Summary Canon SX200 IS

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Specifications Key specs
Help 12x
Screen size
Help 3"
Help f/3.4
Screen resolution
Help 230k dots
Wide angle
Help 28 mm
Movie format
Help 720p @ 30fps
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Canon PowerShot SX200 ISCanon PowerShot SX200 IS


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The Canon SX200 IS vs other recent compacts

Screen size Above average sized screen Help
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/3200 of a second
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Lens


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The Canon SX200 IS vs other recent compacts

Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Sensor type Sensor type Help
Thickness Thick Help
Size Quite large Help
Compact (103×61×38 mm)
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Announced Old Help
February 2009
Weight Heavy Help
220 g
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The Canon SX200 IS vs other recent travel zooms

Wide angle Very poor wide angle lens Help
28 mm
Movie format HD movies Help
720p @ 30fps
Lowest price Expensive Help
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Zoom Poor zoom Help
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help


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Canon PowerShot SX200 IS
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guest (6:49 PM, July 10, 2011)
I've had this camera for over 2 years now, and I must say that it has served me very well. The two features it has that have been useful to me beyond what I expected are the supermacro mode and the zoom. Many times when getting very close up the macro mode just wouldn't do it; so I'd switch to supermacro and all of a sudden everything would clear up. I would not have gotten many many shots if not for the supermacro mode. The 12x zoom is also an amazingly useful feature. Being that I was previously using a camera with a 4x zoom, I was assuming that I wouldn't really need all that zoom, and it would just be a dormant plus. But I fell in love with it. I was able to take photos I never would have been able to otherwise; the zoom just goes and goes and it is definitely my favorite feature and the most pleasant surprise. To all those who feel fine with a 4 or 5x zoom, don't underestimate how much the 12x zoom can change your life