• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 392.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot SX210 IS
  • Sony Alpha SLT-A58
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Predecessor: Canon SX200 IS
SX200 IS vs SX210 IS
 
Successor: Canon SX230 HS
SX210 IS vs SX230 HS
Sony A68
A58 vs A68
General
Model Number: SX210 IS A58
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact SLR
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $349.99 $600.00
Street Price: $261.96 $598.00
Date Available: 2010-03-30 2013-04-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 7.5 oz (212 g)
includes batteries
25.8 oz (731 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.2 x 2.3 x 1.3 in.
(106 x 59 x 32 mm)
5.1 x 3.8 x 3.1 in.
(129 x 96 x 78 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Sony
Effective Megapixels: 14.1 20.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch APS-C
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.43 microns 4.31 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:   74
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):   23.3
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):   12.5
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):   753
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4320 x 3240 (14.0 MP, 4:3),
4320 x 2432 (10.5 MP, 16:9),
3456 x 2592 (9.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2144 x 1608 (3.4 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
5456 x 3632 (19.8 MP, 3:2),
5456 x 3064 (16.7 MP, 16:9),
3872 x 2576 (10.0 MP, 3:2),
3872 x 2176 (8.4 MP, 16:9),
2736 x 1824 (5.0 MP, 3:2),
2736 x 1536 (4.2 MP, 16:9),
12416 x 1856 (23.0 MP, Other),
8192 x 1856 (15.2 MP, Other),
2160 x 5536 (12.0 MP, Other),
2160 x 3872 (8.4 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2) JPEG, RAW (12-bit ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 0.8 4.9
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (30)
640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
1920x1080 (60i or 24p (24/17Mbps))
1440x1080 (30p/12Mbps)
640x480 (30p/3Mbps)
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: PCM) AVCHD / MP4; Audio: Dolby Digital (AC-3)/MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a Sony Alpha (Minolta A)
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens Sony 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAM
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 392mm 27 - 83mm
Focal Length (actual): 5 - 70mm 18 - 55mm
Zoom Ratio: 14.00x 3.06x
Aperture Range: f/3.1 (W) / f/5.9 (T) to f/8.0 f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - 36 (T)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 - 50 cm
2.0 - 19.7 in
 
Filter Thread: n/a 55.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x Up to 4x; up to 2x Clear Image Digital Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect with Face Detection; AiAF / 9 point, AiAF / 9 point, 1-point (center or track) Phase Detection: 15 points (3 points cross type); Wide (auto, 15 points), Zone, Spot, Local; Enhanced Object Tracking; Eye Start AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type:   EVF type; 1/2-inch, 1.44M-dot OLED Tru-Finder, 100% coverage, 0.88x magnification (0.57x 35mm eq.), 26.5mm from the eyepiece lens / 23mm from the eyepiece frame eye point, -4.0 to +4.0 diopter
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 1,440,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.57x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   0.88x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 2.7
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 460,800 dots (153,600 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom:   15.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   16000
Minimum ISO (native):   100
ISO Settings: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600. Auto (100-3200), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 16000; (Multi-frame NR mode up to ISO 25600)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom, Color Temp./ Filter (2500-9900K with 15-step Magenta/Green compensation)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/3200 - 15 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: No Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot (center), Face Detect AE 1200-zone Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Tv, Av, M, Easy, Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, SCN (Low Light, Color Accent, Color Swap, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist), Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Detection Self-timer) Scene Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Handheld Twilight; Picture Effects: Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature; Sweep Panorama, Anti Motion Blur, Multi Frame Noise Reduction
Self Timer: 2, 10, Custom seconds 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Manual (3 levels), Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE Lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro Auto, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Hi-speed sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable for Auto flash and fill-flash mode), Wireless, Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a 10.0 m / 32.8 ft.
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 12 in. - 11.5 (W), 3.3 - 6.6 ft (T), 75 cm - 3.5 m (W), (1.0 - 2.0m, (T)) Lens dependent
Max Flash Sync:   1/160
Flash Exposure Compensation:   +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a Multi Interface Hot shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   Full TTL exposure
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   No UHS support
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No Yes
Uncompressed Format:   RAW (12-bit ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: PCM) AVCHD / MP4; Audio: Dolby Digital (AC-3)/MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No Yes
Remote Control Type:   Optional wired RM-VPR1
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI Type-D Micro HDMI, DC Input, 3.5mm Stereo Micophone Jack, Multi/Micro USB (remote)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 2.77 0.51
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):   0.55
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):   2
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   0.57
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 0.8 4.9
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited 8
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   4.9
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   6
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   4.9
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   5
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.46 seconds 0.13 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.46 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):   0.082 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 1.84 seconds 0.33 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.089 seconds 0.054 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):   Full Autofocus Shutter Lag, Wide-area Mode = 0.139s
Startup Time: 2.5 seconds 1.9 seconds
Play -> Record Time:   1.1 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 7.8 seconds 2.1 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 260 shots 700 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   690 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-5L Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable NP-FM500H Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-5L Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NP-FM500H Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: Canon software suite PlayMemories Home, Image Data Converter 4
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS Windows XP SP3/Vista SP2/7 SP1/8; Mac OS X v10.5 or later. (Software is Windows only.)
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilization, 720p HD Movies, HDMI Output, Smart Auto, Low-Light Mode. Available in gold, purple, and black. New 20.1MP Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization, 2.7" 406K-dot tilting LCD, OLED Tru-Finder EVF, 5fps full-resolution burst mode (up to 8fps in Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE mode), new Lock-on autofocus, Full HD 1080i60 movies, Multi Interface Hot Shoe, new area-specific noise reduction. U.S. availability and pricing TBD.