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Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Digital Camera Review

July 16th, 2010

The Canon Powershot SX210 IS is the successor to the PowerShot SX200 IS from 2009. Canon designed the SX210 IS to appeal to those who are looking for a sleek compact camera that offers long range zoom capabilities, combined with a slew of features and point-and-shoot simplicity.

With features such as a 14x optical zoom lens with built-in optical image stabilizer (IS), advanced face detection technology, DIGIC 4 image processor, and a large wide angle 3.0-inch LCD, this compact super-zoom is geared towards the family or travel photographer.

We have now had the opportunity to review the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS. To see how the camera performed, check out our Canon SX210 IS sample image gallery, along with the findings and conclusions from our review. We begin by providing a general overview of the SX210 IS, and then present more of the details. You can use the navigation menu below to jump to a specific section of the review.

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Digital Camera Review Menu
  •  PowerShot SX210 IS: Design & Operation
  •  Canon SX210 IS: Sample Test Images
  •  Canon SX210 IS Camera: Specifications
  •  PowerShot SX210 IS: Review Conclusion

  • The PowerShot SX210 IS incorporates a powerful 14x optical zoom lens with built-in Optical Image Stabilization (IS) technology, which offers photographer's the ability to capture images with extra versatility, while minimizing image blur. The camera's image stabilizer system uses sophisticated gyroscopic sensors to detect vertical and horizontal movements, then moves the lens accordingly to compensate, which aids in maintaining stability and focus when using the telephoto capabilities of the camera.

    The Canon SX210 IS incorporates a 14 Megapixel sensor with Canon’s DIGIC 4 processor – delivering fast response times and natural colour reproduction. DIGIC 4 also takes care of difficult lighting conditions with i-Contrast – a technology which prevents highlight blowout, whilst retaining shadow detail.

    For carefree shooting the PowerShot SX210 IS includes Smart Auto and Easy modes with Scene Detection Technology. By analyzing people, distance, brightness and colour in the scene, the camera automatically selects one of 22 scene variables to optimize settings for the best results - freeing the user to concentrate on picture taking, while the camera takes care of the technical details.

    The camera can also shoot HD 720P movies with stereo sound, so users can film action as well as shooting beautiful stills. Framing and reviewing shots is simple too, thanks to a large wide angle 3.0 inch high resolution 230K LCD with 5 levels of brightness adjustment.

    Canon SX210 IS camera back view

    Canon SX210 IS with Detailed Information Display in Playback Mode (Actual LCD Image)

    Although the Canon SX210 IS incorporates a 16:9 wide format LCD screen, the camera captures images in a 4:3 aspect ratio. This means that you can view the camera's menus or movies in wide screen, however when shooting still pictures and during playback, images are displayed within the center of the LCD panel, with black areas on either side.

    Canon Powershot camera SX210 IS LCD screen display
    16:9 Wide Screen Display in Movie Mode
    4:3 Aspect Ratio Display for Still Images

    The PowerShot SX210 IS also comes with the latest Face Detection Technology which recognizes up to 35 faces in a scene and automatically adjusts key focus and exposure settings to ensure everyone looks their best.

    This technology includes Auto Red-Eye Correction, Face Detection AF/AE/FE, and Face Self-Timer – a feature that is great for group shots and self-portraits as the camera waits until it detects a new face in the frame before taking the shot. The Canon SX210 IS also offers Smile and Wink Self-Timer settings were the shutter is activated after a person smiles or winks.

    Faces can also be detected if they are at an angle to the camera so that the correct focus and exposure can be achieved without subjects facing the camera directly.

    Face Select & Track also allows the user to select a particular face to be the main subject of the photo. This person is then tracked as they move around the frame – making sure the chosen face is the favoured subject and captured properly - ideal for shooting the important people in a crowded scene.

    More experienced users can choose their settings with additional shooting modes such as Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority. A full manual control mode is also provided – intended for users who wish to experiment with their shots.

    Powershot SX210 IS Major Features:

    •  14.0 Megapixel CCD with DIGIC 4 processor
    •  Canon 14x zoom (28-392mm equiv.) with Optical Image Stabilization
    •  Face Detection auto focus with tracking and Motion Detection to minimize blur
    •  Wide 3.0-inch color LCD with with 230K pixels and 100% frame coverage
    •  Full Auto plus 22 shooting modes (including Easy mode)
    •  Program AE, Shutter-priority, Aperture-priority, full Manual exposure control
    •  HD Movie mode with stereo sound, 1280 x 720 up to 4GB or 30 minutes per clip
    •  Shutter speeds from 15 secs to 1/3200 sec in Tv and Manual mode.
    •  Evaluative, Center-weighted average or Spot Metering
    •  Macro close-up focus to 5cm in wide angle
    •  i-contrast to brighten under exposed images. Can be applied after image is taken
    •  Auto or 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 ISO presets. Up to 6400 ISO in Low Light mode (3.5 MP file)
    •  Built-in flash with Auto, Fill, Red-eye reduction and Slow-sync modes
    •  SD / SDHC / MMC memory card compatible
    •  Powered by Canon Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery NB-5L (battery and charger supplied)
    •  USB 2.0 Hi-Speed data transfer to computer
    •  PictBridge and Canon Direct Print compatible

    The camera ships with: Li-Ion battery pack NB-5L, a battery charger, USB interface cable, AV cable, wrist strap and Canon's software suite.

    The Canon PowerShot SX210 IS digital camera is available now for a suggested selling price of $429.99 Canadian or $349.99 in the US. Check latest US street prices on the Canon Powershot SX210 IS camera. Compare Canadian prices on the SX210 IS.

    Canon Powershot SX210 IS camera with pop up flash

    The Canon PowerShot SX210 IS features an Auto pop-up flash that can also be raised manually. The flash will fire when required (Auto), or you can select to turn it off.

    Since the flash raises even if it is not required when the camera is turned on, we found you have to be careful that you do not follow the natural action of placing your fingers over the top of the camera (on the flash side) when holding the Canon Powershot SX210 IS with both hands. This makes the SX210 IS a little bit more awkward to hold. You can push the flash down again, making for a more comfortable and steadier grip when flash is not needed.

    The available flash features on the SX210 IS are included further below.

    Canon PowerShot SX210IS Camera: Design, Features and Menus

    The Canon PowerShot SX210 IS offers a compact design with a range of features. With 14-megapixel resolution and a 14x zoom lens (28-392mm equivalent in 35mm terms), the camera is a versatile unit for general family and travel photography.

    Canon Powershot SX210 IS at 28mm wide
      Canon SX210 IS telephoto view

    For sweeping landscapes or larger group shots of people, the Canon SX210 IS provides good wide angle coverage starting at 28mm. Some competitor models do offer a slightly wider zoom range starting at 25mm although none combine this with the extended telephoto range offered by the Canon SX210 IS. At full optical zoom the Canon SX210 IS provides the approximate equivalent field of view of a 400mm lens, an impressive accomplishment.

    To get the same telephoto range with a digital SLR camera, a user would have to invest fairly heavily and carry at least two lenses to get the same focal range covered by the compact SX210 IS.


    The zoom lever on the Canon Powershot SX210 IS is found on the top of the camera to the left of the shutter release button.

    To compose the shot, simply toggle the zoom lever to the right in order to zoom in on the subject. Moving the lever to the left zooms out from the subject providing a wider field of view. The camera also features a 4x digital zoom (combined approximately 56x magnification).

    Canon SX210 IS Top

    The main control dial found on the top back of the PowerShot SX210 IS allows you select the desired shooting mode. The camera offers the convenience of a basic 'green' Auto mode for care free picture taking, and a total of 22 shooting modes.

    The Canon SX210 IS also offers the versatility of full Manual (M), Shutter (TV) and Aperture (Av) priority exposure modes for those that want the added creative control. The shutter speed range can be controlled from 15 - 1/3200 sec (total range - varies by shooting mode)

    The shooting mode settings found on the main control dial of the PowerShot SX210 IS include:

    Auto 'Green' Mode: In the default green Auto mode, the camera focuses on the subject it judges to be the main subject and then selects the optimum settings for subject brightness and colour.

    The camera intelligently analyzes the situation and shooting conditions, and then automatically selects an appropriate setting from 22 specially defined settings.

    With the camera's face detection technology, when faces are detected, a white frame appears on the face of the main subject, while gray frames appear on other detected faces. Even if the detected faces move, the camera will follow the faces within a certain range. The frame locked on the main subject turns green once focus is achieved.

    Easy Auto Mode: Operational instructions appear on the LCD screen, and only the necessary buttons are functional. This prevents incorrect operation of the camera, allowing even beginners to take worry-free pictures.

    Scene Modes: Six of the settings on the Shooting mode dial are dedicated to using the SX210's program Scene modes for user friendly operation. When you choose a shooting mode that matches a particular set of conditions, the camera will automatically select any necessary settings. So whether you're photographing flowers, a captivating sunset, or your friends at the park just compose and press the shutter release to take the picture.

    Five of the more commonly used Scene modes, including; Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, Kids&Pets, and Indoor, are accessible directly on the shooting dial, while the other Scenes are accessed by first selecting the 'Scene' setting, and then choosing from options displayed on the camera's LCD monitor.

    Available selections include, Low Light (up to 6400 ISO is automatically selected and the image size is reduced to 2144 x 1608, approximately 3.5 MP), Beach Scene, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Smart Shutter (used to activate Smile, Wink or Face Self Timer functions), Colour Accent, Colour Swap, Fish Eye Effect and Miniture Effect.

    Movie Modes: The Canon PowerShot SX210 IS does offer the ability to shoot HD quality movies in 720P 1280 x 720 at 30fps. You can record movie clips up to 4GB in size or 30 min in length. Two lower resolution movie modes are also available allowing for recording times up to 1 hour, including (L) 640 x 480 at 30fps and (M)320 x 240 at 30fps.

    When shooting movies at wide-angle settings, the PowerShot SX210 IS uses an advanced Dynamic mode image stabilization system to greatly reduce camera shake that can occur when you are shooting while walking. Your HD movies play back steadily and without jerky movement.

    +/-2 stop exposure compensation in 1/3 step increments is available to darken or brighten the movie depending on lighting conditions.

    Manual Settings : In the Program (P), Manual (M), Aperture (Av) and Shutter Priority (TV) shooting modes you can control the combination of shutter speed and aperture used by the camera.

    Canon Powershot SX210 IS Rear Controls

    Canon SX210 IS Rear Buttons and Controls:

    The playback button is conveniently located on the middle right back of the camera directly below the main control dial. One push of the button and the camera will display the last image or movie taken.

    The button to the left with the red center dot is the Movie recording button. You can record movies by simply pressing the button even with the control dial set to a position other than Movie mode. By setting the control dial to Movie mode before recording you can select different options for shooting Movies including making White Balance and exposure adjustments if necessary.

    In playback mode the Movie button doubles as the direct print button when the camera is connected to a compatible printer.

    Using the outer touch pad surrounding the FUNC. / SET button controls the camera's menu navigation and allows for the adjustment of a number of functions.

    The rotary (FUNC. / SET) dial on the Canon SX210 IS also provides quick access to changing the following camera settings: Exposure Compensation (push on top part of the dial), Flash settings (push on the right), Self-Timer settings (push down), and Manual Focus (MF) or Macro Close Up (push on the left).


    Since there are no markings surrounding the FUNC./SET dial, the available settings are displayed on the cameras LCD monitor as a reminder. The active function is highlighted and a short description is displayed (in this case Self-Timer Settings).

    +/- 2 stop exposure compensation in 1/3 step increments is available by pressing the top portion of the rotary FUNC. /SET dial and selecting a setting before taking the picture. (Darkens or brightens the image depending on the level of compensation)



    Flash control settings include: Auto, Flash On (Fill), and Slow Sync Flash. The flash on the PowerShot SX210 IS can be manually raised or functions as an Auto Pop-Up flash. The flash coverage is approximately 75cm to 3.5m at wide-angle, and 1 to 2.0m at telephoto.

    Flash exposure compensation is available +/-2 stops in 1/3 step increments. Useful if you need to tone down the flash when shooting up close to the subject.

    Pushing the bottom of the FUNC. / SET dial activates the Self-Timer menu. Settings include: Off, 10 sec delay, 2 sec delay, and Custom Self-Timer (set the delay from 0 to 30 sec and the number of shots from 1 to 10 frames).

    Macro Focus Mode and Manual Focus is accessed by pushing on the left side of the rotary dial. The Canon PowerShot SX210 IS can focus down to 5cm from the subject in Macro mode.

    Manual focus is achieved by rotating the FUNC / SET dial after you select MF mode. A distance scale and magnified center view appears on the LCD to allow the user to adjust focus.

    The DISP. button found on the lower left back of the SX210 IS controls the camera's LCD display functions. You can select the option of playing back the full image, the image with detailed shooting information (includes Histogram display), or zoom in view to check for fine detail. Press the 'DISP.' button repeatedly to cycle through the viewing options.

    Shooting with detailed information display
    Playback with detailed information display
    Playback with focus check display

    The MENU button found on the bottom lower right of the camera provides access to the Canon SX210 IS menu system which is organized under a series of tabs, such as for shooting, camera setup or playback. The available MENU options vary depending on the selected shooting mode.

    Commonly adjusted camera settings like Metering, My Colours, White Balance, ISO settings, Flash Exposure Compensation, and more are found in the camera's Function Menu and can be quickly accessed by simply pushing the [ FUNC. / SET ] button.

    Canon PowerShot SX210 IS: Function Menu Options
    Metering: Select from Evaluative (default), Centre Weighted or Spot metering for difficult lighting conditions
    My Colours: Default set to OFF. My colours options include: Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black and White, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, and Custom (Adjust contrast, sharpness and colour 5 levels)
    AWB: White Balance options include: Auto White Balance (AWB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent High and Custom preset
    ISO Auto: Auto ISO, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 Up to 6400 ISO in Low Light Scene Mode
    Flash Exposure Compensation: You can adjust exposure compensation +/- 2 stops in 1/3 stop increments for the camera's built-in flash
    Continuous Shooting: Continuous (Approx. 0.7 frames per second), Continuous AF (Approx. 0.5 frames per second), Continuous LV (Approx. 0.5 fps) - focus stays set
    Image Size: Settings include: L (4320 x 3240), M1 (3456 x 2592), M2 (2592 x 1944), M3 (1600 x 1200), S (640x 480) and W (4320 x 2432) Widescreen
    Image Quality: Adjust the compression ratio (image quality). Two available settings include Fine and Normal

    Canon PowerShot SX210 IS: Set Up Menu Options
    AF Frame: Select from Face Detect or Centre
    AF Frame Size: Default set to Normal. AF frame can be reduced by changing the setting to Small
    Digital Zoom: Standard (up to 4x), Digital Teleconverter. The focal length of the lens can be increased by an equivalent of 1.7x and 2.1x ( loss in image quality with these settings)
    AF-Point Zoom: Magnifying the focal point. Default setting is 'Off'. Select 'On' to have the AF frame magnify (to check focus) when you press the shutter release half way
    Servo AF: Select On or Off. While the shutter button is pressed halfway, the focus and exposure will continue to adjust, allowing you to take pictures of moving subjects with less chance of missing the shot
    Continuous AF: Select On or Off. The Off setting helps preserve power although auto focus will take longer to achieve. Press shutter button half way to focus.
    AF-assist Beam: Select On / Off to control the AF-assist beam function. Default setting is On
    MF-Point Zoom: Select On / Off to provide magnified display when focusing manually. Default setting is On
    Safety MF: Select On / Off to fine tune manual focus. Default setting is On
    Flash Settings: Options include settings for Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2 stops in 1/3 increments, Flash Output (minimum, medium, maximum) Redeye Reduction (On/Off), Redeye Reduction Lamp (On / Off), Safety FE (On, Off)
    I-Contrast: Select Auto / Off. The camera can detect areas in the scene that are too bright or dark and automatically adjust them to the optimum brightness when shooting. Under some conditions, the image may appear coarse or may not be corrected properly
    Safety Shift: Select On / Off. In Shutter or Aperture Priority modes, if Safety Shift is set to On, the shutter speed or aperture value is automatically adjusted for the correct exposure when it can not be otherwise obtained
    Review: Changes the image display time. Set from 2 to 10 sec, or Hold, Off
    Review Info: Change the way the image displays right after shooting. Choose Off (displays the image only), Detailed (with shooting information) or Focus Check
    Blink Detection: Set to On or Off. Camera displays a warning when it thinks someone blinked
    Disp. Overlay: You can display gridlines on the LCD to aid in horizontal or vertical composition. A 3:2 guide is also available for cropping guidance
    IS Mode: Select from Continuous, Dynamic (only in movie mode), Shoot Only, Panning - only counters up and down motion (not available in movie mode)
    Date Stamp: You can insert the shooting date and time into the right corner of the image. The Default setting is Off
    Set Movie Button: You can assign another commonly used function to the movie button. The movie button will act as a Shortcut button when pressed

    Canon PowerShot SX210 IS: Playback Mode Menu
    Slideshow: Repeat (On / Off), Play Time (3 to 30 sec), 6 selectable transitions. Filter by Date Taken, By Tagged Categories
    Erase: Select to erase one, a range or all images and movies on the card
    Protect: Select images to protect from erasing
    Rotate: Choose images to rotate
    Favourites: Tag or untag images as favourites
    My Category: You can organize images into categories (Portrait, Landscape etc.)
    I-Contrast: Brightens shadow areas - Auto, Low, Medium, High. Corrected images are saved as a copy
    Redeye Correction: Choose an image to apply Redeye Correction
    Trimming: Crop an image in camera
    Resize: Select 1600 x 1200 (M3), 640 x480 (S) or 320 x240 (XS)
    My Colours: Adjust colour in still images
    Scroll Display: Search images by shooting date. Set to On/Off
    Resume: Playback order - Last shot, Last Seen
    Transition: Image playback transitions - Slide, Scroll, Fade, Off
    Resize to smaller copy for web or email   Apply I-Contrast to brighten shadows

    The Canon PowerShot SX210 IS runs on a proprietary NB-5L Lithium Ion rechargeable battery which comes supplied with the camera. The NB-5L battery will allow for approximately 260 shots per charge.

    The SX210 IS also comes supplied with a Canon CB-2LX battery charger. The charger incorporates a direct plug in wall jack so there is no extra cord to carry around like with some other camera models.

    Canon SX210 IS camera with NB-5L rechargeable battery

    The SX210 IS uses Secure Digital (SD) type memory cards. The camera does not come supplied with a memory card which is now common to most digital cameras. The good news is that memory cards are relatively inexpensive in today's market.

    We would recommend a 2GB SD card as a minimum, and a 4GB card would provide enough space for lots of images and movies as well.
    (Approximately 500 Large 14MP still images = 2GB space)

    The connections for the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS are found behind a hinged rubber door near the top on the right side of the camera.

    Both a USB interface cable (IFC-400PCU) and an Audio / Video connection cable (AVC-DC400ST) come supplied with the camera. The camera also features an HDMI connection and with the optional HDMI cable HTC-100 you connect the camera to a high definition TV for an enhanced viewing experience.

    An optional AC adapter (ACK-DC30) is available for the SX210 IS, and the camera's AC connector socket is found right above the USB / AV connection.


    Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Review: Performance and Conclusion

    We were quite pleased with the performance of the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS. The camera powers up responsively, and the comfortably positioned zoom lever makes framing images a simple step.

    In terms of capture speed, we were able to record a series of three images in a five second burst of shooting with the camera set to continuous advance mode, which falls within the stated SX210 IS specifications of 0.7 frames per second (fps).

    The 14x IS zoom lens incorporated into the SX210 IS provides generally good image quality capabilities. See the image samples further below. Edge to edge image detail is quite good although some corner softness can also be noticed.

    Viewed at full resolution the images look a little softer than some competitors we have seen in this class. If you are not regularly printing larger than 8" x 10" prints, the lens quality from the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS should still be very acceptable to most users. We did observe some barrel distortion (curvature) when shooting close-up's at wide angle, although once again this is fairly common with cameras in this category.

    The optical image stabilizer lens technology did a good job during our tests, offering up to 3 steps compensation, allowing us to hand hold the camera under lower light conditions and get blur free images were normally a tripod would have been required.

    One of the few disappointments with the Canon SX210 IS is the positioning of the flash and that it auto pops up when the camera is turned on. As mentioned when the flash is raised it is harder to hold the camera comfortably with both hands.

    The large 3.0-inch 230,000 dot resolution LCD monitor offers easy composition and playback capabilities. The cameras menu system is easy to read and navigate on the screen, and colours are well displayed. The brightness of the monitor can be adjusted in 5 steps depending on viewing conditions.

    Overall we found the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS performed competently for its class. The 14 megapixel sensor combined with the camera's metering system offers good image quality from 80 to 200 ISO, with digital noise (grain like effect) becoming more noticeable from there on.

    The PowerShot SX210 IS 'Low Light' scene mode is a useful feature which results in less loss in image quality when shooting at higher ISO levels, although at the expense of resolution (recorded at 3.5 MP image size).

    The camera does experience approximately 0.6 sec shutter lag (the time from when you press the shutter button to the time the camera takes the picture), so a little forethought and anticipation is required to capture the exact movement.

    If you are looking for a sleek compact long-range zoom camera, offering solid performance and an extended feature set, while delivering pleasing images under most general conditions, we would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS as a good solution. See the latest US deals on the Canon SX210 IS

    Canon SX210 IS with 14x optical zoom

    Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Image Sample Gallery

    Click on images below to see larger size

    Canon Powershot SX210 IS Specifications
    Image Sensor 1/2.3 type CCD
    Effective Pixels Approx. 14.1M
    Colour Filter Type Primary Colour
    Image Processor DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology
    Focal Length 5.0 - 70.0 mm (35mm equivalent: 28-392mm)
    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 Stabilization Yes (lens shift-type), 4-stop. Dynamic IS (in Movie)
    AF System/ Points TTL, Face Detection, 1-point AF (fixed to centre or Face Select and Track)
    AF Modes Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE
    AF Point Selection Size (Normal, Small)
    AF Lock On/Off Selectable
    AF Assist Beam Yes
    Manual Focus Yes
    Closest Focusing Distance 5cm (W) from front of lens in macro
    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
    Shutter Speed 1 - 1/3200 sec (factory default)
    15 - 1/3200 sec (total range - varies by shooting mode)
    White Balance Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
    LCD Monitor 7.6 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G (TFT), aspect ratio 16:9, approx. 230,000 dots, Approx. 100% coverage, Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD
    Flash 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
    Flash Output Adjustment 3 levels with internal flash
    Built-in Flash Range 75cm-3.5m (W) / 1.0m-2.0m (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
    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, 30fps, (L)640 x 480, 30fps, (M)320 x 240, 30fps
    Movie Length Up to 4GB or 29 min. 59 sec (HD)¹
    Up to 4GB or 1 hour (L, M)²
    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)]
    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
    Redeye Correction Yes, during shooting and playback
    Histogram Yes
    Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
    My Category Image tagging feature
    Playback Zoom Approx. 2x – 10x
    Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec. or Custom
    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 Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible), HDMI Mini Connector. A/V output (PAL/NTSC)
    Memory Card Type SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus
    Battery 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
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 105.8 x 59.3 x 31.9 mm
    Weight Approx. 215g (including battery/batteries and memory card)
    Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
    Included Accessories • 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

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