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Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

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Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

The Canon PowerShot SX200 IS is a mid-level compact point-n-shoot that has built-in flash, 12x Optical/4x Digital/48x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System. It is a 12.0 Mega pixel, 1/2.3-inch type CMOS sensor camera with a focal length of 5.0-100.0mm f/2.8-5.7 (35mm film equivalent: 28-560mm), with a focusing range of 1.6 ft./50cm-infinity (W) and 3.3 ft./1m-infinity (T) for normal mode, 3.9 in.-1.6 ft./10-50cm (W) for macro and 0-3.9 in./0-10cm (W) for super m…

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Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

The Canon PowerShot SX200 IS is a mid-level compact point-n-shoot that has built-in flash, 12x Optical/4x Digital/48x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System. It is a 12.0 Mega pixel, 1/2.3-inch type CMOS sensor camera with a focal length of 5.0-100.0mm f/2.8-5.7 (35mm film equivalent: 28-560mm), with a focusing range of 1.6 ft./50cm-infinity (W) and 3.3 ft./1m-infinity (T) for normal mode, 3.9 in.-1.6 ft./10-50cm (W) for macro and 0-3.9 in./0-10cm (W) for super macro. It has a 2.8-inch TFT color LCD widescreen with wide viewing angle 230k LCD display, with f/2.8 (W) - f/5.7 (T) aperture and 15-1/3200 sec. shutter speed. The camera is compatible with various external storage device and supports DPOF Version 1.1 file format, JPEG, MOV (image: H.624; audio: linear PCM (Stereo)) video format for up to 3648 x 2736 (stills) and 1920 x 1080 (30 frames per second) movie recording. The camera has USB 2.0 hi-speed mini-B jack interface, is HDMI compatible, measures 5.02 x 3.48 x 3.45 in./127.5 x 88.3 x 87.7mm and weighs approximately 20.6 oz. / 585 g (camera body only).

Features

The PowerShot SX1 IS allows users to create full HD movies (1920 x 1080 pixels at 30 fps) and has an HDMI output for playback of video and photos on HDTV. It also features Canon's 28 mm wide-angle lens that allows users to shoot any scene from wide-angle to telephoto. A 20x optical zoom (35 mm film equivalent 28-560 mm) minimizes camera shake and maximizes the brilliance in detail. The camera uses a USM (Ultrasonic Motor) for high-speed, quiet, energy-efficient lens movement. Focal length is indicated on the lens barrel. The camera's 2.8 inch LCD widescreen is a high-resolution screen for composing shots and playback. It also features Night Display for viewing in low light, an electronic viewfinder for close-up shots with the Super Macro shooting mode, capability to shoot images without JPEG compression i.e., in RAW. The images are transferred directly to the computer where they can then be edited using image adjustment software or a processing application to adjust the images. The camera can also be set to allow the simultaneous recording of both RAW and JPEG images while shooting. This camera also features DIGIC 4 Image Processor that delivers Face Detection Technology that finds and tracks the faces of moving subjects, focuses and automatically adjusts exposure, flash and white balance for natural skin tones and properly exposed backgrounds.

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  • Delay after pressing button

    I bought the Canon SX200 IS last year. I love so much about it except for one thing. If I'm indoors and taking a picture with a flash, there is a HUGE delay from the time I press the button until the picture actually takes. In auto mode, if I hold down the button, it takes 2 to 3 seconds (I timed it!) until it takes the picture. I've tried holding the button halfway to focus first, and I've tried just skipping that and just immediately holding the button. I've tried some other settings and just don't know what I'm doing wrong. It's so bad that I avoid taking posed shots because everybody just kind of sits there with their smiles wilting waiting for the picture to be taken. I know this isn't normal, so I must be doing something wrong. Any suggestions?

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2010-07-23

  • Does this camera have a sports mode or burst mode

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  • Burst Mode

    Does this camera have a sports mode or burst mode

    Answered by DiAnneWood 2010-07-23:

    Yes, it has a sports "scene" and also can take multiple shots rapidly by using the burst

  • Canon PowerShot SX200

    Am a novice photographer... is this camera okay to take pics from bleachers at a high school football game?

    Answered by Bobby 2009-09-14:

    Yes, you can take pictures form bleachers at your high school football game with the camera. It has a reasonable ISO speeds and 12X optical zoom lens, which reaches from 28mm on the wide-angle end to 336mm on the telephoto end.

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