|SDHC memory cards
Although the Canon SX200IS is an advanced digital camera; the pictures are stored in JPEG format. RAW diehards will have to go for the PowerShot G10 or the EOS DSLR. Thanks to the JPEG storage, files will not exceed the 3MB per picture. This is a very acceptable size which is easy to handle. You don't really need high capacity memory cards. A 2GB SD card will do the job easily, but personally I tend to go for a 4GB or 8GB SDHC card. Since SD / SDHC cards are not only used in digital photo cameras but also in camcorders, it is quite logical to use a larger storage capacity. Unless you use the card solely for the Canon PowerShot SX200 IS.
Considering 8GB of storage capacity:
12M - 4000x3000 pixels - JPEG Fine - 3084KB - 2505 pictures
12M - 4000x3000 pixels - JPEG Standard - 1474KB - 5116 pictures
9M - 4000x2248 pixels - JPEG Fine - 2311KB - 3318 pictures
9M - 4000x2248 pixels - JPEG Standard - 1105KB - 6822 pictures
8M - 3264x2448 pixels - JPEG Fine - 2060KB - 3721 pictures
8M - 3264x2448 pixels - JPEG Standard - 980KB - 7675 pictures
5M -2592x1944 pixels - JPEG Fine - 1395KB - 5457 pictures
5M - 2592x1944 pixels - JPEG Standard - 695KB - 10679 pictures
2M - 1600x1200 pixels - JPEG Fine - 558KB - 12927 pictures
2M - 1600x1200 pixels - JPEG Standard - 278KB - 24562 pictures
0.3M - 640x480 pixels - JPEG Fine - 150KB - 40937 pictures
0.3M - 640x480 pixels - JPEG Standard - 84KB - 61406 pictures
Video resolution 1280x720 pixels - 30fps - 43 min 32 sec
Video resolution 640x480 pixels - 30fps - 1 hour 35 min 1 sec
Video resolution 320x240 pixels - 30fps - 4 hour 52 min 24 sec
|USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface
The Canon PowerShot SX200 IS camera has been equipped with a fast USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface. It transfers pictures at a high speed. The speed of the Canon SX200IS camera is stable and fast. If you want to make things simple for yourself, and don't want the hassle of working with a cable all the time, you might want to purchase a fast USB 2.0 High Speed card reader, which does not require connecting the camera. It's fast, easy and saves battery capacity.
Canon NB-5L Li-Ion battery
The Canon PowerShot SX200 IS comes with a Canon NB-5L Li-ion battery. This battery has been used for a while now, and for more than one Canon camera. The battery capacity is 3.7V 1120mAh and has to be recharged through a standard included CB-2L battery charger for approximately 2 hours. According to CIPA measurements, a fully loaded battery will let us take around 280 pictures. In practice, this was considerably less with an average of 225 pictures. This amount depends on the conditions in which shooting takes place, as well as the way of shooting. Are the flash and LCD monitor frequently used or not at all? These are details that all influence the amount of pictures that can be taken. If you cannot recharge the battery on time, you might want to purchase an extra one.