Canon Digital IXUS 200 IS | Digital Camera Review | Storage and Energy
These days, a camera that does not support SD / SDHC memory cards is considered somewhat of a rare breed. We still find Sony faithfully using its Memory Stick, however, and given the current developments for this type of product, it is unlikely this card type will be gone any time soon. Besides that, we see Olympus using its xD Picture Card in an almost desperate way, while we cannot imagine that this card will survive much longer. CompactFlash is reserved for a select group of digital SLR cameras; in particular the semi-pro and professional cameras. What remains is a large amount of digital cameras supporting the SD and SDHC format memory cards. So does the Canon Digital IXUS 200 IS.
Canon Digital IXUS 200 IS memory
The 12 Megapixels of resolution are only stored in the JPEG format. The camera offers 2 different compression factors to choose from, and if you only shoot in the highest resolution with the lowest compression, you will have to count with a file of about 3MB. That is not too big, and in practice this means that you can store over 600 pictures on a 2GB card. As prices have dropped significantly for SDHC memory cards, storage should not be a problem and we recommend using at least 4GB or an 8GB SDHC card with the Canon Digital IXUS 200 IS.
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 IXUS 200 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 200IS 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-6L Lithium Ion battery
The Canon IXUS 200IS uses an NB-6L Lithium Ion battery with a capacity of 3.7V 1000mAh. The battery only fits into the camera in one way and is safely kept in its place by a safety catch. The battery must be charged by the included battery charger, which takes 1 hour and 55 minutes. A fully charged battery lasts approximately 240 shots, according to CIPA measurements. However, CIPA measurement conditions and the use of the camera do not always match the reality, for example, the difference in temperature, so you have to count with fewer pictures. We were able to take approximately 220 pictures before the battery gave in.