Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SX220 HS
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Canon PowerShot SX220 HS Review
What Digital Camera
6 May 2011
Summary: The SX220 HS is an impressive all-round travel compact which is priced competitively relative to equivalent cameras. The specification offers more than enough for the casual shooting, while HD video capture and full PASM control will satisfy those looking for something more advanced. However, there are several handling issues and niggles that detract from the overall user experience.
Conclusion: The Canon Powershot SX220 HS does a very good all round job. With the length of lens and range of features you have plenty of flexibility at your finger tips. The camera has no major and very few minor weaknesses and is a good choice if you are looking for a digital camera that is a clear step up from more basic models.
Pros: Picture quality, features, compact size, value for money
Cons: A touch of purple fringing, handling, shutter delay times with flash
Summary: Since PowerShot s went to solid batteries their size can get nearer that of their other range of pocket cameras the Ixus. However they still form a bridge between the tiny Ixus and Canon s high end range DSLR offerings.
Excerpt: At first glance the SX220 HS looks to be from exactly the same mould as its SX210 IS predecessor, but design-wise and operationally it's not an exact match. The build quality is the usual marriage of plastic and metal, with the PowerShot SX220 HS feeling sturdy enough when gripped in the palm to withstand the odd drop or knock in its inactive state. Curved edges make it appear less boxy and rectangular than it actually is.
Conclusion: Overall the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS is a worthy successor to the SX210 IS that we liked last year. The range of options on offer makes it a camera that will perform for those who just want a point and shoot and those that want the benefit of a long zoom in a pocketable camera. The effects and manual options provide versatility, so you’re not restricted by a camera that’s too simple.
Pros: Plenty of control options, will suit those who want a basic camera as well as offer plenty of functions to explore, looks great
Cons: Noise at low ISOs, quality at the far end of the zoom, flash placement cam be a little fiddly, shortcut controls take some getting used to
Excerpt: The Canon PowerShot SX220 HS was announced back at the beginning of February and we’ve just got our hands on Canon’s new 14x travel zoom camera for review. As we get stuck into the heavy details of assessing the quality and the practicality of the new features introduced on the camera - like the Full HD video capture and the new Movie Digest mode that captures a video clip prior to taking each photo - we thought we'd bring you some hands-on shots of the camera.