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Canon-powershot-sx200-is.1294720
6.5 out of 10

Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

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2.0

Canon PowerShot S200

soxgirl, Amazon
22 June 2011
  • Summary: Typically I would never have spent this much money on a camera but one of my favorite things to do is take pictures so I thought I would splurge and treat myself. This was not without plenty of research beforehand with the hopes of finding the perfect camera. I saw the great reviews for this camera on amazon so I figured I couldn't go wrong. Boy was I wrong...
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Fourteen Months And Then Lens Error.

Bobby L. Ready "bready", Amazon
21 June 2011
  • Summary: Worked great for fourteen months and then the lens would not retract and it gives me the len's error code. I just sent it off for repair and am not happy to have to spend the money to fix it. Canon should have to recall this!!!! Someone should start a class action. This will be my last Canon product.
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2.0

Good at first..

NY Dad, Amazon
23 May 2011
  • Summary: I purchased this camera about 2 years ago. At first it was great, easy to use, good battery life, nice size, good pics, etc. After about 6 months while on vacation I went to turn it on and I got a "lens error" warning and the camera wouldn't power up. I was disappointed because I didn't get to take any picture of the trip but I knew it was under warrantee and would be fixed, which it was after paying for shipping etc to the cannon repair facility.
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2.0

Lens Error

Smartbox7, Amazon
21 March 2011
  • Summary: It's a great camera when it worked. I was one of the unlucky ones who got a lens error. Had it for 1 year. Oh well.
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Sx200 lasted about 20 months and now DOA

W. Lindstrom, Amazon
7 March 2011
  • Summary: First have to start by saying the camera has experienced a known flaw in Canon software "lens error, restart camera" where the lens is in the open position and stays that way. At this point the camera is useless and becomes scrap. Unfortunately I have found out too late to avoid this purchase but certainly will avoid Canon products in the future. There are many claims and comments online having this same problem across multiple models of Canon products.
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2.0

Dissapointed

Patrick Clancy, Amazon
10 August 2010
  • Summary: I bought this camera a year ago and loved it, but as the lens was opening the other day I got an error message saying "Lens error, restart camera". After some internet research it looks like this is a common problem that Canon knows about, but won't aknowledge. Looks like I am going to have to buy another $300 camera, but it won't be a Canon.
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2.0

Avoid This Camera

Gary, Amazon
6 April 2010
  • Summary: These cameras have a design flaw in the lens. After some period of time, you will get a "Lens Error" and the camera will be dead. Mine lasted just under 90 days. Now I'm in warranty hell. I send it in, they pull a beat-up camera off the shelf and send it, and it lasts for a few weeks or months. Repeat until the warranty expires. Given that Canon knows about the problem and won't make it right, I will be avoiding all Canon products in the future.
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Lens Error, Restart Camera

A. Cantu, Amazon
4 March 2010
  • Summary: After only 5 months my this camera has quit working for me. I'm getting the now infamous "Lens Error, Restart Camera" message and apparently there is nothing Canon will do about it. I checked online to see if I might be able to fix the problem myself but all I found were other disgruntled buyers with the same issue. Very sad indeed. Anyway, just thought I would share this with everyone who was thinking of buying this camera.
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JUNK

Greg Harley, Amazon
6 February 2010
  • Summary: Bought this camaera for my wife for Christmas It has never worked right. Cammera freezes in the open position and will not turn off until I removed the battery. Then we must recharge the battery and it will do it again after just a few pictures are taken. Never should have bought it .
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Broke in 39 days

Michael "tardog", Amazon
1 February 2010
  • Summary: I bought this camera December 15 2009. January 21, 2010 the automatic lens cover malfuntioned. Cannon will not cover under warranty- Wants $ 160 for repair. Says it was broken due to "mishandling". It was kept in a padded case, never dropped. It failed due to faulty workmanship or design. I have had good cannon products in the past. This is not one of them. I am also surprised at their response.
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