As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS is also often compared to pro digicams, ultra compacts, compacts, super zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Canon PowerShot SX210 IS's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix S8000 and the Coolpix P7000) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix F305EXR)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX210 IS compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a faster max shutter speed (1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (february 2010 vs july 2010) and is slightly more expensive ($499.00 vs $199.88).

Fujifilm FinePix F305EXR

Fujifilm FinePix F305EXR
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the F305EXR (vs the SX210 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the F305EXR (vs the SX210 IS)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the F305EXR and SX210 IS

  • Very small: Compact (104×59×33 mm) vs Compact (106×59×32 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 215 g vs 220 g

Nikon Coolpix S8000

Nikon Coolpix S8000
similar age
$403

Significant advantages of the S8000 (vs the SX210 IS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Thinner: 1.1" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the S8000 (vs the SX210 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S8000 and SX210 IS

  • Very small: Compact (103×57×27 mm) vs Compact (106×59×32 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 183 g vs 220 g

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the SX220 HS (vs the SX210 IS)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the SX220 HS (vs the SX210 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX220 HS and SX210 IS

  • Fairly small: Compact (106×59×33 mm) vs Compact (106×59×32 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 215 g vs 220 g

Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

Canon PowerShot SX200 IS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the SX200 IS (vs the SX210 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX200 IS (vs the SX210 IS)

  • Significantly thicker: 1.5" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the SX200 IS and SX210 IS

  • Fairly small: Compact (103×61×38 mm) vs Compact (106×59×32 mm)
  • Light weight: 220 g vs 220 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.3"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7
similar age

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS7 (vs the SX210 IS)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS7 (vs the SX210 IS)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-ZS7 and SX210 IS

  • Fairly small: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Compact (106×59×32 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 218 g vs 220 g

Canon ELPH 510 HS

Canon ELPH 510 HS
1 year newer
$200

Significant advantages of the 510 HS (vs the SX210 IS)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (99×59×22 mm) vs Compact (106×59×32 mm)
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the 510 HS (vs the SX210 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the 510 HS and SX210 IS

  • Very small: Compact (99×59×22 mm) vs Compact (106×59×32 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 206 g vs 220 g

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX210 IS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and is newer (february 2010 vs february 2004).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.1 vs f/2), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.7 fps vs 6 fps).

Nikon Coolpix P7000

Nikon Coolpix P7000
7 months newer

Significant advantages of the P7000 (vs the SX210 IS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the P7000 (vs the SX210 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the P7000 and SX210 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
5 months newer
$700

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the SX210 IS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.1
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the SX210 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-LX5 and SX210 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
2 years newer
$439

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the SX210 IS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.1
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the SX210 IS)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the S110 and SX210 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot Pro1

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6 years older

Significant advantages of the Pro1 (vs the SX210 IS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.4 vs f/3.1
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Pro1 (vs the SX210 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • Significantly heavier: 640 g vs 220 g

common strengths of the Pro1 and SX210 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX210 IS compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/3200 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.1 vs f/2.6), is significantly larger (compact (106×59×32 mm) vs ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.7 fps vs 10 fps) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Samsung DV300F

Samsung DV300F
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DV300F (vs the SX210 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DV300F (vs the SX210 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DV300F and SX210 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD1000

Canon PowerShot SD1000
3 years older
$670

Significant advantages of the SD1000 (vs the SX210 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD1000 (vs the SX210 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD1000 and SX210 IS

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
2 years newer
$120

Significant advantages of the WX50 (vs the SX210 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WX50 (vs the SX210 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the WX50 and SX210 IS

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX210 IS compared to compact competitors include: it has a faster max shutter speed (1/3200 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), is significantly larger (compact (106×59×32 mm) vs super compact (93×56×20 mm)), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is thicker (1.3" vs 0.8") and is slightly heavier (220 g vs 140 g).

Canon PowerShot SD870 IS

Canon PowerShot SD870 IS
2 years older

Significant advantages of the SD870 IS (vs the SX210 IS)

  • Smaller: Compact (93×59×26 mm) vs Compact (106×59×32 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the SD870 IS (vs the SX210 IS)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the SD870 IS and SX210 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the 100 HS (vs the SX210 IS)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (93×56×20 mm) vs Compact (106×59×32 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the 100 HS (vs the SX210 IS)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the 100 HS and SX210 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cybershot W580

Sony Cybershot DSC-W580
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the W580 (vs the SX210 IS)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (94×56×19 mm) vs Compact (106×59×32 mm)
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the W580 (vs the SX210 IS)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the W580 and SX210 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cybershot W560

Sony Cybershot DSC-W560
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the W560 (vs the SX210 IS)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (94×56×19 mm) vs Compact (106×59×32 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.3"
  • Significantly lighter: 126 g vs 220 g

Significant disadvantages of the W560 (vs the SX210 IS)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the W560 and SX210 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS

Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS
similar age

Significant advantages of the SD3500 IS (vs the SX210 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (99×56×22 mm) vs Compact (106×59×32 mm)
  • Larger screen: 3.5" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the SD3500 IS (vs the SX210 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD3500 IS and SX210 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3.5" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX210 IS compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), is slightly smaller (compact (106×59×32 mm) vs prosumer size (128×88×87 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), is thinner (1.3" vs 3.4") and is slightly lighter (220 g vs 600 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't have a screen which flips out, is older (february 2010 vs february 2011) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
5 months older

Significant advantages of the SX20 IS (vs the SX210 IS)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SX20 IS (vs the SX210 IS)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Larger: Prosumer size (128×88×87 mm) vs Compact (106×59×32 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.4" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the SX20 IS and SX210 IS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (128×88×87 mm) vs Compact (106×59×32 mm)
  • Thin: 3.4" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 600 g vs 220 g

Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L120
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the L120 (vs the SX210 IS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the L120 (vs the SX210 IS)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thicker: 3.1" vs 1.3"
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the L120 and SX210 IS

  • Very small: Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm) vs Compact (106×59×32 mm)
  • Very light: 406 g vs 220 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.3"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX210 IS compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), is much smaller (compact (106×59×32 mm) vs professional size (132×105×77 mm)), is thinner (1.3" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (220 g vs 780 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.7 fps vs 6 fps).

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the SX210 IS)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the SX210 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×80 mm) vs Compact (106×59×32 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the T3i and SX210 IS

  • None found

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
7 months newer
$602 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D7000 (vs the SX210 IS)

  • Much higher true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D7000 (vs the SX210 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Professional size (132×105×77 mm) vs Compact (106×59×32 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the D7000 and SX210 IS

  • None found