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Samsung 200

A Multi Award Winning 20.3 Megapixel 10 Times Zoom Factor Camera
Compact Camera 20.3MP 10x Yes Jan 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Samsung 200 Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have ranked the Samsung 200 number 461 across all digital cameras.
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71 Reviews + 15 Awards
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Not Currently for Sale
70
27 Great Features
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5 Years Old
Overall Score
65
Average

Why Has it Scored 65?

It has not bad expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 92%. This digital camera has received 15 awards including a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews and seven other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from CNET.co.uk and one other site.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Samsung digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
The 200 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports video recording
4608 x 3456 still image resolution
Very small internal memory
Very small maximum aperture number

Samsung 200 Video Reviews


Samsung 200 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

15 Industry Awards

This digital camera is one of the most highly awarded by experts of all the recently released high megapixel digital cameras.

This high megapixel digital camera received a "Recommended" award from websites Trusted Reviews, Hardwareheaven.com, Datatid.dk, M3.idg.se, Akam.no, Theregister.co.uk, Gagadget.com and Hardwarezone.com.ph all of whom said that this Samsung camera was very good.

This Samsung digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from both websites CNET.co.uk and Digicam Buyer.co.uk, both of which thought that this high megapixel digital camera was terrific.

The writers at two additional expert review sites both concluded that this digital camera was great. Bcchardware.com and Onfoto.ru both gave this camera a "Silver" award.

The writers at two more expert review sites both thought that this camera was great. Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both gave this digital camera a "Highly Recommended" award.

One additional expert review site said that this digital camera was very good. This Samsung digital camera received a "Good Choice" award from Pcforalla.idg.se.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on 61 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this Samsung camera is 78%.

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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 10 owner reviews the average owner rating of this digital camera is 90%. 4 reviewers (100% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Superior Product Quality

Six people considered that it was good quality.

Good Brand

Based on 7,853 expert and user reviews (including 429 verified purchases), Samsung has good ratings for its cameras. Samsung also has good ratings specifically within its high megapixel digital cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 91% of those that bought a Samsung digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Good Quality Pictures

Five owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images.

Robust

Two people who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made.

  • Well built and with an excellent integrated lens…
    CNET.co.uk February 2012
  • With excellent photo quality, solid performance…
    Cnet.com March 2012

Good Technical Features

Two owners who reviewed it agreed that it had good features.

  • It is packed with useful features…
    Asia.cnet.com December 2011
  • Its performance and features -- while good -- don't merit its relatively high price…
    Cnet.com March 2012

Excellent Design

Two owners reckoned that the product was well designed.

  • While we genuinely liked the looks of the stylish previous model…
  • A very nicely designed body…
    Cnet.com March 2012
  • Unlike the earlier, which was inspired by the design of a raindrop sitting on a leaf…
    Cnet.com.au January 2012

Good Size

Two customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was compact.

Reasonably Priced

Two owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was good value for money.


Features

Supports Video Recording

The Samsung 200 supports video recording, as do most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung 200 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras of this spec and age have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This Samsung digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 1024 x 768, 1984 x 1488, 2592 x 1944, 3648 x 2736, 4608 x 2592, 4608 x 3072 and 1728 x 1152 and 3888 x 2592. The best still image resolution of all high megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera is 6000 x 4000 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Supports PictBridge

The Samsung 200 supports PictBridge. Most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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Features Voice Recording

The Samsung 200 features voice recording, as do most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Features Histogram

The Samsung 200 features histogram. Most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera also feature histogram.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Samsung 200 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other latest cameras also have a built-in microphone.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Samsung 200 has a batteries included. Most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Samsung 200 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Samsung camera). This camera also support a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. Recently released high megapixel digital cameras video resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels to 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Samsung 200 has an HDMI port. Most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have an HDMI port.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The Samsung 200 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 25 megabytes) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The average internal memory of high megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera is 1.1GB, and the internal memory range from 8MB to 16GB.

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Supports 80, 100 and 12 More ISO Sensitivities

The Samsung 200 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most new high megapixel digital cameras. This Samsung camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by new high megapixel digital cameras. The ISO sensitivities "80", "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "Auto", "6400" and "12800" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 5.6, the Samsung 200 has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other new high megapixel digital cameras. The average maximum aperture number of high megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera is 16, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 130.

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Only 4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

The Samsung 200 has a higher image resolution than most high megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This Samsung camera has a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most high megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the worst image resolution amongst all new digital cameras.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the best image resolution is 7360 x 4912 pixels.

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20.3 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 20.3 megapixels camera.

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Very Large Maximum Memory Card Size

When compared to other high megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera that we have checked the maximum memory card size of, the Samsung 200's maximum memory card size of 128 gigabytes is one of the largest. The smallest maximum memory card size of cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera is 1GB and the largest is 130GB.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Samsung 200 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Samsung 200 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Samsung 200 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other recently released high megapixel digital cameras also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung 200 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

Latest comparable spec digital cameras have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x. When compared to other cameras of this age and type that we have checked, the Samsung 200's digital zoom of only 1 times zoom factor is one of the smallest.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Samsung 200 features multi burst mode, as do most of the other recently released similar spec digital cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Samsung 200 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Supports Video Capability

The Samsung 200 supports video capability. Most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera also support video capability.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

The Samsung 200 has a GPS (satellite), as do most of the other latest digital cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

The Samsung 200 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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3D

The Samsung 200 is 3D, as are most of the other latest high megapixel digital cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Samsung 200 has a built-in flash. Most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the Samsung 200 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other recently released digital cameras.

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Very Light

The weights of recently released high megapixel digital cameras range from 90g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 390g. The Samsung 200 is quite light (only 143.6 grams) compared to most of the other similar age high megapixel digital cameras.

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Features Date Imprinting

The Samsung 200 features date imprinting, as do most of the other recently released comparable spec digital cameras.

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Supports Custom Colours

The Samsung 200 supports custom colours, as do most of the other new comparable spec digital cameras.

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Features Album Organization

The Samsung 200 features album organization. Most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also feature album organization.

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Features Calendar

The Samsung 200 features calendar, as do most of the other recently released similar spec digital cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung 200 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have an image stabilizer.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was January 2012 when Samsung released the 200.


Samsung 200 Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung 200 review we compared this digital camera to 100 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 303,606 product attributes, 189,751 digital camera reviews and 3,266,800 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ecst200fbpsus, samsung ecst200fbpbus, samsung st200f
Barcodes 00044701016441, 00044701016618, 03610170848127, 08806071721552, 08806071725116, 08806071843438, 08806071844435, 08806071863993, 08806071939469, 08806071993539

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