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Canon PowerShot SX210IS 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 14x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD (Gold)

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  • Powerful 14x optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer; improved Dynamic mode for enhanced image stabilization
  • 14.1-megapixel resolution for high-quality prints up to 16.5 x 23.4 inches
  • 28mm wide-angle lens; 3.0-inch wide PureColor System LCD
  • HD shooting capability at 720p with stereo sound plus HDMI output
  • DIGIC 4 Image Processor with evolved Face Detection Technology; new scene modes
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Technical Details

Color: Gold
  • Brand Name: Canon
  • Model: SX210IS Gold
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 14.1 MP
  • Optical Sensor Technology: CCD
  • Optical zoom: 14 x
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Product Details

Color: Gold
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.3 x 2.3 inches ; 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0035FZJMQ
  • Item model number: SX210IS Gold
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (392 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,392 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at February 8, 2010

Product Description

Color: Gold

From the Manufacturer

Decidedly slim and sleekly refined, the PowerShot SX210 IS packs a feature set that reads like a wish list. The 14.1-megapixel CCD joins a 14x 28mm wide-angle zoom for imaging power to spare. Frame your shots in the bright 3.0-inch widescreen PureColor System LCD, with the Low Light mode for sharp images in dimly-lit situations.

It also captures stunning HD movies with Dynamic mode for enhanced image stabilization when shooting movies using wide-angle settings. Capture smooth HD video (720p) with stereo sound for a truly natural, high quality HD experience. The PowerShot SX210 IS not only goes wherever you do, but takes your photography and video to a whole new place, too.

PowerShot SX210IS Highlights

Powerful 14x optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer
With the PowerShot SX210 IS's powerful 14x optical zoom, you'll get up-close fast, handy at sports and school events as well as everyday creative shooting. And with Optical Image Stabilizer, camera shake is greatly reduced even when shooting while walking, helping to ensure clarity and acuity in all your images.

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Improved Dynamic mode for enhanced image stabilization
Canon technology helps to ensure your high definition movies are as shake-free as your stills. When shooting movies at wide-angle settings, the PowerShot SX210 IS uses the advanced Dynamic mode to greatly reduce camera shake that can occur when you are shooting while walking. Your HD movies play back steadily and without jerky movement.

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14.1-megapixel resolution will generate 16.5 x 23.4-inch prints
For all its easy operability, the PowerShot SX210 IS nevertheless has a formidable feature set. 14.1-megapixel resolution delivers a wealth of detail to every image, and allows you to crop and enlarge any portion of your shot freely, up to poster-sized 16.5 x 23.4-inch prints.

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28mm wide-angle lens to capture more in your frame
The 28mm wide-angle lens captures more in every frame, and gives your photography more flexibility. Everyone fits in a family gathering shot. You'll capture more image in every shot, and add greater depth to your overall photography.

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3.0-inch wide PureColor System LCD
The PowerShot SX210 IS's high resolution (230,400 dots) 3.0-inch wide PureColor System LCD gives you the big picture, whether you're shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. This high-resolution screen offers a crisp, clear picture to make shooting, playback and using the camera's menu functions especially convenient. Clear and bright, it features Night Display for easy viewing in low light.

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HD shooting capability at 720p with stereo sound plus HDMI output
The PowerShot SX210 IS lets you record video in beautiful high definition (1280 x 720 pixels). The camera also makes it easy to enjoy HD movies (and still photos) on your HDTV with a mini-HDMI connector for direct connection to a high-definition TV monitor. You'll enjoy the HD experience with no degradation of image or audio in the signal, plus the ability to display up to 130 still images at once.

The PowerShot SX210 IS also includes spectacular movie functionality. With the Movie button, simply push and you can start shooting video and never miss the perfect moment. When shooting movies, you can get up close with the 14x optical zoom for riveting detail and realism, from the overall appearance to facial expressions! And the camera's Smart AUTO technology that helps ensure the perfect still image works to bring that same quality to your movies.

DIGIC 4 Image Processor with evolved Face Detection Technology
Canon's most advanced image processor, DIGIC 4, delivers evolved Face Detection Technology that keeps every face in every photo looking its very best. The technology finds and tracks the faces of moving subjects until you're ready to shoot, then delivers perfect focus. In addition, exposure, flash and white balance are compensated, so that faces exhibit natural skin tones and backgrounds are properly exposed.

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iSAPS Technology is an entirely original scene-recognition technology developed for digital cameras by Canon. Using an internal database of thousands of different photos, iSAPS works with the advanced DIGIC 4 Image Processor to improve focus speed and accuracy, as well as exposure and white balance.

Face Detection Self-timer automatically detects an increase in the number of faces and makes the appropriate adjustments. For instance, to include the photographer's face in a group shot, there's no need to rush in. Just put the camera on a stand or tripod, specify Face Detection Self-timer, and the camera will wait for the photographer's face to get on-camera before it takes the shot. Motion Detection tracks moving subjects in a much larger range, and the Servo AF retains focus on a moving subject after the shutter button is pressed halfway--allowing you to wait for the perfect shot without refocusing.

Intelligent Contrast Correction DIGIC 4 also makes possible the i-Contrast (Intelligent Contrast Correction) system, which controls the compensation level in pixel units to brighten dark areas while leaving bright areas unchanged for better images where the main subject is dark, and more natural transition. The PowerShot SX210 IS can even use i-Contrast in playback mode to adjust images that were shot without the setting activated.

Red-eye Correction provides three options for removing red-eye from subjects in flash pictures.
1) Red-eye Correction during shooting actually identifies and corrects red-eye in human subjects as pictures are taken.
2) The PowerShot SX210 IS can be set to automatically detect and correct red-eye during image playback.
3) You can manually locate any red eyes in a scene during image playback on the LCD screen, and command the camera to remove them.

Life doesn't give you second chances to capture special times. That's why the PowerShot SX210 IS features an ISO 1600 setting that reduces the effects of camera shake and sharpens subjects in low-light situations, giving you greater shooting flexibility. ISO can be expanded up to 6400 when you select Low Light mode.

New scene modes for more creative shooting
The Canon PowerShot SX210 IS offers creative effects similar to those found in professional lenses. Miniature Effect creates an illusion where very large objects appear in miniature proportions. Turn soaring cityscapes into a scene in seemingly dollhouse-like proportions.

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Fisheye Effect uses barrel distortion to warp the image around the center, giving a distinctive curvature effect to the photo. The curvilinear images produced by Fisheye Effect can suggest the curve of the Earth, the inside of a dome, or the image you see through the peephole of a door.

With an ISO of 400-6400, the Low Light mode takes the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS bravely into the shadows--literally! Now even scenes notorious for having insufficient light, such as those lit by candles, fire, or street lamp, come through in fantastic color and clarity, with less noise. You can keep the feel of the scene intact without adding additional light, so the result will be scenes with the visual accuracy, depth and clarity you expect from a Canon camera.

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The Canon PowerShot SX210 IS also has Smart Shutter technology, which detects faces in the scene and releases the shutter automatically in response to the appearance of an additional face, or when a smile or sassy wink occurs. These technologies help to make your photography less rushed and more natural, so getting the perfect shot is even easier.

Smart AUTO mode intelligently selects from 22 settings

Just set the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS to Smart AUTO and you're ready for maximum enjoyment from your picture taking every time. It's a relaxing and satisfying way to shoot because you can completely concentrate on your subject knowing that the camera has the technical details covered. Advanced Canon technology intelligently analyzes your situation and shooting conditions. Then it automatically selects an appropriate setting from 22 specially defined settings. So whether you're photographing flowers, a captivating sunset, or your friends at the park, you can be confident that you're getting dramatic, memorable images.

Shooting Modes
Advanced presets for the best possible photos under certain conditions. With 12 Shooting Modes plus 11 Special Scene Modes, you're ready for whatever shot comes your way.

Servo AF/AE continues to focus and track subject
In PowerShot SX210 IS's Servo AF mode, Auto Exposure (AE) functionality is linked to the Auto Focus (AF) frame, creating a sophisticated Servo AF/AE that delivers sharp focus and proper exposure of subjects on the move.

Now you can wait for the shot you want, with no need to reframe and refocus. With the shutter button pressed halfway, Servo AF/AE will continue to focus and track your subject as the moment you want to capture approaches. Press the shutter fully, and you've got your shot--with tight focus and perfectly calibrated exposure.

Smart Flash Exposure
Smart Flash Exposure is a technology that can produce excellent flash exposures across a wide range of conditions, and helps ensure against over- or under-exposed images. The detail and color of your photo remain intact and truer to life even in challenging lighting.
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What's in the Box

  • PowerShot SX210 IS Body
  • Lithium-ion Battery Pack NB-5L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LX
  • Wrist Strap WS-DC9
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • AV Cable AVC-DC400ST

Product Description

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Point & Shoot Digital Camera - 14.1 Megapixel - 3" Active Matrix TFT Color LCD - Gold 4245B001 Digital Cameras

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

An excellent performer. Quality of images is great. Really nothing bad to say about it. Read more ›
Purchased it so I would have a good camera to take on my honeymoon. The pictures were clear and I have never had a problem with it. Read more ›
It's got a big screen,…I know that I've taken many that do not even need to be photoshopped before printing and framing, the photos were that good, or maybe it was just me. Read more ›
I prefer natural light and only use the flash when forced to. The zoom is more than adequate and the picture quality is superb. I absolutely recommend this camera. Read more ›
The focus is slow as well. Outdoor shots are great, but I mostly use it indoors. I am switching back to a Nikon. Read more ›
Still have some time to work with it though to get the full effect. Very easy to use and the photos are wonderful so far. Read more ›
Small and handy camera. We can put it in pocket and zoom also works great!!! Read more ›
Some people have told me that there are a few Nat Geo worthy pics in there, which is always a compliment. Zoom is also fantastic. I will post up some pictures from Glacier… Read more ›
I need to get used to holding…The zoom is great, photo quality is great, and it's easy to take it along with me everywhere and the small recharchable battery is wonderful. Read more ›
I love love love the photos I have taken so far. The low light are fantastic, and the zoom is incredible. The only con I can see is where the flash has been placed as my… Read more ›
This camera is great especially when you consider the…The zoom is amazing for a small digital camera so you can get up close from far away without being conspicuous. Su… Read more ›
Out of the box, you can definitely point and shoot but to really be able to understand this camera requires reviewing the manual. The zoom is great. Read more ›
we purchased this camera to replace my husband's xs200is. it took a little while to learn how to use this camera but the time spent on learning the features is well worth it. Read more ›
Why is there such a…Granted the extra/advanced options are nice, but if I just want to take a simple picture I should be able to without putting much thought into it. I… Read more ›
The zoom is incredible, I love having the HD video. The features are as good as or better than my bigger camera. There are a few downsides, that are minor compared to how… Read more ›
This camera is great, its zoom ability is awesome, the features are really fun to play around with, and overall, it's great for everyday use. It's not the most compact or… Read more ›
The features are great, as well as the small form-factor. However, the image quality is just appalling. Read more ›
The function wheel is pretty cool, lightly touch the wheel in any of the four corners and macro, exposure adjustments, flash control, and timer pop onto the screen, so you… Read more ›
Takes magnificent photos, easy to hold, fast enough for stills, video is excellent, battery recycle time is good, and is still rated a top contender compared to newer models. Read more ›
I bought this camera right before going on vacation to SC and only used it on the AUTO setting. The night photos did not come out, but the video capture was quite good. I… Read more ›
Video is great quality for a compact and the microphone works well too. Read more ›
1. it glitches 2. videos are Quicktime only Read more ›
I like the option of opening and closing the flash with my finger to suit my…The video is nice, but note that you cannot play it on your computer because it's high def. I… Read more ›
However, distance objects taken when zooming in all the way are not very sharp, again, when zooming in…HD video is very good, and zooming during taking video is excellent. Read more ›
Easy to use, takes great pics and has all the features you need to make manual adjustment for the perfect picture Read more ›
Easy to use . Decent camera for a basic use . Read more ›
Great zoom and high quality photos. Easy to use and upload. Very high quality. Read more ›
This was my first digital camera that my mom got me for my birthday over 2 years ago. It's a great camera for everyday use and takes excellent pictures. I love the… Read more ›
I have Canon PowerShot almost 2 years, easy to use and work good. I am very enjoy it ! Read more ›
The pictures are not sharp and clear. I wanted a camera that would be simple to use. My husband has used a Canon AE1 for years and took excellent photos. Read more ›
The lcd is nice but I don't understand why they took away viewing for the entire screen for a picture leaving the sides blank. You will however save yourself a lot of money… Read more ›
The screen is also excellent. Mic quality is awesome for videos (including the stereo effect). Read more ›
It is a fairly compact camera that packs a 14X optical zoom lens with image stabilization. A wide LCD display is good for review and play back recording movie. It is very… Read more ›
She has had the camera about a month and has taken it on one trip already. The camera is very easy for her to operate and the screen is improved from other Canons. The use… Read more ›
And the flash can be manually raised or lowered at at any time, so it's not a big deal either way. The LCD screen is bright and colorful and LARGE. It takes up almost the… Read more ›
Some of the pics came out blurry in this setting but there was…Other things worth noting are the stabilized zoom (very nice), the large LCD screen, and how compact it is! Read more ›
That could arise from the camera being lightweight, or the image stabilization…The color resolution was not good, with extreme contrasts and little color saturation. Ye… Read more ›
I still have the problem with the location of the flash, and red eye, but at least I can see the…The return of the gold color camera was easy and went without any problems. Read more ›
the 14x optical zoom, it's amazing! The clarity, quality and colors are excellent! I saw some personal reviews about shadowing, but none of my photos have ever had Read more ›
The size and weight is convenient. The color is cute, too. I think it will work for me as a fun little camera that is capable of a bit more (especially regarding the zoom)… Read more ›
The 3" LCD is so clear and so the colors are bright. The video capability is just uhm... WOW! Read more ›
great little camera that takes very nice images and color. neat little devices like taking pics with subject wink or when teeth show. Read more ›
I was looking for some more advanced features. Firstly, the popup flash is cool, but extremely annoying. I know most smaller cameras with pop up flash have this issue, but… Read more ›
I really liked this camera on paper... but time has proven me wrong. The flash is amazing (though poorly located). it is by far the best feature of this camera... never… Read more ›
Almost no red eye issues thanks to the pop up flash - in fact, my blue eyes looked rather dynamic in almost every shot, and the flash is perfect for standardizing pictures… Read more ›
Manual features were great, ability to control the output of the flash was nice for indoor portraits, macro feature seemed to work well, too. Read more ›
I have been taking pictures for over 40 years and this is the…It takes the sharpest pictures, has the best metering system I have ever experienced, and the flash is great. Read more ›
2) Flash is amazingly good for a little camera, at least compared to the other 4 digital camera's I've owned. I always use the flash for fill when taking pictures of people… Read more ›
I have had it for...damn like four years now! It works pretty well for the price and as taken some great pictures for me throughout the years. Read more ›
good product, good price, easy to use and as advertized.......I'm enjoying this camera and hope to use it for awhile Read more ›
I got this at a great price and have had a couple years now. It's a great point and shoot camera that I've recommended to friends. Read more ›
I ordered this camera a week before and i got it delivered within 2 days . Its an awesome value for money camera. Its sturdy,heavy ,light on pocket camera. Read more ›
While the camera's features are good for the price, I have sent this camera back twice. The first one had a dead pixel on the LCD screen after a week of use. Read more ›
Overall without making a mountain out of the flash position you get a great little camera for a good price. Pixels, zoom capability, manual and auto functions for the price… Read more ›
Low-light performance is decent, but something like the Sony HX5V/B would probably be better if you plan on taking a lot of dark pictures, but this camera is still a lot… Read more ›
It's a great travel digital camera. While it weighs more than I'd like, the features and performance are pretty amazing. My only frustration is the flash is a little slow… Read more ›
However, the Nikon chooses very low ISO settings (and therefore low shutter speeds) to achieve this great performance --not good if your subjects are moving (you'll get… Read more ›
Flash +: good performance. Read more ›
6) Flash performance 7) Good low light performance - not best but good, low light mode can capture very good shot (all the compact cameras can not perform in low light as… Read more ›
Third, I liked the…Fourth and finally, at least decent performance in low light conditions as I expected to frequently want to take photos inside a museum or art gallery. Read more ›
And I used the video camera feature and thought for a small camera it did well. Not perfect but I could hear the voices and the focus was good. Still not a video camera. Read more ›
The image quality from the Canon are good but not quite a good as the Oly especially in low light…However, the shutter lag is much better and the focusing is much faster. Read more ›
I like the powerful zoom which gives me a lot of flexibility in taking various shots. The focus is very good, and the controls are easy to use and understand. Very… Read more ›
Videos look crisp and colors are great. The auto focus performs perfectly, works very quickly, and is very accurate even for moving subjects. Many cameras won't allow you… Read more ›
This is the third Canon point and shoot I've purchased because I was extremely pleased with the previous…Everything else works great except the autofocus which I depend on. Read more ›
I could zoom and…It has a pretty good focus, automatic + manual functions and all in all... though I'm not a professional photographer, my photos have come out pretty good. Read more ›
In closing, Canon has packed a lot into this compact, travel superzoom camera. For its size, it does a solid job and I would recommend it. Read more ›
Overall, the camera is very good and has many very nice features. When I purchased it, I really thought that it would be much more compact in size. It is quite large… Read more ›
This is exactly what I was looking for, 14 megapixels, 14x zoom, easy to use, nice compact size and great pictures. Lots of options for taking photos in all types of light,… Read more ›
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… Read more ›
The face recognition function works great as advertised. The HD video was really sharp and clear, although the size of file is huge as expected. It can easily take picture… Read more ›
The pictures are great, clear, crisp and I love all the features such as single color, sepia, etc. Nice compact size and easy to see screen. Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1,388 of 1,403 people found the following review helpful By Stephen on April 6, 2010
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Update 5/31/2011 You may want to consider the new SX230. It has a faster CMOS chip which will give you better low light picture quality. This was my biggest complaint with the SX210is.

Update: 7-19-2010 The video that I posted today is to answer questions about the camera's cycle rate. It is not an overall camera review but a demonstration of how long it takes the shutter to fire and a demonstration of the "wicked fast" continuous mode. I posted the continuous mode photos on my Google Picasa account which can be viewed by going to my Amazon profile page.

I am a professional motion picture camera assistant and an advanced hobby photographer. I own a Nikon D90 and several other compact cameras. There are times that I wanted to bring a decent camera but didn't want to haul my SLR kit around with me. I have always felt like I had to make a big compromise until now. This camera captures amazing images for such a compact device. If wanted it also allows for full control of all aspects of your shots including ASA, shutter time and aperture. The HD video it captures is fantastic and it does this without the need to hand focus like my D90.

The first thing that you will notice when you get the camera is that it is very small. It is the size camera you can put in a belt case and forget you have it with you.

Controls - I am use to more direct access to the controls but anyone who is familiar with SLR photography can easily navigate the controls without a manual. Amateurs or those unfamiliar with SLR controls have two great options, Auto or EZ mode. You can put this camera into the hands of an inexperienced photographer and if they can compose a shot, and have fundamental consideration of lighting, they can get technically great pictures.
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226 of 226 people found the following review helpful By Silicon Valley Guy on July 31, 2010
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First off - background on me and what I was looking for: I would classify myself as an intermediate photographer. I own a Nikon DSLR which I use primarily for low light situations having learned the hardway at my son's 18th birthday that my old point-and-shoot did a lousy job of photos in low light situations. I am planning a trip to Europe in the fall and simply did not want to lug my Nikon camera around with me along with all the other stuff - like map, dictionary, travel guide - that I would have to take with me as I wandered around whatever town I was in. So I started my search for a really good PNS camera. What was I looking for in the PNS ? My goal in picture taking is to have a terrific photo of what I actually saw. So when I got home and looked at the photo, I would say: Yes, that's exactly what it looked like when I was there. So onto my criteria: First size. I wanted it to be small enough to fit comfortably in a pocket. Second, confidence that it would take good to great photos under normal (not low-light) conditions. Third, I liked the idea of HD videos of my trip, so I wanted that capability. Fourth and finally, at least decent performance in low light conditions as I expected to frequently want to take photos inside a museum or art gallery.

The search turned out to be much more difficult than I had expected. Frustratingly difficult I will add. No one camera is loved by all reviewers. So those of you reading this review, who are still searching, I feel your pain. I came to the conclusion that currently there is no perfect PNS that does it all. I would do hours of research on the web and then go to the local camera store to actually play with the PNS cameras that had caught my interest.
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291 of 294 people found the following review helpful By Iowadad on April 10, 2010
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This is a very fun compact camera. I don't believe they upgraded the sensor from previous Powershot cameras so the picture quality isn't a miracle or anything. What is really cool about the sx 210 is the zoom lens. I get shots with this camera that just wouldn't have been possible with my old Elf. There is such a huge difference between using the true optical zoom on this or the digital zoom of my old camera. In that way, there is sort of an increase in picture quality because I can get in close on my subject and not have to crop my pictures and lose resolution later.

The video function is also a plus. The sound from the stereo mic is decent and, again, the zoom lens really comes into play in terms of the shots you can get. I've shot videos of my kids on stage, clear across a large hall, and really come up with some nice clips.

I haven't used the manual settings on this camera as much as I thought I would. I've found it difficult to focus accurately or quickly enough with the little wheel. I play with it sometimes for macro shots and such but, primarily, I've used the automatic function to good effect. Someone who wants to spend the time and play with the various functions and gimmicks will probably enjoy this quite a bit. I tend to have my hands full these days and it has been very useful as a point and shoot, enhanced significantly by the ability to zoom in close.

The pop-up flash takes some getting used to but over time I've come to like that feature. There are a lot of times I don't want the flash to fire and it's nice to be able to just snap it shut or hold it shut as you turn on the camera. It becomes second nature eventually.
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