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Canon Digital IXUS v2 / PowerShot S200 / IXY Digital 200a

We have collected and analyzed 20 expert reviews and 519 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 69/100 and users rate it 91/100. The average review date is Mar 4, 2004. We have compared these reviews to 1148658 reviews from other Digital Cameras. The alaScore™ for this product is 87/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 11, 2018.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Canon Digital IXUS v2 / PowerShot S200 / IXY Digital 200a


alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Canon Digital IXUS v2 / PowerShot S200 / IXY Digital 200a from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers really like the image quality and usability. The zoom and price also get good feedback, but the performance and viewfinder get less positive reviews.

portability, price, zoom, usability, image quality

viewfinder, performance

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon Ixus V2 Digital Camera [2.0MP 2xOptical]Canon Ixus V2 Digital Camera [2.0MP 2xOptical]

Dec, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Canon Digital IXUS v2 / PowerShot S200 / IXY Digital 200a


alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 user reviews of Canon Digital IXUS v2 / PowerShot S200 / IXY Digital 200a from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PowerShot S200 2MP Digital ELPH Camera w/ 2x Optical ZoomCanon PowerShot S200 2MP Digital ELPH Camera w/ 2x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Alan Stafford (

Canon Powershot S200


Compact, ultralight camera produces excellent snapshot-size photos.

Jun, 2002

Expert review by : Alan Stafford (

Canon USA Powershot S200 2.0mp 2x Optical Zoom/ 5x Digital Zoom Camera


WHAT'S HOT: The Powershot S200's most compelling features are its size and weight. It's very light--7.7 ounces with its battery--and very small, slipping into a shirt pocket easily. In fact it's even lighter than its predecessor, the S110. The new...

The S200's rechargeable lithium-ion battery held out for 180shots, or 63 minutes. That's substantially below the average for all thecameras we've tested, though it beat the FineCam S4 by about 10 minutes and 30shots. A replacement battery costs...

Jun, 2002

Expert review by : Alan Stafford (

Canon POWERSHOT S200 2.0MP 2X OPTICAL ZOOM/ 5X DIGITAL ZOOM (Canon-7646A001) Camera Review - PCWorld

Jun, 2002

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Canon Powershot S200


Continue on to Page Two PowerShot S200 DIGITAL ELPH Camera effective pixels : Approx. 2 million Image sensor : 1/2.7 in. CCD (Total number of pixels: approx. 2.1 million) Lens : 5.4 (W) - 10.8 (T) mm (35 mm film equivalent: 35-70 mm) F 2.8 (W) - 4 (T)...

Apr, 2002

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (

Canon PowerShot S200


Canon PowerShot S200 digital compact camera : Canon adds to its PowerShot range with a new compact camera - the PowerShot S200. The Canon PowerShot S200 is true to the PowerShot S-series' heritage, delivering stunning image quality and easy access to...

To make shooting as simple as it can be, the PowerShot camera feature Canon’s Smart Auto technology, which detects a minimum of 32 different scenes and applies the best combination of camera settings so you don’t have to. Experiment with your photos...

May, 2014

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Digital Cameras - Canon PowerShot S200 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications


Camera Operation Like the rest of the ELPH line, the S200's user interface is straightforward and uncomplicated, with a clear and concise LCD menu system and efficient external controls. The 2002 model year updated the interface design to incorporate...

The S200's tiny size makes it great for taking just about anywhere, even underwater with the separately-available underwater housing accessory. In more ordinary usage, the rugged, all-metal body stands up to heavy use, and the flat camera front (with...

Apr, 2002

Expert review by : Lexy Savvides (

Canon PowerShot S200


The PowerShot S200 is a fun little camera to use, provided you don't need RAW capture or Full HD video recording.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Javed Anwer (

Canon Powershot S200 review: Camera with a bright lens - The Times of India


S200 is a camera that belongs to Canon's premium range of S series cameras.

1. Good build quality, compact design ; 2. Lens with big aperture ; 3. Easy to use

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Techtree (

Review: Canon PowerShot S200


Sleek; Easy to use; Wi-Fi/GPS enabled; 1/1.7" wide CMOS sensor

Glossy finish; Low optical zoom; No support for RAW format; Few video recording options; Colour blind

The Canon PowerShot S200 is quite an interesting successor to the S110 that was unveiled last year. That Canon doesn’t have too many point and shoot options with large-sized sensor does damage its position. After these two 1/1.7-inchers, the next...

Nov, 2013

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Canon - Ixus V2


Canon's Ixus V2 is a true pocket digital camera. Its sleek, credit card-sized, all-metal case is under 30mm thick, making it very easy to take with you. The 2-Mpixel camera is a model of simple design, ...

Oct, 2002

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone: Yes


Battery life (CIPA standard):200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NB-6LH
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery


Built-in processor:DIGIC 5
Camera file system:DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3
Histogram: Yes
Image processor:DIGIC 5
Live view: Yes
Orientation sensor: Yes
Photo effects:Black&White, Neutral, Positive film, Sepia, Vivid
Playback zoom:10
Playback zoom (max):10
Scene modes:Fireworks, Portrait, Snow
Self-timer delay:2,10
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Program, Shutter priority
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten


Color of product:Black / White
Energy Star certified:N


Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):461000
Field of view:100


External flash connector: Yes
Flash exposure correction:±2EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash modes:Auto / Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Flash off, Flash on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):19.7 - 90.6
Flash range (wide):19.7 - 275.6
Flash sync-speed:1/2000


Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:9
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance:1.18
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Combined zoom:20
Digital Zoom:2.5 / 4
Focal length range (f-f):0.205 - 1.02 / 0.213 - 0.425
Lens structure:7/6
Lens structure (elements/groups):7/6
Maximum aperture number:5.9
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):4.72
Minimum aperture number:2
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.945
Optical Zoom:2 / 5

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity:80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, Auto
ISO sensitivity (max):6400
ISO sensitivity (min):80
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot


Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC


Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

Built-in flash: Yes
Digital SLR: No
Dimensions (WxDxH):3.43 x 2.24 x 1.05

Packaging Content

Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Bundled software:ImageBrowser EX

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image formats supported:JPG
Image sensor size:1/1.7
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:3648 x 2736
Megapixel:10.1 / 2
Sensor Type:CCD
Still image resolution(s):3648 x 2736, 2816 x 2112, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480, 3648 x 2048, 2816 x 1584, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 360, 3648 x 2432, 2816 x 1880, 1600 x 1064, 640 x 424, 2736 x 2736, 2112 x 2112, 1200 x 1200, 480 x 480
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9

Ports & interfaces

HDMI connector type:Mini
PictBridge: Yes
USB connector:Mini-USB B
USB connector type:Mini-USB B
USB version:2.0


Fastest camera shutter speed:1/2000
Slowest camera shutter speed:15

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Windows operating systems supported:24.9 x 6.61 x 21.5


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
HD type:HD
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720
Video compression format:H.264, MOV
Video formats supported:H.264,MOV
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1280 x 720

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:6.35 / 6.38