Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SX200 IS
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Canon Powershot SX200 IS
29 September 2011
Summary: The compact ultra-zoom category is now populated with numerous models from several manufacturers. Among these the SX200 distinguishes itself as one of three current models to feature full-manual controls and the only one to have 720p HD movie mode as well.
Pros: 12X Wide-angle optical zoom in compact body, Good lens sharpness, Excellent white-balance, Reliable exposure, Generally low noise, Low optical distortion, Accurate but slow focus, Good LCD visibility, Generally responsive, Good build quality
Conclusion: It is a highly recommendable unit that would make a great travel companion or gift for somebody who enjoys compact photography (and high definition video recording) and, in this case, its ability to switch between fully automated shooting, numerous pre-programmed and specific scene settings, and...
Conclusion: The SX200’s feature set includes Smart Auto and Enhanced Easy modes. Both of these modes analyse the scene checking for subject brightness, contrast, distance and overall hue and selects the optimum settings for a good generic shot. If you want to be more creative simply switch to full Manual mode.
Conclusion: Featuring 12 megapixels, 12X optical zoom with optical image stabilization and both automatic and manual controls, Canon has certainly made a solid offering in the compact super-zoom market. The Canon PowerShot SX200 is a compact super-zoom with good ergonomics and build quality.
Pros: Good image quality with good color accuracy and overall sharpness, Compact design with good ergonomics; packs a 12X zoom lens with image stabilization, Big 3 inch LCD with good sharpness and visibility, Very good performance (two exceptions), Variety of scene modes with auto scene selection, Full...
Cons: Rather obvious color fringing (chromatic aberration) and edge softness, Annoying popup flash comes up whenever the camera is turned on, Weak flash with long recycle times, Optical zoom is locked when recording movies, Slow burst mode frame rate; telephoto focusing could’ve been faster
Conclusion: Canon PowerShot SX200 IS megazoom digital camera The Canon PowerShot SX200IS Megazoom camera is a very interesting camera. Interesting for both the amateur and newbie photographer, and certainly also for the hobby photographer. The design is simply top-notch, radiating the famous Canon quality.
Summary: As companies like Fuji and Kodak dive into the digital photo realm to escape the demise of celluloid, long-time camera bigwigs like Canon and Nikon are having to step up to the plate to maintain market position. The result? It's a great time to be on the market for a new digital camera .
Summary: The Canon SX200 IS is a very good camera. It offers exactly what models in the compact superzoom market should: namely, an extensive focal range in a compact body, along with extensive functionality and an ample LCD screen. However, it does have niggles with regards to design.
Pros: PASM control, wedge shape design, control layout
Summary: When it comes to the whole concept of compact ultrazooms, I’m a fan. It seems that every manufacturer has at least one of these small cameras with long lenses in their line these days, and it’s really no surprise why.
Pros: Slimmest PowerShot SX yet, Speedy, reliable performance, Smooth interface and great auto modes, Excellent zoom range, 720p video capture
Cons: Several mildly irritating optical concerns, Noisy images above ISO 400, Manual controls could be easier to use, Pop-up flash is flimsy