Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SX200 IS
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Wonderful outdoors. Terrible indoors.
Kevin Nicholls "jaded, aging hipster", Amazon
14 January 2010
Summary: Our "big" camera is a with several lenses and speedlites. But that's not really something you want to carry around all the time, so I picked up the PowerShot SX200 IS as an upgrade from our aging , hoping it would bridge the gap between the Canon SD series and an SLR.
Summary: I read Which? guides before buying this camera and for picture quality alone, I am certainly not disappointed. However, I have only had the camera for a week and already the automatic lens cover is failing to operate correctly.
Summary: This photographs well, clear and sharp, with excellent 12 X zoom, but the medium range zoom is nowhere near as good as the equivalent Panasonic model. In fact I urge anyone thinking of buying a Cannon SX 200 to make sure they try the equivalent Pansonic because this is bulky and awkward to use.
Summary: Bought this camera for a trip to Greece. Took some amazing pictures, good colors and images quite sharp. But sadly the camera stopped working after a week with the message "lens error, please restart" being displayed when trying to turn it on.
Excellent zoom makes for a large camera with annoying pop up flash
Jolly Good, Amazon
14 December 2009
Summary: I had a Canon Ixus 800IS and loved it. I could hold it in one hand and it's curved edges made it a comfortable fit. Very sturdy too, until the exposure went after 3 years of heavy use. As the repair was almost as much as a new camera I researched what I would like next.
Summary: My last camera was a Cannon Ixus 75! I thought the next one up from this would of been this Cannon power shot SX200 but unlike the Ixus 75 it's not shake proof so the photos are out of focus more often, Its so hard to zoom in & take a photo without it being fuzzy!
Summary: Bought this awhile ago for my brothers birthday to replace his older camera. From what he has told me the picures are not great, the flash is annoying and he prefers his older panasonic which is still far better. Sorry I can't give better details but sounds like this one should be avoided.
Summary: The SX200 just misses the target for me and it does so for no other reason than sloppyness and unexplainabley poor design decisions on the part of Canon. The SX200 is not a particularly large camera but it's not truely compact either.
Pros: 12x zoom lens, HD video, some good picture modes
Cons: irritating pop up flash behaviour, .mov QuickTime video format, control wheels
Excerpt: Hallo Leute, Nach dem meine Casio Exilim EX-P700 so langsam in die Jahre gekommen war, legte ich mit voller Hoffnung 2009 die Cannon SX200 zu. Die anfängliche Begeisterung schien keine Grenzen zu kennen und ich glaubte die "Eier-legende-Woll-Milch-Sau" gefunden zu haben.
Pros: Tolle Objektiv Eigenschaften und gut zu händeln
Cons: minderwertige und grenzenlos unüberlegte Konstruktion > nach 2 Jahren ein Fall für die Mülltonne