3.0-inch high resolution LCD screen offers a wide viewing angle, and for
shooting video, the PowerShot SX210 IS has the ability to zoom optically,
shoot in stereo sound and has Dynamic Mode Image Stabilization for improved
Available in three colour
variations, black, purple and gold, the PowerShot SX210 IS is scheduled
to be available in late March for an estimated retail price of $429.99
in Canada and $349.99 in the US.
Powershot SX210 IS Major Features
Megapixels and 28mm wide-angle 14x zoom lens:
The Powershot SX210 IS camera's 14.1 Megapixel sensor and 28mm wide-angle
lens make it great for capturing sweeping landscapes in high resolution,
while its powerful 14x optical zoom provides a 392mm maximum equivalent
focal length, allowing users to frame distant subjects with ease.
Canons optical Image Stabilizer technology prevents image blur
by reducing the effects of camera shake. The SX210 IS offers up to 4
stop compensation allowing for extended handheld shooting under lower
light conditions or with the zoom set to telephoto.
Dynamic optical Image Stabilizer (Dynamic IS):
Dynamic optical Image Stabilizer is a technology which was initially
developed for Canon video cameras and is now being incorporated for
the first time into a Canon digital still camera. It is designed to
counter blur and camera shake (caused by user movement when shooting
video) more effectively. Dynamic IS can assess and compensate for low
frequency vibrations, such as camera shake generated when filming and
walking, and helps produce video sequences with reduced blurriness and
a steadier picture.
PureColor II G LCD:
A new 3.0-inch widescreen PureColor II G LCD featuring 230,000-dot resolution,
and a tempered glass design. The PureColor II G LCD found on the Powershot
SX210 IS offers increased strength, and its thin construction provides
higher contrast and improved visibility in shooting and playback. Wide
viewing angles make it easy to share images with friends immediately after
capture, while the 16:9 aspect ratio is ideal for capturing and viewing
Users can capture quality HD video on demand, thanks to a dedicated movie
record button that allows them to immediately start shooting movies, even
if the camera is not set to Movie mode. Create HD 720p movies with stereo
sound, then use the integrated HDMI port to connect to a compatible HDTV.
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.
The PowerShot SX210 IS offers full manual control over camera settings,
allowing users to get more creative with their pictures.
Aperture, shutter speed,
ISO and focusing can all be controlled manually, enabling users to experiment
with their images and develop their photographic skills.
New and creative shooting
modes also make photography fun for beginners. A new Fish-eye Effect mimics
the distortion of a fish-eye lens, while a Miniature Effect can make subjects
look like miniature-scale models. For users that just want to point and
shoot, Easy Mode is a truly automatic feature disabling access
to advanced settings and removing screen icons so users can concentrate
solely on the subject they want to shoot.
Easy mode offers intelligent
picture taking without added complexity - providing the simplest point
and shoot mode for beginners. In Easy mode, Smart Auto is active, selecting
the optimum settings for the best results in each type of scene. However,
most on-screen data is cleared in order to facilitate framing and most
of the function buttons are disabled to prevent accidental use.
Flash Exposure: The
Smart Flash Exposure feature intelligently controls the power and usage
onboard flash to ensure natural results in a variety of conditions. By
using focusing distance as well as shooting scene information, an optimum
balance between the ambient light of the scene and flash power is achieved.
When shooting in very bright conditions, shadows which can appear on a
subjects face are detected by the camera
and flash can be used to eliminate them. When shooting at close distances,
overexposure is avoided by sensing how reflective the subject is, as well
as reducing the flash power to compensate for the close shooting distance.
Auto in Movie mode:
The PowerShot SX210 IS is the first Canon digital still camera to feature
Smart Auto in Movie mode, which enables video settings to change automatically
whilst recording. The camera assesses the scene while filming and as the
shooting subject changes, for example if a face enters the frame, it will
adapt its settings; in this instance switching to Portrait mode. Smart
Auto in Movie allows the camera to automatically detect and choose from
18 different scenes, optimising the camera settings to produce the best
Face Detection AF:
Sets the focus on faces in people shots not just the closest
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
Face Detection AE:
Optimises exposure for faces in all lighting conditions useful
for backlit scenes or indoor shooting.
Face Detection FE:
Guards against washed-out faces when using the cameras flash
perfect for close-up shots in restaurants, clubs or other dimly lit
Face Detection WB:
Optimises white balance for natural-looking skin tones which remain
true to life regardless of skin colour and lighting conditions.
Face Select and Track:
Allows users to select one of the faces in a group to be given priority
over the rest. The camera will then keep this face in focus and optimise
settings for the best shot - ensuring the user can shoot the right moment
and be sure of excellent results.
Eliminates the unwanted effects of flash photography. At the touch of
a button in playback natural-looking eyes can be instantly restored.
The original image can then be replaced or the corrected image saved
as a new file.
a subject is moving towards or away from the SX210 IS, Servo AF/AE will
track it continuously - ensuring that the subject will be in focus and
well-exposed at the moment of capture.
Canon Powershot SX210 IS Smart Shutter mode uses Face Detection Technology
to allow users to take both group shots and self-portraits more easily
and in a more relaxed way. The shutter can be triggered remotely in three
perfect group shots or self portraits by automatically triggering the
shutter 2 seconds after a new face has entered the frame.
Smile Detection: Triggers
the shutter when the camera detects a smiling face within the frame.
Wink Self-Timer: Triggers
the shutter two seconds after the subject in the frame has winked, removing
the need for a remote control.
ISO with Motion Detection Technology: Auto
ISO mode, using Motion Detection Technology, calculates the movement of
camera and subject as well as the speed at which the motion occurs. ISO
sensitivity and shutter speed are then automatically adjusted to deliver
minimum blur and maximum image quality in any situation.
i-Contrast technology optimises the dynamic range (brightness variation)
of each shot by reducing underexposure (hidden detail in dark areas) and
overexposure (washed out highlights). i-Contrast can be used both in shooting
and playback mode.
Accessories: The Canon SX210 IS comes supplied with a Lithium-ion
and charger CB-2LX, Wrist Strap WS-DC9, Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM,
USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU, AV Cable AVC-DC400ST (HDMI cable is optional)
stop shooting with SDXC memory: The
PowerShot SX210 IS is compatible with SDHC and SDXC memory cards offering
up to 2TB (SDXC only) of storage capacity, providing users with enough
space to shoot thousands of high quality images or hours of video without
needing to change cards. Smart Shuffle function offers a new and enjoyable
way to browse photos stored on memory cards, presenting suggestions of
pictures similar to the one that is being viewed.
Battery Pack NB-5L and Battery Charger CB-2LX supplied. Approximately
260 shots per battery charge.
upload share videos online in minutes: The
CameraWindow software supplied with PowerShot SX210 IS features an integrated
YouTube upload function, providing the capacity to log-in and upload
video directly from the camera to the Internet via a computer.
Powershot SX210 IS Specifications
4 with iSAPS technology
- 70.0 mm (35mm equivalent: 28-392mm)
14x. Digital approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx.
1.7x or 2.1x and Safety Zoom¹). Combined approx. 56x
elements in 10 groups (1 UD lens, 1 double-sided aspherical
lens, 1 single-sided aspherical UA lens)
(lens shift-type), 4-stop. Dynamic IS (in Movie)
Face Detection, 1-point AF (fixed to centre or Face Select and
Continuous, Servo AF/AE
(W) from front of lens in macro
(linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average,
2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. i-Contrast for automatic dynamic
80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
- 1/3200 sec (factory default)
15 - 1/3200 sec (total range - varies by shooting mode)
(including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent,
Fluorescent H, Custom
cm (3.0”) PureColor II G (TFT), aspect ratio 16:9, approx. 230,000
dots, Approx. 100% coverage, Adjustable to one of five levels.
Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
Fastest speed 1/2000 sec
2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE, Safety FE, Smart
levels with internal flash
(W) / 1.0m-2.0m (T)
High Power Flash HF-DC1
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
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)
Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer
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
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)
1280 x 720, 30fps, (L)640 x 480, 30fps, (M)320 x 240, 30fps
to 4GB or 29 min. 59 sec (HD)¹
Up to 4GB or 1 hour (L, M)²
compression, (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule
for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version
[H.264 + Linear PCM (stereo)]
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)
during shooting and playback
2x – 10x
2 or 10 sec. or Custom
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
USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible), HDMI
Mini Connector. A/V output (PAL/NTSC)
SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus
Li-ion Battery NB-5L (battery and charger supplied)
Approx. 360 min. playback
AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30
x 59.3 x 31.9 mm
215g (including battery/batteries and memory card)
– 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
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