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Canon IXUS 220 HS
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Canon IXUS 220 HS Digital Camera

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12.1MP 5x CMOS Nov 2012
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34 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

Amongst cameras of a comparable spec and age, this compact camera camera is one of the most highly awarded.

This Canon camera received a "Recommended" from PhotographyBlog.com, M3.idg.se and Letsgodigital.org/nl/ all of whom wrote that this digital camera was good.

An other three expert review sites all liked this camera. This Canon camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from Camera Labs, confirming their endorsement and the writer at Digicam Buyer.co.uk concluded that it was good value for money and gave it a "Best Value" award. This camera also received a "Gold" award from What Digital Camera who thought it was marvellous.

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Average Expert Reviews

Based on fourty-two expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this camera is 78%.

Good User Reviews

On average, based on 101 user reviews this camera has an overall user rating of 85%.

Good Quality Pictures

Some people concluded that it was able to produce good images. Expert website Pcworld.in mentioned in their review of this digital camera five years ago “15,000 category to have Canon's proprietary HS (High Sensitivity) feature which lets you take good photographs in low li” and scored this digital camera 79 out of 100. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au gave the product a score of 75 out of 100 and said in their review “It's an automatic camera, yet it's capable of capturing clear and vibrant images, even in low-light conditions”. Five years ago Digitalversus.com mentioned on Digital Versus “It takes good-quality pictures”.

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good in low light. Five years ago Cnet.com.au wrote “A slimline compact camera that will suit every point-and-shoot enthusiast with a hankering for decent low-light shots”.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good image sensor.

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Good Size

A number of people thought it was compact. Expert review site Ephotozine.com gave it a score of 70 out of 100 and wrote in their review of the Canon IXUS 220 HS “Canon announced the 220 HS in February 2011, adding to their range of premium IXUS digital compact cameras”. Expert website Pcworld.in wrote “Canon IXUS 220 HS is the latest mainstream compact digital camera from Canon's stable” in their Canon IXUS 220 HS review. Expert website Cnet.com.au wrote “Canon has long been the doyen of the slimline, compact camera market, with previous offerings proving that style can walk hand-in-hand with photographic substance” in their review of the Canon IXUS 220 HS.

A number of Canon IXUS 220 HS reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Canon IXUS 220 HS was thin. Cnet.co.uk mentioned five years ago “The £185 Canon IXUS 220 HS is slim, stylish and offers many of the same advantages as the IXUS 115 HS, which we're rather fond of.” and scored this digital camera 4 stars. Pcadvisor.co.uk said on PC Advisor.co.uk also five years ago “The Canon IXUS 220 HS is a 12Mp compact that's slim, well built” in their review. Also five years ago Steves-Digicams.com said on expert review site Steve's Digicams “The 300 HS is being touted by Canon as the world's thinnest 24mm, 5x optical zoom digital camera with Optical Image S”.

Several Canon IXUS 220 HS owners reckoned that the product was heavy and bulky. Expert review site Hardwarezone.com.sg said in their review of this digital camera “They probably wouldn’t like to lug around a bulky camera and a bag” .

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to carry around. One customer who purchased it thought it was lightweight. Expert website Cameras.co.uk mentioned in their Canon IXUS 220 HS review five years ago “The Canon IXUS 220 HS is a small, lightweight digital camera”.

One person who reviewed it said that it was a good body shape.

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Easy to Use

Several Canon IXUS 220 HS reviewers said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert website Ephotozine “The creative modes make the camera really fun to use, as does the full HD vi” and gave it a rating of 70 out of 100. Expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote in their review six years ago “Features the HS system for better low-light control”. Expert website Hardwarezone.com.sg gave the product a score of 4 stars and said in their review “Point-and-shoots appeal to the casual shooter due to their compact size and ease of use”.

One person who reviewed the product said that it was easy to handle. Cameras.co.uk said in their review five years ago “It is a well made camera and is capable of handling most photo opportunities” and gave it a score of 4 stars. One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Hardwarezone.com.sg rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote five years ago “With a menu that is easy to navigate” in their review.

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Nice Design

Some customers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was good looking. Five years ago expert review site Pcmag.com scored it 4 stars and wrote “You've got a pretty good camera on your smartphone anyway, so why do you need a second device that doesn't offer much more? Canon surely kn”. Ephotozine.com wrote “The IXUS 220 HS is a really good looking, compact camera which takes pictures with excellent colour reproduction” in their review of this digital camera. Photographyblog.com wrote “The new Canon IXUS 220 HS is a stylish compact camera that offers an ultra-wide 5x zoom, full 1080p HD movies” and scored it 4 stars.

One person said in their reviews that the Canon IXUS 220 HS had a thick frame. Expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote “The key aspects of the Canon IXUS 220 HS camera are its thin frame, which makes it very easy to carry in a trouser pocket” in their Canon IXUS 220 HS review.

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it was neat. Itreviews.com wrote in their review of the Canon IXUS 220 HS on expert website IT Reviews.com “This is a very neat and effective pocket camera, particularly if you take most shots using non-manual settings”.

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Robust

Several customers who purchased it thought it was well made. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned “Small Canon PowerShot Elph 300 HS, with features slightly above entry level with a price to match, is a solid point-and-shoot digital camera” in their review of the Canon IXUS 220 HS. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned on Good Gear Guide.com.au “The Canon IXUS 220 HS is a 12-megapixel compact that's slim, well built and easy to use” in their review and gave the Canon IXUS 220 HS a score of 4 stars. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert website Digital Versus “It's very well made and it's user-friendly”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was reliable. Digitalcamerareview.com said in their review of the Canon IXUS 220 HS “The PowerShot 300 HS delivers good images and reliable performance in a variety of shooting conditions” .

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Good Product Quality

A number of Canon IXUS 220 HS owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. Expert review site Pcadvisor.co.uk said “Its image quality, which is clear” in their Canon IXUS 220 HS review. Pcadvisor.co.uk also mentioned “If you're after a good quality, slim, autom”. Cameras.co.uk mentioned five years ago “If you are looking for a mid range pocket digital camera the Canon IXUS 220 HS offers good all round quality” in their review of the Canon IXUS 220 HS.

Good Technical Features

Several people who bought the Canon IXUS 220 HS concluded that it had good features. Expert website Pcworld.in mentioned “The IXUS 200 HS is a stylish compact digital camera with a great set of features and Canon's proprietary HS system for shooting pictures in low light”. Cameralabs.com said on Camera Labs “The Canon ELPH 300 HS / IXUS 220 HS is a gorgeous little camera that seems to strike the perfect balance between size, features and ease of use”. Five years ago Cnet.co.uk said on expert review site CNET.co.uk “The Canon IXUS 220 HS offers a fair selection of features and pretty good performance, wrapped up in a small, stylish stainless-steel shell” in their review of the Canon IXUS 220 HS.

Good Video Capture

A number of people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was good for video recording. Five years ago Techradar.com said “It also has Full HD movie mode, program, scene” in their review of this digital camera. In the same month expert website Digitalversus.com wrote “It's also one of the smallest models to film Full HD video complete with stereo sound!The good news is that although the two microphones are quite close together (the”.

Good Quality Lens

Three people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good zoom. One customer reckoned that it had a good autofocus. Hardwarezone.com.sg said “Understand, as well as snappy shutter response and a quick auto-focus” and rated it 4 stars.

Canon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Canon is one of the better rated digital camera manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Canon also has good reviews for its compact camera digital cameras.

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Good Value for Money

Expert review site Digicam Buyer.co.uk highlighted in their review that this compact camera camera was good value for money.

Good Support

One person wrote in their reviews that the Canon IXUS 220 HS had good technical guidance. Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote “If you’ re after a pocket-sized camera to keep with you that is fast and requires little manual interaction, then this camera is worth con”.

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an MMC|MMC+|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the IXUS 220 HS which do not support Full HD video, the Canon IXUS 220 HS supports Full HD video.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Canon IXUS 220 HS supports video recording. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the IXUS 220 HS also support video recording.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The IXUS 220 HS has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the IXUS 220 HS.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The IXUS 220 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the IXUS 220 HS also have a built-in flash.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Very High JPEG Frame Rate

When compared to other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the IXUS 220 HS that we have assessed, the JPEG frame rate of the IXUS 220 HS of 240 frames per second is one of the highest. The JPEG frame rates of cameras of this age and spec range from 15fps to 240fps.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4,096 megabytes, the IXUS 220 HS has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. The internal memory of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the IXUS 220 HS range from 1MB to 8.2GB.

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Has Six Photo Effects

The IXUS 220 HS has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of this type and age. This digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the IXUS 220 HS. The photo effects "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Canon IXUS 220 HS has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera also have still image resolutions of 480 x 480, 640 x 424, 1200 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 2112 and 4000 x 2248 and 4000 x 2664. The still image resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the IXUS 220 HS ranges from 384 x 480 to 5152 x 3864.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the IXUS 220 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all digital cameras of this type and age.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across similar types of camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The IXUS 220 HS supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon digital camera). In addition, this camera support a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 220 HS.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera.

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Features Four Auto Focus

The Canon IXUS 220 HS has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras of this spec and age. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this Canon camera. The auto focus Continuous Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus and Tracking Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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Features Three Light Metering Modes

The number of light metering modes featured on the IXUS 220 HS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Canon camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 220 HS. The light metering modes "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" and "Spot" are also featured on this camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

The minimum focal lengths of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the IXUS 220 HS range from 5mm to 120mm. The Canon IXUS 220 HS has a fairly short minimum focal length (only 24 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 220 HS.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

At only 2.7, the IXUS 220 HS has a quite small minimum aperture compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The smallest minimum aperture of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the IXUS 220 HS is 1.3 and the largest is 6.6.

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Short

The heights of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the IXUS 220 HS range from 10mm to 750mm. The Canon IXUS 220 HS is one of the shorter digital cameras that were released more than two years ago (only 55.9 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age.

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Very Thin

The depths of compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago range from 4mm to 2,200mm, and the average depth is 38mm. The Canon IXUS 220 HS is one of the thinner digital cameras of this age and type (only 19.5 millimeters) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Narrow

With a width of only 92.2 millimeters, the Canon IXUS 220 HS is fairly narrow compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the IXUS 220 HS. The widths of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IXUS 220 HS range from 16mm to 470mm, and the average width is 100mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Low Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 0.3MP and the highest is 46MP. The IXUS 220 HS has one of the lower megapixel counts (only 12.1 megapixels) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IXUS 220 HS, the IXUS 220 HS does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the IXUS 220 HS are not 3D compatible. The IXUS 220 HS is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago do not have a GPS. The IXUS 220 HS is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon IXUS 220 HS is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the IXUS 220 HS are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The IXUS 220 HS has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Canon digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the IXUS 220 HS. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The Canon IXUS 220 HS has a greater number of shooting modes than most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IXUS 220 HS. The shooting modes "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this digital camera.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The Canon IXUS 220 HS has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (only 120 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age. Digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the IXUS 220 HS have maximum focal lengths of between 0.28mm and 1,800mm, and the average maximum focal length is 250mm.

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Only Has Two Playback Modes

The IXUS 220 HS has a greater number of camera playback modes than most cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 220 HS. The playback mode "single image" is also found on this Canon camera.

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Only Has Seven White Balance Modes

The Canon IXUS 220 HS has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Canon camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the IXUS 220 HS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Canon digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by cameras of this spec and age.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Canon IXUS 220 HS

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this camera was released.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the IXUS 220 HS has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Canon IXUS 220 HS has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the IXUS 220 HS.

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the IXUS 220 HS has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 220 HS.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Canon IXUS 220 HS has a MOS sensor type which is better than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. Most digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it have a CCD sensor type.

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Average Weight

The Canon IXUS 220 HS has a fairly standard weight (141 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the IXUS 220 HS.

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Specification

Picture Quality
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Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Interface
Operating System
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Digital SLR

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Expert Reviews

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1 December 2011

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3 September 2011

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10 August 2011

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Reviewed 15 March 2011 by J. Hicks

Just to add some perspective to my review; I've been a DSLR user for years, having used many low/medium level SLR's such as Canon 10d/20d/30d/500d/550d's, Nikon D70/D90/D300's, as well as a number... Read more…

Reviewed 26 April 2011 by Brotrob

******************** Original Review: My perspective: just upgraded from IXUS 60 to IXUS 220. I chose an IXUS again because I absolutely loved the build quality, functionality and small dimensions... Read more…

Reviewed 31 March 2011 by Mr. Brian O'Neill

My last 4 cameras have been canon ixus, I love their pocket size. This new one continues the tradition. The fact something this small can record full hd video with stereo sound is truly... Read more…

Reviewed 29 June 2011 by E. Schilling

I am a DSLRs user and decided I needed a proper pocket camera (i.e.: no more flimsy mobile phone cameras) for those cases where is not practical having a DSLR and still be able to get decent... Read more…

Reviewed 5 August 2011 by Johnofmanchester

I am 65 years old and have been an amatuer photographer most of my life - I went professional for about 5 years but the money is not that good unless you make it big and I didnt. Over my time I... Read more…

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