Summary

Our Score

8/10

User Score

Review Price £194.99

Here are some general test shots to help evaluate the camera's overall image quality, including dynamic range, colour rendition and the zoom range of the lens. Some pictures may be clicked to download the full size original image.

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Canon PowerShot SX210 IS test photo

The wide angle end is equivalent to 28mm, wide enough for good landscapes.

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Canon PowerShot SX210 IS test photo

The telephoto end is equivalent to 392mm. Note also that the edges of the frame are visibly darker than the centre, something called vignetting, a problem caused by the design of the lens.

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Canon PowerShot SX210 IS test photo

Dynamic range is better than expected for a 14MP camera, although the shadows are a bit murky and the highlights lack detail.

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Canon PowerShot SX210 IS test photo

With the i-Contrast feature activated the shadow detail is much improved, although the highlights are still burned out.

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Canon PowerShot SX210 IS test photo

Colour rendition is very good.

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Canon PowerShot SX210 IS test photo

The monochrome setting also produces nice results.

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Canon PowerShot SX210 IS test photo

The Miniature Effect scene mode is was previously seen on Ricoh's CX3 compact.

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Scores In Detail

Value
7/10
Image Quality
8/10
Build Quality
8/10

Our Score

8/10

User Score

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