|Canon Digital IXUS 200 IS digital compact camera
All these years, Canon IXUS cameras have been hogging the limelight. And it is a great achievement to introduce a new IXUS camera time and again and still get the same attention. Over the years, the Canon Digital IXUS camera has become a very modern camera with many innovative techniques. The Canon Digital IXUS 200 IS camera is the first touchscreen camera in the Canon range. Many more will undoubtedly follow.
Touchscreen operation of the Canon IXUS 200IS
The ease of use of the average IXUS camera was already great to begin with, and with the introduction of a touchscreen operation, the Canon IXUS 200 IS adds a whole new dimension to it. It is actually a different, perhaps more modern way of operating a camera. It is not so much that the user experiences more speed or more ease; it is simply a fact that more and more electronic devices such as mobile phones now often come with touchscreens. And that makes applying a touchscreen to a digital camera a logical step. Part of the mobile phone users will immediately recognize this way of operating when the Canon Digital IXUS 200 IS is used in practice.
Canon IXUS 200 IS camera body
The quality of the Canon IXUS 200 is great; the finishing of the housing and the design are of high quality. User-friendliness and the ease of operating the camera are both at a high level. The broad experience of the Canon IXUS design department has a clear positive effect on the IXUS 200 IS camera. The image quality goes without saying, and certainly when working in well-lit circumstances, there is little to complain about. Only in situations where light is scarce and high ISO values must be used, some concern props up while noise is visibly present, thus reducing the quality. This is not entirely unexpected, while it is a disease many high resolution compact cameras suffer from.
Canon IXUS 200 IS review conclusion
We really like the Canon Digital IXUS 200 IS camera. Even for a DSLR photographer, it is a pleasure to carry around a camera without constantly being aware of it in your pocket. The ease of taking a picture and the fun of operating the camera contribute to the overall positive feeling we have about the IXUS 200 IS. And if you do want more, or if you consider yourself to be a creative photographer getting the most out of his camera, you should go for a DSLR. Although I still can't think of one reason to not carry the Canon IXUS 200 IS with you as a second camera!