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Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS
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Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS Digital Camera

12.1MP 5x CMOS Nov 2011
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Canon's HS System provides consistently high image quality in all conditions, while the inclusion of a 12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor provides high-speed shooting functionality. Perfect for taking... More
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Canon Cameras Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Canon cameras and also specifically for Canon compact camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Canon had good reviews compared to other brands.

SD Memory Card

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

If the memory card type of this compact camera digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($225.00) (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Sony DSC-W800 ($88.00) (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Canon PowerShot N100 ($304.00) (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, and the Olympus Stylus SH-50 is also worth considering.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS, the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS supports video recording.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras which support video recording currently available including the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($225.00), the Samsung WB800F, or the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS, the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($225.00), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40, or the GE A1455 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS, the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a built-in flash.

Alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($225.00), or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most frequently found camera shutter on cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Supports One Audio Format

The PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a greater number of audio formats than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this digital camera. The audio formats PCM are also supported by this camera.

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Has Four Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on cameras of this spec and age. The photo effects "Neutral", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Has Two Shooting Modes

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras of this spec and age. The most commonly found shooting mode is Auto, but this shooting mode is not found on this Canon digital camera. The shooting modes Manual and Movie are also found on this camera.

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±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ±2EV (1/2| 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, which is the most commonly found flash exposure correction on cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Supports Seven ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is more than most cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera also have still image resolutions of 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 2112, 2992 x 2992 and 4000 x 2248 and 4000 x 2664. Across all cameras of this type and age the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the PowerShot ELPH 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 frequently found video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is more than most digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this digital camera. The image formats JPEG XR are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This digital camera also 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 digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 0.12s and 250s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 13s. At 15 seconds, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a fairly long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Features Three Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. The most frequently featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this camera. The auto focus Continuous Auto Focus, Face tracking and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras of this age and type. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

With a minimum aperture of only 2.7, the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has one of the smaller minimum apertures amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average minimum aperture of digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is 3.2, and the minimum apertures range from 1.3 to 6.9.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is the most frequently found focus on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

At only 24 millimeters, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a quite short minimum focal length compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS. Compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have minimum focal lengths of between 2.6mm and 290mm, and the average minimum focal length is 27mm.

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Short

The PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is fairly short (only 55.9 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The average height of cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is 61mm.

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Very Thin

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS the depths range from 13mm to 2,200mm. The Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is one of the thinner cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS (only 19.5 millimeters) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Narrow

The average width of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years is 100mm. With a width of only 92.2 millimeters, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is one of the narrower digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Low Megapixel Count

Cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS have megapixel counts of between 0.3MP and 46MP. The PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has one of the lower megapixel counts (only 12.1 megapixels) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 12.1MP digital cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix P500, or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a higher megapixel count then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix P330 (12.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS, the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS does not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to consider including the Nikon Coolpix S9500.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS ($199.99), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 ($375.99), or the Nikon Coolpix P7700 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS does not have a GPS. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS also do not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have a GPS including the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The flash modes "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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Very Low Maximum Playback Zoom

The PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has one of the lower maximum playback zooms (only 2 times zoom factor) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS have maximum playback zooms of between 1x and 16x.

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Quite Few Total Megapixel Count

The average total megapixel count of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 52,000MP. When compared to other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS, the total megapixel count of the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS of only 12.1 megapixels is one of the least.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The shortest maximum focal length of digital cameras of this age and spec is 13mm and the longest is 1,800mm. With a maximum focal length of only 120 millimeters, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Long Flash Sync-Speed

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a fairly long flash sync-speed (1 second) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. Across all the cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS the flash sync-speeds range from 0.0005s to 10s.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS

Average Maximum Waterproof Depth

At 40 meters, the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a fairly typical maximum waterproof depth compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS.

Other 40m waterproof cameras currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS.

If you want a higher maximum waterproof depth then you might also want to consider the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo (60m) which also has a higher rating.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over five years.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($225.00), or the Canon IXUS 105 IS which has better reviews.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Canon IXUS 500 (4.1x) which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many cameras of this age and type. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 5x optical zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S5100.

If this Canon digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-W810 (6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a pretty average screen size (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS.

We compared all the other 2.7" screen cameras to this camera and we think the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS ($254.24) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a larger screen size that might be worth considering include the Fujifilm FinePix X100S (2.8"), the Canon PowerShot N ($208.95) (2.8"), or the Nikon Coolpix P500 (3") which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most digital cameras of this age and type.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, or the Samsung NX20 ($369.42).

Cameras with a better sensor type that might be worth considering include the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($225.00) (CCD and higher rated).

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Average Weight

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a pretty average weight (141 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Body Material
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Macro Focusing Range
Super 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
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
Connection
USB Connector Type
USB Connector
Camera
3D Compatible
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Other Features
Interface
Dimension
Drive Mode
Lens Focal Range
Operating System
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Video Memory Capacity
Digital SLR

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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