A far better camera than the TZ7 deal at £179 and at least equal to the TZ10 at £230+ IMHO.
Powerful and user friendly, the smart Canon PowerShot SX 210 IS boasts a staggering array of features for such an affordable price. This sleek digital compact camera combines the power of 14.1 megapixels with a sensational zoom, high definition (HD) movie mode and the ability to have complete creative control over your images – and it’s one of the cheapest and best of its kind on the market, with no compromise on quality.
Superbly detailed images can be enlarged to large sizes without any reduction in image quality, thanks to its 14.1 megapixel sensor.
In addition to the powerful 14x zoom lens, which brings distant subjects into clear view, the compact body of the Power-shot SX210 IS houses Canon’s fast-acting DIGIC 4 processor which supports a wide range of ultra-handy photographic functions to make taking great pictures easy.
For example, the SX 210 has Smart Auto to choose optimal camera settings by matching what it sees in the frame to one of 22 different scene types. While Easy mode gives the option of truly fuss-free point-and-shoot, more experienced users can set it to Full Manual control mode and take creative control over their photography. Fish-eye effect is an added feature on this versatile compact digital camera.
The SX-210 also boasts optical image stabilisation to combat the camera-shake which can cause image blurring, particularly at high zoom.
If it’s perfect pictures of friends, family and loved ones you want, the super smart Face Detection Technology adjusts the settings and focus to deliver perfect group shots. The ingenious Smart Shutter mode lets you trigger the shot remotely by either winking, smiling, or when a new face enters the frame!
You can shoot clear, bright images in dim conditions thanks to the built-in i-Contrast feature, which reproduces the details in areas of highlight and shadow to give a truer view of what the human eye can see.
The Power Shot SX-210 features a large, wide aspect 3.0” LCD screen for easy framing and review of images and also shoots breathtaking widescreen (16:9) high definition (HD) movies at 30 frames per second in stereo sound, with an HDMI output for convenient connection to an HD television. The bright LCD screen is also perfect for shooting and playback of high definition movies in wide format.