General

compared to recent compacts
"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."
digitalreview.ca | talking about the camera's overall-performance
Brand
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Canon
Lowest price
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$499.00
Announced
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February 2010
below average below average

Sensor

"The 14 megapixel sensor combined with the camera's metering system offers good image quality from 80 to 200 ISO"
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Type
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CCD
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Sensor size
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1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
Megapixels
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14.1 MP
Light sensitivity
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1,600 ISO
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Light sensitivity (boost)
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None

Sensor (Advanced)

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True resolution
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9.8 MP
Native resolution
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4336 × 3248
Pixel size
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2 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD
Size
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3"
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Resolution
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230k dots
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Touch screen
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No
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Flips out
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No
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Lens

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Zoom
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14x
Wide angle
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28 mm
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Telephoto
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392 mm
Aperture (wide angle)
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f/3.1
Aperture (telephoto)
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f/5.9
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Macro focus
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5.0 cm

Form factor

"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."
digitalreview.ca | talking about the camera's button-layout
Size
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106×59×32 mm
Depth
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1.3"
Weight
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220 g
Interchangeable lenses
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No
Waterproof
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No

Viewfinder

compared to recent compacts
Type
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None
below average below average

Movies

"HD Movie mode with stereo sound, 1280 x 720 up to 4GB or 30 minutes per clip"
digitalreview.ca | talking about the camera's video-quality
Format
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720p @ 30fps
Supports 24p
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No
High-speed framerate
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None
External mic jack
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No
Autofocus
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Unknown
All formats
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  1. 320 x 240 @ 30fps
  2. 480p @ 30fps
  3. 720p @ 30fps

Features

compared to recent compacts
"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"
digitalreview.ca | talking about the camera's image-stabilization
Panorama
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No
HDR
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No
3D
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No
Image stabilization
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  1. Lens
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Supports RAW
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No
GPS
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No

Performance

Startup delay
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Unknown
Shutter lag
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390 ms
Battery life
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Unknown
Continuous shooting
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0.7 fps
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Focus system

compared to recent compacts
Autofocus
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Contrast detection
Focus points
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Unknown
Cross type focus points
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Unknown

Shutter

Max
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1/3200s
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Min
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15s

Flash

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Built-in flash
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Yes
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Popup
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Yes
unique unique
External connection
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No

Storage

Storage slots
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1
Supported formats
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  1. MMC
  2. MMCplus
  3. MMCplus (HD)
  4. SD
  5. SDHC
  6. SDXC