LCD and Viewfinder
Canon S200 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 461k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
S200 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Canon S200 can shoot continuously at max speed of 2 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
Unfortunately S200 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Canon S200 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 9 points to choose from.
Canon S200 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Canon S200, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 24 fps and save in and H.264 formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution .
S200 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Canon S200 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Olympus XZ-2 iHS or Nikon Coolpix P7100 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Canon S200 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n)) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
You can connect S200 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Canon S200 is powered by NB-6LH battery which provides a shooting life of 200 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 253 shots, Canon S200 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend S200 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Small Sensor Compact Cameras
Fujifilm X30 with its 470shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Compact cameras. Check the comparison of Canon S200 vs Fujifilm X30 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Canon S200 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Canon S200 is $329.95