There’s still time to snap up a super cashback deal on the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS, but you’ll have to be quick – the offer ends on 3 November.
The SX210 IS is a neat little compact that slips easily into your pocket, making it infinitely portable. However, beneath its petite exterior lurks a great deal of power, including a wide 28mm lens with 14x optical zoom. This means it’s an excellent little camera for taking group shots (such as a football team) or capturing landscapes. What’s more, the lens has a 4-stop optical image stabiliser that prevents camera shake from causing image blur.
This is a 14.1 megapixel beast, enabling you to take highly detailed images that will stand up well to cropping and blow up to poster size without losing quality. While shooting you can make use of the 7.6cm PureColor II G LCD screen, which has a tempered glass layer to improve visibility even when shooting in bright conditions and also gives the LCD extra strength.
Shooting is a breeze even for non-expert photographers thanks to the Smart Auto and Easy shooting modes, which use scene detection technology to determine brightness, contrast, hue and distance of your subject, then selecting the appropriate scene from a choice of 22. There’s also face detection technology, which can pick up up to 35 faces in a scene and adjust focus, exposure, white balance and flash settings appropriately.
During shooting or playback, i-Contrast optimises dynamic range and contrast for a scene – retaining detail in shadows and preventing overexposure of highlights.
You can also shoot high definition movies, again making use of the Smart Auto mode if you want, to ensure the best settings.
The Canon PowerShot SX210 IS comes in a range of colours, including black, gold and purple.
Until 3 November, it is part of the Canon cashback scheme, giving you £30 of cashback (in the form of vouchers) to spend on accessories.
The Canon PowerShot SX210 IS‘s highlights are:
4x optical zoom, 28mm wide-angle
Optical Image Stabilizer
7.6 cm (3.0″) PureColor II G LCD
HD movies. HDMI
Smart Auto, Face Detection
Smart Flash Exposure, i-Contrast
DIGIC 4 & Servo AF/AE
Creative shooting modes. Smart Shutter