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Canon FS200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 651 reviews of Canon FS200. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the size and image quality are overall positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the viewfinder.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon FS200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Canon FS200


alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Canon FS200 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The price and image quality are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, image quality, price, portability, size


81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon FS200 Camcorder - Silver (41x Advanced Zoom, 2.7 inch Widescreen Colour LCD)Canon FS200 Camcorder - Silver (41x Advanced Zoom, 2.7 inch Widescreen Colour LCD)

Mar, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Canon FS200


alaTest has collected and analyzed 246 user reviews of Canon FS200 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the size and image quality. The price and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed comments about the color.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon FS200 Flash Memory Camcorder w/41x Advanced Zoom (Misty Silver) - 2009 MODELCanon FS200 Flash Memory Camcorder w/41x Advanced Zoom (Misty Silver) - 2009 MODEL

Mar, 2018

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Canon Legria FS200 review


Solid-state camcorders are generally smaller and lighter than those that use hard disks or tape, but even among this month's company, the FS200 is tiny. It's not quite as slim as Sony's HDR-TG3E, but at 225g, it's the lightest here.

May, 2009

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Canon Legria FS200 Camcorder


The compact body of this camcorder makes it very easy to handle and carry with ease. You may feel that the zoom functionality is not up to what you get to see in other camcorders. But, as FS200 camcorder does not have optical image stabilisation, no...

So, if you are not an avid shooter and you are looking out for camcorder meant to record something from the family and friends for fun, this might be a good choice to have. The mic and headphone are very good options to possess. If only there was a...

Jul, 2012

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Canon - LEGRIA FS200


Christmas is coming and the geese may getting fat but a lot of shoppers' pockets are exceedingly lean in the current financial climate. Those looking for bargains in the electronics and gadgetry arena are fortunate that ...

If you're on a tight budget and want an easy-to-use camcorder that looks smart, takes above average quality images (though not HD standard) and has good zoom reach, then despite control difficulties and lack of optical image stabilisation, the LEGRIA...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : paul_smart (

Canon Camcorder Legria FS200


It has been a while since I have reviewed a fully fledged camcorder, yes I have reviewed a couple of HD style units that are no bigger than a mobile phone, and yes, most digital cameras can take videos as well as stills, here however a conventional...

The Canon Legria FS200 just about fits into the palm of your (adult) hand. It is 11.5x5.5x5cm when shut, the last figure the width increases to 13.5cm if you have the screen (that can rotate up to 270degrees) fully open. The weight is 275grams. Quite...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Chris Jager (

Canon FS200 camcorder


A standard-definition Canon camcorder that uses flash memory for recording and comes with valuable extras

Good video for specs and asking price, plenty of advanced features including external audio, compact size

Poor still image mode, menu could be a little more user-friendly

The Canon FS200 is a serviceable standard-def camcorder for beginners and cash-strapped videographers. It strikes a good balance between advanced features and affordability.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (

Canon FS200 Camcorder Review


The FS200 is a stylish little standard definition camcorder from Canon that costs around $299 MSRP. The FS200 records to SD/SDHC memory cards, offers a 37x optical zoom, and is one of the best all-around standard definition cams we've tested this year.

We liked the Canon FS200 ($299 MSRP) enough to give it Runner Up in our 2009 Select Awards for Best Standard Definition Camcorder. The top prize went to the JVC GZ-MG670, however, as its HD upconversion feature gave it a strong edge...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : David Kender (

Canon FS200 First Impressions Camcorder Review


The Canon FS200 is a minor upgrade to last year's FS100. Yet the extreme portability, colorful options, and mic and headphone jacks will likely win it some fans. The FS200 records to memory card only, while the step-up FS21 and FS22 offer the card slot...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Jayesh Limaye (

Canon Legria FS200


A good and affordable camcorder

Very compact, light, stylish, decent image quality, good build, ergonomic, swivel LCD, microphone and headphone jacks, usable optical zoom that is smooth and noiseless, good battery life, good price

No optical image stabilization, awkwardly placed USB port, no carry pouch

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (

Canon FS200


One of the best all-around standard definition cams we've tested this year

Good color performance; Decent motion & sharpness; Decent set of manual controls

Noise levels were only average

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Ricky (

Canon FS200 Flash Memory (Digital) Camcorder Review


In the world of high-tech technology, there are so many electronic gadgets available in the markets today the world over. Get some of the best features in Canon FS200 camcorder with ultra compact design having 37x optical zoom and headphone jacks. The...

Jul, 2009

Product Specifications

The LEGRIA FS200 is Canon's smallest, most stylish standard definition digital video camera ever. This camera is feature packed with 41x zoom, high quality sensor and photos, Quick start, quick charge intelligent lithium battery, microphone socket and all the great benefits of a camera that will last into the future.


Audio Dubbing:N / No
Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s): No

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):3.35 / 3.5 / 3.58
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-808
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-808

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture


3D: No
3D compatibility:N / No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Direct printing:Y
Image processor:DIGIC DV II
Minimum illumination:0.3 / 1.1
Photo effects:Black&White, Mosaic, Neutral, Sepia, Skin tones, Vivid
Self-timer delay:10


Colour of product:Black / Blue / Blue, Silver / Grey / Red / Silver

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in Display:Y / Yes
Display diagonal:6.858 / 6.86 / 68.6
Display Resolution:123000
Display resolution (numeric):123000

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Fireworks / Night mode / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset


Built-in Flash:N / No
Built-in light:Y / Yes


Closest focusing distance:0.0100
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon LEGRIA

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):0.53 / 0.54
Effective megapixels (movie):0.53 / 0.54
Optical sensor resolution:800000
Optical sensor size:1/0.236 / 25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8 / 1.23

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Filter Size:3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):40.5 - 1676 / 43.6 - 1613
Focal length range (f-f):2.6 - 96.2
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Interchangeable lens:N
Lens Aperture:F/2.0-5.2
Max Focal Length:96.2mm
Min Focal Length:2.6mm
Optical Zoom:37
Optical Zoom:37
Type:Zoom lens



Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.53Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:540Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Other features

Art:Y / Yes
Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Cable Type:Stereo Video (STV-250N), USB (IFC-400PCU) / USB
Fader:Auto / Y
Flash memory:8192
Interface:USB 2.0 / USB 2.0, AV
Lens focal range:2.6 - 96.2
Manual Focus:No / Yes
Night mode:Y / Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):1.8
Sports:Y / Yes
Spotlight:Y / Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:1

Packaging Content

Bundled software:PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE\nMusic Transfer utility
Handheld remote control: No

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack:Y / Yes
DV port: No
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out:N / No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Camera shutter speed:1/2000 - 1/6 / 1/6 - 1/2000

Still image

Maximum image resolution:1024 x 768
Still image resolution(s):1024 x 768\n640 x 480 / 640 x 480, 1024 x 768 / 640 x 480,1024 x 768


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type:N / No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Disc types supported:N / No
Flash memory:16 / 4
Internal storage capacity:16

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


Full HD:N / No
Maximum Video Resolution:640 x 480

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:2000
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Mosaic / Neutral / Sepia / Skin Detail / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.1 / 121
Height :5.9 / 59
Width:5.5 / 55

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Daylight, Tungsten / Auto, Tungsten, Daylight