Canon PowerShot Digital ELPH SD200 / Digital IXUS 30 3.2 MP Digital Camera - Silver Reviews
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Canon PowerShot Digital ELPH SD200 / Digital IXUS 30 3.2 MP Digital Camera - Silver

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  • The new Canon SD200 Digital Elph may be the ultimate Micro-Cam

    Nov 24, 2004 by Howard_Creech is a Lead on Epinions in Electronics
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast, ultra compact, user friendly, good image quality, ISO 50, tough Stainless Steel Body
    Cons: Weak flash, tiny battery, red-eye, chromatic aberration, noisy ISO 400 images

    Summary: Timed to hit stores at the start of the all-important holiday buying season, the recently introduced Powershot SD200 Digital Elph is an updated version of last years SD100. The SD200 looks (and handles) much like its Digital Elph siblings. It has a ... read more

  • Good little Camera for the money

    Dec 14, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Compact size, EXCELLENT price, Durable.
    Cons: for the price, there are not really many. dark video, red eye

    Summary: I have to say, I really like this camera, I bought it because I thought it was a good price...It has been great for me for typical family pictures and everyday use. It is not great for night pictures unless the object is close enough for the flash to ... read more

  • power shot camera

    May 20, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: big bright screen, small and cute, good picture quality, great battery life, durable.
    Cons: red eye really bad, kinda noisy, every once in a while the pictures look dull.

    Summary: I begged my mom to get this camera for me and I am so pleased with the camera!!! It is the perfect size i can even stick it in my pocket. I love the pictures that it takes, however, you do get some dull pictures every once in a while. I have to edit a ... read more

  • Good camera when it came out but now there are better options

    Mar 7, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: small, good every day pictures, easy to use
    Cons: out of date, only comes with minimal sd card, lag time for flash.

    Summary: I love my Canon SD200! But then, I bought it almost three years ago now, when it costs somewhere around $300 and was one of the smallest, with one of the largest screens, some of the best mega-pixel capabilities and some of the coolest fuctions. All of ... read more

  • Picture quality is superb however...

    Nov 7, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Size, photo quality, macro mode, night shots, video
    Cons: Too much red eye, no battery meter

    Summary: Since this camera has been covered fairly well in the reviews already posted, I will only list the items that have affected me the most in the two years of owning this camera. My photo blog at www.ericsphotoblog.com has a nice collection of photos ... read more

  • SD200 - One TINY Powerful Shot

    Jan 3, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cute, tiny, well-built, good image quality.
    Cons: Weak battery door and unprotected screen, sub-par low light focusing and weak flash.

    Summary: The Canon SD200 - An Introduction I'm a reasonably advanced amateur who was in need of a point and shoot camera (yes, I can here the yelling and screaming now by people who believe that both point and shoots and digital are a disgrace to ... read more

  • Canon PowerShot SD200 / IXUS 30 Digital Camera - Inexpensive, Compact and Cool

    Aug 29, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Looks cool, sturdy, compact, fast operation, excellent picture quality, large bright LCD
    Cons: Resolution, no manual control, flash leaves shadow in corner upclose in macro mode

    Summary: The C anon PowerShot SD200 is such a cool-looking camera, I just had to try it. I have sold my 5 -Megapixel Canon PowerShot SD400 Digital Elph, and the ... read more

  • A compact marvel with just a few faults

    Jul 19, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Tiny, quick, takes good snapshots and excellent movies, no dock needed for connections
    Cons: Some purple fringing in photos, video capture defect, slow USB transfers, useless scene modes

    Summary: (Updated with travel experience comments at end of review) The 3-megapixel SD200 is the least expensive model in the current generation of Canon’s popular ultra-compact Elph (Ixus in Europe) digital cameras. Significant improvements over the ... read more

  • SD200 My Tail chasing Tale

    Apr 30, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: About the size of an ordinary business card.
    Cons: Fixed focus and zoom (from whatever is selected on the first frame) in movie mode.

    Summary: I like my camera very much , but I was unsure of it at first. When compared to my Canon S330 - a 2MP camera, the pictures appeared to lack detail-sharpness and have a softness to them. Color was also toned down it was less vivid. After much ... read more

  • You get exactly what you pay for: size!

    Apr 20, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Big LCD, small size and weight. Great feel. Nice outdoor shots.
    Cons: Noise, pixelation, dull colors, red eye

    Summary: I have been a digital camera enthusiast for longest time ever. I had owned Canon PowerShot S200, S320, S400 and SD200 from the PowerShot family. Here is my story with SD200. I was amazed by the camera's overall size, feel and fit. Because I had owned ... read more

  • Great little camera

    Apr 11, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: small size, great image quality
    Cons: cheap plastic cover on USB port

    Summary: This is a great little camera. It's about the size of a deck of cards and takes excellent pictures over a wide variety of conditions, including daylight outdoor scenes, indoor flash pictures, night-time scenes, and close-ups of small objects. You can ... read more

  • The Digital Elph SD200, and SD200/300/400 are Cool

    Mar 2, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small size, handy, large 2-inch LCD, sharp images, fast.
    Cons: low capacity battery, no battery indicator, exposed LCD display, no shutter/apeture priority modes, other quibbles.

    Summary: my review What's in the Box One SD200 camera, one 16Mb SD card, one camera strap, driver disk, bundled software disk, lots of manuals, one NB-4L battery, a portable battery recharger, a stereo-to-RCA camera to tv cable, a mini-usb-to-usb ... read more

  • The Best Point & Shoot Digital Camera I've seen !

    Jan 31, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Size & Speed
    Cons: None that I've found so far

    Summary: After 2 weeks of intense searching I picked up this little honey & I couldn't be happier with it! In my research for a 3 Mega Pixel camera, it came down between the Casio Exilim EX-Z30 & the Canon PowerShot SD200 Digital ELPH. If you look at the specs ... read more

  • Outstanding camera!!

    Dec 2, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: extremely portable, big screen size, easy to use
    Cons: Sometimes blurry images due to holding a camera of such a small size

    Summary: This is my first digital camera and I was amazed at what it can do!! The size is perfect and can easily fit in your shirt pocket without you realizing that it is there. I really like the larger screen of this model and I am slowly learning all of the ... read more

  • TOP PERFORMER: 3 megapixel camera

    Nov 27, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Tiny. Fast. Big LCD Screen. Awesome Movie Mode. External Battery Charger.
    Cons: Battery Life. Access to Manual Mode.

    Summary: This is one of the best point-and-shoot 3 megapixel cameras currently being produced. As with all Canon PowerShot SD series cameras, the SD200 is very easy to use. Since the specs are easily accessible (click on ... read more

  • A Small, easy to use everyday camera for everyone

    Nov 1, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small, light, hard to take surprisingly bad pictures
    Cons: Not long battery life. Somewhat less pixels (3.2M)

    Summary: It is silly to discuss premium picture quality in this point-and-shoot class. The purpose of these small, easy-to-use cameras is user friendly and good picture quality. The 4.0 megapixel SD300 will be released to market at early December but I ... read more

  • Great pocket camera

    Oct 21, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Size, speed, optical zoom, price, quality feel (except for that damn plastic hatch!).
    Cons: Lots of red-eye because it's so small. Easy to misplace for the same reason.

    Summary: I've only had this camera for a few days but it appears to be a great little camera. It's an incredibly small camera considering it has a 3x optical zoom and the new processor makes it really fast, whether at startup or between photos. I mean REALLY ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • PowerShot SD200

    Dec 4, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great price, and size, fits well in purse or small bag. Great screen size too.
    Cons: The only con would have to be that I wish it had more option buttons.

    Summary: I got this camera about a year ago. I've taken great pictures with it. It has great resolution, and even though it only has a 3x zoom, you still get great photos out of ... read more

  • Bravo! Stupendous!

    Aug 17, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great service!
    Cons: Can't think of any cons at all.

    Summary: We were extremely happy with the camera--so much so that our younger daughter bought one. After three years of very hard use the focus stopped working (the day of my son's wedding, naturally). Later my wife called Canon. They sent a prepaid mailer and ... read more

  • Easy for beginners!!

    Apr 4, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Size, photo quality, brand recognition
    Cons: Like most digital cameras, the lcd screen is very fragile (found out the hard way)

    Summary: I didn't know a whole lot about cameras when I bought the Canon PowerShot SD200. However, it looked compact, which as a young woman was important to me. It's stylish and slim, but has all the photo qualities of the Canon brand. The best thing I love ... read more

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