned if it's possible to change the size of pixels it uses yet. It takes wonderful, clear pictures & movies. I really like being able to zoom while taking the movie. All in all it's another super Canon Camera!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


My surprise purchase


While traveling overseas I dropped my Cannon G-7 and the lens jammed and would not retract. I still had 2 weeks to go on my trip and could not be without a camera so went into a camera shop in Edinburgh to see if they could possibly fix it. Unfortunately they advised me I would have to send it in. So I looked at what replacements were available and after a recommendation by the clerk I purchased this camera. I have been very pleased with it's performance, ease of use, low light pictures, and how portable it is. The price was great too. I liked my G-7 but this camera is a strong competitor as far as I am concerned.


Very nice camera. I really like the zoo


Great zoom


OK but not great.


I bought this camera as a backup for my Canon SX10 and as a light weight travel camera. There really is no comparison between it and the SX10. The SX10 is a far better camera. No manual comes with this camera. I actually got a manual with the SX10. Now to save a buck or two Canon gives you the manual on a CD. I suppose you have to take your computer with you if you want to look something up in the field. The telephoto zoom is extremely slow--snail slow. The on-off button is hard to operate. It is recessed and hard to push. The auto focus is less than stellar. It can not seem to maintain focus on small objects such as birds. Just for normal photography though it does seem to do a pretty decent job.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)




I have been extremely disappointed with the quality of the pictures I have taken. I have an older digital camera that takes great pictures but I wanted to upgrade from a 4 times zoom to the 14 times zoom with the Canon. The quality of the pictures taken indoors at concert events are no where near as good a s my older camera. Many pictures are not clear as they should be and trust me I'm no beginner at taking photos. Pictures are dark, fuzzy and poor quality. I even had other people attempt to use the camera and they said that no way would they buy this camera. I just can't recommend this camera

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


Dust is a Big Problem


I purchased this camera in the Spring and on the first day I used it noticed a problem with dust getting on the lens and inside the lens. Withing two months, dust and hair actually got inside the camera causing for significant quality issues. For the price of this camera, this should not be happening. Even worse, there is no way to fix this. I have used an air gun to try to loosen these particles, blown inside the camera, etc., and nothing works. You will see that the lens has a gap between the metal casing and the lens. Dust enters into the camera around all sides. There is no way to clean the inside of the camera. Otherwise, this camera could be great. Picture quality is fantastic and video quality was great when there was not this dust problem. Verdict: don't buy this camera.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Best Purchase


Image quality is amazing! I can work with apertur and shutter speed like a non digital camera. It's portable and easy to use. One thing I will say is the flash lense is the only thing that sticks out from the camera. if I would to ever drop it, it would probably be the first thing to break on my camera.


Fantastic Camera


I bought this camera after my older canon finally bit the dust. Carried my old one in my saddlebag for well over 2000 miles of riding everywhere in the USA and took 1000's and 1000's of pictures. I was sold on canon! So far with this one, I have taken it everywhere in Israel and Egypt and taken 100's of shots of grandchildren. It has never failed me. I love the high zoom and get some great shots from far away that I never thought would come out so clear. I was a little worried about the placement of the flash because I always seem to have my finger in the wrong place when I turn on the camera but MOST of the time I do not need it. This is such a great low light camera, I normally get a great shot without the flash. The majority of the time I have just used the easy setting and get sharp beautiful shots. The clips of video also come out crisp and clear. I am very happy with this camera!!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


I love this camera


I would highly recommend this camea. I have enjoyed it to the fulliest. I took on the road all in cold tempatures and it took very good pictures in the snow, in the dark and in the rain the pictures still come out clear. I am often taking pictures without the flash and they come out well in doors. I took pictures while driving and they came out perfect. I love this and you can't tell I was driving nor that I was behind the windsheild of a 18 wheeler or my personal suv. I have taken some awesome pictures from a distance and it look as I was directly up on the subject. I have no cons other than the batteries don't last long but this is ok. This is a duriable camera. Trust me it is all that I am saying it is. I keep it with me at all times in my purse. I have taken clear picutures from inside a building of something outside and you can not tell the difference. I like to take nature pictures and they come out well even for and amature.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Great for traveling except...


Compared to the camera I had used on previous world adventures this one was great. Easy to use, light weight. Love the 14x zoom. Best to date camera with the one exception of short battery life. Fortunately, I took a spare with me. Each charge only got me about 1-3 hours of use,,, hard to feel good about an 8 to 10 hours of sightseeing and adventure half way around the world and having to be stingy with the pic taking to make it through the day. Would not be good in areas without daily recharge opportunities.

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