Canon Digital IXUS 210 Review

3.5
March 18, 2010 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

IMAGE SENSOR

 
Type 1/2.3 type CCD
Effective Pixels Approx.14.1M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology

LENS

 
Focal Length 4.3 - 21.5 mm (35mm equivalent: 24 – 120mm)
Zoom Optical 5x. Digital approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.7x or 2.1x and Safety Zoom ¹) ². Combined approx. 20x
Maximum f/number f/2.8 – f/5.9
Construction 7 elements in 6 groups (1 double sided aspherical lens including 1 UA lens, and 2 single-sided aspherical lenses including 1 UA lens element)
Image Stabilisation Yes (lens shift-type), Approx. 3-stop

FOCUSING

Type TTL
AF System/ Points AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF fixed to centre or Touch AF with Object and Face Select and Track
AF Modes Single, Servo AF/AE ¹, Touch AF
AF Point Selection Size (Normal, Small)
AF Lock On/Off Selectable
AF Assist Beam Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 5cm (W) from front of lens in macro

EXPOSURE CONTROL

 
Metering modes Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)
AE Lock On/Off Selectable
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments.
Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
ISO sensitivity* AUTO, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600

SHUTTER

Speed 1 - 1/3000 sec (factory default)
15 - 1/3000 sec (total range - varies by shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE

 
Type TTL
Settings Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

LCD MONITOR

Monitor 8.8 cm (3.5”) PureColor II Touch (TFT), 16:9 aspect ratio, approx. 460,000 dots
Coverage Approx. 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of five levels

FLASH

 
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
Slow Sync Speed Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec
Red-Eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation Face Detection FE, Smart Flash Exposure
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Built-in Flash Range 50cm - 3.5m (W) / 90cm-2.0m (T)

SHOOTING

Modes Auto*, P, Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), Low Light(3.5MP), Color Accent, Color Swap, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Creative Light Effect, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Movie.
*with Scene Detection Technology and Motion Detection Technology
Photo Effects My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
Drive modes Single, Continuous, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting Approx. 0.7 shots/sec. ¹ (until memory card becomes full) ²

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

 
Image Size (L) 4320 x 3240, (M1) 3456 x 2592, (M2) 2592 x 1944, (M3) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 4320 x 2432. Resize in playback (M3, S, 320 x 240)
Compression Fine, Normal
Movies (HD) 1280 x 720, 30fps, (L)640 x 480, 30fps, (M)320 x 240, 30fps
Movie Length (HD) Up to 4GB or 10 min. 00 sec ¹
(L and M) Up to 4GB or 1 hour ²

FILE TYPES

Still Image Type JPEG compression, (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Movies MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (monaural)]

DIRECT PRINT

 
Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)
PictBridge Yes

OTHER FEATURES

Red-Eye Correction Yes, during shooting and playback
My Category Image tagging feature
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Yes
Playback Zoom Approx. 2x – 10x
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi

INTERFACE

 
Computer Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)
Other HDMI Mini Connector. A/V output (PAL/NTSC)

MEMORY CARD

Type SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus.

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

 
PC & Macintosh Windows 7/ Vista SP1-2/ XP SP2-3
Mac OS X v10.4 - 10.6

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Other PhotoStitch

POWER SOURCE

 
Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6L (battery and charger supplied)
Battery life Approx. 220 shots ¹
Approx. 300 min. playback
A/C Power Supply Optional, AC adapter kit ACK-DC40

ACCESSORIES

Cases / Straps Soft Leather Case DCC-1100, Digital IXUS Metal or Leather Strap
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40
Other Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

 
Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 99.3 x 55.7 x 22.0mm
Weight Approx. 160g (including battery/batteries and memory card)
 
   

Zoom

¹ Depending on the image size selected.
² Digital zoom available for still image and standard movie modes only. Optical zoom may not be available during movie recording.

AF Modes

¹ Some settings limit availability

Continuous Shooting

¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.

Movie Length

¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: 1280 x 720, 30fps Speed Class 4 or above. 1920 x 1080, 30fps Speed Class 6
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.

Battery life

¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where indicated.

 

* Standard Output Sensitivity / Recommended Exposure Index.

According to ISO 12232:2006 (20th April 2006) which specifies the method for assigning and reporting ISO speed ratings for digital still cameras.

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