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Canon PowerShot S200 IS
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Canon PowerShot S200 is Digital Camera

10.1MP 5x CCD Dec 2014
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20 Reasons For

Canon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Canon is one of the superior camera manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Canon also has good reviews for its compact camera digital cameras.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time 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.

There are a number of other cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might also want to look at including the IXUS 170, or the PowerShot SD1100 IS both from Canon which has better reviews.

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Very Large Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the PowerShot S200 IS has one of the larger screen sizes amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than a year the screen sizes range from 1.3" to 3", and the average screen size is 2.8".

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS ($237.64), or the Fujifilm XQ2 ($316.99).

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The PowerShot S200 IS supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot S200 IS which do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 255 HS is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The PowerShot S200 IS has a built-in flash, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot S200 IS which do not have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S9900 ($249.00), and the Canon IXUS 255 HS is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The PowerShot S200 IS has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on digital cameras of this age and spec. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX270 HS ($237.64), and the PowerShot SX270 HS ($237.64) both from Canon is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ58 (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Medion Life E44050 (SD|SDHC).

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon PowerShot S200 IS is more than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Canon digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on cameras that were released more than a year ago. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Has Five Photo Effects

The PowerShot S200 IS has a greater number of photo effects than most similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago. The photo effects "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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Features Four Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Canon PowerShot S200 IS is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The most frequently featured flash mode is Auto, but this flash mode is not featured on this camera. The flash modes Flash off, Flash on, Red-eye reduction and Slow synchronization are also featured on this digital camera.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The PowerShot S200 IS has a greater number of light exposure modes than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This Canon digital camera has an Auto light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Three Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the PowerShot S200 IS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently found shooting mode is Auto, but this shooting mode is not found on this camera. The shooting modes Aperture priority, Program and Shutter priority are also found on this Canon camera.

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot S200 IS has a higher still image resolution than most comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This Canon digital 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. The best still image resolution of all cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot S200 IS is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot S200 IS the maximum ISO speeds range from 1,600 to 13,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,800. With a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, the PowerShot S200 IS has a quite high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot S200 IS.

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H.264 Video Format

This digital camera supports a H.264|MOV video format, which is the most frequently supported video format on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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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 the most commonly found light exposure correction on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on cameras of a comparable type and age to it. 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).

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Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Canon PowerShot S200 IS is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This Canon camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot S200 IS.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture

The Canon PowerShot S200 IS has one of the smaller minimum apertures (only 2) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the minimum apertures range from 1.7 to 3.9.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most commonly found focus on digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The PowerShot S200 IS does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot S200 IS also do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Canon IXUS 255 HS which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most cameras that were released more than a year ago do not have a GPS. The PowerShot S200 IS is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have a GPS including the Canon IXUS 255 HS, or the Nikon Coolpix S9900 ($249.00) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The PowerShot S200 IS does not support video recording. Most of the other cameras that came out more than a year ago also do not support video recording.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video recording to this camera and we think the Canon IXUS 275 HS is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot S200 IS are not waterproof. The Canon PowerShot S200 IS is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

The PowerShot S200 IS is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of this spec and age are also not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 ($349.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

Across all the cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot S200 IS the megapixel counts range from 1.3MP to 21MP. The PowerShot S200 IS has one of the lower megapixel counts (only 10.1 megapixels) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

If this compact camera digital camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might want to look at the Fujifilm XQ2 ($316.99) (12MP), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 ($349.99) (12.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year is 15x, and the optical zooms range from 2.8x to 40x. At only 5 times zoom factor, the PowerShot S200 IS has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot S200 IS.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-W830 ($118.00) (8x and higher rated).

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot S200 IS has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of this type and age. Most comparable spec digital cameras that were released one year ago have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution. The best image resolution of all digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot S200 IS is 8688 x 5792 pixels and the worst is 1280 x 1024 pixels.

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Only 200 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Canon PowerShot S200 IS is a camera that takes 200 shots shots per battery charge.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The PowerShot S200 IS has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (only 120 millimeters) amongst digital cameras of this age. The shortest maximum focal length of cameras that were released more than a year ago is 6.2mm and the longest is 960mm.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

At only 20 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot S200 IS has a fairly small combined zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot S200 IS. Across all the digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot S200 IS the combined zoom range from 12x to 120x.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

With a maximum aperture of only 5.9, the Canon PowerShot S200 IS has one of the bigger maximum apertures amongst cameras of this age. The biggest maximum aperture of cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot S200 IS is 2.7 and the smallest is 16.

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Quite Long Flash Sync-Speed

Across all the cameras of this age and type the flash sync-speeds range from 0.0005s to 1s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.25s. At 1 second, the PowerShot S200 IS has a quite long flash sync-speed compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot S200 IS

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over two years.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot S200 IS has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot S200 IS.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX270 HS ($237.64), or the IXUS 255 HS both from Canon.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Medion Life E44050 (5x).

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Average Weight

The Canon PowerShot S200 IS has a relatively typical weight (181 grams) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot S200 IS.

Alternative digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix S6600 (165g).

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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

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon pssx420, canon 7646a001, canon pssx420i, canon 7646a001a, canon pssx420is, canon 7646a001aa
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