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Canon Powershot S200
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Canon Powershot S200 Digital Camera

10.1MP 5x CCD Feb 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
HS System and a bright f/2 lens deliver superb performance in any light. The PowerShot S200 puts artistic control into the pockets of photographers who like to shoot creatively, and share their... More
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29 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Excellent

People who bought this Canon camera rated this digital camera as outstanding on average. That puts this compact camera digital camera in the top 11% of all the compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Good Size

A few Canon Powershot S200 reviewers considered that this digital camera was compact. David mentioned on Amazon in November “The s200 is a very decent compact camera that fits comfortably in a pocket”. David also wrote “Which aspects of it are hardest for compact cameras to get right”. David also mentioned “Or of a £300+ compact camera like the G7x”.

One Canon Powershot S200 owner who purchased it concluded that it was tight. Expert website Techtree.com wrote in their review “Shoot camera segment is very tight” but even so they gave it a rating of 3 stars.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of Canon Powershot S200 reviewers who bought the product thought it was able to produce good images. This month David wrote on Amazon “I did a bit of research into what makes for a camera to capture good image” in his Canon Powershot S200 review. David also mentioned “The reason why the s200 takes such good images - I suspect better than anything else pocketable at this price point -”.

Canon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Canon has good average reviews for its compact camera digital cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other brands.

Good Quality Lens

One customer who reviewed it said that it had a good zoom.

One customer who purchased the product thought it had a good lens. This month David rated the product 5 stars and he wrote in his Canon Powershot S200 review on Amazon “The bright lens makes it possible to get more of the deliberate background-blurring (bokeh), which is one of the things that makes SLR images more arresting”.

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Nice Design

Several customers wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Expert website Steves-Digicams.com mentioned “Improves upon the stylish and elegant design that made the S110 one of the most popular digital cameras of 2001” in their review of the Canon Powershot S200.

Good Product Quality

One Canon Powershot S200 owner who reviewed the Canon Powershot S200 considered that it was good quality. In November last year Jason Buhagiar mentioned on Amazon “Very good quality” and gave it an excellent rating.

Good Flash

One customer concluded that this digital camera had a good flash. Jason Buhagiar mentioned last year “Used more than expected as quality and flash is so excellent.” in his review of the Canon Powershot S200 and rated it as very good.

Good Support

One Canon Powershot S200 owner mentioned that it had good technical guidance.

Easy to Use

One Canon Powershot S200 reviewer who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it was easy to use. David he said “Full manual control over aperture and exposure” in his review of this digital camera.

Good Technical Features

One Canon Powershot S200 reviewer said that this digital camera had good features. In November David wrote in his Canon Powershot S200 review “Has other useful additional features (HDR, timelapse, etc” and rated it 5 stars.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4, and the Samsung WB150F is also worth considering.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Canon Powershot S200 supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Powershot S200 which do not support WiFi connectivity.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available including because of it's better review score, the GC100, or the WB150F both from Samsung or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the FinePix F770, or the FinePix F770 both from Fujifilm or the Nikon Coolpix P510.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth looking at include the Sony DSC-HX400V ($448.00) (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Canon Powershot S200 has an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P330, the Samsung GC100, or the Sony DSC-RX100 ($397.99).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon Powershot S200 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Nikon Coolpix P330, the Samsung GC100, or the Sony DSC-RX100 ($397.99) which has better reviews.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Powershot S200 is more than most cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Has Five Photo Effects

The Powershot S200 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Powershot S200. The photo effects "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Fairly High Maximum Playback Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the Canon Powershot S200 has a fairly high maximum playback zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The average maximum playback zoom of cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Powershot S200 is 8.9x, and the maximum playback zooms range from 1x to 16x.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on cameras of this spec and age.

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The Powershot S200 has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution which is higher than most cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This camera also have still image resolutions of 2816 x 2112, 1600 x 1200, 3648 x 2048, 2816 x 1584, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 360, 3648 x 2432, 2816 x 1880, 1600 x 1064, 640 x 424, 2736 x 2736, 2112 x 2112 and 1200 x 1200 and 480 x 480. Across all digital cameras of this age and spec the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Quite High Display Resolution

Digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Powershot S200 have display resolutions of between 230 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels. With a display resolution of 461,000 pixels, the Powershot S200 has a quite high display resolution compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Powershot S200.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon Powershot S200 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon camera). A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all cameras of a similar age and spec to the Powershot S200 the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Powershot S200 is more than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Canon digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Powershot S200. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this camera.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many cameras of this spec and age.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Powershot S200 the minimum focal lengths range from 2.6mm to 290mm. At only 24 millimeters, the Powershot S200 has a quite short minimum focal length compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Powershot S200.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

Across all the cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Powershot S200 the minimum apertures range from 1.3 to 6.9. The Canon Powershot S200 has a fairly small minimum aperture (only 2) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the Powershot S200.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

The minimum ISO speed of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 10 to 800, and the average minimum ISO speed is 96. With a minimum ISO speed of only 80, the Canon Powershot S200 has one of the smaller minimum ISO speed amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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12 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this compact camera digital camera is 67% based on four expert reviews from sites including techtree.com, Chip.de, digitalone.com.sg and dkamera.de.

Quite Low Megapixel Count

The Powershot S200 has a quite low megapixel count (only 10.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Powershot S200. The lowest megapixel count of compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Powershot S200 is 0.3MP, the highest is 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP.

There are a number of alternative 10.1MP digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the Nikon 1 J1 which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel count then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm X-Q1 ($215.00) (12MP), the Samsung GC100 (16.3MP), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 (18.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the Powershot S200 support video recording, however the Powershot S200 does not support video recording.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video recording to this camera and we think the Coolpix S6400 ($232.99), or the 1 J1 both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix F770 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most cameras of this age and spec do not support Full HD video. The Powershot S200 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix P330, the Samsung GC100, or the Sony DSC-RX100 ($397.99) is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Powershot S200, the Canon Powershot S200 is not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Coolpix P330, or the Coolpix S6400 ($232.99) both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix F770 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Canon Powershot S200 does not have a GPS, although this is within the context that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Powershot S200 also do not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Nikon Coolpix P330, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61, or the Fujifilm FinePix F770 which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Powershot S200 are not waterproof. The Canon Powershot S200 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Powershot S200 have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 10x. The Powershot S200 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

Alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4, the Canon PowerShot N ($139.99), or the Nikon Coolpix S6400 ($232.99).

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth looking at include the DSC-RX100 ($397.99) (54x and higher rated), or the DSC-HX400V ($448.00) (810x and higher rated) both from Sony.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The Canon Powershot S200 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras of a similar spec and age to the Powershot S200. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Powershot S200 has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Canon camera has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The worst image resolution of all digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Powershot S200 is 2592 x 1944 pixels and the best is 5152 x 3864 pixels.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The shortest maximum focal length of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Powershot S200 is 13mm, the longest is 1,800mm, and the average maximum focal length is 250mm. The Canon Powershot S200 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (only 120 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Powershot S200 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Powershot S200.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon Powershot S200

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this compact camera digital camera was released.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Canon Powershot S200 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including the FinePix F770, or the X100 ($940.83) both from Fujifilm or the Nikon Coolpix P510 which has better reviews.

If this Canon camera screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Samsung GC100 (4.8" and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

The Canon Powershot S200 has a relatively average optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Powershot S200.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 5x optical zoom cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P330, the Olympus XZ-10 ($379.17), and the Samsung WB150F is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Samsung GC100 (21x), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 (30x), or the Sony DSC-HX400V ($448.00) (50x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 181 grams, the Powershot S200 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Powershot S200.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Camera File System
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Networking
Wireless LAN Type
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(8)
5 January 2015

Updated as on January 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it regularly.Compact cameras have reached all kinds of people over the past few years. As a result, the... Read more…

16 March 2014

Canon's PowerShot S120 was the Readers' Choice in this year's DL Awards for Best Prosumer Compact Camera.Recently, Canon released its more budget-priced cousin, the PowerShot S200, which looks a... Read more…

29 November 2013

The Canon PowerShot S200 is quite an interesting successor to the S110 that was unveiled last year. That Canon doesn't have too many point and shoot options with large-sized sensor does damage its...

1 January 2005

The S200 stores images on CompactFlash Type I memory cards. An 8MB card accompanies the camera, but Id strongly recommend picking up a larger capacity card. CompactFlash cards are available... Read more…

19 April 2002

Canons PowerShot S200 "Digital ELPH" is the year 2002 upgrade to the PowerShot S110 camera. It retains and improves upon the stylish and elegant design that made the S110 one of the most popular... Read more…

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User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 29 May 2016 by Dr. H. Sembongi
(Verified Purchase)

Less function than S100...

The s200 is a very decent compact camera that fits comfortably in a pocket. It is in a very competitive market, so ... the star rating you give the camera might depend on the price you paid for... Read more…

Reviewed 12 May 2016 by J A Roper
(Verified Purchase)

It did the job. delivered on time. thanks...

Reviewed 27 January 2016 by Mark S.
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent camera...

Reviewed 1 November 2015 by Jason Buhagiar
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent camera.....much better than expected. .....very good quality.....used as backup but used more than expected as quality and flash is so excellent. ....love it...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 8714574615875
Barcodes 04960999987996, 08714574615875, 08714574615912

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