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A good little camera - but with a memory issue,
This review is from: Canon Digital IXUS 200 IS Digital Camera - Silver (12.1 Megapixel, 5x Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch LCD (Electronics)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)OK, so I don't know anything about cameras and taking photos but this little camera has everything you need.
The one major drawback I had with this camera is the complete and utter lack of internal memory. Yes, you have to buy a memory card to put into it before you can even start using it as a camera. This is one thing Canon should have thought of. Even if they had dedicated a small bit of memory so you could take say ten photos. Or they should have included a bog standard memory card in the box. It is one of my pet hates that you are sold something that you can't use without going out and buying more things for it.
Anyway, rant over, getting down to the camera.
It is a neat little camera and inside the box you get the discs you can load into your computer for all of the usual things, a getting started guide, a camera strap (thin piece of string), of course the manual, some cables for the PC, and a charging unit for the Li-on battery.
Now the features you get are the ones you would expect to get on a Canon camera: optical image stabiliser, face detection technology, motion detection, touch screen, contrast correction, and a load of other features when you switch it on, all of the different modes you can use to take pictures including, fireworks, long shutter, beach, aquarium, foliage, snow, ISO 3200, and many others. It also comes with stitch assist which helps when you are taking panoramic shots.
As I have said previously I don't really know much about taking photos and the settings to use, but hope to be able to get into it and this camera would be the ideal one to use (although the price is on the high side).
I haven't even got started on the video camera side of this phone which can take videos in HD. You can switch between camera and video mode using the button on the top of the camera. The quality is OK, not too great on zoom but it is meant to be used as a normal camera. And the microphone did pick up the sound.
One of the things I haven't covered so far is the zoom function. I much prefer having a button that says T/W. But on this camera the zoom is a small disc by the shutter button you have to pull or push for the zoom.
I am sure once I have got used to it and used it a bit longer then I will be able to come back and give it five stars.
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Initial post: 4 Jan 2010 10:00:19 GMT
Michael Cherry says:
in my experience Canon always has a small memory card included in the box, usually 16mb, I wonder if you missed it or why it was missing?
In reply to an earlier post on 22 Feb 2010 11:58:34 GMT
These days there's no point including a small card, because most users already have high capacity SD cards. A 16mb card would only be good for couple of shots, so what's the point?
In reply to an earlier post on 5 Mar 2010 00:25:51 GMT
Surely everyone has a least a couple of memory cards lying about the house these days? Unless this was your first digital camera?
Posted on 27 Apr 2010 10:37:17 BDT
Being a Vine Prigramme member you no doubt had the camera for free. With regards memory, what is the point in being able to only take 10 shots before getting the memory card? Needlessly pointless. You might as well need one from the start but I do concede that should be made clearer. However the first thing anyone would do when they buy a camera, if they didn't already have one, is by a decent memory card.
Including internal memory would only serve to confuse some people potentially.
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