6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

First Look: Canon PowerShot SX210

About Video Transcript

First Look: Canon PowerShot SX210

1:52 /

If you want a compact megazoom with manual controls and fine photo quality, the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS is a good place to start.

>> [Background Music] Hi, I'm Josh Goldman, Senior Editor for CNET Reviews and this is a look at the Cannon PowerShot SX210IS. It's a 14 megapixel camera with a 28 millimeter equivalent wide-angle lens, 14X zoom, and it's available in black, purple, and gold versions. On back is a 3 inch wide screen LCD but unless you're shooting photos with a 16.9 resolution, you only get about two and a half inches of the screen for framing shots. The camera is nice and compact for its features but like its predecessor, the SX200, Cannon makes the flash pop up every time you start the camera. But at least this time you can push it down and it will stay down. If you're going to use the flash though, the camera is very awkward to hold because you don't really have anywhere to put your fingers. This model is part of Cannon's advanced PowerShot lineup. And no, it doesn't have some of the newer features found on competing models such as built-in GPS for geotagging or high-speed shooting. It does have a very good set of manual controls for adjusting the shutter speed and aperture, as well as color, contrast, sharpness, and flash output. It also captures 720PHD quality movies and you get used to the zoom lens while recording. And there's a stereo mic on top too; plus you get a button on back for quickly starting and stopping recording. Shooting performance is averaging towards slow with a noticeable shutter lag and a three and a half second shot-to-shot time. Photo quality is generally very good but occasionally, photos will look a little over processed in digital. Low light picture quality is pretty good too as long as you're not intending to make large prints. I'm Josh Goldman and that's a look at the Cannon PowerShot SX210IS. ^M00:01:50 [ Music ]

New releases

Mad Catz Surfr is a gaming controller, TV remote and keyboard in one
0:44 March 1, 2015
Channel surf and smash high scores with this gnarly wireless gaming controller, remote and keyboard.
Play video
Huawei TalkBand N1: a wireless set of headphones that track fitness and store MP3s
1:11 March 1, 2015
Wear them as a necklace, store songs on them, and track your steps: Huawei's high-end wireless earbuds are coming this spring.
Play video
Going back into VR with Samsung Gear VR for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge (hands-on)
1:12 March 1, 2015
An improved headset and the Galaxy S6's improved processing could be a perfect match: we tried it on and gave it a go in Barcelona...
Play video
Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge design compared with S5, S4 and S3
1:26 March 1, 2015
We chart the evolution of Samsung's Galaxy flagships, up to the all-new metal and glass S6 and S6 Edge. Check it out.
Play video
HP Pro Slate 8's ultrasound stylus is perfect for those who love to write instead of type
2:29 March 1, 2015
This Android-powered enterprise tablet packs a beautiful metal design and a cool ultrasound stylus for those who love writing instead...
Play video
Up close with Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge new software
1:30 March 1, 2015
Samsung says it's made its new metal-and-glass smartphones easier to use. We investigate the new interface features.
Play video
Everything you need to know from Samsung's S6 event
4:37 March 1, 2015
Check out the must-see moments from Samsung's Mobile World Congress Unpacked event in Barcelona, Spain.
Play video
MD health monitor reads blood pressure, heart rate, temperature and more
1:39 March 1, 2015
This 5-in-1 monitor could save you a trip to the doctor's office.
Play video