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Canon PowerShot SX200 IS Camera: Review

The Canon Powershot SX200 IS is a camera characterized by an innovative design in aluminum and available in three colors. Equipped with advanced technology, such as the Canon Powershot A2100 Is, is the ideal companion for those who love to travel. Its specifications include a 12.1 megapixel image sensor, an excellent 12x optical zoom, the new Digic 4 processor, the Motion Detection and Face Detection technologies, LCD display 3-inch, 230,000 pixel, the optical stabilization system the images, the new Smart Auto mode and a renewed push Easy mode. Do not miss the opportunity to record video in high definition, with a maximum resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels, and the HDMI input for connecting devices to the new generation.

Canon PowerShot SX200 IS: Design

The Canon PowerShot SX200 IS features an attractive design and is available in various colors. It has a TFT screen of 3 inches with a resolution of 230,000 pixels and a coverage of 100%. The size, finally, are 103 mm in width, 60.5 mm in height and 37.6 mm in thickness, while the weight is about 220 grams.

Canon PowerShot SX200 IS: Features and Capabilities

The Canon PowerShot SX200 IS is one of the extraordinary digital cameras that the manufacturer has submitted this year, in February, along with models such as the Canon Powershot A2100 Is Offering exceptional technical features, enhanced functionality and a particularly high quality, is one of the most interesting of the last launched.

With regard to the technical specifications, the camera is equipped with a sensor imagine CCD, 1/2, 3 inches and with an effective resolution of 12.1 megapixels. This sensor is able to capture the finest details for poster-size prints or crop images. As for the photo quality, just say that you can get photos with a maximum resolution of 4,000×3,000 pixels.

Noteworthy too is the rest of the specifications of the Canon PowerShot SX200 IS, Canon that includes an objective branded consists of 11 elements in 9 groups, including 1 aspherical element, and which has a focal length of 5.00 to 60 mm, equivalent to 28 – 336 mm in 35 mm and a maximum aperture of F3.4-F5.3. Extraordinary, then, the optical zoom on camera, capable of up to 12x. Added to this is also a 4x digital zoom.

Also interesting are the available functions, among which, the first to be mentioned is definitely the Image Stabilizer, Motion Detection, which compensates for movements of the machine eliminating the risk of blurred photos. Always against the blur are also involved in Auto ISO and Easy, which activate various technologies that can detect the movement of the camera by adjusting the sensitivity suitable, and the function of auto focus, which ensures a constant focus.

Canon PowerShot SX200 IS
Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

The Canon PowerShot SX200 IS also has the new DIGIC 4 image engine, which offers a very fast processing speed and ensures an extraordinary noise reduction, so your images are always sharp and full of detail. Face Detection technology detects faces in the frame and adjusts, as a result, settings, Face Select & Track optimizes settings for a chosen person and FaceSelf-Timer makes group photos.

For the more experienced the manual control mode allows you to use in a creative way some camera settings. Also of note is the ability to create video clips with audio at a maximum resolution of 1280×720 pixels and up to 30 frames per second.

The Canon PowerShot SX200 IS allows you to store your photos and videos on memory cards with SD, SDHC, MMC, and MMCplus. Very interesting is, finally, the presence of the HDMI port, which allows you to connect the camera to a large number of next-generation devices. As regards, next, the power, the camera is equipped with a rechargeable lithium ion battery capable of providing up to 280 shots or 300 minutes of video playback on a single charge. The package purchase, finally, also includes the USB cable and the video cable to connect the computer and the TV and the CD-ROM with software for running and managing photos and videos to your computer.


Charming, high quality and also has manual controls, the new Canon PowerShot SX200 IS is a great camera for both experts and novices and ensures perfect photos even group with ease. To underline the sensor, the optical zoom, the image stabilizer, HD movies, HDMI output and compact size. A little uncomfortable could be the pop-up flash. Too bad that the exceptional zoom can not be used while recording video.

Where to Buy Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

Canon PowerShot SX200IS 12 MP Digital Camera with 12x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-inch LCD (Black)
  • Compatible with SD/SDHC, MMC/MMC Plus/HC MMC Plus (not included)
  • 3.0-inch LCD screen; Face Detection, Blink Detection
  • 12x optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer and 28mm wide-angle lens
  • 12.1-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality poster-size prints
  • HD movie shooting capability plus HDMI output
Easy of Use
Value of Money

PROS : Zoom; Controlli manuali; Modalità Smart Auto ; Filmati in HD; Risoluzione sensore; Face e Motion Detection.

CONS : Pop-up flash, No optical zoom in video mode.

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