Canon PowerShot S200 £99 using voucher code @ currys
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Canon PowerShot S200 £99 using voucher code @ currys

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Found 7th Nov 2015
Canon PowerShot S200 £99 using voucher code CANS20099. Great price for a good spec camera
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This is also £99 in store, no need for a voucher code
When the he'll did these get so cheap?! I nearly £300 for my s90
Good price and love the wifi facility but 4x zoom is disappointing. Got 10x zoom on my old power shot bought 6 years ago!! Will probably go for next model up - 18x zoom and wifi for £139
It's not quite the same as a new version of the S90, as it lacks raw capability (unless using a hacked firmware). The replacement for the S90 is the S120 I believe. The S200 should still be decent, using the S95 sensor and S120 lens
GILLFREEBIE

Good price and love the wifi facility but 4x zoom is disappointing. Got … Good price and love the wifi facility but 4x zoom is disappointing. Got 10x zoom on my old power shot bought 6 years ago!! Will probably go for next model up - 18x zoom and wifi for £139



The zoom range is smaller because this camera has a larger sensor than most point & shoots, which means superior image quality, as well as having a pretty wide f/2 aperture at the wide end of the zoom range. Both of these factors increase the size required of the lens, so it's a case of either compromising the zoom range or compromising the camera's dimensions. It's a case of choosing between the convenience of a large zoom range or improved imaging over a standard compact.
Edited by: "ElGofre" 7th Nov 2015
It's only 10 Megapixels according to spec on curry's site, for same price at curry's you could get Sony bridge camera with 20 Megapixel and 36 x zoom, £70 could get you Nixon coolpix camera with 20 Megapixels
what is the next step up from this camera? looking to replace my SX220HS....
peterstyles75

It's only 10 Megapixels according to spec on curry's site, for same … It's only 10 Megapixels according to spec on curry's site, for same price at curry's you could get Sony bridge camera with 20 Megapixel and 36 x zoom, £70 could get you Nixon coolpix camera with 20 Megapixels



​You do realise more megapixels, doesn't mean better quality.
789HHEELLOO

You do realise more megapixels, doesn't mean better quality.


Totally agree - Generally small sensor rule ... More megapixels =More Noise & More Zoom = More Shake
You need to look at lower lens 'f' numbers than megapixels for better image quality
Gabriel959

what is the next step up from this camera? looking to replace my … what is the next step up from this camera? looking to replace my SX220HS....



Get a Sony RX10
Use your smartphone. If you have one.
99rb

Get a Sony RX10



But that is 5 times more expensive than this. My SX220HS lenses are marked and I would like a like for like replacement, thanks for the suggestion though, but would like a supercompact.
sux, want 100000x zoom and 5 gazillion megapixels
Gabriel959

what is the next step up from this camera? looking to replace my … what is the next step up from this camera? looking to replace my SX220HS....

genk

Use your smartphone. If you have one.


next step up for someone wanting to build mass?
utterly irrelevant and totally different class



i am busy using that as my laptop
MonkeyG0D

When the he'll did these get so cheap?! I nearly £300 for my s90



Same here. Still got the s90 too. It was worth the £300 for the s90 so this has got to be a real bargain at £99. Cheap as chips. Have some heat.......
Have a look at the Panasonic DMC-TZ60 - currently £179 inc the £40 cashback offered at the moment
>> amazon.co.uk/Pan…V4O

Small camera with great optics, and has a manual lens ring control as well
Some of the bottom feeder comments on this thread are quite unbelievable!

Scary that these people roam the streets
sparklehedgehog

Some of the bottom feeder comments on this thread are quite unbelievable! … Some of the bottom feeder comments on this thread are quite unbelievable! Scary that these people roam the streets


why haven't you said a6000 or a7rII are better yet?
brilly

next step up for someone wanting to build mass?utterly irrelevant and … next step up for someone wanting to build mass?utterly irrelevant and totally different classi am busy using that as my laptop



Let's see now....

I have the S95, discounting the S200 as it doesn't have RAW. I have been waiting for a decent update to the S120 as that has been out long enough to warrant an update but none yet. So I've been looking and trying to decide between the RX10 and the RX100. Both get fantastic reviews.

So my suggestion is a step up from the S200 which was the question. The RX100 is the obvious step up from the S200 as Canon haven't updated the S120 yet. Admittedly it is expensive but it is a step up. The RX10 hass the longer zoom and a bit better at saving your legs.

Now lets review your contribution to the thread ..........

Yep we're still waiting for your suggestion...... I infer you are trolling.
Edited by: "99rb" 8th Nov 2015
restyler

Totally agree - Generally small sensor rule ... More megapixels =More … Totally agree - Generally small sensor rule ... More megapixels =More Noise & More Zoom = More ShakeYou need to look at lower lens 'f' numbers than megapixels for better image quality



Better lens you mean? F numbers refer to the depth of field. The more megapixels you have the better but lens are more important because if you had a trillion megapixels but shot through a potato the image quality will be very low film is still better than digital it's just more time consuming and less convenient..
Mathaeus

Better lens you mean? F numbers refer to the depth of field..


No it doesn't. It is ratio of the lens's focal length to the diameter of the effective entrance pupil. (Usually the lens aperture) And it is a wee 'f'. Depth of field varies with distance to subject, f number and lens focal length.
Edited by: "airdsuk" 8th Nov 2015
Sample videos???

Anyone who have an S200 please upload some sample videos to Youtube so we can see the video quality. Not many vids on Youtube for this camera. Need more vids!
peterstyles75

It's only 10 Megapixels according to spec on curry's site, for same price … It's only 10 Megapixels according to spec on curry's site, for same price at curry's you could get Sony bridge camera with 20 Megapixel and 36 x zoom, £70 could get you Nixon coolpix camera with 20 Megapixels



It's not about megapixel count anymore, its about sensor size and aperture wideness and therefore better low light performance and less noise and cleaner crisper image. This S200 has got a bigger sensor and aperture than other cameras in this price range. There is no equivalent of the S200 from the other manufacturers in this price range.
I understand what your saying sensor size is obviously important as that's how your capture the light but though lower f numbers allow for faster shutter speeds they give u a shallower depth of field so thats not 'better' unless you want a shallow depth of field.. Low light situations with long exposures/high f numbers/infinite depth of field and obviously a tripod can produce images as good and better than low f numbers? Sensor size isn't as important as lens..
99rb

Let's see now....I have the S95, discounting the S200 as it doesn't have … Let's see now....I have the S95, discounting the S200 as it doesn't have RAW. I have been waiting for a decent update to the S120 as that has been out long enough to warrant an update but none yet. So I've been looking and trying to decide between the RX10 and the RX100. Both get fantastic reviews. So my suggestion is a step up from the S200 which was the question. The RX100 is the obvious step up from the S200 as Canon haven't updated the S120 yet. Admittedly it is expensive but it is a step up. The RX10 hass the longer zoom and a bit better at saving your legs.Now lets review your contribution to the thread ..........Yep we're still waiting for your suggestion...... I infer you are trolling.


erm the next step up is any modern superzoom compact not a massive chunky bridge at 5-6 times the cost

correcting stupid comments is an important contribution so my post worth is still higher than most here and is now pretty much through the roof
Hi, can anyone recommend this over a Sony wx220 or wx350. Just can't decide which to buy and want a decent cheap camera. Thanks.
airdsuk

No it doesn't. It is ratio of the lens's focal length to the diameter of … No it doesn't. It is ratio of the lens's focal length to the diameter of the effective entrance pupil. (Usually the lens aperture) And it is a wee 'f'. Depth of field varies with distance to subject, f number and lens focal length.



​So basically the lower the f number, the better the performance in lower light conditions?
grouchly1970

Hi, can anyone recommend this over a Sony wx220 or wx350. Just can't … Hi, can anyone recommend this over a Sony wx220 or wx350. Just can't decide which to buy and want a decent cheap camera. Thanks.


The Sony's have cold white balance and drab colours for video. They make everything look like it was shot in the middle of winter. And a tendency for cyan sky syndrome too. But the Sony wx220/wx350 video can do 1080/50i AVCHD video, whereas this Canon S200 is stuck with only 720p30 video. Canon compacts are not very good with video frame rates :(. To help you decide, you should watch some sample videos on Youtube to see which camera produces the nicest video for your eyes.
789HHEELLOO

​So basically the lower the f number, the better the performance in lower … ​So basically the lower the f number, the better the performance in lower light conditions?



Generally yes, it lets in more light so you can use a faster shutter speed, which is why it is called a fast lens. The decreased depth of field is less forgiving of poor focussing though and shooting wide open generally produces softer images unless the lens is very high quality. I was considering this camera last year when JL had it on clearance at £150 so this is a bargain. I rejected it as it has a CCD sensor rather than a CMOS which rather negates the low light advantage.
solar26

Same here. Still got the s90 too. It was worth the £300 for the s90 so … Same here. Still got the s90 too. It was worth the £300 for the s90 so this has got to be a real bargain at £99. Cheap as chips. Have some heat.......



Dpreview: The PowerShot S200 is a cheaper version of the S110, utilizing a 10.1 megapixel CCD instead of a 12MP CMOS sensor. It does, however, retain the same F2.0-5.9, 24-120mm lens as the S110 with lens-shift image stabilization. The S200 also features a 3" LCD with 461k dots, manual exposure controls, and built-in Wi-Fi. Keeping with the 'step down' theme from the S110, the S200 only records 720p video and lacks Raw support. The S200 is available in black and white.
I wonder if my eyes nowadays can see any better than these mid range cameras can produce!
Tempted, would this produce images as good as the Lumix tz70 I am about to return?
Baby brother of the Canon S110 which is a better featured camera. If you're ever going to use manual modes and RAW it's a no brainer for an extra £25, but I'd imagine most wouldn't and wouldn't notice the difference.
alxdenisov

Dpreview: The PowerShot S200 is a cheaper version of the S110, utilizing … Dpreview: The PowerShot S200 is a cheaper version of the S110, utilizing a 10.1 megapixel CCD instead of a 12MP CMOS sensor. It does, however, retain the same F2.0-5.9, 24-120mm lens as the S110 with lens-shift image stabilization. The S200 also features a 3" LCD with 461k dots, manual exposure controls, and built-in Wi-Fi. Keeping with the 'step down' theme from the S110, the S200 only records 720p video and lacks Raw support. The S200 is available in black and white.



Still sounds like a bargain!
Can't be as good as the iPhone 6S camera, surely.
peterstyles75

It's only 10 Megapixels according to spec on curry's site, for same … It's only 10 Megapixels according to spec on curry's site, for same price at curry's you could get Sony bridge camera with 20 Megapixel and 36 x zoom, £70 could get you Nixon coolpix camera with 20 Megapixels



What exactly are you going to be doing with 20 megapixels anyway?
Fantastic camera for £99.

I have the Canon S95 and it takes amazing pictures for a camera that fits in my pocket. This should be even better.
ChampionshipManager

Can't be as good as the iPhone 6S camera, surely.



It is much better for photos. It has a far bigger sensor allowing much more light through, wider angle lens, a real flash and optical zoom.

I imagine the iphone 6s will take better videos though.
Edited by: "derrycityboy" 8th Nov 2015
thenewcamera.com/can…20/
dpreview.com/for…378

...CCD vs CMOS, sensor is more akin to the S95 era

S120 > S200 .. does S200 have touch screen also? Still a bargain though IMO.

Edited by: "monty77" 8th Nov 2015
ChampionshipManager

Can't be as good as the iPhone 6S camera, surely.


iPhone 6s is £599.
Save yourself £500 and buy Canon for £99.
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