- 10MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
- 3" Fixed Screen
- ISO 80 - 6400
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1280 x 720 video
- 24-120mm (F2.0-5.9) lens
- 181g - 100 x 59 x 26mm
- Revealed February 2014
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Canon S200 overview
Canon S200 is Canon's Small Sensor Compact digital camera initially announced on February of 2014. The camera comes with a 10MP, CCD 1/1.7" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 3648 x 2736.
The S200 ranks at #51 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all around #774 out of 1459 for cameras in our list. Remember to use our Smart camera search to get camera rankings based on your personalized requirements.
Below is a graph of different criteria used in the scoring system.
Canon S200 history
The Canon S200 comes with a history of related cameras. Below, you can look at all older and the latest models along with important features.
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Canon S200 Gallery
You can look at the S200 from different angles in the gallery below.
Canon S200 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of benefits and drawbacks of the Canon S200 based on criterias that are oftentimes viewed as important in a digital camera.
Canon S200 Sensor information
The Canon S200 houses the Digic 5 processor. The sensor specification in the Canon S200 is 7.44mm x 5.58mm (1/1.7"). The 42 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 3648 x 2736 pixels using aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization as the latter can easily cause cropping.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CCD sensor boasts 10MP and gives a standard ISO range of 80 - 6400. Sadly, RAW photos are not saved therefore you have less room to maneuver in post.
The image below displays the S200's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The S200 sensor comes with a crop factor of 4.8 and is highlighted in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Canon S200 dimensions
Canon S200 has a weight of 0.40 lb (181 gr / 6.38 ounces) and the physical size of the camera is 100mm x 59mm x 26mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.0"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr so the Canon S200 is on par compared to various competitors.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Below is a photo of the Canon S200 alongside a soft drink so you're able to have a feel for its size.
The top view below will show you the button design on the S200.
Canon S200 Lens information
The S200 comes with a built in lens having a focal range of 24-120mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which isn't very good however it will definitely be very helpful in a few circumstances.
At it's widest 24mm, the lens will have an aperture of f2.0 and that is awesome in low light conditions and capturing a shallow depth of field. It will also enable you to use a lower ISO to have more clean shots. With the long end, 120mm comes to f5.9 making it very sluggish and you may have to go with slower shutter speeds.
Canon S200 Connectivity
The S200 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Cameras that feature NFC or Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily copy files and usually alter camera settings without connecting physically with the camera.
A few apps also give a Liveview and click the shutter in case you aren't close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external monitor. Many cameras will allow you to charge the battery using the USB port.
Canon S200 Video information
The maximum video quality in the Canon S200 is 1280 x 720 and it can record in H.264 file format. 720p is low by today's requirements. You should go for at least FUll HD quality for video. The body doesn't feature a mic or headphone port which means that you have absolutely no control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to buy a different camera in case you want better sound in your videos.
Canon S200 Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing on the Canon S200 so you have to be cautious in rainy or dusty conditions.
Canon S200 Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon S200 comes with a 3 inch fixed display screen having a resolution of 461 thousand dots.
Sadly the display screen isn't a touch screen.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The ViewFinder details regarding Canon S200 are below:
- ViewFinder None
In those bright outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and tough to view, viewfinders are very useful.
Canon S200 Shutter information
Canon S200 has the capability to shoot continuously at 2.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Canon S200 Flash and Hot shoe information
Canon S200 boasts just integrated flash lacking external flash ability.
Canon S200 Autofocus information
Canon S200 boasts only Contrast Based Auto Focus and lacks Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more snappier & exact as compared with Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera comes with Face detection which makes it valuable for portraits.
It comes with 9 focus points to select from. Canon S200 has touch to focus. You are able to use your fingers in order to switch focus points. It also comes with Tracking Auto Focus for moving things. Canon S200 has the ability to use manual focusing when needed for low light scenarios or you require more exact control on focusing.
Canon S200 Battery life
The battery (NB-6LH) on the Canon S200 is designed to last for 200 clicks as per the CIPA standards which is less when compared with its competition. The general Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has got the highest possible (470) battery life for this group of cameras.
Below is a list of Small Sensor Compact cameras having the best battery life:
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Canon S200 for different styles of photography
The following chart provides a overview of the Canon S200 for different styles of photography. To view more, have a look at the specific section below.
Canon S200 Portrait photography info
The Canon S200 gets a score of 34 which is subpar, meaning that it is not really very good for portraits. Taking portrait photos leans heavily to sensor dimensions, support for RAW photos in addition to the potential to utilize external flash.
Canon S200 as a Street photography camera
Getting a above average score of 61, the Canon S200 is a very decent pick to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera provides a perfect balance of image quality and portability.
Canon S200 as a Sports photography camera
A subpar sports photography points tally of 32 means the Canon S200 is not really very good for shooting sports. A camera really should have fantastic autofocus plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon S200 Travel photography info
Size is very critical in getting a camera for travel. Overall, the Canon S200 gets a very good 64 for a travel camera which makes it a good option to buy for your vacations.
Canon S200 Landscape photography factors
For anyone looking to purchase a camera for landscape photographs, the most essential aspect will be image quality. The Canon S200 at it's decent score of 46 for a landscape camera is somewhat suited within the current market.
Canon S200 Vlogging features
A camera for vlogging really should come with a moving screen, microphone port and ideally IBIS. Taking everything into account, the Canon S200 is not really very good as a vlog camera as it comes to a subpar rating of 33.
Canon S200 Alternatives
If you want replacements to the S200, here is a range of the top rated cameras which fall under the category of Small Sensor Compact.
The graph followed below provides you a bird's eye view of the S200 versus it's top rated competitors shown earlier.
Here are a few more cameras you might view as alternate options. To see a full comparison, simply click the "compare" link.