Feature-rich for All Around Value.
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 PureColour 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.
Packed with Features to Make Your Images Memorable.
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.
Steady Images and Video.
Improved Dynamic mode for enhanced image stabilization when shooting movies using the wide-angle setting.
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.
Little Camera, Really Big Picture.
14.1 Megapixel resolution will generate 16.5" x 23.4" 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" prints.
See More, Get More.
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. See the Image on a Big Screen.
Large 3.0-inch wide PureColour System LCD with high resolution (230,400 dots) and wide viewing angle.
The PowerShot SX210 IS's high resolution (230,400 dots) 3.0-inch wide PureColour 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.
Easy HD Shooting and HD Playback.
HD shooting capability at 720p with stereo sound plus HDMI output for easy playback of video and photos.
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.
World of Advantages with Canon Technology.
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.
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.
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.
A 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.
Creative Effects Take Your Photos Further.
New scene modes for more creative shooting (Fisheye Effect creates a circular fish-eye appearance and Miniature Effect creates a graduated blur on outer edges of the subject).
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.
Fisheye Effect uses barrel distortion to warp the image around the centre, 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 colour 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.
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.
Capture Your Best Shots Easily.
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.
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.
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:
Recognizes typical shooting scenes, and detects faces, brightness, colours, distance and movement without the need to switch modes.
Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically.
You select the shutter speed to stop or blur action, and the camera finds the appropriate aperture. With slow exposure times, Canon's noise reduction system activates to ensure low image noise.
You define the aperture to either isolate your subject or have clarity throughout the entire picture, and the camera will choose the corresponding shutter speed.
The ultimate in creative control, you set selecting both aperture and shutter speed manually.
Keep the image quality as high as possible for fail-proof images.
The camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject "pop."
For front to back sharpness, the camera sets a small aperture.
Get natural-looking pictures with brighter backgrounds and subjects lit by flash.
Kids & Pets
Reduced focusing time freezes fast-moving subjects, so you won't miss those special shots.
Reduce blur and improve colour accuracy when shooting handheld indoors.
Shoot in HD (1280 x 720 at 30 fps*) for up to 29 min. 43 sec. or 4GB per clip, VGA (640 x 480 at 30 fps*), for up to 43 min. 43 sec., QVGA (320 x 240 at 30 fps*) for up to 1 hour 53 min. 19 sec. or 4GB per clip. (*Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps)
Special Scene Modes
For high quality image capture in an amazing range of dimly-lit situations.
The camera automatically takes the photo when people smile, wink, or get into frame.
Choose to retain a single colour in your image while other colours turn monochrome.
Select a colour and replace it with a colour you specify for special effects.
The image is slightly curved around its centre, creating a striking picture.
Create an illusion where very large objects appear in miniature proportions.
Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces.
Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms.
Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.
Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.
Build awe-inspiring panoramas by neatly aligning sequential images.
Servo AF/AE captures moving subjects accurately.
Servo AF/AE continues to focus and track subject while pressing the shutter button halfway.
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.
New Technologies to Take Your Images Further.
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.
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 colour of your photo remain intact and truer to life even in challenging lighting.
TYPE OF CAMERA
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 DEVICE
14.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Approx. 14.5 Megapixels
Approx. 14.1 Megapixels
5.0 (W) - 70.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 - 392mm)
2.0 in (5cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft (1m) - infinity (T)
Macro: 2.0 in - 1.6 ft (5 - 50cm) (W)
TTL Autofocus, Manual focus
VIEWFINDER & MONITOR
3.0-inch TFT colour LCD widescreen with wide viewing angle
Approx. 230,000 pixels
APERTURE AND SHUTTER
f/3.1 (W) - f/5.9 (T)
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.
Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent (Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index)
Light Metering Method:
Evaluative*, Centre-weighted average, Spot**
* Facial brightness is evaluated in Face Detection AF
** Metering frame is fixed to the centre
Exposure Control Method:
Manual Exposure, i-Contrast, Program Shift, Safety Shift; AE Lock
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance Control:
Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
* Facial colour is evaluated in Face Detection AF
Auto, Manual (3 levels), Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE Lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro
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
10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.7V)
Flash Exposure Compensation:
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
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, Colour Accent, Colour Swap, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1
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, Colour Accent, Colour 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
NUMBER OF RECORDABLE IMAGES
Medium 1 (M1)
Medium 2 (M2)
Medium 3 (M3)
File Size (KB)
File Size (KB)
TIME OF RECORDABLE MOVIES
HD: 1,280 x 720
640 x 480
320 x 240
Movie size (KB/sec.)
20 min. 43 sec.
43 min. 43 sec.
1 hr. 58 min. 19 sec.
1 hr. 24 min. 54 sec.
2 hr. 59 min. 3 sec.
8 hr. 4 min. 30 sec.
*Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps
Note: N=Normal F=Fine
Storage Capacity varies depending on camera settings. This data is estimated from Canon's standard shooting conditions. Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of the particular media.
Playback Modes File:
- Easy, Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Resume Playback, Image Advance (Operation Tools, Transition effects, Scroll Display, Active Display), Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Jump, Smart Shuffle, Filter Playback, Slide Show (Playback Interval, Repeat, Effect, Playlist)
- Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Colours, 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
* Auto settings available in 5 levels
** 5 levels (including normal playback), sound not available.
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). Using the Movie editing function, sections of the movie (1 sec. increments) can be deleted.
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)
NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
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