Short Form Review Posted for Canon PowerShot A200!|
(Wednesday, July 17, 2002 - 19:39 EDT)
Dave examines Canon's 2.1 megapixel entry-level digicam...
Until now, Canon has generally eschewed the lower end of the digicam market, preferring to work more in the realm of fully-featured but more expensive models. With the introduction of the 2.0 megapixel A200 (and the A100, it's 1.2 megapixel little brother) though, they've taken square aim at the entry-level market.
I've just reviewed the A200, and was impressed with its image quality and range of features, particularly when compared to my expectations for "entry level" digicams. Color was excellent, resolution very respectable, and the range of exposure and creative controls were much more in line with Canon's higher-end offerings. While I really (!) prefer cameras with zoom lenses, the A200 has a lot to offer at a very affordable price. Check it out!