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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 Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Canon has good average ratings for its compact camera digital cameras as well as across its entire camera range.

SD Memory Card

This camera supports an HC MMC+|MMC|MMC+|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth looking at include the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Nikon Coolpix S6800[plb_2118627_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The PowerShot ELPH 220 HS supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS which do not support Full HD video.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price].

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS supports video recording. Most of the other similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago also support video recording.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support video recording currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Samsung WB800F[plb_1585459_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has an image stabiliser. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS also have an image stabiliser.

Other digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40[plb_1786919_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most commonly found camera shutter on compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is more than most cameras of this age and type. The most frequently 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 Canon digital camera.

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Has Six Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Canon digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on digital cameras of this age and type. The photo effects "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" 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 digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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4000 X 2664 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a 4000 x 2664 still image resolution which is higher than most cameras that have been available for more than two years. Most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This camera also have still image resolutions 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. Across all digital cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all cameras that were released more than two years ago.

The worst video resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Features Three Auto Focus

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The auto focus "Multi Point Auto Focus" and "Single Auto Focus" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

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 frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This digital camera also supports a video resolution 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). Digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS video resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a greater number of light metering modes than most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This digital camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS. The light metering mode "Spot" is also featured on this camera.

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Supports One Camera File System

The number of camera file systems supported by the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for 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 similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

The shortest minimum focal length of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is 5mm, the longest is 120mm, and the average minimum focal length is 26mm. At only 24 millimeters, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a quite short minimum focal length compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

At only 2.7, the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a fairly small minimum aperture compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS. The smallest minimum aperture of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1.3 and the largest is 6.6.

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Short

The PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is quite short (only 55.9 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS. Similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have heights of between 10mm and 750mm.

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Very Thin

The PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is fairly thin (only 19.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS. Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the depths range from 4mm to 2,200mm, and the average depth is 38mm.

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Narrow

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

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14 Reasons Against

Quite Low Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of only 12.1 megapixels, the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has one of the lower megapixel counts amongst cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of this type and age the megapixel counts range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 12.1MP cameras currently available including the PowerShot SX220 HS[pl_1206_price], or the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS[pl_796910_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

If this compact camera camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung ES71[plb_1426057_price] (12.2MP), or the Nikon Coolpix P7700[plb_1714924_price] (12.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS do not support WiFi connectivity. The Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

Alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might also want to look at include the Canon IXUS 240 HS[plb_408112_price], or the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[plb_2083466_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS are also 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[plb_66875_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The PowerShot ELPH 220 HS does not have a GPS, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2[plb_2711451_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price].

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Not Waterproof

The PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is not waterproof. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this spec and age. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

The PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has one of the lower JPEG frame rates (only 24 frames per second) amongst digital cameras of this age. The JPEG frame rates of compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago range from 15fps to 240fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 32fps.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is more than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Canon camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on cameras of this age and spec. The shooting mode "Movie" is also found on this camera.

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Quite Few Total Megapixel Count

When compared to other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS that we have assessed the total megapixel count of, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS's total megapixel count of only 12.1 megapixels is one of the least. The average total megapixel count of compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is 16MP, and the total megapixel counts range from 10MP to 48MP.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The average maximum focal length of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 250mm. The Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a fairly short maximum focal length (only 120 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Only Has Two Playback Modes

The PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a greater number of camera playback modes than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Canon digital camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS. The playback mode "Single image" is also found on this digital camera.

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Only 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 have been around for a similar time to 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 age and type 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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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by digital cameras of this type and age.

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Fairly Big Minimum ISO Speed

With a minimum ISO speed of 100, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a fairly big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. Compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS have minimum ISO speed of between 10 and 1,600.

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8 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 Maximum Waterproof Depth

With a maximum waterproof depth of 40 meters, the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a relatively typical maximum waterproof depth compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Alternative 40m waterproof digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price].

If this digital camera maximum waterproof depth is too low for you then you might also want to consider the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price] (60m) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix P500[plb_1066460_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the Canon IXUS 500[plb_1539093_price] (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 compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

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

We compared this digital camera to all the other 5x optical zoom cameras and we think the Nikon Coolpix S5100[plb_1308_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

There are a number of alternative 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including the Nikon Coolpix 3100[plb_162310_price], or the Canon PowerShot A810[plb_408150_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a larger screen size that might also be worth considering include the Fujifilm X100[plb_2173855_price] (2.8") which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a better sensor type than most cameras of this age and type. This camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], and the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400[plb_1892885_price] is also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this Canon digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix L27[plb_1968351_price] (CCD).

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Average Weight

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

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
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
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
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
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Exposure Compensation
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Connection
AV Output
DC-In Jack
USB Connector Type
PC Connectivity
USB Connector
Camera
3D Compatible
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Orientation Sensor
Custom Colour
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Tripod Mount
Multi Burst Mode
Playback Mode
Direct Printing
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 Compatible
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Interface
Dimension
Drive Mode
Lens Focal Range
Operating System
Video Out Port
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Video Memory Capacity
Digital SLR

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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