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Canon FS200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 482 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the battery and image quality are on the whole positive. The value for money and usability also get good feedback, but many are negative about the reliability and features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon FS200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Canon FS200 (blue)

 

The Canon FS200 is a standard-definition camcorder with a 37x optical zoom in a very compact body. That's not as megazoomy as Panasonic's H80 or Sony's SR47 , but that's not necessarily a bad thing, especially since there's no optical image...

Ultracompact design; 37x optical zoom; mic, headphone jacks.

No optical image stabilization; no extended-life battery option.

Though its video isn't perfect, the Canon FS200 is one of the better standard-definition consumer camcorders available.

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Canon FS200 Camcorder Review

 

The FS200 is a stylish little standard definition camcorder from Canon that costs around $299 MSRP. The FS200 records to SD/SDHC memory cards, offers a 37x optical zoom, and is one of the best all-around standard definition cams we've tested this year.

We liked the Canon FS200 ($299 MSRP) enough to give it Runner Up in our 2009 CamcorderInfo.com Select Awards for Best Standard Definition Camcorder. The top prize went to the JVC GZ-MG670, however, as its HD upconversion feature gave it a strong edge...

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Canon FS200 First Impressions Camcorder Review

 

The Canon FS200 is a minor upgrade to last year's FS100. Yet the extreme portability, colorful options, and mic and headphone jacks will likely win it some fans. The FS200 records to memory card only, while the step-up FS21 and FS22 offer the card slot...

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Canon FS200

 

One of the best all-around standard definition cams we've tested this year

Good color performance; Decent motion & sharpness; Decent set of manual controls

Noise levels were only average

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Canon FS200 Flash Memory (Digital) Camcorder Review

 

In the world of high-tech technology, there are so many electronic gadgets available in the markets today the world over. Get some of the best features in Canon FS200 camcorder with ultra compact design having 37x optical zoom and headphone jacks. The...

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Canon FS200

 

There's been a lot of progress in the field of camcorders in a short time. The cameras in this category, while fairly basic when compared to high definition cameras, would be the most advanced cameras of a very short time ago. The Canon FS200 is among...

The Canon FS200 has a 37x optical zoom along with a 2.7-inch widescreen LCD display

This camcorder shoots decent photos but definitely not photos of the highest-quality

For users who do not care about high-definition, this camcorder is worthy of consideration.

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"Great compact camera"

 

More than happy with the camera! Wish they'd threaded the lens housing to be able to add additional accessories. If you want an affordable point and shoot this is your camera.

Small size, ergonomic, it's a Canon, 6.8 megapixels, led light for dark shots/dim indoors

No threads to add filters, fisheyes or hoods,

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Great compact camera

 

More than happy with the camera! Wish they'd threaded the lens housing to be able to add additional accessories. If you want an affordable point and shoot this is your camera. I don't know what the unhappy reviewer's problem with the software was,...

Small size, ergonomic, it's a Canon, 6.8 megapixels, led light for dark shots/dim indoors

No threads to add filters, fisheyes or hoods

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Canon FS200 (silver)

 

I wanted an alternative to taking my high quality (spelled large & expensive) camcorder on everyday adventures hiking, boating, snowmobiling etc. The Canon FS-200 was best I could find. It will actually fit in to a lot of shirt pockets and nearly any...

41X intelligent zoom; compact; external mike input

Needs better (optical?) image stabilization; overall video quality okay but marginal

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Great for something I can put in my pocket.

 

I wanted an alternative to taking my high quality (spelled large & expensive) camcorder on everyday adventures hiking, boating, snowmobiling etc. The Canon FS-200 was best I could find. It will actually fit in to a lot of shirt pockets and nearly any...

41X intelligent zoom; compact; external mike input

Needs better (optical?) image stabilization; overall video quality okay but marginal

Product Specifications

The Canon FS200 flash memory camcorder is among the most affordable ways to get stunning video in a light, compact and user-friendly package. As employed in advanced electronic products such as laptop computers, MP3 players, PDAs and cell phones, flash memory has numerous benefits. Adding to the usefulness of this camcorder is Canon's quick charge - which reduces the recharge time for the FS200's battery and pre-record gives you a head start on capturing the action. With the FS200's Canon exclusive features such as Canon 41x advanced zoom and Canon's DIGIC DV II image processor, combined with a 680k CCD image sensor, image stabilization and a 2.7" widescreen LCD and Canon's quick charge feature - you've got a flash memory camcorder that's hard to beat, very affordable and still unmistakably Canon.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-808

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.8in
Height:2.3in
Weight:7.9oz
Width:2.2in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Fireworks / Night mode / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset/Fireworks / Night mode / Portrait mode / Spotlight / Sports mode / Sunset / Beach / Snow

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:FS200
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.0-5.2
Max Focal Length:96.2mm
Min Focal Length:2.6mm
Optical Zoom:37
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Evening blue/Misty silver/Sunrise red

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:450Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )/4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:2000
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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