• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 392.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 336.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX210 IS advantages over Canon SX150 IS

  • More telephoto lens reach
    392 mm vs 336 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Thinner
    31 mm vs 45 mm
    Thinner
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Lighter weight
    212g vs 312g
    Lighter weight
  • Less shutter lag
    0.46 vs 0.74 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)

Canon SX150 IS advantages over Canon SX210 IS

  • Less expensive
    $250 vs $350 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 320 vs 260 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Optically-stabilized 12x zoom lens, large 3" LCD screen, full PASM exposure control, super-close macro shooting, 1280x720p HD video recording, low price.

  • Slow performance, poor battery life (good with NiMH rechargeables, though), no HDMI output to connect to HDTV.

The Competition

Compared to Samsung HZ35W

Canon SX210 IS
Samsung HZ35W
  • $262
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less shutter lag
  • More pixels
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Shoots 60p video
Canon SX150 IS
Samsung HZ35W
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • HDMI out

Compared to Canon SX130 IS

Canon SX210 IS
Canon SX130 IS
  • $262
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon SX150 IS
Canon SX130 IS
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting

Compared to Canon SX230 HS

Canon SX210 IS
Canon SX230 HS
  • $262
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More pixels
  • $269
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Shoots 24p video
Canon SX150 IS
Canon SX230 HS
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $269
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Olympus SZ-10

Canon SX210 IS
Olympus SZ-10
  • $262
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer exposure
  • $224
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon SX150 IS
Olympus SZ-10
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Manual focus
  • $224
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out

Compared to Canon SX160

Canon SX210 IS
Canon SX160
  • $262
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon SX150 IS
Canon SX160
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out
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