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

Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

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Overall 2
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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Overall 2
2.0

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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Overall 2
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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Overall 2
2.0

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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Overall 2
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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Overall 2
2.0

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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Overall 1
1.0

"Lens error, restart camera."

4r4nd0mninj4, CNET
14 February 2010
  • Pros: Securely holds papers to ones desk. Stylish.
  • Cons: Lens error, restart camera.
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Overall 2
2.0

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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Overall 2
2.0

"Great Pics, always broken"

cjs1974train, CNET
27 October 2009
  • Pros: zoom is awesome pics are great you get to buy 2, one to use while the others being repaired
  • Cons: in the shop 5 times in 6 months-4 lens errors,1where the CanonRepairCntr broke the flash. controls-scroll on the back is pathetic-manual settings are not user friendly
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Overall 2
2.0

Great camera but beware of LENS ERROR!!

eyee2, epinions.com
5 October 2009
  • Excerpt: Overall an amazing little camera but lasted only 2 weeks.
  • Pros: Wide lens, HD video mode, 12 times zoom
  • Cons: Can't adjust manual exposure while in HD recording mode, battery life very low
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