Canon Digital IXUS 200 IS Review

3.5
October 9, 2009 | Gavin Stoker |

Specifications

IMAGE SENSOR

Type

1/2.3” CCD

Effective Pixels

Approx.12.1M

Colour Filter Type

Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type

DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology

LENS

Focal Length

4.3 - 21.5 mm (35mm equivalent: 24 – 120mm)

Zoom

Optical 5x. Digital approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom¹)². Combined approx. 20x

Maximum f/number

f/2.8 – f/5.9

Construction

6 elements in 7 groups (1 double sided aspherical UA lens 2 single-sided aspherical lenses including 1 UA lens element)

Image Stabilisation

Yes (shift-type)

FOCUSING

Type

TTL

AF System/ Points

AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF fixed to centre or Touch AF with Object and Face Select and Track

AF Modes

Single, Servo AF/AE¹, Touch AF

AF Point Selection

Size (Normal, Small)

AF Lock

On/Off Selectable

AF Assist Beam

Yes

Closest Focusing Distance

5cm (W) from front of lens in macro

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering modes

Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)

AE Lock

On/Off Selectable

Exposure Compensation

+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments.
i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction

ISO sensitivity*

AUTO, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600

SHUTTER

Speed

1 - 1/3000 sec (factory default)
15 - 1/3000 sec (total range - varies by shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE

Type

TTL

Settings

Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

LCD MONITOR

Monitor

3.0” PureColor II Touch (TFT), 16:9 aspect ratio, approx. 230,000 dots

Coverage

100%

Brightness

Adjustable to one of five levels

FLASH

Modes

Auto, Manual Flash On / Off

Slow Sync Speed

Yes. Fastest speed 1/500 sec

Red-Eye Reduction

Yes

Flash Exposure Compensation

Face Detection FE

Flash Exposure Lock

Yes

Built-in Flash Range

50cm - 3.5m (W) / 1.5m (T)

External Flash

Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1

SHOOTING

Modes

Auto*, P, Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Sunset, Creative Light Effect, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Beach, Aquarium, Foliage, Snow, ISO 3200¹, Digital Macro, Color Accent, Color Swap, Stitch Assist, Movie. *with Scene Detection Technology and Motion Detection Technology

Photo Effects

My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)

Drive modes

Single, Continuous, Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer

Continuous Shooting

Approx. 0.8 shots/sec.¹ (until memory card becomes full)²

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size

(L) 4000 x 3000, (M1) 3264 x 2448, (M2) 2592 x 1944, (M3) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 4000 x 2248. Resize in playback (M3, S, 320 x 240)

Compression

Fine, Normal

Movies

(HD) 1280 x 720, 30fps, (L)640 x 480, 30fps, (M)320 x 240, 30fps

Movie Length

(HD) Up to 4GB or 10 min. 00 sec¹
(L and M) Up to 4GB or 1 hour²

FILE TYPES

Still Image Type

JPEG compression, (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant

Movies

MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (monaural)]

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers

Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)

PictBridge

Yes

OTHER FEATURES

Red-Eye Correction

Yes, during shooting and playback

My Category

Image tagging feature

Intelligent Orientation Sensor

Yes

Histogram

Yes

Playback Zoom

Approx. 2x – 10x

Self Timer

Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom or FaceSelf-Timer

Menu Languages

English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi

INTERFACE

Computer

Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)

Other

HDMI Mini Connector. A/V output (PAL/NTSC)

MEMORY CARD

Type

SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus.

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh

Windows XP SP2-3 / Vista (including SP1-2)
Mac OS X v10.4 - 10.5

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing

ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser

Other

PhotoStitch

POWER SOURCE

Batteries

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6L (battery and charger supplied)

Battery life

Approx. 240 shots¹
Approx. 360 min. playback

A/C Power Supply

Optional, AC adapter kit ACK-DC40

ACCESSORIES

Cases / Straps

Soft Leather Case DCC-1100, Digital IXUS Metal or Leather Strap

Flash

High Power Flash HF-DC1

Power Supply & Battery Chargers

AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40

Other

Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment

0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity

Dimensions (WxHxD, excl. protrusions)

99.9 x 53.4 x 22.9mm

Weight (body only)

Approx. 130g

Zoom

¹ Depending on the image size selected.
² Digital zoom available for still image and standard movie modes only. Optical zoom may not be available during movie recording.

AF Modes

¹ Some settings limit availability

Modes

¹ Recording pixels fixed at 1600 x 1200 (ISO 3200 Mode) and 1824 x 1368 (Low Light Mode).

Continuous Shooting

¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.

Movie Length

¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: 1280 x 720, 30fps Speed Class 4 or above. 1920 x 1080, 30fps Speed Class 6
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.

Battery life

¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where indicated.

 

* Standard Output Sensitivity / Recommended Exposure Index.

According to ISO 12232:2006 (20th April 2006) which specifies the method for assigning and reporting ISO speed ratings for digital still cameras.

 

All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.

Subject to change without notice.

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