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Canon PowerShot A200 Discussion
See the Imaging Resource's review for the Canon PowerShot A200 here...

Comments (16)

Can anyone recommend a cheap ac adapter for the A100 or A200 camera, the price for a Canon brand is a rip off (almost as much as I paid for the camera). If you know the official plug type or where I can buy one that would also be great as it would be easy to make a adapter for myself...

Comment #1

I am looking to buy my first digital camera and considering the s330 or s30. I just read a review on the s200 though (which is quite new) and it seems it is almost identical to the s330 except without the 3x lens and a speaker. I don't need the 3x and prefer macro shots which the reviewer tested as better on the s200. So , any ideas? Are they really equal in terms of image. Also am considering the Olympus D550.. Anyone dare to compare this to Cannon? Thanks...

Comment #2

Has anyone got a manual for the canon a200 digital camera need it urgently..

Comment #3

Hey!.

U bought the cam and I love it!.

Pictures are just great.

Here is a picture I took with it: Attachments:.

100-0029_IMG.JPG..

Comment #4

How have you found battery consumption? I found the supplied batteries gave me about 6 shots and energizers gave me about 12. Doesn't seem right...

Comment #5

I've found the same on two cameras. Canon say to use the Mallory Duracell Ultra M3 but have't tried it yet. Any other expreiences of better battery lif or using NiMh cells?..

Comment #6

I have A200, a very nice camera. My complaint came when I first tried using it with the alkaline batteries that came with the unit. They lasted a whopping 10 minutes, far from the 100 minutes in the review on this website. I then bought new alkaline batteries and got the same results. I decided to buy a recharger and NiMH (Photo)batteries. I now get a good 60 minutes before changing.

I recently had an opportunity to try out the new Mercury 2.1MP Camera. It lasted 3 hours on the alkaline batteries and gave the same quality images. It also costs about $75.00 less then my A200. But then again it's not a Canon!..

Comment #7

I have found this camera is very frustrating to use at night. The flash will take about 20 seconds before going off - missing the moment most times. I looked in the instruction manual, thinking that it was a setting, but could not find any.

Has anyone got any tips for this?..

Comment #8

Hi nick, I understand what is happening to you..the A200 is a nice camera but it's performance is on the slow side. If you want to take pictures a little bit faster, go with the manual settings, a ISO 100, and white balance depending on the available light, and the camera will respond faster, and try not to use the flash, good light from a room could work...For night, stick to ISO 100-200, depending if you plan to print, 100; 200 has moderate noise, 400 is unaceptable. If you use the slow sync mode of flash, it tends to be slower then normal. Also, disable the preview the image after taking it, and things could be a little faster...hope this works for you...the key is to play with the settings, the auto mode is way slow, taking almost 5 seconds to focus in night, or worst...good luck...this camera takes great pictures by the way..my mayor complaint is performance.....

Comment #9

Would you be so kind as to forward me the viewer software for my a200. I lost the CD, Canon wants me to buy a replacement. I agree, this is a slow flash camera. Michael.

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Comment #10

Would you be so kind as to forward me the viewer software and drivers for my canon Power Shot A 200. I lost the cd. thanks..

Comment #11

J'ai besoin de drivers canon powershot A200 sous windows xp..

Comment #12

My son bought me a Canon SD200 for Father's Day. He has one and loves it. My photography needs may be a bit different from his though. I need to shoot different musicians and bands in various clubs and outdoor venues in a variety of light conditions...so I need a digital that is somewhat small...can zoom in....give realistic colors...sharp pictures...be able to slightly crop...and do so in different light situations. At first, I thought that the SD200 might not be the correct camera for my needs. I looked at the Canon A520, and really wanted to like that camera for my choice.

However, from the reviews that I have read, it seems that the A520's auto focus is not nearly as usable in low light situations as the SD200's. This can possibly be due to the A520 only using a Digic processor, and the SD200 using the Digic-2 processor. The better processor seems to make for much faster times at start-up and between shots....and also a more sharp picture and better color saturation. This difference now leads me to believe that perhaps the SD200 would be the most usable camera for my needs. If the SD200 gives me a sharper picture with better color saturation...and better Auto-focusing in low light...then perhaps even with some slight croping and enlarging to 8" x 10"....I might be better off in the long run.

I would appreciate any other thoughts....experiences...and ideas...

Comment #13

Please advise how the adaptor kit CA-PS800 for the Canon A200 digital camera works. There are are no instructions..

Comment #14

A200 - I haven't had much joy yet in sharing the movies. I can make a movie on Windows Movie Maker, but can't do much with it after that, and it's a pretty rough result. What programs can I use to share the movies? I haven't been able to convert it to other formats. There must be something I'm missing...

Comment #15

Hi there Iam just a new user of the A200 could you please help me get accustomed to it i.e the tricks and especially what kind of batteries to use..

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