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Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Digital Camera - Black (14.1 MP, 14x Optical Zoom) 3.0 Inch PureColor LCD RRP:£359.00 NOW: £209.61 @ Amazon
Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Digital Camera - Black (14.1 MP, 14x Optical Zoom) 3.0 Inch PureColor LCD RRP:£359.00 NOW: £209.61 @ Amazon

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Digital Camera - Black (14.1 MP, 14x Optical Zoom) 3.0 Inch PureColor LCD RRP:£359.00 NOW: £209.61 @ Amazon

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I think this is an amazing price for an amazing compact all-in-one starter digital camera. I used to have Canon S2 IS with 12x zoom and it was amazing. This one with 14x zoom even while Video shoting must be superb for families who do not want to carry heavy DSLRs.

* 14x zoom, 28 mm wide-angle genuine Canon lens
* 14.1 Megapixels with compact, metal body in three colour options
* Canon 4-stop optical Image Stabilizer with Dynamic IS
* Wide 7.6 cm (3.0 Inch) PureColor II G LCD with enhanced strength and visibility
* HD Movies (720p) with optical zoom, stereo sound and HDMI


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44 Comments

still way to expensive but great camera

Original Poster

LOUGHBORO GUY

still way to expensive but great camera



I agree it is expensive. But in comparision to which camera?

Rather a lot of money for a compact with just 28mm wide angle. For this money I would want at least 24mm (e.g. Panasonic, Samsung).

if your claiming this is a starter camera then its way too expensive!

i have had loads of camera starting from a 100 quid kodak as my first! this is too much for a starter camera sorry voted cold

lot of camera in a small body. Bargain, voted hot.

Seems a good price for what it is. However I never quite understand why the viewfinder is phased out of canons mid-range cameras as I prefer to use it rather than the screen

great camera great price HOT

warwagon86

if your claiming this is a starter camera then its way too expensive!i … if your claiming this is a starter camera then its way too expensive!i have had loads of camera starting from a 100 quid kodak as my first! this is too much for a starter camera sorry voted cold



+1

my canon at £49.95 is great

pet2000

Rather a lot of money for a compact with just 28mm wide angle. For this … Rather a lot of money for a compact with just 28mm wide angle. For this money I would want at least 24mm (e.g. Panasonic, Samsung).



It has a 14x OPTICAL zoom! That is unheard of in this type of compact. This is a much smaller camera than a superzoom and starts pretty wide. A lot of other cameras cheat with the optical zooms by starting at 35mm. It is far easier to make a zoom that starts narrower and then goes 14x. I would much prefer a lens that goes from pretty wide to very long than one that goes from slightly wider but is only 3x. 24mm is not wide enough if you want wide angle anyway. 18mm or less is proper wide angle and you need a DSLR to get that. I don't know if this camera is any good but you shouldn't run down a camera for having by far the best zoom in it's class. It is also better than £100 compacts because it has manual modes too.

What you should be worried about is the pixel density that they have used in the sensor. A big zoom in a small camera usually means a small sensor (1/2.3"). 14 megapixels is a lot to cram on a sensor that size.

Edited by: "davestavros" 29th Aug 2010

But what's the picture quality like at 14x zoom?

the camera hasnt recieved too many favourable reviews...google search

Look at the amazon 2 star reviews, one of them says it seems to compress the images too much on the memory card which reduces quality.

Original Poster

LOUGHBORO GUY

my canon at £49.95 is great


I doubt it has half of this optical zoom, HD video with zooming while shooting video, IS.


wakkaday

the camera hasnt recieved too many favourable reviews...google search



as per TechRadar it is 4 out of 5 stars.

Original Poster

LOUGHBORO GUY

my canon at £49.95 is great

wakkaday

the camera hasnt recieved too many favourable reviews...google search

mccririck

Look at the amazon 2 star reviews, one of them says it seems to compress … Look at the amazon 2 star reviews, one of them says it seems to compress the images too much on the memory card which reduces quality.





The compression is in every comact camera and they all use JPEG. If you do not wish to lose on compression you should go for DSLR and shoot on RAW.

Original Poster

mccririck

But what's the picture quality like at 14x zoom?



Sample fotos

The reviews aren't that bad. It's certainly up there along side the Panasonic TZ10 or the Sony HX5. And that was at it's more expensive full price of £350. At £210 it's cheaper than either the Sony or the Panasonic so this is a real bargain for me.

See here for all of the reviews (click on the blue links for the full reviews):

dphotojournal.com/can…al/

iliko

[quote=iliko] [quote=LOUGHBORO GUY] The compression is in every comact … [quote=iliko] [quote=LOUGHBORO GUY] The compression is in every comact camera and they all use JPEG. If you do not wish to lose on compression you should go for DSLR and shoot on RAW.



Why do no compacts allow you to shoot on RAW?

The price seems to have fallen further.

£208.05 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery.

is this better then the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

mccririck

But what's the picture quality like at 14x zoom?



Better than at 14x digital zoom or 4x digital on a 3x optical! I cannot believe that a camera in this price range (when it was £350) does not have a raw mode! Why have bothered with manual modes but taken out raw? They probably don't want it to compete with the G11.
Edited by: "davestavros" 29th Aug 2010

mccririck

Why do no compacts allow you to shoot on RAW?



Canon G series do.

Samsung WB650 same price, wider, AMOLED screen, RAW. Seems better IMHO

mccririck2010 21

Why do no compacts allow you to shoot on RAW?



Mine does (S90)

Idon't think that samsung does RAW. You would need the casio for that but the manual controls on that are lacking. Does have high-speed, though. Manual controls and RAW shooting don't really cost any money to put in a camera. Why are they not included in all high end compacts?

amazon.co.uk/Cas…VCK

Dr.Babz

£189 now...www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00375N4MG


That's a different camera.

I'm looking at the Sony HV5V instead. Only(!) 10x zoom, but seems better built and better all round reviews for me. Cheapest is about £232 for comparison.

mccririck

Why do no compacts allow you to shoot on RAW?



Fine camera, amazing lens range, BTW. Digicams are AMAZING.

As for people askng about RAW, I've had a couple of digicams in the past that had a RAW option and did a fair bit of testing to see how superior it was to jpeg and then a bit of research (check out Ken Rockwell's site!). I NEVER use RAW now unless the lighting is mixed source. It may suit some but a jpeg that is well exposed (use your in camera histogram - basically get the highlights dialled up to the right edge but not clipped) and white balanced right (may need custom white balance of a neutral shade - can be gray can be white but dial down the exposure first so it's not burned out before you do this) - it will be JUST AS GOOD as RAW. If you mess up the jpeg you can remedy it a fair bit but nowhere near as much as RAW. I never even use it on my bigger chip camera. One last comment - small chip digicams in GOOD LIGHT (low ISO) with a well made jpeg can match the quality dSLRS! I'll shut up now but don't diss digicams, they're amazing.

Oh, one additonal point on getting the best jpeg you can - don't assume your camera's exposure system is accurate by default. You may need to permanently dial in a little exposure value adjustment one way or the other. Similarly, don't necessarily trust your camera's screen, the in-camera histogram tells you the real story.

Why not just get a TZ7 for £180? amazon.co.uk/Pan…e_2

Or if you like, the TZ10 for £230.

Ken Rockwell is a loon BTW.

mccririck

Why do no compacts allow you to shoot on RAW?



There are compacts that shoot raw including in this compact superzoom class such as the Casio EX-FH100 but it tends to have limited use as the cameras are very slow to write the file (15 seconds for the EX-FH100 to record one raw file) and the raw files quite limited in latitude. Hence although the facility is there on the Casio I never use it whereas comparatively I do usually shoot raw on my SLRs and mirrorless cameras as they can shoot raw without a speed penalty in normal shooting and there's a lot more latitude in the raw files particularly on the larger format cameras.

There are quite a few Canon compacts that can gain RAW functionality using CHDK:

chdk.wikia.com/wik…HDK

John
Edited by: "Johnmcl7" 30th Aug 2010

I have this camera and I paid full price for it when it first came out. I can tell you it is amazing, the best camera I have ever used. At this price it is a must-buy for anyone who wants a new camera. Well worth the price, well worth double it!

I bought this camera when it came out and paid £300 for it. It was an excellent buy then and it's an excellent buy now. I am someone who was thinking about a DSLR but in the end couldn't be bothered with learning a new hobby when all I want to do is take decent pictures of the kids, holidays etc.

I point and shoot, rarely need to use the flash and get excellent pictures nearly every time. The 14x zoom is incredible and I was able to take pictures of my daughter on the other side of the sportsfield on Sportsday and they were crisp and in focus.

This deal is hot because it is a good price for the camera. The fact it is a good camera is just a bonus.

Just my bloody luck. I ordered this 2 weeks ago from Amazon for £232. Don't they have a price promise or something I can fall back on to get the difference?

Bought the Sony W290 off Jessops from these pages a few days ago. Really wanted this, but too expensive.
STILL way too expensive, but it'll be down to what I paid for the Sony in a years time, then maybe I'd be interested ! (£95 for the Sony)

Original Poster

lcfcrule

Just my bloody luck. I ordered this 2 weeks ago from Amazon for £232. … Just my bloody luck. I ordered this 2 weeks ago from Amazon for £232. Don't they have a price promise or something I can fall back on to get the difference?



Amazon will return you price difference, see hotukdeals.com/dea…113

iliko

Amazon will return you price difference, … Amazon will return you price difference, seehttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/amazon-price-drop-policy-get-the-di/14113



The last posts in that thread refer to this price promise ending in 2008. Is that definately still running?

My god I fear for humanity when I read some of the comments on here. This is an excellent camera for an excellent price. Please don't go comparing it to entry level point and shoots. This price offers the most value for money in its class at the moment.

united4eva

My god I fear for humanity when I read some of the comments on here. This … My god I fear for humanity when I read some of the comments on here. This is an excellent camera for an excellent price. Please don't go comparing it to entry level point and shoots. This price offers the most value for money in its class at the moment.



Well mate, this is an expensive camera, when you pay a lot of money your expectations are higher and you get irritated by smaller faults. There is a 2 star review on amazon which goes into some detail. It also mentions the limitations of putting a 14mp chip in a compact camera.

Realistically I'd like to see a comparison of this with the Panasonic TZ7 which is available for £180.
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