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Canon SX220 HS Digital Camera

Compact Camera 12.1MP 14x Dec 2011
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Four industry awards
Good size
Good quality pictures
182 Reviews + 4 Awards
Ephotozine Recommended Digicam Buyer.co.uk Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Recommended

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Reviews

Four Industry Awards

Review websites What Digital Camera and Ephotozine both endorse this digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The authors at two more expert review sites thought that this Canon camera was good. This digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from website Digicam Buyer.co.uk and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from review site PhotographyBlog.com, confirming their endorsement.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this digital camera is 81 out of 100 based on eighteen expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and Pocket Lint. Experts think this Canon digital camera is one of the better digital cameras of this age and spec.

Good User Reviews

On average, based on 166 user reviews the average user rating of this low megapixel digital camera is 86%. Over 82% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Canon Has Excellent Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 34,085 expert and user reviews (including 1,203 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent reviews. We also found that Canon has excellent reviews specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Good Quality Pictures

Three customers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was able to produce good images. Photographyblog.com said on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “The Canon PowerShot SX220 HS is the latest travel-zoom camera to hit the market, offering a 14x zoom lens and a sensible 12 megapixel back-illuminated image sensor” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote in their review of the Canon SX220 HS on PC Advisor.co.uk “Does take consistently good photos”. Expert review site Digicambuyer.co.uk wrote “The SX220 HS produces some stunning images, offers full manual control” in their review of the Canon SX220 HS and gave the product an excellent review.

A number of Canon SX220 HS owners thought it had a good image sensor. Expert website Photographyblog.com said six years ago “In particular the use of a backilluminated sensor and addition of full 1080p HD movies makes the new SX220 a more than competent” in their Canon SX220 HS review.

One customer who reviewed it thought it had a good picture resolution. One person mentioned in their reviews that it was good in low light.

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Good Video Capture

Five Canon SX220 HS reviewers thought the Canon SX220 HS was good for video recording. Photographyblog.com gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars and said in their review on PhotographyBlog.com “Other key features of the Canon SX220 include a 3 inch LCD screen, full 1080p HD movie”. Digicambuyer.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website Digicam Buyer.co.uk “A large 3-inch LCD screen, full 1080p HD video with s”.

Good Quality Lens

Two people who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good lens. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “The lens is good although there is some vi”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it had a good zoom. T3.com scored the Canon SX220 HS 4 stars and said “H30, plus in the compact ‘travel zoom’ stakes is Canon’s latest upgrade of the year-old SX210 IS” in their Canon SX220 HS review.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good screen.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Several Canon SX220 HS owners agreed that it was compact. Whatdigitalcamera.com said in their review on What Digital Camera “For that reason have been popular with compact camera buyers”. Whatdigitalcamera.com also said “The SX220 HS is an impressive all-round travel compact which is priced competitively relative to equivalent cameras”. Cnet.co.uk said on CNET.co.uk “The Canon PowerShot SX220 HS compact superzoom set off our internal disaster-warning systems” and scored it 80 out of 100.

One Canon SX220 HS owner said in their reviews that the Canon SX220 HS was a good body shape. Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote in their review on expert website What Digital Camera “Canon's SX series of PowerShot compacts has, for a long time now, offered advanced functionality in a small and affordable body”.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 215 grams, the SX220 HS has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Canon EOS 1D MarkIII ($810.00) (1.2kg), or the Fujifilm X10 (330g).

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Features

Good Technical Features

Five people who reviewed this digital camera thought it had good features. Ephotozine.com said in their review on expert website Ephotozine “The Canon Powershot SX220 HS is an update to the Canon Powershot SX210 IS and features a new 12 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, compared to the previous version's 14 megapixel CCD sensor” and rated this digital camera 80 out of 100. Photographyblog.com said “The Canon PowerShot SX220 HS improves on the previous SX210 model primarily by offering more features at a cheaper price” . Macworld.co.uk gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said six years ago “The HS suffix indicating ‘High Sensitivity’ features promising better low-light performance”.


Design

Easy to Use

Three people said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned on What Digital Camera “The specification offers more than enough for the casual shooting, while HD video capture and full PASM control will satisfy those loo”. Cnet.co.uk mentioned on expert website CNET.co.uk six years ago “It's powerful, flexible, straightforward and fun to use”.

Robust

One customer reckoned that it was reliable. Pcadvisor.co.uk said on PC Advisor.co.uk “The Canon PowerShot SX220 HS is a dependable choice of compact”.

One Canon SX220 HS owner who purchased the Canon SX220 HS thought it was well made. Expert website Gadgetspeak.com wrote “Since PowerShots went to solid batteries their size can get nearer that of their other range of pocket cameras the Ixus” in their review.

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Nice Design

One customer reckoned that the product was neat. Six years ago Pocket-Lint.com wrote on Pocket Lint “The follow on from the neat PowerShot SX210 IS of last year” in their review of this digital camera.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Canon SX220 HS was noisy.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The SX220 HS has a built-in microphone. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in microphone.

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Support

Good Support

One Canon SX220 HS owner wrote in their reviews that it had good technical guidance.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The SX220 HS supports video recording. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The SX220 HS supports Full HD video. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also support Full HD video.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The SX220 HS supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Canon camera also 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). Low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera video resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera range from 1" to 3.5". The Canon SX220 HS has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The SX220 HS supports video capability. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera also support video capability.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support video capability currently available which you might want to consider including the Canon SX230 HS, or the Nikon Coolpix 8800 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The SX220 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon SX50 HS.

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Has an HDMI Port

The SX220 HS has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The SX220 HS has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon SX220 HS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

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4000 X 2664 Still Image Resolution

The SX220 HS has a 4000 x 2664 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(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 2240. Digital cameras that have been around for more than two years still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 360 to 4032 x 3024.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on cameras of this type and age. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Lens System

Quite Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera is 7.5x. With an optical zoom of 14 times zoom factor, the SX220 HS has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 (24x).

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the cameras of this age and spec the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 0.28mm to 1,200mm. The Canon SX220 HS has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (392 millimeters) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Canon SX220 HS has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (28 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 38mm.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the SX220 HS has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think the Canon SX40 HS ($332.49) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Camera

Has a Custom Colour

The SX220 HS has a custom colour, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon SX220 HS has an orientation sensor, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Features Histogram

The SX220 HS features histogram, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Canon SX220 HS has a battery charger included. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Canon SX220 HS has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Canon SX220 HS supports PictBridge. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The SX220 HS has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "100", "200", "800", "1600", "3200" and "Auto" are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pshotsx220hsgry
Barcodes 03610170020998, 03610170531425, 04960999782744, 04960999782782, 08714574559278, 08714574565286, 08714574565293, 08714574565309, 08714574565316, 08714574565330, 08714574566184, 08714574566191, 08714574566207, 08714574566214, 08714574566238, 08714574566252, 08714574571324, 08714574571331

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