If you are involved with selling crafts, tutorials, or blogging, chances are that you have realized how important it is to have good-quality photos and videos. I have discovered that you don’t need a big, fancy camera to take great photos. Some of the nicest things come in small packages.
From a crafters perspective, the Canon PowerShot SX 210IS Digital Camera is a great little compact camera, that takes amazing photos, and HD video, with stereo sound. It’s small, compact, and easy to use.
Easy-to-use Features Make All the Difference!
Taking photos seems easy, but there are so many things to learn, and so many features on the new cameras, that it can become overwhelming. We are not camera experts, but we create craft tutorials, and I have found the Canon SX 210 IS more than capable of producing high-quality video, and it even has a dedicated video recording button, and playback.
I can easily set it up on my tripod for video, or photos. It captures incredible detail of my Embroidery and sewing projects. The Canon Powershot SX210 IS Digital Camera has a sturdy full metal body and 14x powerful zoom capability.
A couple of the best features of this camera, for me, is the image stabilization, which has 4 settings to compensate for any camera shake, eliminating camera blur.
Another feature, is the low light mode, with ISO of 400 to 6400 to accommodate poor light situations. I don’t have a well-lit area for filming my video or taking product photos but I have found that this camera does a good job of adjusting to low light.
The Canon Powershot SX 210IS Digital Camera is not only functional with manual and semi-manual settings, but it also has so many automatic settings and fun features! Automatic settings and help tips are available right on the screen.
I am really enjoying my Canon Powershot SX210IS Digital Camera, not only for photos and video that we take for our business, but have captured many scenics, wildlife, and family shots in my everyday life. It’s a fun, compact camera that allows your creativity to soar.
So, if you are contemplating a small, convenient, affordable camera for your crafting ventures, or just to capture those treasured moments, give this camera some consideration. I have had mine for a couple of years now, and I am still just as happy with it as I was the first day.
Special Features of the Canon Powershot SX210IS
● Compact and convenient
● HD Movie with Stereo Sound with HDMI
● 14x optical zoom with 28mm wide angle genuine canon lens (zoom feature available
while recording video)
● Wide range of manual features and settings
● Interesting face detect of smile and wink for the countdown time
● Image stabilization (Continuous, Shooting Only, Panning, and OFF)
● Fun features like fish eye, miniature, color swap
● Several scene modes for fireworks, landscape, portrait, motion shots (automatically
detects motion), indoor mode, kids and pets, night shots
● Face detection: detects up to 35 faces, for perfect group shots.
Are There Any Negatives to Using this Camera?
In my opinion, there are a couple of negatives, but they are minor. The Canon Powershot SX210IS does not do well when trying to take a bokeh effect photo (blurred background with up-close object).
I also feel that accessing some of the menus tends to be a little confusing, since it is all done with one control button, and different pressure on the button will activate a control.
Once you get used to it, it’s ok, but it took me a while. There is also the fact that the annoying flash pops up every time you want to take a photo, so you need to manually close it. But, I think you could probably find a fault with just about any camera out there.
The bottom line is, that The Canon Powershot SX210IS has earned a place in my craft room, and in all my adventures. On Amazon, it has a 3-star rating, and you can read more reviews, and specifications regarding this camera.
If you would like to see some of the product photos and videos that we have created using this digital camera, you can visit our YouTube Channel. In the interest of full disclosure, Rachel has used the Kodak Zi8 (more of a compact video recorder) for filming her Crochet Videos and Vintage Bottlecap Magnet Video, while I stuck with my trusty Canon Powershot SX210IS digital camera.