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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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Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

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

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time 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.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The PowerShot S200 IS supports wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot S200 IS do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other cameras which support wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-WX80[plb_1621797_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on digital cameras of a similar 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price].

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot S200 IS, the PowerShot S200 IS has an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Panasonic DMC-LF1[plb_1727132_price], or the Olympus Stylus SZ-15[plb_1721132_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot S200 IS, the PowerShot S200 IS has a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the EX-ZR700[pl_1722253_price], and the EX-ZR300[pl_1713952_price] both from Casio which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has Seven White Balances

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

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Has Five Photo Effectss

The Canon PowerShot S200 IS has a greater number of photo effects than most compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Canon camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot S200 IS. The photo effectss "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The PowerShot S200 IS has a greater number of light exposure modes than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This Canon digital camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot S200 IS. 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 PowerShot S200 IS has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as it. Most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital 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 digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot S200 IS the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max)s of compact cameras that came out more than two years ago range from 3 to 26,000. With an ISO sensitivity (max) of 6,400, the PowerShot S200 IS has a fairly high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot S200 IS.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

Compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot S200 IS have display resolution (numeric)s of between 1 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels. The Canon PowerShot S200 IS has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) (461,000 pixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot S200 IS.

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Features Five Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the PowerShot S200 IS is more than most compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot S200 IS. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Continuous Auto Focus", "Servo Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this digital camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the PowerShot S200 IS is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon 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 digital cameras of this age and spec the best video resolution 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 the most frequently found focus adjustment on digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot S200 IS the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 5mm to 39mm. At only 24 millimeters, the PowerShot S200 IS has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot S200 IS.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of compact cameras that came out more than two years ago is 1.3 and the largest is 22. With a minimum aperture number of only 2, the Canon PowerShot S200 IS has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers amongst cameras of this age.

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Low Megapixel

Comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot S200 IS have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 46MP. The PowerShot S200 IS has one of the lower megapixels (only 10.1 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age.

Alternative 10.1MP cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include the IXUS 510 HS[pl_408144_price], or the IXUS 500 HS[pl_362181_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71[plb_2770268_price] (12.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot S200 IS, the Canon PowerShot S200 IS does not support video capability.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a video capability and we think the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The PowerShot S200 IS does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

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

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D then you might want to look at 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 IS does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot S200 IS also do not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon PowerShot S200 IS is not waterproof. Most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot S200 IS are also not waterproof.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot S200 IS range from 0.17x to 63x. At only 5 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot S200 IS has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot S200 IS.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 5x optical zoom cameras and we think the Nikon 25[plb_1676851_price], the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price], and the Canon PowerShot A3200 IS[plb_1463972_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-W830[plb_3766520_price] (8x and higher rated).

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The PowerShot S200 IS has a higher image resolution than most comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Canon digital camera has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot S200 IS 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)

At only 120 millimeters, the Canon PowerShot S200 IS has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. Across all the comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot S200 IS the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 18mm to 1,000mm.

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Only Nine Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

The PowerShot S200 IS is a nine auto Focus (AF) points digital camera. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot S200 IS have between 1 and 255 auto Focus (AF) pointss.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the PowerShot S200 IS is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Canon camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot S200 IS

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Canon released the PowerShot S200 IS.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Canon PowerShot S200 IS has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot S200 IS.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including the Nikon S6400[plb_1794412_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Digital Zoom

The PowerShot S200 IS has a pretty average digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

If this Canon digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (6x), or the Sony DSC-W830[plb_3766520_price] (32x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

The PowerShot S200 IS has a pretty typical weight (181 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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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

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon sx420, canon sx420i, canon sx420is, canon pssx420, canon 7646a001, canon pssx420i, canon 7646a001a, canon pssx420is, canon 7646a001aa

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