Canon SX210 IS summary
Canon SX210 IS is Canon's Small Sensor Superzoom camera originally announced on June of 2010. It uses a 14 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4320 x 3240.
The SX210 IS ranks at #180 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and overall #815 out of 1453 for digital cameras in our collection. Please check out our Smart camera finder to get camera rankings based on your personalized criteria.
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Canon SX210 IS family
The Canon SX210 IS comes with a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can take a look at all older and latest models alongside main specs.
Canon SX210 IS Gallery
You can see the SX210 IS from different angles in the gallery here.
Canon SX210 IS Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of good and bad points of the Canon SX210 IS based on factors that are often regarded as crucial in a camera.
Canon SX210 IS Sensor info
The Canon SX210 IS features the Digic 4 chip. The spec of the sensor in the Canon SX210 IS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4320 x 3240 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is better than digital stabilization as the latter may cause cropping.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The CCD sensor boasts 14MP and supports a native ISO range of 80 - 1600. Unfortunately, RAW files are not supported which means that you have less margin for error.
The graphic below shows the SX210 IS's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The SX210 IS sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is pointed out in green.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Canon SX210 IS dimensions
Canon SX210 IS weighs about 0.49 lbs (220g / 7.76 oz) and features exterior size of 103mm x 61mm x 38mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.5"). The weight of average Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387g so the Canon SX210 IS is less heavy compared with its competitors.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Below is a pic of the Canon SX210 IS next to a softdrink to help you have a feel for its scale.
The top view here will illustrate the button design on the SX210 IS.
Canon SX210 IS Lens info
The SX210 IS has got a fixed lens and a focal range of 28-392mm making it a 14.0 x zoom which is very good and would enable you to zoom right in.
At the widest 28mm, the lens provides an aperture of f3.1 making it rather slow and not great in low light circumstances and you will struggle to capture good bokeh. You will likely also need to increase the ISO resulting in noisy files. At the tele end, 392mm is great zoom and comes at f5.9 making it fairly sluggish and you will need to apply slow shutter speeds.
Canon SX210 IS Connectivity
The SX210 IS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that contain NFC or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be used wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to send pictures and at times change settings without connecting physically to the camera.
Some applications even enable a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external screen. Nearly all cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack through the USB socket.
Canon SX210 IS Video info
The highest possible video resolution in the Canon SX210 IS is 1280 x 720 and it can capture in H.264 format. 720p is terrible by today's requirements. You really should shoot for a minimum FUll HD resolution for video. The camera does not offer a mic or headphone socket which means you have no control over your sound. It is probably best to look at an alternative camera in case you need better sound in your video clips.
Canon SX210 IS Weather Sealing
Canon SX210 IS does not include environment proofing so rainy conditions might affect the camera.
Canon SX210 IS Display and Viewfinder
The Canon SX210 IS houses a 3 inch fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Please be aware that the display offers no touch support.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The View Finder specs regarding Canon SX210 IS are below:
- ViewFinder None
In those bright outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and hard to view, viewfinders are particularly useful.
Canon SX210 IS Shutter info
Canon SX210 IS has the ability to shoot continuously at 1.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/3200 sec.
Canon SX210 IS Flash and Hot shoe info
Canon SX210 IS has got only built-in flash lacking external flash support.
Canon SX210 IS Autofocusing info
Canon SX210 IS has got just Contrast Based AF and lacks Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier & precise compared with Contrast Based autofocusing.
The Sensor boasts 9 focus points to select from. Canon SX210 IS boasts manual focusing when required for low light occasions or you want to have more accurate control on focusing.
Canon SX210 IS Battery life
The average Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has got the best (600) battery life for this group of cameras.
Following is a number of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that come with the strongest battery life:
Canon SX210 IS for varying kinds of photography
The following graph shows a rundown of the Canon SX210 IS for varying kinds of photography. To read more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Portrait photography with Canon SX210 IS
The Canon SX210 IS receives a score of 38 which is dreadful, meaning that it is not suitable to use for portraits. Shooting portraits favors heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW files together with the potential to utilize off-camera lighting.
Canon SX210 IS Street photography information
Getting a decent points total of 60, the Canon SX210 IS is fairly appropriate for street photography. A very good street photography camera offers a fine balance of image quality plus portability.
Canon SX210 IS Sports photography highlights
A dreadful sports photography score of 43 suggests the Canon SX210 IS is not suitable for photographing sports. A camera needs to have excellent tracking and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Canon SX210 IS as a Travel photography camera
Weight is very critical when selecting a camera for travel. Overall, the Canon SX210 IS gets a nice 68 as a travel camera which is a very decent fit to take on your vacations.
Canon SX210 IS as a Landscape photography camera
When you're planning to choose a camera for landscape photographs, the most important aspect is going to be image quality. The Canon SX210 IS and it's modest rating of 48 for a landscape camera is relatively suitable compared to it's rivals.
Canon SX210 IS as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera really should come with a moving screen, microphone port and preferably IBIS. Considering everything, the Canon SX210 IS is not suitable as a vlog camera as it comes to a dreadful rating of 30.
Canon SX210 IS Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the SX210 IS, here is a number of the top scored cameras which fall under the category of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The chart down below provides you a bird's eye view of the SX210 IS versus it's top scored rivals suggested earlier.
Here are a handful of other cameras you might look into as alternatives. To check out a full comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.