Impressed with the SX220HS at high iso
May 28, 2012
Yes I am!! At high iso that is... Spent saturday shooting concerts that required me to use a high iso value (400 and 800) and the results are impressive for such a small camera/sensor (much better than my SX10is).
The big big problem is focusing. That is a huge problem! Focusing with poor light and full zoom is extremely hard. The camera hunts a lot and when it locks, in reallity it hasn't focused correctly. Really bad on this point.
Nevertheless, with good light it usually focuses ok and pictures come out with good quality for such a small camera.
I'm still dreaming with a super-zoom pocket camera that has this kind of IQ (or better), and a capacity of focusing on poor light at full zoom!! Oh yes, and raw!!