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

12.1MP 5x CMOS Aug 2011
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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19 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 19,820 expert and user reviews, Canon has good ratings for its digital cameras. Canon also has good ratings specifically for its compact cameras compared to other brands.

Quite High Waterproof Up to

Across all the cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS the waterproof up tos range from 3m to 60m, and the average waterproof up to is 19m. The PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has one of the higher waterproof up tos (40 meters) amongst compact cameras of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 40m waterproof digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS ($232.99).

If this digital camera waterproof up to is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo ($597.00) (60m and higher rated).

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS which do not support Full HD video, the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS supports Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10, and the Nikon Coolpix P330 is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an MMC|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. 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 camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm X10 (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Canon SX280 HS (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The PowerShot ELPH 220 HS supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS do not support video capability.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS, the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Fujifilm X10, or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo ($597.00) which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the GE A1455 which has better reviews.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is the most commonly found camera shutter type on cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Has Four Photo Effectss

The PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a greater number of photo effects than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Canon digital camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS. The photo effectss "Neutral", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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

This camera has a ±2EV (1/2| 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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4000 X 2664 Still Image Resolution(s)

The PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of this age and type. This camera has a 4000 x 2664 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Canon camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 1200 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 2112 and 2992 x 2992 and 4000 x 2248. The worst still image resolution of all compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a maximum video resolution of 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.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution across all compact cameras that have been around for more than two years.

The worst video resolution across similar types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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MOV Video Formats Supported

This digital camera supports a MOV video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported on digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Supports One Camera File System

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a greater number of camera file systems than most compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by compact cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers (only 2.7) amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 6.9, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is 26mm, and the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 5mm to 39mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Low Megapixel

The PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has one of the lower megapixels (only 12.1 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age. The average megapixel of cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is 14MP.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 12.1MP cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the SX240 HS, or the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS both from Canon or the Nikon P500.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might also be worth considering include the Coolpix P330 (12.2MP), or the Coolpix P340 ($389.99) (12.2MP) both from Nikon which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not support wi-Fi. The Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110, or the SAMSUNG WB150F both from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Panasonic DMC-TZ30 ($375.99), or the Nikon Coolpix P330 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS do not have a GPS (satellite). The Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

Other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix P330, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41 which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is not waterproof. Most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This Canon camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS. The flash modess "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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Very Low Playback Zoom (max)

The lowest playback zoom (max) of digital cameras that came out more than two years ago is 1x and the highest is 16x. With a playback zoom (max) of only 2 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has one of the lower playback zoom (max)s amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modess

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a greater number of shooting modes than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Canon camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS. The shooting modes "Movie" is also found on this camera.

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Quite Few Total Megapixels

When compared to other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS's total megapixels of only 12.1 megapixels is one of the least. The total megapixelss of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS range from 10MP to 48MP.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 120 millimeters, the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has one of the shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras of this age and type is 250mm.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this age and type. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS

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 relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the 105, and the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS both from Canon or the Nikon 6100 is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Canon 500 (4.1x) which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

We compared all the other 5x optical zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon COOLPIX S3100 + 4GB, and the Canon A810 is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Nikon 3300 (6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

The PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a pretty average display diagonal (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 2.7" screen digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon COOLPIX S3100 + 4GB, and the Canon SX240 HS is also worth considering.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the Fujifilm FinePix x100 Classic Kit (2.8"), the Canon PowerShot N ($149.99) (2.8"), or the Nikon P500 (3") which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a MOS sensor type which is better than most similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. Most comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think because of it's better review score, the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

The PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a pretty average weight (141 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years.

Other 141g digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR, or the Casio Exilim EX-ZS5 which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Waterproof Up to
Material
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Optional Connectivity
AV Output
DC-In Jack
USB Connector Type
Connection to PC
USB Connector
Camera
3D
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Orientation Sensor
Custom Colour
Image Editing
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Direct Printing
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
Languages Support
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Mac Compatibility
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Interface
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Drive Modes
Lens Focal Range
Compatible Operating Systems
Video Out
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed
Video Memory Capacity
Digital SLR

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 121, canon 121m, canon 121mp, ixus220hsroo, ixus220hszil, ixus220hszwa, ixus220hsblack, canon 5100b006, ixus220hssilver, canon 5100b006a, canon 5100b006aa
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