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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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Good Brand

Canon compact cameras have good ratings on average and across all digital cameras Canon is one of the better rated brands.

Quite High Waterproof Up to

Compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS have waterproof up tos of between 3m and 60m. The PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a fairly high waterproof up to (40 meters) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 40m waterproof cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price] which has better reviews.

If this compact camera camera waterproof up to is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price] (60m) which is also higher rated.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The PowerShot ELPH 220 HS supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to look at including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an MMC|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to consider the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Panasonic DMC-TZ55[plb_2145740_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The PowerShot ELPH 220 HS supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec do not support video capability.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support video capability and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

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

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], and the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], and the Olympus Stylus SH-60[plb_2273504_price] is also worth considering.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age.

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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 that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. 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 number of photo effects found on the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is more than most cameras of this age and type. This Canon digital camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as 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

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. Most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it have a ±2EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. In addition, this digital camera have a ±2EV (1/2 and 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. The worst flash exposure correction of all compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is ±2EV (1/3 EV step) and the best is ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step).

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 5.5 hours, the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a quite long battery life (max) compared to most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago. Across all the compact cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS the battery life (max)s range from 0.83h to 320h.

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4000 X 2664 Still Image Resolution(s)

The PowerShot ELPH 220 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 have been around for a comparable time to it. This 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. Across all cameras of this age and type 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 amongst all comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The PowerShot ELPH 220 HS supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Canon 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). The best video resolution of all compact cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

At 15 seconds, the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a fairly long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS. The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is 0.12s and the longest is 250s.

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Supports One Camera File System

The PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras of this type and age. 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.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The Canon 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 that were released around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 22.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 24 millimeters, the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras of this type and age is 5mm, the longest is 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The PowerShot ELPH 220 HS does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS also do not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price], or the Sony DSC-WX300[plb_1621847_price].

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Not 3D

The PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago are also not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years 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 similar type and age to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS. The flash modess "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Low Playback Zoom (max)

The lowest playback zoom (max) of compact cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is 1x and the highest is 16x. With a playback zoom (max) of only 2 times zoom factor, the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has one of the lower playback zoom (max)s amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on cameras of this type and age. The shooting modes "Movie" is also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Few Total Megapixels

With a total megapixels of only 12.1 megapixels, the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has one of the least total megapixelss amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS the total megapixelss range from 10MP to 48MP.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has one of the shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (only 120 millimeters) amongst compact cameras of this age. Cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 18mm and 1,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) 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 a similar age and spec to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS is 10, the biggest is 200, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 94. At 100, the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a quite big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when this compact camera camera was released.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the 6100[pl_1110079_price], or the P500[pl_1066460_price] both from Nikon or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Canon 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x and higher rated).

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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 compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

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

Alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Nikon COOLPIX S3100 + 4GB[plb_955911_price], or the Canon A810[plb_408150_price].

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Coolpix S5200[pl_3179968_price] (6x), or the Coolpix S5200[pl_1873851_price] (6x) both from Nikon.

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Average Display Diagonal

The PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a relatively standard display diagonal (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

We compared this camera to all the other 2.7" screen cameras and we think the Nikon COOLPIX S3100 + 4GB[plb_955911_price], and the Canon SX240 HS[plb_410378_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the PowerShot N[pl_1478196_price] (2.8"), or the PowerShot G12[pl_1514037_price] (2.8") both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix x100 Classic Kit[plb_1609683_price] (2.8") 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 compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a relatively typical weight (141 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years.

Alternative 141g digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR[plb_394895_price], or the Casio Exilim EX-ZS5[plb_406570_price].

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 12.1 megapixels, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS has a pretty standard megapixel compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 12.1MP digital cameras currently available including the 105[pl_377573_price], or the PowerShot SX220 HS[pl_1206_price] both from Canon or the Nikon P500[plb_1066460_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] (12.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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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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