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Canon PowerShot SD200 (Digital IXUS 30 / IXY Digital 40)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 714 reviews of Canon PowerShot SD200 (Digital IXUS 30 / IXY Digital 40). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the image quality and durability. The price and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the image stabilizer and screen.

usability, portability, price, durability, image quality

zoom, screen, stabilizer

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot SD200 (Digital IXUS 30 / IXY Digital 40) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot SD200 (Digital IXUS 30 / IXY Digital 40)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SD200 (Digital IXUS 30 / IXY Digital 40) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot SD200 (Digital IXUS 30 / IXY Digital 40)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 327 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SD200 (Digital IXUS 30 / IXY Digital 40) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the image quality and durability. The price and portability also get good feedback, but there are some less positive opinions about the image stabilizer and screen.

usability, portability, price, durability, image quality

zoom, screen, stabilizer

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Robert Dubbin (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot SD200

 

Canon PowerShot SD200

Sep, 2004

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Canon Powershot SD200

 

Continue on to Page Two PowerShot SD200 Specifications Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 3.2 million Image Sensor 1/2.5-inch CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx. 3.3 million) Lens 5.8 (W) - 17.4 (T) mm (35 mm film equivalent: 35 (W) - 105 (T) mm) f/2.8...

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Robert Dubbin (cnet.com.au)

Canon PowerShot SD200

 

Canon PowerShot SD200

Sep, 2004

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Canon PowerShot SD200

 

Slightly smaller than many preceding Canon Digital ELPH models, the Canon PowerShot SD200 features the great looks and sharp design that are the ELPH signature. Very compact and quick on the draw (thanks to a smoothly operating retractable lens...

Because the ELPH line capitalizes on ease of use, exposure control is typically automatic, increasing the line's appeal to point-and-shoot users. The Canon SD200 sticks to this trend, with a series of unique Scene modes, but does provide a handful of...

Sep, 2004

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Canon PowerShot SD200 Digital ELPH

 

The old Digital ELPHs were my favorite point-and-shoot cameras -- how does this all new, ultra-thin model compare? Find out now

Very good photo quality (though see issues below) ; Ultra-thin, stylish metal body ; Robust performance ; Excellent continuous shooting mode (with the right memory card) ; First-rate movie mode (finally!) ; Big LCD for a small camera ; AF-assist lamp ;...

Softness around edges and corners of photos; above average purple fringing, as well ; Redeye ; Some vignetting, especially in flash shots ; Ultra-cheap plastic door over memory card / battery compartment ; LCD doesn't "gain up" very much in low light ;...

The SD200 is a ultra-compact digital camera which I can recommend without hesitation. If you want to make larger prints or want more flexibility when cropping your photos, the 4 Megapixel SD300 is also worth a look.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by (bobatkins.com)

Canon Powershot SD200 Review

 

A hands-on review of one of the smallest and least expensive digicamsaround, the Canon Powershot SD200. It may be small and it may not be expensive,but it packs a lot of power.

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Brad Soo (dpinterface.com)

Canon PowerShot SD200

 

The extremely compact Canon PowerShot SD200 Digital ELPH is one of the two first Canon non-dSLR cameras to feature the all new DIGIC II processor. This processor has improved performance and faster processing speeds compared to the DIGIC processor.

Ultra-compact and stylish design ; Extremely fast and almost zero shutter lag ; Excellent set of features for such a compact camera ; Large and sharp 2.0 inch LCD ; Excellent movie mode (Especially VGA 30 FPS and Fast Frame Rate) ; Overall sharp photos

Limited manual controls ; LCD only brightens a little in low-light ; LCD almost unusable outdoors ; So-so battery life ; Flimsy battery/SD slot door ; Red-eye ; Some soft photos

The Canon SD200 is a great ultra-compact camera though it lacks "real" manual controls and control over fast shutter speed. Custom white balance and long shutter are a plus on the SD200 as few ultra-compact cameras have such features. The essential...

Jul, 2005

Expert review by : gabester (digitalcamerareview.com)

Canon Powershot SD200 Digital Camera Review

 

The Canon Powershot SD200 is the entry-level model in Canon's latest line of ultra-compact digital cameras.

Very good image quality overall ; Blazing speed in powering on and operation ; Video mode good enough to create homemade DVDs ; Ultra-compact, slim size ; Easy to use ; Robust build quality, elegant design ; Best value in the SD group (SD200, SD300,...

No full manual mode ; Occasional chromatic aberration (purple fringing), slightly soft corners ; Tiny Power button may be too small for some fingers ; Strange vertical streaks/smudges in video in bright light

The SD200 is not just an excellent ultracompact camera; it's an excellent camera that just happens to be ultracompact. There are enough features here to satisfy photographers of any category except perhaps enthusiasts or professionals; if it had full...

May, 2005

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Canon Powershot SD200

 

The Canon Powershot SD200 (also known as the IXUS 30 in Europe) is a 3.2 megapixel digital camera that has a 2.0inch LCD, 3x Optical Zoom, optical viewfinder and 13 shooting modes. It is sleekly designed and all fits into a 3.35 x 2.20 x 0.94 inch...

Canon makes shooting and viewing brilliant high-quality digital pictures simple with two fast, sleek and slender new digital cameras. The 3.2-megapixel PowerShot SD200 Digital ELPH and 4.0-megapixel PowerShot SD300 Digital ELPH cameras combine large...

Sep, 2004

Consumer review (newegg.com)

CF card door broke

 

We've had this camera about two years. The camera appears well-made, and takes great pictures-BUT the little door that hides the card slot just-broke. It turns out a very small plastic tab is all that latches the door closed, and now, after maybe 100...

Oct, 2005

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