Canon Digital IXUS v2 vs. Canon EOS M200

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Canon Digital IXUS v2 Canon EOS M200
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Megapixels
2.00
24.10
Max. image resolution
1600 x 1200
6000 x 4000

Sensor

Sensor type
CCD
CMOS
Sensor size
1/2.7" (~ 5.33 x 4 mm)
22.3 x 14.9 mm
Sensor resolution
1631 x 1226
6012 x 4008
Diagonal
6.66 mm
26.82 mm
Sensor size comparison
Sensor size is generally a good indicator of the quality of the camera. Sensors can vary greatly in size. As a general rule, the bigger the sensor, the better the image quality.

Bigger sensors are more effective because they have more surface area to capture light. An important factor when comparing digital cameras is also camera generation. Generally, newer sensors will outperform the older.

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Canon Digital IXUS v2 Canon EOS M200
Surface area:
21.32 mm² vs 332.27 mm²
Difference: 310.95 mm² (1458%)
M200 sensor is approx. 15.58x bigger than IXUS v2 sensor.
Note: You are comparing sensors of vastly different generations. There is a gap of 17 years between Canon IXUS v2 (2002) and Canon M200 (2019). Seventeen years is a huge amount of time, technology wise, resulting in newer sensor being much more efficient than the older one.
Pixel pitch
3.27 µm
3.71 µm
Pixel pitch tells you the distance from the center of one pixel (photosite) to the center of the next. It tells you how close the pixels are to each other.

The bigger the pixel pitch, the further apart they are and the bigger each pixel is. Bigger pixels tend to have better signal to noise ratio and greater dynamic range.
Difference: 0.44 µm (13%)
Pixel pitch of M200 is approx. 13% higher than pixel pitch of IXUS v2.
Pixel area
10.69 µm²
13.76 µm²
Pixel or photosite area affects how much light per pixel can be gathered. The larger it is the more light can be collected by a single pixel.

Larger pixels have the potential to collect more photons, resulting in greater dynamic range, while smaller pixels provide higher resolutions (more detail) for a given sensor size.
Relative pixel sizes:
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Pixel area difference: 3.07 µm² (29%)
A pixel on Canon M200 sensor is approx. 29% bigger than a pixel on Canon IXUS v2.
Pixel density
9.36 MP/cm²
7.27 MP/cm²
Pixel density tells you how many million pixels fit or would fit in one square cm of the sensor.

Higher pixel density means smaller pixels and lower pixel density means larger pixels.
Difference: 2.09 µm (29%)
Canon IXUS v2 has approx. 29% higher pixel density than Canon M200.
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Specs

Canon IXUS v2
Canon M200
Crop factor
6.5
1.61
Total megapixels
2.10
25.80
Effective megapixels
2.00
24.10
Optical zoom
2x
Digital zoom
Yes
ISO sensitivity
Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400
Auto, 100-25600
RAW
Manual focus
Normal focus range
57 cm
Macro focus range
10 cm
Focal length (35mm equiv.)
35 - 70 mm
Aperture priority
No
Yes
Max. aperture
f2.8 - f4.0
Max. aperture (35mm equiv.)
f18.2 - f26
n/a
Metering
Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
Multi, Center-weighted, Spot, Partial
Exposure compensation
±2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
±3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Shutter priority
No
Yes
Min. shutter speed
15 sec
30 sec
Max. shutter speed
1/1500 sec
1/4000 sec
Built-in flash
External flash
Viewfinder
Optical (tunnel)
None
White balance presets
6
6
Screen size
1.5"
3"
Screen resolution
118,000 dots
1,040,000 dots
Video capture
Max. video resolution
3840x2160 (25p/‚Äč24p)
Storage types
Compact Flash (Type I)
SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB
USB 1.0
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI
Wireless
GPS
Battery
Canon Lithium-Ion
LP-E12 lithium-ion battery
Weight
250 g
299 g
Dimensions
87 x 57 x 27 mm
108.2 x 67.1 x 35.1 mm
Year
2002
2019




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Diagonal

Diagonal is calculated by the use of Pythagorean theorem:
Diagonal =  w² + h²
where w = sensor width and h = sensor height

Canon IXUS v2 diagonal

The diagonal of IXUS v2 sensor is not 1/2.7 or 0.37" (9.4 mm) as you might expect, but approximately two thirds of that value - 6.66 mm. If you want to know why, see sensor sizes.

w = 5.33 mm
h = 4.00 mm
Diagonal =  5.33² + 4.00²   = 6.66 mm

Canon M200 diagonal

w = 22.30 mm
h = 14.90 mm
Diagonal =  22.30² + 14.90²   = 26.82 mm


Surface area

Surface area is calculated by multiplying the width and the height of a sensor.

IXUS v2 sensor area

Width = 5.33 mm
Height = 4.00 mm

Surface area = 5.33 × 4.00 = 21.32 mm²

M200 sensor area

Width = 22.30 mm
Height = 14.90 mm

Surface area = 22.30 × 14.90 = 332.27 mm²


Pixel pitch

Pixel pitch is the distance from the center of one pixel to the center of the next measured in micrometers (µm). It can be calculated with the following formula:
Pixel pitch =   sensor width in mm  × 1000
sensor resolution width in pixels

IXUS v2 pixel pitch

Sensor width = 5.33 mm
Sensor resolution width = 1631 pixels
Pixel pitch =   5.33  × 1000  = 3.27 µm
1631

M200 pixel pitch

Sensor width = 22.30 mm
Sensor resolution width = 6012 pixels
Pixel pitch =   22.30  × 1000  = 3.71 µm
6012


Pixel area

The area of one pixel can be calculated by simply squaring the pixel pitch:
Pixel area = pixel pitch²

You could also divide sensor surface area with effective megapixels:
Pixel area =   sensor surface area in mm²
effective megapixels

IXUS v2 pixel area

Pixel pitch = 3.27 µm

Pixel area = 3.27² = 10.69 µm²

M200 pixel area

Pixel pitch = 3.71 µm

Pixel area = 3.71² = 13.76 µm²


Pixel density

Pixel density can be calculated with the following formula:
Pixel density =  ( sensor resolution width in pixels )² / 1000000
sensor width in cm

One could also use this formula:
Pixel density =   effective megapixels × 1000000  / 10000
sensor surface area in mm²

IXUS v2 pixel density

Sensor resolution width = 1631 pixels
Sensor width = 0.533 cm

Pixel density = (1631 / 0.533)² / 1000000 = 9.36 MP/cm²

M200 pixel density

Sensor resolution width = 6012 pixels
Sensor width = 2.23 cm

Pixel density = (6012 / 2.23)² / 1000000 = 7.27 MP/cm²


Sensor resolution

Sensor resolution is calculated from sensor size and effective megapixels. It's slightly higher than maximum (not interpolated) image resolution which is usually stated on camera specifications. Sensor resolution is used in pixel pitch, pixel area, and pixel density formula. For sake of simplicity, we're going to calculate it in 3 stages.

1. First we need to find the ratio between horizontal and vertical length by dividing the former with the latter (aspect ratio). It's usually 1.33 (4:3) or 1.5 (3:2), but not always.

2. With the ratio (r) known we can calculate the X from the formula below, where X is a vertical number of pixels:
(X × r) × X = effective megapixels × 1000000    →   
X =  effective megapixels × 1000000
r
3. To get sensor resolution we then multiply X with the corresponding ratio:

Resolution horizontal: X × r
Resolution vertical: X

IXUS v2 sensor resolution

Sensor width = 5.33 mm
Sensor height = 4.00 mm
Effective megapixels = 2.00
r = 5.33/4.00 = 1.33
X =  2.00 × 1000000  = 1226
1.33
Resolution horizontal: X × r = 1226 × 1.33 = 1631
Resolution vertical: X = 1226

Sensor resolution = 1631 x 1226

M200 sensor resolution

Sensor width = 22.30 mm
Sensor height = 14.90 mm
Effective megapixels = 24.10
r = 22.30/14.90 = 1.5
X =  24.10 × 1000000  = 4008
1.5
Resolution horizontal: X × r = 4008 × 1.5 = 6012
Resolution vertical: X = 4008

Sensor resolution = 6012 x 4008


Crop factor

Crop factor or focal length multiplier is calculated by dividing the diagonal of 35 mm film (43.27 mm) with the diagonal of the sensor.
Crop factor =   43.27 mm
sensor diagonal in mm


IXUS v2 crop factor

Sensor diagonal in mm = 6.66 mm
Crop factor =   43.27  = 6.5
6.66

M200 crop factor

Sensor diagonal in mm = 26.82 mm
Crop factor =   43.27  = 1.61
26.82

35 mm equivalent aperture

Equivalent aperture (in 135 film terms) is calculated by multiplying lens aperture with crop factor (a.k.a. focal length multiplier).

IXUS v2 equivalent aperture

Crop factor = 6.5
Aperture = f2.8 - f4.0

35-mm equivalent aperture = (f2.8 - f4.0) × 6.5 = f18.2 - f26

M200 equivalent aperture

Aperture is a lens characteristic, so it's calculated only for fixed lens cameras. If you want to know the equivalent aperture for Canon M200, take the aperture of the lens you're using and multiply it with crop factor.

Crop factor for Canon M200 is 1.61

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