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Canon FS200


$398.44 Released April, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Headphone jack. 37x optical zoom. Image stabilization.

The Cons:No internal storage (upgraded models have - FS21 has 16GB, FS22 has 32GB). Limited still image resolution (1024 x 768px). Cheap plastic body construction.

The Canon FS200 is a standard definition flash memory camcorder from Canon's 2009 lineup.  The camcorder is a slight upgrade to Canon's FS100 from 2008 and like the FS100 it features Canon's DIGIC DV II image processor for reduced pixel noise and improved image quality, but only has a 680,000 pixel CMOS sensor compared to the 1.07 megapixels of the FS100.

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  The FS200 has an SDHC expansion slot for storing video and still images as well as a USB output for uploading to PC.  It is designed similar to the FS100 with a 2.7" LCD display but is lighter and more compact than the 2008 model, at only 7.9 ounces.  The camcorder includes Canon's 41x advanced zoom technology as well as image stabilization and a quick charge feature.  It is available in a misty silver, sunrise red, or evening blue finish and is expected to be released in Spring 2009.

Features/Specs

  • 680,000 Pixel CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC DV II image processor
  • 2.7" LCD display
  • SDHC expansion slot
  • 41x Advanced Zoom; 37x Optical / 2000x Digital
  • Image stabilization
  • Quick charge feature
  • Compact and Lightweight Design (7.9 oz.)
  • USB 2.0 output
  • Recording modes: 3 Mbps, 6 Mbps, 9 Mbps
  • Available in Misty Silver, Sunrise Red, or Evening Blue finish
  • Included in Box: Battery Pack, Compact Power Adapter, Cables, Wrist Strap
  • Comes with Pixela ImageMixer Video Editing Software
  • 1 year limited warranty

User Reviews (2)

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Pros
  • 2

    headphone jack

  • 1

    37x optical zoom

  • 1

    image stabilization

  • 1

    utilizes affordable, easy to find and capacious SD/SDHC flash cards for storage

  • 1

    lighter and more compact than previous generation

  • 1

    affordable price

  • 1

    simple, easy to use controls

  • 1

    mini microphone input

Cons
  • 1

    no internal storage (upgraded models have - FS21 has 16GB, FS22 has 32GB)

  • 1

    limited still image resolution (1024 x 768px)

  • 1

    cheap plastic body construction

  • 1

    smaller CMOS sensor than the previous generation

  • 1

    does not shoot in high definition

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