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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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28 Reasons For

Excellent Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this camera is fantastic based on 10 owner reviews. This puts this compact camera camera in the top 11% of all the digital cameras of this age and spec when ranked by average owner review score.

Good Size

Several Canon Powershot S200 reviewers reckoned that this digital camera was compact. A few weeks ago David said in his Canon Powershot S200 review “Good inexpensive pocket compact”. David also mentioned “The s200 is a very decent compact camera that fits comfortably in a pocket”. David also mentioned “Which aspects of it are hardest for compact cameras to get right”.

One Canon Powershot S200 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was tight. Three years ago expert website Techtree.com mentioned in their review of the Canon Powershot S200 “Shoot camera segment is very tight”.

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Good Quality Pictures

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

Canon Has Good Camera Reviews

Canon compact camera digital cameras have good ratings on average and across all cameras Canon is one of the superior brands.

Good Quality Lens

One customer said that the Canon Powershot S200 had a good zoom.

One person who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had a good lens. David rated this digital camera as very good and he said in his review “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

A number of Canon Powershot S200 reviewers who reviewed the product said that it was good looking. Steves-Digicams.com mentioned “Improves upon the stylish and elegant design that made the S110 one of the most popular digital cameras of 2001”.

Good Product Quality

One person who reviewed it mentioned that it was good quality. Last year Jason Buhagiar gave the product an excellent review score and he said in his Canon Powershot S200 review “Very good quality”.

Good Flash

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good flash. Jason Buhagiar said in his Canon Powershot S200 review “Used more than expected as quality and flash is so excellent.” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Good Support

One Canon Powershot S200 reviewer who bought the Canon Powershot S200 concluded that it had good technical guidance. David said in November this year “Full manual control over aperture”.

Reasonably Priced

One customer who reviewed the Canon Powershot S200 thought it was cheap.

Easy to Use

One person who bought it thought it was easy to use.

Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed it considered that it had good features. In November this year David wrote on Amazon “Has other useful additional features (HDR, timelapse, etc”.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras of this age and type. 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 think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Powershot S200 supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Powershot S200 do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity to this digital camera and we think the Canon IXUS 240 HS[plb_408112_price], the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[plb_2083466_price], and the Nikon Coolpix S5200[plb_1873851_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Olympus VH-510[plb_1941110_price], the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon PowerShot N100[plb_2118439_price].

Cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth considering include the Sony DSC-WX50[plb_2154757_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Powershot S200 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Powershot S200 also have an image stabiliser.

There are a number of alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might want to look at including the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video[plb_1829794_price], or the GE C1033[plb_1772798_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Powershot S200 has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Powershot S200 also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], the Lexibook DJ024[plb_1833399_price], or the GE C1233[plb_1772801_price] which has better reviews.

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Has Five Photo Effects

The Canon Powershot S200 has a greater number of photo effects than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age 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 have been around for around the same time as the Powershot S200. The photo effects "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The Powershot S200 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Canon digital camera has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago 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 cameras of a similar type and age to the Powershot S200 the worst still image resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

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

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

At 6,400, the Canon Powershot S200 has a fairly high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the Powershot S200. The lowest maximum ISO speed of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 200 and the highest is 26,000.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

With a display resolution of 461,000 pixels, the Powershot S200 has one of the higher display resolutions amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Powershot S200 the display resolutions range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Powershot S200 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Powershot S200. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital 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 compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Powershot S200 the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Features Five Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Canon Powershot S200 is more than most cameras of this type and age. This camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on cameras of a similar age and spec to the Powershot S200. The auto focus "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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Features Three Light Metering Modes

The number of light metering modes featured on the Powershot S200 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Powershot S200. The light metering modes "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" and "Spot" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture

The minimum apertures of cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Powershot S200 range from 1.3 to 6.6, and the average minimum aperture is 3.2. With a minimum aperture of only 2, the Canon Powershot S200 has a fairly small minimum aperture compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Powershot S200.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

The average minimum focal length of cameras of a comparable type and age to the Powershot S200 is 26mm. At only 24 millimeters, the Canon Powershot S200 has a quite short minimum focal length compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Powershot S200.

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13 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

Based on four expert reviews from sites including techtree.com, Chip.de, digitalone.com.sg and dkamera.de this compact camera camera has an average expert rating of 67%.

Quite Low Megapixel Count

Across all the digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Powershot S200 the megapixel counts range from 0.3MP to 46MP. The Powershot S200 has one of the lower megapixel counts (only 10.1 megapixels) amongst digital cameras of this age.

We compared all the other 10.1MP cameras to this digital camera and we think the GE C1033[plb_1772798_price], the Nikon 1 J2[plb_1907086_price], and the Canon IXUS 510 HS[plb_408144_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a higher megapixel count then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm X-Q1[plb_2452648_price] (12MP and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10[plb_2396948_price] (12.1MP and higher rated).

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for 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 digital cameras which also support video recording to this camera and we think the PowerShot SX260 HS[pl_1565812_price], or the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS[pl_1658031_price] both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Powershot S200 does not support Full HD video, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Powershot S200 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Powershot S200 are also not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Powershot S200 does not have a GPS, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Powershot S200 also do not have a GPS.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS which you might also want to consider including the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2[plb_2711451_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price].

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Powershot S200, the Powershot S200 is not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the Canon Powershot S200 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. Compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Powershot S200 have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus SH-60[plb_2273504_price], or the Nikon Coolpix 8800[plb_1640989_price].

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Pixpro FZ151[pl_2596074_price] (6x and higher rated), or the Pixpro FZ41[pl_3227932_price] (6x and higher rated) both from Kodak or the Fujifilm FinePix JV500[plb_2602086_price] (6.3x and higher rated).

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Powershot S200 is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Powershot S200. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Canon Powershot S200 has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras of this spec and age. Digital cameras that are a similar age to the Powershot S200 maximum image resolutions range from 2592 x 1944 pixels (worst) to 5152 x 3864 pixels (best).

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The Powershot S200 has a fairly short maximum focal length (only 120 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Powershot S200. Across all the cameras of this type and age the maximum focal lengths range from 0.28mm to 1,800mm, and the average maximum focal length is 250mm.

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Only Has Seven White Balance Modes

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

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Powershot S200 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Powershot S200.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon Powershot S200

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Canon Powershot S200 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Powershot S200.

Other 3" screen cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Samsung WB150[plb_1682907_price], or the Canon IXUS 230 HS[plb_1504252_price].

If this compact camera camera screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the GC100[pl_2600424_price] (4.8" and higher rated), or the Galaxy Camera 2[pl_2711451_price] (4.8" and higher rated) both from Samsung.

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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 comparable spec and age to the Powershot S200.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including the Olympus VH-210[plb_1686242_price], or the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the IXUS 147[pl_2215760_price] (8x and higher rated), or the IXUS 150[pl_2176458_price] (8x and higher rated) both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix S5200[plb_3179968_price] (6x and higher rated).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 181 grams, the Powershot S200 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
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
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
External Flash Connector
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Orientation Sensor
Camera File System
Live View
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
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Battery Charger
Technical Details
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Wireless LAN Type
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Special 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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