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A Buyer's Guide to Canon Powershot SX200 Digital Camera

The Canon Powershot SX200 Digital Camera boasts numerous features developed to make your pictures striking, clear and beautiful with the press of a button.

Specifications

The main selling point of this camera is the huge lens, allowing for 12x optical zoom, with a giant maximum wide angle of 28 mm.

A 12.1 megapixel digital camera, the powershot has a maximum telephoto of 336 mm and a maximum aperture of 3.4. It takes digital videos of 720 pixels and uses a lithium ion battery.

Additional Features

The powershot SX200 -- like previous models before it -- has advanced image stabilization features, which allow even a beginner to get crystal clear pictures simply by pointing and shooting, even with maximum zoom. The camera will adjust for shaky hands and compensate for the additional movement, providing you with sharp, focused pictures.

Appearance

A frequent criticism of the camera, mentioned in multiple reviews, is that it is bulkier than many other point-and-shoot cameras in the same price range and with similar specifications. The camera's dimensions are 4.1 inches wide and 1.5 inches high, with a depth of 2.4 inches. The camera weighs 8.6 ounces.

If the larger size is something you can live with, the camera is otherwise designed very efficiently and has several useful features. For example, many of the menu controls can be accessed by a wheel on top of the camera, reducing the need for screen access to the menu.

Price

The Canon Powershot SX200 Digital Camera usually retails for approximately $350.

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