Canon SX220 HS

Announced Feb 7, 2011 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | 28 – 392 mm (14×)
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I purchased this camera almost a month ago, virtually based entirely on ratings and samples from this site (including the 230 HS) and without doing my homework at all. After reviewing the pictures I took today, I will be returning this camera. I've been a very happy user of a Canon 710 IS for several years now. As a matter of fact, until owning this camera, I didn't care for anything Canon. So no surprise I was confident when making the decision to buy the 230 based on no real life comparisons. ...

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Purchased this to replace Ixus 100 IS (which I also found to be a great compact). ISO performance is good to 800 and as good as you would expect above. The 14x zoom range is useful (especially compared to the 3x of the 100 IS) whilst retaining a compact portable form. The 3" screen is detailed enough and I like the ratio of the screen which is great fo movie shooting. Though the autofocus can take its time in certain specific circumstances, generally the 1080p movie results are fantastic and ...

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Leonardo Ita
 
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the cmos sensor and less pixels make their job: iso800 pictures show still good quality and that's sounds like a big improvement from my previous camera. It means that also video in dark area have a good quality. Lens produces sharp detailet images also at its fullest extend. I really enjoy this solid camera. Problems: pop up flash manual battery could last longer (i bought a compatible spare batt.)

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