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Canon Powershot S200
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Canon Powershot S200 Digital Camera

10.1MP 5x CCD Feb 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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28 Reasons For

Excellent Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this compact camera digital camera is excellent based on 10 owner reviews. Owners think this camera is one of the better cameras of a comparable type and age.

Good Size

A number of customers thought it was compact. David gave the Canon Powershot S200 an excellent review score and he said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The s200 is a very decent compact camera that fits comfortably in a pocket”. David also said “Which aspects of it are hardest for compact cameras to get right”. David also wrote “Or of a £300+ compact camera like the G7x”.

One Canon Powershot S200 reviewer considered that this digital camera was tight. Techtree.com mentioned four years ago “Shoot camera segment is very tight”.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few people who bought it concluded that it was able to produce good images. David said in his review of the Canon Powershot S200 “I did a bit of research into what makes for a camera to capture good image” . David also wrote “The reason why the s200 takes such good images - I suspect better than anything else pocketable at this price point -”.

Good Quality Lens

One person said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good zoom.

One person who bought it considered that it had a good lens. David mentioned 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” in his review and rated the product as excellent.

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Good Brand

Based on 19,820 expert and owner reviews, Canon has good ratings for its digital cameras. Canon also has good ratings specifically within its compact cameras range compared to other manufacturers.

Nice Design

A number of Canon Powershot S200 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good looking. Steves-Digicams.com said on expert review site Steve's Digicams “Improves upon the stylish and elegant design that made the S110 one of the most popular digital cameras of 2001”.

Good Product Quality

One Canon Powershot S200 reviewer said that this digital camera was good quality. Two years ago Jason Buhagiar said on Amazon “Very good quality” in his Canon Powershot S200 review and gave the Canon Powershot S200 a score of 5 stars.

Good Flash

One Canon Powershot S200 reviewer said in their reviews that it had a good flash. Jason Buhagiar mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Used more than expected as quality and flash is so excellent.”.

Good Support

One Canon Powershot S200 owner who bought the product thought it had good technical guidance. In January last year David mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Full manual control over aperture”.

Easy to Use

One Canon Powershot S200 owner wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use.

Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed this digital camera thought it had good features. David rated it 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Has other useful additional features (HDR, timelapse, etc” in his review.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on cameras that have been around for around the same time as 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 digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price], or the Nikon 570[plb_2049075_price].

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon Powershot S200 supports wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Powershot S200 do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support wi-Fi and we think because of it's better review score, the ST200[pl_378406_price], the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price], and the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] all from Samsung is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

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

There are a number of other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might want to consider including the Rollei PowerFlex 800[plb_1950271_price], the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon S3500[plb_2119299_price] which has better reviews.

If the memory card type of this Canon digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-HX60[plb_2166574_price] (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 Stabilizer

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Canon Powershot S200 has an image stabilizer.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Panasonic DMC-FS40EF-Y[plb_1786919_price], and the GE C1033[plb_1772798_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Powershot S200 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price], or the GE C1033[plb_1772798_price].

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon Powershot S200 is more than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This Canon digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Powershot S200. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Has Five Photo Effectss

The Powershot S200 has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Canon camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The photo effectss "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Powershot S200 is more than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Powershot S200. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

At 6,400, the Canon Powershot S200 has a quite high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Powershot S200. Across all the cameras of this spec and age the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 3 to 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,800.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Powershot S200 is 450,000 pixels. At 461,000 pixels, the Powershot S200 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the Powershot S200.

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Features Five Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Canon Powershot S200 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Continuous Auto Focus", "Servo Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Canon Powershot S200 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this 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). The best video resolution of all digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Powershot S200 is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

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

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Powershot S200 is 26mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Powershot S200 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Powershot S200.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of only 2, the Powershot S200 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. Compact cameras that are a similar age to the Powershot S200 have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.3 and 6.9, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

Across all the cameras of this type and age the ISO sensitivity (min)s range from 10 to 200. At only 80, the Canon Powershot S200 has a quite small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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11 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on four expert reviews from sites including techtree.com, Chip.de, digitalone.com.sg and dkamera.de the average expert rating of this camera is 67 out of 100.

Quite Low Megapixel

The Canon Powershot S200 has one of the lower megapixels (only 10.1 megapixels) amongst digital cameras of this age. Digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Powershot S200 have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 46MP.

Other 10.1MP digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Leica D-Lux 6[plb_1833703_price], or the Canon IXUS 500 HS[plb_362181_price].

If this camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm X-Q1[plb_2452648_price] (12MP and higher rated), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10[plb_2396948_price] (12.1MP and higher rated), or the Nikon Coolpix P340[plb_2197142_price] (12.2MP and higher rated).

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Powershot S200 do not support video capability. The Powershot S200 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support video capability including the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Sony DSC-HX10V/R[plb_1543755_price], or the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS[plb_1658031_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Powershot S200 does not support Full HD video, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of this spec and age also do not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Sony DSC-HX10V/R[plb_1543755_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

The Powershot S200 is not 3D. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not 3D.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price], the Panasonic DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most compact cameras that were released around the same time as the Powershot S200 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Powershot S200 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Powershot S200, the Powershot S200 is not waterproof.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Powershot S200 is more than most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Powershot S200. The flash modess "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 cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Canon camera has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Powershot S200 the image resolution ranges from 2592 x 1944 pixels to 5152 x 3864 pixels.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the cameras of this age and spec the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 18mm to 1,000mm. At only 120 millimeters, the Canon Powershot S200 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Powershot S200.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Canon Powershot S200 is more than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Powershot S200.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon Powershot S200

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Canon camera was released over three years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

The Powershot S200 has a pretty average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Powershot S200.

Other 3" screen cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Casio EX-ZR700[plb_1722253_price], or the Olympus VR-340[plb_1686246_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8" and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

The Powershot S200 has a pretty average digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Powershot S200.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras and we think the Olympus Stylus SH-60[plb_2273504_price], the Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000[plb_1828874_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36[plb_1725803_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Pixpro FZ41[pl_3227932_price] (6x), or the Pixpro FZ151[pl_2596074_price] (6x) both from Kodak or the Fujifilm FinePix JV500[plb_2602086_price] (6.3x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Powershot S200 has a pretty typical optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Powershot S200.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 5x optical zoom digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-W580[plb_1620659_price], and the Samsung ST100[plb_1426104_price] is also worth considering.

If this Canon digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Coolpix S5200[pl_3179968_price] (6x), or the Coolpix S5300[pl_2272796_price] (8x) both from Nikon or the Sony DSC-W830[plb_3766520_price] (8x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

The Powershot S200 has a fairly typical weight (181 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Powershot S200.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
External Flash Connector
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Orientation Sensor
Camera File System
Live View
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Battery Charger Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Built-In Flash

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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