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), is slightly larger (compact (106×59×32 mm) vs compact (103×57×27 mm)), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (february 2010 vs july 2010).

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 light: 215 g vs 220 g
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"

Nikon Coolpix S8000

Nikon Coolpix S8000
similar age
$403

Significant advantages of the S8000 (vs the SX210 IS)

  • Much smaller: Compact (103×57×27 mm) vs Compact (106×59×32 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

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 light: 183 g vs 220 g
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1.3"

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

  • Very small: Compact (106×59×33 mm) vs Compact (106×59×32 mm)
  • Very light: 215 g vs 220 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"

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)

  • Much larger: Compact (103×61×38 mm) vs Compact (106×59×32 mm)
  • Thicker: 1.5" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the SX200 IS and SX210 IS

  • Very small: Compact (103×61×38 mm) vs Compact (106×59×32 mm)
  • Very light: 220 g vs 220 g
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

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

  • Very small: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Compact (106×59×32 mm)
  • Very light: 218 g vs 220 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"

Canon ELPH 510 HS

Canon ELPH 510 HS
1 year newer
$200

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

  • Much smaller: Compact (99×59×22 mm) vs Compact (106×59×32 mm)
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

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"
  • Very light: 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 much 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 slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Nikon Coolpix P7000

Nikon Coolpix P7000
7 months newer

Significant advantages of the P7000 (vs the SX210 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the P7000 (vs the SX210 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the P7000 and SX210 IS

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
5 months newer
$700

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-LX5 and SX210 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
2 years newer
$439

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the SX210 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the SX210 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S110 and SX210 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot Pro1

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6 years older

Significant advantages of the Pro1 (vs the SX210 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Pro1 (vs the SX210 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Pro1 and SX210 IS

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX210 IS compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a significantly 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 much 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), has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.5"), is much larger (compact (106×59×32 mm) vs super compact (93×56×20 mm)), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (february 2010 vs february 2011).

Canon PowerShot SD870 IS

Canon PowerShot SD870 IS
2 years older

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

  • Much smaller: Compact (93×59×26 mm) vs Compact (106×59×32 mm)
  • 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

  • Very small: Compact (93×59×26 mm) vs Compact (106×59×32 mm)
  • 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)

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

  • Very small: Super compact (93×56×20 mm) vs Compact (106×59×32 mm)
  • 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)

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

  • Very small: Super compact (94×56×19 mm) vs Compact (106×59×32 mm)
  • 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)

  • Much 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

  • Very small: Super compact (94×56×19 mm) vs Compact (106×59×32 mm)
  • 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)

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

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

  • None found

common strengths of the SD3500 IS and SX210 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (99×56×22 mm) vs Compact (106×59×32 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX210 IS compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much 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)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Significantly heavier: 600 g vs 220 g
  • 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

  • Fairly 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

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the SX210 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the SX210 IS)

  • None found

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)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D7000 (vs the SX210 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the D7000 and SX210 IS

  • None found