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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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29 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, people who bought this compact camera camera rated it as excellent. That puts this digital camera in the top 11% of all the digital cameras of this type and age.

Good Size

Some people concluded that it was compact. David mentioned “The s200 is a very decent compact camera that fits comfortably in a pocket” in his review of this digital camera. 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 customer mentioned in their reviews that it was tight. Expert review site Techtree.com wrote “Shoot camera segment is very tight”.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of Canon Powershot S200 owners who reviewed the Canon Powershot S200 reckoned that it was able to produce good images. David scored it very highly and he said in his review on Amazon “I did a bit of research into what makes for a camera to capture good image”. 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

We checked 19,761 owner and expert reviews for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has good ratings specifically within its compact cameras range.

Good Quality Lens

One Canon Powershot S200 owner who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good zoom.

One Canon Powershot S200 owner who bought it reckoned that it had a good lens. David said 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” and rated the product 5 stars.

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Nice Design

A number of people wrote in their reviews that the Canon Powershot S200 was good looking. Steves-Digicams.com said in their review fifteen years ago “Improves upon the stylish and elegant design that made the S110 one of the most popular digital cameras of 2001” .

Good Product Quality

One customer who reviewed it thought it was good quality. Jason Buhagiar mentioned two years ago “Very good quality”.

Good Flash

One customer who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good flash. Two years ago Jason Buhagiar scored the Canon Powershot S200 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Used more than expected as quality and flash is so excellent.” in his review of the Canon Powershot S200.

Good Support

One person who reviewed the product considered that it had good technical guidance. David wrote in his review of this digital camera “Full manual control over aperture” and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars.

Reasonably Priced

One Canon Powershot S200 reviewer who reviewed the Canon Powershot S200 concluded that it was cheap. David mentioned in his Canon Powershot S200 review on Amazon “Good inexpensive pocket compact”.

Easy to Use

One Canon Powershot S200 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use.

Good Technical Features

One Canon Powershot S200 owner who reviewed this digital camera said that it had good features. David mentioned in his review of the Canon Powershot S200 “Has other useful additional features (HDR, timelapse, etc”.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on compact cameras that are a similar age 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.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras that have a CCD sensor and we think the Nikon 28[plb_1877145_price], and the Olympus VR-350[plb_1835931_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon Powershot S200 supports wi-Fi, unlike most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years which do not support wi-Fi.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras which support wi-Fi currently available including the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], the Leica C (Typ 112)[plb_2025175_price], or the Sony DSC-WX80[plb_1621797_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Rollei PowerFlex 800[plb_1950271_price], the Olympus VG-180[plb_1873256_price], or the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Powershot S200 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Powershot S200 also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the GE C1033[plb_1772798_price], or the Olympus VR-370[plb_1721828_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Powershot S200 has a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the D300s[pl_994_price], and the Coolpix P330[pl_1724102_price] both from Nikon or the Lexibook DJ134[plb_2288229_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has Seven White Balances

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

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Has Five Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Powershot S200 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Powershot S200. 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 the most commonly supported USB version on cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

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

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Canon Powershot S200 has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. Most digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s 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 this age and spec the worst still image resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

With an ISO sensitivity (max) of 6,400, the Powershot S200 has a quite high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. Across all the digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 3 to 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,600.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Powershot S200 is 450,000 pixels, and the display resolution (numeric)s range from 1 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 461,000 pixels, the Canon Powershot S200 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Features Five Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Powershot S200 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This digital camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Powershot S200. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Continuous Auto Focus", "Servo Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

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 cameras that were released more than two years ago. 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 similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of compact cameras that were released around the same time as the Powershot S200 is 26mm, and the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 5mm to 39mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Canon Powershot S200 has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 1.3 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2. With a minimum aperture number of only 2, the Canon Powershot S200 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers amongst cameras of this age.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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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 the average expert rating of this camera is 67%.

Quite Low Megapixel

The Powershot S200 has a quite low megapixel (only 10.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Powershot S200. The lowest megapixel of cameras that are a comparable age to the Powershot S200 is 0.3MP and the highest is 46MP.

There are a number of other 10.1MP digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including the Nikon 25[plb_1676851_price], or the Canon IXUS 500 HS[plb_362181_price] which has better reviews.

If this camera megapixel is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Lumix DMC-FS10[pl_2396948_price] (12.1MP and higher rated), or the Lumix DMC-TZ71[pl_2770268_price] (12.1MP and higher rated) both from Panasonic or the Fujifilm X-Q1[plb_2452648_price] (12MP and higher rated).

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Powershot S200, the Powershot S200 does not support video capability.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also support video capability including the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Sony DSC-HX10[plb_1543755_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Powershot S200 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Olympus XZ-2[plb_1716567_price], or the Canon 115 HS[plb_1526810_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the Canon Powershot S200 is not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price], the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Powershot S200 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Powershot S200 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) which you might also want to look at including the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Samsung EK-GC100[plb_2075290_price].

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Not Waterproof

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

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

The Powershot S200 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 5 times zoom factor) amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the compact cameras that have been available for more than two years the optical zooms range from 0.17x to 63x.

Other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the Fujifilm FinePix AX650[plb_1570707_price], the Canon ELPH 320 HS[plb_1385328_price], or the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price] which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Coolpix S5200[pl_3179968_price] (6x and higher rated), or the Coolpix S5300[pl_2272796_price] (8x and higher rated) both from Nikon or the Sony DSC-W830[plb_3766520_price] (8x and higher rated).

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Digital cameras of this spec and age have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 10x. With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Canon Powershot S200 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst compact cameras of this age.

Alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the Olympus Stylus SH-60[plb_2273504_price], the Minox DCC 5.1 MP[plb_1810636_price], or the Casio EX-ZR700[plb_1722253_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might 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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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Powershot S200 is more than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras of this age and spec. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Powershot S200 has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Powershot S200 the worst image resolution is 2592 x 1944 pixels and the best is 5152 x 3864 pixels.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 120 millimeters, the Powershot S200 has one of the shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst compact cameras of this age. Cameras that are a similar age to the Powershot S200 have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 18mm and 1,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 250mm.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Powershot S200 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this age and type. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Powershot S200.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Canon Powershot S200

Released Over Three Years Ago

Canon released the Powershot S200 over three years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

The Canon Powershot S200 has a pretty standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the D300s[pl_994_price], or the 9500[pl_1721861_price] both from Nikon or the Olympus VR-340[plb_1686246_price] which has better reviews.

If this digital camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8") which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 181 grams, the Powershot S200 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Ricoh HZ15[plb_2071935_price] (181g).

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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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