Review posted for Canon S200 Digital ELPH!|
(Wednesday, May 1, 2002 - 00:57 EDT)
The "little brother" to the already tiny PowerShot S300. 2 megapixel CCD, 2x zoom, movies with sound, ultra-small.
In last year's lineup, I greatly preferred Canon's PowerShot S300 over the slightly smaller S110, because I felt the latter's user interface suffered from too few buttons, making menu navigation awkward. This year though, the smaller digital ELPH's interface is virtually identical to that on the larger model, thanks to the addition of a four-way arrow pad to both models. The result is an ultra-compact digicam with great image quality that's actually easy and intuitive to use.
Personally, I'd still go with the slightly larger S330, mainly for its longer 3x zoom (vs the 2x on the S200). The difference in size between the two actually isn't all that great when you look at their dimensions, but I will admit that the S200 certainly *looks* a lot smaller. Either way, two great little digicams that snap nice pictures and offer a surprising range of features in very small, rugged cases. Check it out!