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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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21 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 19,570 expert and owner reviews for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has good ratings. We also found that Canon has good ratings specifically within its compact camera digital cameras range.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and type 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 alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 170 (£116.23).

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-HX90V.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon PowerShot S200 IS has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that have been available for more than a year do not have a built-in flash.

Other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider include the Sony DSC-HX90V which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

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

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-WX500 (£239.00) (MicroSD (TransFlash and higher rated)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2 and higher rated)|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS (HC MMC+|MMC+|SD|SDHC and higher rated).

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the PowerShot S200 IS is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot S200 IS. 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 Canon PowerShot S200 IS has a greater number of photo effects than most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Canon camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot S200 IS. The photo effects "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this 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 this age and type. The most commonly featured flash mode is Auto, but this flash mode is not featured on this Canon camera. The flash modes Flash off, Flash on, Red-eye reduction and Slow synchronization are also featured on this camera.

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot S200 IS has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution, whereas most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this Canon digital camera 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 this age and spec is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Has Three Shooting Modes

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

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

The PowerShot S200 IS has a fairly high maximum ISO speed (6,400) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. Across all the cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot S200 IS the maximum ISO speeds range from 100 to 13,000.

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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 similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age 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 compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as 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 PowerShot S200 IS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that came out more than a year ago. This Canon camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot S200 IS.

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Features Five Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the PowerShot S200 IS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot S200 IS. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus", "Servo Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture

The average minimum aperture of cameras that have been available for more than a year is 3.1, and the minimum apertures range from 1.7 to 3.9. At only 2, the PowerShot S200 IS has a quite small minimum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot S200 IS.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most frequently found focus on cameras of this age and type.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

The shortest minimum focal length of cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot S200 IS is 3.1mm and the longest is 38mm. The Canon PowerShot S200 IS has a fairly short minimum focal length (only 24 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot S200 IS.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

At only 80, the PowerShot S200 IS has a very small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot S200 IS. The smallest minimum ISO speed of compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot S200 IS is 80 and the biggest is 130.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

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

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Canon PowerShot S200 IS does not have a GPS. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also do not have a GPS.

Other cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to look at include the SX710 HS (£249.00), or the IXUS 275 HS (£214.99) both from Canon or the Sony DSC-HX90V which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Most digital cameras of this type and age do not support video recording. The Canon PowerShot S200 IS is no exception to this as it too does not support video recording.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video recording to this camera and we think the Sony DSC-HX90V, the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (£149.00), or the Canon IXUS 275 HS (£214.99) which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot S200 IS are not waterproof. The 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 it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than a year are also not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (£250.67) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

Across all the cameras of this age and type the megapixel counts range from 1.3MP to 21MP. The PowerShot S200 IS has a fairly 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 IS.

If this camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might want to look at the Fujifilm XQ2 (£169.00) (12MP and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (£250.67) (12.1MP and higher rated).

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot S200 IS have optical zooms of between 2.8x and 40x, and the average optical zoom is 15x. At only 5 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot S200 IS has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot S200 IS.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-W830 (£85.40) (8x) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The PowerShot S200 IS has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This digital camera has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution. The image resolution of all digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot S200 IS ranges from 1280 x 1024 pixels (worst) to 8688 x 5792 pixels (best).

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Only 200 Shots Per Battery Charge

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

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

With a maximum focal length of only 120 millimeters, the PowerShot S200 IS has a quite short maximum focal length compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot S200 IS. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were released one year ago the maximum focal lengths range from 6.2mm to 960mm, and the average maximum focal length is 350mm.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

With a combined zoom of only 20 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot S200 IS has a quite small combined zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot S200 IS. The average combined zoom of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot S200 IS is 54x.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

The average maximum aperture of cameras of this type and age is 6.8, and the maximum apertures range from 2.7 to 17. The Canon PowerShot S200 IS has one of the bigger maximum apertures (only 5.9) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Only One Supported Battery

Most compact camera digital cameras that came out more than a year ago have between one and three supported batteries, including the PowerShot S200 IS which has one supported battery.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot S200 IS

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The PowerShot S200 IS has a pretty average screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot S200 IS.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot S200 IS has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot S200 IS.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Medion Life E44050 (£49.99) (5x).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 181 grams, the PowerShot S200 IS has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot S200 IS.

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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
Full HD 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
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
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
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Battery Charger
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Wireless LAN Type
Other Features
Built-In Flash

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon sx420, canon sx420i, canon sx420is, canon 7646a001, canon 1068c001, canon 7646a001a, canon 7646a001aa
Barcodes 00013803269345

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