CANON PowerShot S200 High Performance Compact Digital Camera  £79.00  currys
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CANON PowerShot S200 High Performance Compact Digital Camera £79.00 currys

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Found 23rd Nov 2015
Excellent value for money ! ...I cannot see any better compact camera for same money

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looks a decent camera, heat
It"s a 2013 model,but OK for the price it"s £109 on Amazon
The few sample pictures I've seen for this camera seem to display an aqua-marine coloured sky. Is it normal for Canon cameras to produce an aqua-marine sky or is it just this model?
Edited by: "Show_Me_The_Money" 24th Nov 2015
Is there anything better at this price? I'm no camera expert.
TonyRoma2010

Is there anything better at this price? I'm no camera expert.


I seriously doubt it

Problem with cameras at this end of the market is they're not much better than the best mobile phone cameras. Granted a phone with a decent camera on costs £300 to £600 and this is a mere £79, but if you already have one of those phones and it's in your pocket everywhere you go, this is a bit pointless. If you're serious about photography and want more than snapshots you need at least a 1" sensor, but I'd suggest micro four thirds or APS-C as a minimum.

TonyRoma2010

Is there anything better at this price? I'm no camera expert.


You can get a 35mm SLR for the money but have to pay for processing
anewman

Problem with cameras at this end of the market is they're not much better … Problem with cameras at this end of the market is they're not much better than the best mobile phone cameras. Granted a phone with a decent camera on costs £300 to £600 and this is a mere £79, but if you already have one of those phones and it's in your pocket everywhere you go, this is a bit pointless. If you're serious about photography and want more than snapshots you need at least a 1" sensor, but I'd suggest micro four thirds or APS-C as a minimum.You can get a 35mm SLR for the money but have to pay for processing


not really pointless, not many mobiles have 5 times zoom for a start
Only 10meg and 5 x optical zoom.

You would be better off with a bridge camera , more meg more zoom . I prefer Fuji.
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anewman

Problem with cameras at this end of the market is they're not much better … Problem with cameras at this end of the market is they're not much better than the best mobile phone cameras. Granted a phone with a decent camera on costs £300 to £600 and this is a mere £79, but if you already have one of those phones and it's in your pocket everywhere you go, this is a bit pointless. If you're serious about photography and want more than snapshots you need at least a 1" sensor, but I'd suggest micro four thirds or APS-C as a minimum.You can get a 35mm SLR for the money but have to pay for processing


I couldn't imaging carrying my expensive smartphone everywhere with me on holidays, trips or giving to my children... would rather prefer £80 small compact camera able of making good quality photos. Many people using small compacts as a backup cameras which can carry all the time... so don't say this is pointless:)
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Proveright

Only 10meg and 5 x optical zoom.You would be better off with a bridge … Only 10meg and 5 x optical zoom.You would be better off with a bridge camera , more meg more zoom . I prefer Fuji.


I've been waiting for comments like this... simply stupid
pavel76

I couldn't imaging carrying my expensive smartphone everywhere with me on … I couldn't imaging carrying my expensive smartphone everywhere with me on holidays, trips or giving to my children... would rather prefer £80 small compact camera able of making good quality photos. Many people using small compacts as a backup cameras which can carry all the time... so don't say this is pointless:)



So you have a smart phone that is so expensive you dont carry it with you? Seriously?
Dont let the 10mp sensor fool you. This is the same sensor as the S95 which has been praised and used by photography professionals for years as a pocket camera. Sensor quality, sensor size and the cameras image processor are more important than megapixels. In fact using megapixels as a measure is the most pointless reason for buying a camera and rarely has any impact on image quality. A 10 mp sensor can wipe the floor with a 40mp sensor if the 40mp sensor is tiny (most phone cameras) and has a poor image software processor. The lens on a Quality compact camera will have larger and more ground glass elements than any phone camera with its minute lens and sensor.
Way too much marketing garbage out there re: megapixels has fooled many into buying sub standard crap based on nothing but technobabble.
For the price this camera will give great results and in the right hands (like any camera) will produce superb images capable of making sharp prints up to 10" X 12". It will print acceptable images to twice that size but softness will start to be evident.
As for the argument that yo would be better off with a bridge camera, well maybe but if you buy a bridge camera then you would be better off with a DSLR and if you buy a DSLR then you would be better with a 645 Digital camera etc etc etc. Pointless argument. This is a pocket camera a bridge camera is not.


Edited by: "Monk_5" 24th Nov 2015
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brilly

not really pointless, not many mobiles have 5 times zoom for a start




Get out of here old Hag with your super zooms
229mel

Get out of here old Hag with your super zooms


you really are a bit lacking up top yeah?
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phatbhoy

So you have a smart phone that is so expensive you dont carry it with … So you have a smart phone that is so expensive you dont carry it with you? Seriously?


I'm not carrying my smartphone everywhere with me when I'm on holidays... prefer to take my Samsung EX1 which is still a bit bulky but have rotating screen and makes great photos at night without using flash + I don't have to worry about loosing few hundreds.
Every single camera thread: Not enough megapixels, use your phone, I prefer X brand....

It's painful.
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nomnomnomnom

Every single camera thread: Not enough megapixels, use your phone, I … Every single camera thread: Not enough megapixels, use your phone, I prefer X brand....It's painful.


And boring...
One argument in favour of a compact camera over a smart phone, regardless of the photo quality, is the fact that if you are on a day out and want to take plenty of pictures, you do tend to run out of battery and lose the use of your phone, which has happened to me in the past.
As a happy owner of a many year-old S95 (which cost £400!), this is a great deal.

The top-end S-range pretty much take the best quality pics for a compact, beaten only by the Sony RX100 range (at least that's how it was a few years ago, haven't looked much in to it since).
kr00t0n

As a happy owner of a many year-old S95 (which cost £400!), this is a … As a happy owner of a many year-old S95 (which cost £400!), this is a great deal.The top-end S-range pretty much take the best quality pics for a compact, beaten only by the Sony RX100 range (at least that's how it was a few years ago, haven't looked much in to it since).



Spot on the s95 sensor is really really good. This is basically a pared down s110. The S200 doesn't shoot RAW (no big deal because judging by some the "informed" comments" they wouldnt know what RAW was if it jumped up and slapped them,), Only goes to 6400 ISO as opposed to12800 on the S110 (its only 1 f-stop of sensitivity in real terms, get over it), The S200 only shoots 720p instead of 1080p but at this price level it means little, The S200 only shoots 2fps continuous as opposed to 10fps (again in a small pocket compact thats not a deal breaker)
However as I said earlier the important stuff is there, excellent sensor, excellent in camera image processor and most importantly superb optics (The lens glass elements quality)
phatbhoy

So you have a smart phone that is so expensive you dont carry it with … So you have a smart phone that is so expensive you dont carry it with you? Seriously?



I agree, I have a Iphone 6s 128gb and I don't fancy taking that we me everywhere in Barbados. It could easily get pick pocketed with just a pair of shorts on. I'd rather spend £80 on a camera with a hand strap. It's my choice.
Seems like a good camera for taking family photos and recording.
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