Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras

PowerShot SX210 IS

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Super compact super zoom

With a wide-angle 14x optical zoom and Canon optical Image Stabilizer at its heart, plus full manual control and HD movies, the compact PowerShot SX210 IS is an alliance of power and style.

  • 14x optical zoom, 28mm wide-angle
  • 14.1 MP
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • 7.6 cm (3.0") PureColor II G LCD
  • HD movies. HDMI
  • Smart Auto, Face Detection
  • Smart Flash Exposure, i-Contrast
  • DIGIC 4 & Servo AF/AE
  • Manual Control
  • Creative shooting modes. Smart Shutter

28mm wide-angle 14x zoom lens

The PowerShot SX210 IS combines compact, take-anywhere proportions with a wide 28mm Canon lens, perfect for capturing landscapes or group shots. A 14x optical zoom lets you fill the frame with distant subjects, while the 4-stop optical Image Stabilizer prevents image blur due to camera shake throughout the long zoom range.

14.1 Megapixels

With a high resolution 14.1 MP sensor, make poster-size prints or creatively crop images.

7.6 cm (3.0") PureColor II G LCD

A wide aspect 7.6 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G LCD is ideal for shooting and playback of HD movies in wide format. A tempered glass layer improves strength and ensures high visibility even when shooting in bright conditions.

High Definition Movies

Create stunning HD 720p movies with stereo sound, then use the integrated HDMI port to connect to a compatible HDTV. Dynamic Image Stabilization keeps movies free from camera shake while the optical zoom can be used to get close to your subject. Smart Auto – also available in Movie shooting – delivers the best results for your shooting scene.

Effortless Shooting

Smart Auto and Easy shooting modes use Scene Detection Technology to determine subject brightness, contrast, distance and hue. The camera then selects the appropriate scene from a possible 22, and applies optimal settings. Smart Flash Exposure intelligently controls flash power and usage to ensure natural results in a variety of conditions.

Face Detection Technology

A suite of Face Detection technologies detects up to 35 faces in a scene and adjusts focus, exposure, flash settings and white balance for natural-looking results.

Smart Shutter

This versatile shooting mode lets you remotely trigger the shot by either winking, smiling, or when an extra face enters the frame.

i-Contrast

During shooting or playback, i-Contrast optimises dynamic range and contrast for a scene – retaining detail in shadows and preventing overexposure of highlights.

DIGIC 4

The DIGIC 4 processor delivers richly detailed, clean images, even when shooting at high ISO speeds. DIGIC 4 also drives exceptional processing speeds, responsive operation, and Servo AF/AE – which tracks moving subjects, keeping them in focus and correctly exposed.

Creative shooting modes

Shooting modes include Full Manual, Av and Tv for total creative control, and Low Light, plus Miniature and Fish-eye Effect.

  • Some colour variations may not be available in some regions

Product Specification

IMAGE SENSOR

Type 1/2.3 type CCD
Effective Pixels Approx 14.1M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology
Focal Length 5.0 – 70.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28 – 392 mm)
Zoom Optical 14x. Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.7x or 2.1x and Safety Zoom¹). Combined Approx. 56x
Maximum f/number f/3.1 – f/5.9
Construction 12 elements in 10 groups (1 UD lens, 1 double-sided aspherical lens, 1 single-sided aspherical UA lens)
Image Stabilisation Yes (lens shift-type), 4-stop. Dynamic IS (in Movie)

FOCUSING

Type TTL
AF System/ Points Face Detection, 1-point AF (fixed to centre or Face Select and Track)
AF Modes Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE¹
AF Point Selection Size (Normal, Small)
AF Lock On/Off Selectable
AF Assist Beam Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 5 cm (W) from front of lens in macro

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering modes Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (Centre)
AE Lock On/Off Selectable
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments.
i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
ISO sensitivity* AUTO, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Speed 1 – 1/3200 sec. (factory default)
15 – 1/3200 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE

Type TTL
Settings Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

LCD MONITOR

Monitor 7.6 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G (TFT), 16:9 aspect ratio, Approx. 230,000 dots
Coverage Approx. 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
Slow Sync Speed Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.
Red-Eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE, Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Manual Power Adjustment 3 levels with internal flash
Built-in Flash Range 75 cm – 3.5 m (W) / 1.0 m – 2.0 m (T)
External Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1

SHOOTING

Modes Auto*, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Easy*, Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), Low Light (3.5MP), Color Accent, Color Swap, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist, Movie
*with Scene Detection Technology and Motion Detection Technology
Photo Effects My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
Drive modes Single, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting Approx. 0.7 shots/sec.¹, AF: Approx. 0.5 shots/sec.¹, LV: Approx. 0.5 shots/sec.¹ (until memory card becomes full)²

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size (L) 4320 x 3240, (M1) 3456 x 2592, (M2) 2592 x 1944, (M3) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 4320 x 2432. Resize in playback (M3, S, 320 x 240)
Compression Fine, Normal
Movies (HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps, (M) 320 x 240, 30 fps
Movie Length Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec. (HD)¹
Up to 4 GB or 1 hour (L, M)²

FILE TYPES

Still Image Type JPEG compression, (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Movies MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (stereo)]

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)
PictBridge Yes

OTHER FEATURES

Red-Eye Correction Yes, during shooting and playback
My Camera / My Menu Start-up image and camera sounds customisation
My Category Image tagging feature
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Yes
Playback Zoom Approx. 2x – 10x
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec. or Custom
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi

INTERFACE

Computer Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)
Other HDMI Mini Connector. A/V output (PAL/NTSC)

MEMORY CARD

Type SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MMCplus, HCMMCplus

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh Windows 7/ Vista SP1-2/ XP SP2-3
Mac OS X v10.4 – 10.6

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Other PhotoStitch

POWER SOURCE

Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-5L (battery and charger supplied)
Battery life Approx. 260 shots¹
Approx. 360 min. playback
A/C Power Supply Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30

ACCESSORIES

Cases / Straps Soft Case DCC-1500
Flash High Power Flash HF-DC1
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30
Other Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 105.8 x 59.3 x 31.9 mm
Weight Approx. 215 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)
Zoom ¹ Depending on the image size selected.
AF Modes ¹ Some settings limit availability
Continuous Shooting ¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
Movie Length ¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: 1280 x 720, 30 fps Speed Class 4 or above. 1920 x 1080, 30 fps Speed Class 6
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
Battery life ¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where indicated.
  • *Standard Output Sensitivity / Recommended Exposure Index.
  • According to ISO 12232:2006 (20th April 2006) which specifies the method for assigning and reporting ISO speed ratings for digital still cameras.
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.
  • Subject to change without notice.