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Canon SX220 HS

70

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Canon SX220 HS

£1,730.00
Canon SX220 HS
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Ephotozine Recommended Digicam Buyer.co.uk Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Recommended
A good spec and multi award winning compact camera, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and 3 further awards from other expert sites
Compact 12.1MP 14x Yes Dec 2011
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Canon SX220 HS Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Canon SX220 HS number 501 across all digital cameras.
92
Reviews
312 Reviews + 4 Awards
69
Features
Good Features
62
Age
6 Years Old
70
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

It has great expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 85%, based on 312 reviews. This digital camera has received four awards including a "Recommended" award from What Digital Camera plus one other site and an "Editor's Choice" from Digicam Buyer.co.uk. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Canon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
Customers report it is fairly priced, it is easy to use and good video capture. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
The SX220 HS has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Average optical zoom
Average minimum aperture number
Ing HS system for stunning images in all situations, a wide-angle 14x optical zoom and full HD movies, the powershot sx220 HS is a powerful combination of leading image quality and flexibility.<br>- HS system (12.1 mp)<br>- 28mm, 14x zoom. optical is<br>- full HD with optical zoom. dynamic is<br>- wide 7.5 cm (3.0") purecolor II G lcd<br>- smart auto (32 scenes)<br>- high-speed burst & super slow motion movie<br>- movie digest & iframe movie<br>- manual control<br>- waterproof C
HS system (12.1 mp)
28mm with 14x zoom and optical IS
Full HD with optical zoom. dynamic IS and stereo sound
Wide 7.5 cm (3.0") purecolor II G LCD
Smart auto
High-speed burst & super slow motion movie
Movie digest & iframe movie
Manual control
Waterproof case
Lower than average megapixels
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution

Canon SX220 HS Video Reviews

How Big is the Canon SX220 HS?

The Canon SX220 HS is 105.7mm wide and 59.3mm tall. It is 33.2mm deep and weighs 215g.

Canon SX220 HS front dimensions
Canon SX220 HS size in context

Canon SX220 HS In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Four Industry Awards

The experts at review sites What Digital Camera and Ephotozine both endorse this Canon camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Two other expert review sites both thought that this camera was very good. The writer at website Digicam Buyer.co.uk said that this digital camera was superb and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from website PhotographyBlog.com.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 18 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Digicam Buyer.co.uk the average expert rating of this camera is 81%.

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Good Owner Reviews

SX220 HS owners on average rated this digital camera 87 out of 100. 96 reviewers (82% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Three customers wrote in their reviews that it was noisy.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

16 customers concluded that it was good value for money.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

33 customers who purchased the product agreed that it was easy to use and four owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus.

Users Report Good Video Capture

14 customers reckoned that the product was good for video recording.

Very Good Brand

Based on 42,313 expert and owner reviews (including 8,757 verified purchases), Canon has very good ratings for its cameras. 95% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Product Quality

23 people mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality.

Users Report Great Technical Features

Three customers agreed that the product had good features.

  • + Good image quality, although contrast does need some boosting + Good features in creative modes (miniature effect etc) + Good zoom, soft at either end…
  • Easy to use, many features yet undiscovered…
  • It also has an impressive range of functions…

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Six owners who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good screen.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

42 owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images, six customers thought it had a good picture resolution and two owners said in their reviews that the product was good in low light.

Users Report Superior Battery Life

Nine people concluded that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

13 people who purchased the product wrote that it was compact.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Eight people considered that this digital camera was good looking.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

14 people reckoned that the product had a good zoom and four people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good lens.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Five owners concluded that this digital camera was well made.

Age

Released Over Six Years Ago

This camera was released in December 2011.

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Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Canon SX220 HS of only 12.1MP is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 20% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon SX220 HS has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Canon SX220 HS of 14x is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 35% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The SX220 HS's minimum aperture number of 3.1 is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 80% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The SX220 HS's maximum ISO sensitivity of only 3,200 is lower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 34% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon SX220 HS has an image stabilizer, as do 78% of digital cameras.

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Very Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The SX220 HS's camera shutter speed of only 0.000313s is in the slowest 27% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Weight

The weight of the SX220 HS of 215g is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 50% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The SX220 HS has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon SX220 HS has an orientation sensor, which is unusual. 92% of cameras do not have an orientation sensor.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the SX220 HS of 0.435" is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 77% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the SX220 HS of 392mm is in the longest 11% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the SX220 HS of 28mm is longer than 80% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Canon SX220 HS supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Supports Custom Colours

The SX220 HS supports custom colours, unlike 94% of cameras which do not support custom colours.

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Only 210 Battery Life

The SX220 HS is a digital camera that takes 210 shots battery life. Most of the other cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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Only 480 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The SX220 HS supports a maximum still image resolution of 480 x 480. That's 92% lower still image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1712 x 1712. Cameras resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Has an HDMI Port

The SX220 HS has an HDMI port. 72% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the SX220 HS of 5.9 is larger than 68% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The SX220 HS supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Average Digital Zoom

The SX220 HS's digital zoom of 4x is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 64% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The SX220 HS's display diagonal of 3" is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 72% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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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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