Canon IXUS 210 IS Touch digital camera

An excellent Canon digital camera with a touch screen

Canon IXUS 210 IS Touch
  • Canon IXUS 210 IS Touch
  • Canon IXUS 210 IS Touch
  • Canon IXUS 210 IS Touch
  • Expert Rating

    4.50 / 5

Pros

  • Amazing image quality, lots of features and scene modes

Cons

  • Fish eye mode is horrible

Bottom Line

The Canon IXUS 210 IS Touch is one of the best point and shoot compact cameras currently on the market, and it's cheap too!

Would you buy this?

The Canon IXUS 210 IS Touch is one of the best and most intuitive to use compact digital cameras on the market at the moment. It's for those who want a light digital camera with a little bit of flair that's very solidly built and can take great pictures.

The Canon IXUS 210 IS Touch is incredibly lightweight and has a frosted metal finish (black, silver and pink models are available). The entire back of the camera is a 3.5in capacitive touch screen. Its predecessor, the Canon IXUS 200, used standard physical buttons.

It takes some time to adjust to a button-less interface, but Canon has made things so straightforward that within minutes we were utilising its features with ease. The interface is also amazingly user friendly; you can even adjust it so that icons on the screen appear where you want them. It gets even better: each setting has on-screen information that describes what it does and what different adjustments will do.

The feature-rich Canon IXUS 210 IS has 18 different shooting modes (customisable settings, too) so you certainly wont get bored mucking around with it any time soon. Notable scene modes include an intelligent auto scene selector, which takes the hassle out of trying to figure out which setting to use depending on your lighting conditions. There is also a setting that only takes a photo when the subject smiles or winks — it's great for taking self-portraits without a timer. The Colour Swap mode is a bundle of fun, too: point the lens at a colour, then choose a colour to replace the one you just selected. Sounds complicated, but it's incredibly simple.

colourswap_400

Using the Colour Swap mode to create an apocalyptic-looking sky!

A tilt-shift mode (a.k.a Miniature Effect mode), which is becoming increasingly popular in newer camera models, is among the plethora of features in the IXUS 210 IS Touch. There is also a fish-eye mode, but unfortunately it looks terrible.

The Canon IXUS 210 IS Touch takes excellent photographs. Colours are accurate (you can adjust their saturation, too) and there was little to no chromatic aberration present in photos taken in a range of different light conditions. Digital noise is also hardly noticeable in low light conditions, which just makes us want to make out with this camera on the back seat of a Toyota Corolla at the drive-in cinema. Well maybe not, but it’s a metaphor for how awesome this baby is!

The Canon IXUS 210 IS Touch sports video recording with a resolution of 1280x720pixels, which allows movies to be captured in high resolution with surprisingly good detail. Shooting at 30 frames per second results in smooth recording and the quality is great.

If you’re in the market for a feature-rich camera that takes great video, then check out the Canon IXUS 210 IS Touch. You can pick up the IXUS 210 IS Touch digital camera for under $500 at a number of shops, which we think is a bargain.

Stay up to date with the latest reviews. Sign up to GoodGearGuide’s Gear Daily newsletters

Follow GoodGearGuide on Twitter: @Goodgearguide

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Read more on these topics: Canon, photography, digital cameras
Show Comments

Brand Post

PC World Evaluation Team Review - MSI GT75 TITAN

"I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it."

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?