Canon PowerShot S200

PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras

PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200

Share your creativity with a PowerShot you can take anywhere

HS System and a bright f/2 lens deliver superb performance in any light. The PowerShot S200 puts artistic control into the pockets of photographers who like to shoot creatively, and share their images while on the move.


  • Great results in low light, thanks to a bright f/2 lens and HS System with DIGIC 5 processor
  • Shoot a variety of subjects with a 24mm ultra-wide angle, 5x zoom lens and 9x ZoomPlus
  • Capture detailed images with a 10.1 Megapixel high-sensitivity sensor
  • Intelligent IS keeps images sharp and movies steady, even when using full zoom
  • Take control with a customisable Lens Control Ring and manual modes
  • Connect to smartphones easily with Wi-Fi, and share and backup your images
  • Easy viewing with large 7.5 cm (3.0") PureColor II G LCD
  • Capture superb images and HD movies in every situation with Smart Auto
  • Make a statement with your photos, using Live View Control and Creative Filters
PowerShot S200

Key Features

  • Wide aperture Wide aperture
  • 5x optical zoom, ultra wide-angle 5x optical zoom, ultra wide-angle
  • Zoom to 9x with great quality Zoom to 9x with great quality
  • Great low-light shots Great low-light shots
  • Powerful DIGIC processing Powerful DIGIC processing
  • 10.1 Megapixel high sensitivity CCD 10.1 Megapixel high sensitivity CCD
  • Steady images and movies in every situation Steady images and movies in every situation
  • Quick manual control Quick manual control
  • Share and backup images wirelessly Share and backup images wirelessly
  • Auto mode with 36-scene detection Auto mode with 36-scene detection
  • Enhanced strength and visibility Enhanced strength and visibility
  • Aperture and shutter speed control Aperture and shutter speed control
  • High maximum ISO sensitivity High maximum ISO sensitivity
  • Easy image adjustment Easy image adjustment
  • Various effects for more creativity Various effects for more creativity
  • 720p movies with stereo sound 720p movies with stereo sound

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    Features in depth

      Detailed Features

      Great quality images no matter what the conditions

      For great-quality images in any light, the PowerShot S200 uses Canon’s HS System: a unique combination of a high-sensitivity sensor and powerful DIGIC 5 processor. A bright f/2 lens and maximum ISO 6400 sensitivity helps you keep shooting even when light levels drop, capturing the ambience of the occasion without using flash or a tripod.

      Versatile lens

      A 24mm 5x zoom offers tremendous creative flexibility. Capture those big skies along with every detail in the foreground when shooting landscapes, or zoom in to pick out individual subjects and get closer to the action. ZoomPlus takes you even closer, increasing your zoom power while maintaining sharpness and clarity.

      Manual control made easy

      Take control of your images with a range of manual and semi-automatic features. Customise the PowerShot S200’s Lens Control Ring for easy adjustment of image parameters like aperture, shutter speed and focusing.

      Intelligent IS

      Combat camera shake and capture sharp, detailed images and movies. Canon’s optical Image Stabilizer with Intelligent IS compensates for unwanted camera movement, and automatically picks one of seven modes according to shooting conditions.

      Wi-Fi and Image Sync

      Connect and share your images with your smartphone or tablet via Wi-Fi or send them directly to popular social-networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter via CANON iMAGE GATEWAY. Wirelessly connect and print your photos with compatible PIXMA or SELPHY photo printers. Image Sync enables convenient PC and online back up to cloud storage sites such as Flickr™*

      7.5 cm (3.0") PureColor II G LCD

      A large, durable, high quality LCD screen with excellent visibility offers effortless menu navigation, lets you frame and view shots with ease and makes sharing them a pleasure.

      Smart Auto

      Simply switch the PowerShot S200 into Smart Auto and let the camera intelligently choose the right camera settings for you, adapting from 36 scenes (21 when shooting movies) for optimum results.

      HD Movies

      Record high quality HD movies at 720p resolution, with optical zoom and stereo sound. A dedicated Movie Button allows quick and intuitive access to video capture. An HDMI-CEC connection enables footage to be watched and controlled on your home TV.

      Creative Filters

      Add your own look and feel to an image with the PowerShot S200’s Creative Filters. Choose from photographic effects, like Fisheye, Miniature and Toy Camera, to more traditional Monochrome and Colour Accent filters.

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      • Direct Internet sharing, Image Sync and Send via server features require a CANON iMAGE GATEWAY account. CANON iMAGE GATEWAY may not be supported in some countries or regions. Please visit for more information.

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      What's in the box?

      Whats in the box
      • PowerShot S200
      • Wrist Strap WS-D11
      • Battery Pack NB-6LH
      • Battery Charger CB-2LYE
      • AC Cable
      • User Manual Kit

      Product Specification


      Type 1/1.7 type high-sensitivity CCD
      Effective Pixels Approx. 10.1M
      Colour Filter Type Primary Colour


      Type DIGIC 5 with iSAPS technology
      Focal Length 5.2 – 26.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 120 mm)
      Zoom Optical 5x
      ZoomPlus 9x
      Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.4x or 1.8x¹)
      Combined Approx. 20x
      Maximum f/number f/2.0-f/5.9
      Construction 7 elements in 6 groups (1 double-sided aspherical lens, 1 double-sided aspherical UA lens and 1 single-sided aspherical lens)
      Image Stabilisation Yes (lens shift-type), approx. 3-stop¹. Intelligent IS


      Type TTL
      AF System/ Points AiAF (9-point or Face Detection with Face Select and Track), 1-point AF (any position is available or fixed centre)
      AF Modes Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE¹, Tracking AF
      AF Point Selection Size (Normal, Small)
      AF Lock Yes
      AF Assist Beam Yes
      Manual Focus Yes
      Closest Focusing Distance 3 cm (W) from front of lens in macro


      Metering modes Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF or FlexiZone AF frame)
      AE Lock Yes
      Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments.
      Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
      ISO sensitivity AUTO, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
      Speed 1 – 1/2000 sec. (factory default)
      15 – 1/2000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)


      Type TTL
      Settings Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom


      Type sRGB


      Monitor 7.5 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G LCD (TFT). Approx. 461,000 dots
      Coverage Approx. 100%
      Brightness Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD
      Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
      Slow Sync Speed Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.
      Red-Eye Reduction Yes
      Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE, Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure
      Flash Exposure Lock Yes
      Manual Power Adjustment 3 levels with internal flash
      Second Curtain Synchronisation Yes
      Built-in Flash Range 50 cm – 7.0 m (W) / 50 cm – 2.3 m (T)
      External Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2


      Modes Smart Auto (36 scenes detected), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Live View Control, SCN (Portrait, Smooth Skin, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), High-speed Burst (2.5 MP), Stitch Assist, Snow, Fireworks), Creative Filters (Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap)
      Modes in Movie Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), Program AE, Portrait, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Color Accent, Color Swap
      Photo Effects My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
      Drive modes Single, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer
      Continuous Shooting Approx. 1.9 shots/sec
      High-speed Burst (2.5MP): 4.5 shots/sec
      with AF: Approx. 0.8 shots/sec
      with Live View: Approx. 0.8 shots/sec
      (all speeds are until memory card becomes full)¹²


      Image Size 4:3 - (L) 3648 x 2736, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480
      16:9 - (L) 3648 x 2048, (M1) 2816 x 1584, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360
      3:2 - (L) 3648 x 2432, (M1) 2816 x 1880, (M2) 1600 x 1064, (S) 640 x 424
      1:1 - (L) 2736 x 2736, (M1) 2112 x 2112, (M2) 1200 x 1200, (S) 480 x 480
      Resize in playback (M2, S)
      Compression Superfine, Fine
      Movies (HD) 1280 x 720, 24 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps
      Miniature Effect (HD) 4.8fps, 2.4fps, 1.2 fps, (L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5fps
      Movie Length (HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec.¹
      (L and M) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour²


      Still Image Type JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
      Movies MOV [Video: H.264. Audio: Linear PCM (stereo)]


      Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge
      PictBridge Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)


      GPS GPS via mobile (linked to compatible smartphone)
      Red-Eye Correction Yes, during shooting and playback
      Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
      Histogram Yes
      Playback zoom Approx. 2x – 10x
      Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom
      Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese


      Computer Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)
      Other HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible) A/V output (PAL/NTSC)
      Computer/Other Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11 b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only)¹


      Type SD, SDHC, SDXC


      PC & Macintosh Windows 8/7 SP1/ Vista SP2/ XP SP3
      Mac OS X v10.6 – 10.9
      For Wireless LAN connection to a PC:
      Windows 8/7 SP1
      Mac OS X v10.6.8/10.7/10.8.2 or later


      Browsing & Printing ImageBrowser EX
      Image Manipulation PhotoStitch, Map Utility


      Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6LH (battery and charger supplied)
      Battery life Approx. 200 shots
      Eco mode approx. 300 shots
      Approx. 300 min. playback
      A/C Power Supply Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40


      Cases / Straps Soft Case DCC-1450
      Soft Case DCC-1920
      Travel Case DCC-2500
      Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2
      Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40, Battery Charger CB-2LYE
      Other Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100, Interface cable IFC-400PCU


      Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
      Dimensions (WxHxD) 99.8 x 59.0 x 26.3 mm
      Weight Approx. 181 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)
      Zoom ¹ Depending on the image size selected.
      Image Stabilisation ¹ Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350mm (35mm equivalent) are measured at 350mm.
      AF Modes ¹ Some settings limit availability.
      Continuous Shooting ¹ Some settings limit availability.
      ² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
      Movie Length ¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.
      ² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
      Computer/Other ¹ Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit
      • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.
      • Subject to change without notice.
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      Accessories & Supplies


      Trust Canon for guaranteed power performance. Extra batteries, battery chargers and AC adapter kits let you shoot photos and video for longer and review images without worrying about fading battery life.


      A spare or replacement battery for your Canon digital compact camera with higher capacity than the NB-6L for longer shooting times. Genuine Canon batteries offer 100% compatibility, safety and performance.


      A spare or replacement battery charger, perfect for travelling.


      Power your Canon compact camera directly from a mains electricity supply. Ideal for shooting longer projects and powering the camera while it’s connected to a computer.

      Softcases & Straps

      Carry your compact camera comfortably and protect it from dust and scratches.


      Protect your Canon PowerShot camera with a soft case when you are out and about.


      Protect your Canon PowerShot camera with a soft case when you are out and about.


      Protect your Canon PowerShot camera, accessories and travel documents using a multi-pocket Travel Case with a versatile multi-point strap for cross-body, neck or waist carrying options.


      Get creative with your lighting and explore new and exciting types of photography. Canon Speedlites deliver accurate flash exposures time after time, and is quick and simple to use.

      High Power Flash HF-DC2

      Boost the range of your camera’s flash with a portable high-power flash unit. Includes a bracket that attaches to the camera. Can also be used remotely for creative lighting options.

      Cables & Other Accessories

      Stay connected with the correct interface cable.

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      Accessory Organiser

      Carry your battery charger, cables and spare memory cards.

      AV Cable AVC-DC400 ST

      Show photos and movies on TVs and displays that have composite video connections. Carries picture and stereo sound.

      Interface Cable IFC-400PCU

      Transfer photos and movies from your camera to a PC or Mac computer via USB. 1.5m (5ft) cable length.

      HDMI Cable HTC-100

      Show photos and movies on TVs and displays that have an HDMI connection. Carries picture and stereo sound, and features gold-plated contacts to ensure a reliable connection.



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