Summary: that's how long the CCD in this thing has lasted. Now every photo has a grey line across it, about a third of the way down. (pentax optio S5i and Kodak 1285 both lasted longer iirc) up until I just noticed, mind, this camera has been brilliant, hence 3 stars.
Works well, but only for a couple of years. Spend more on something newer
10 September 2013
Summary: Having had a Canon for 2 years, dropped it and it continued to work perfectly, I therefore did not look at any camera not made by Canon when the time came to upgrade. I decided on this model and fell in love with it, pictures were great quality and the camera was easy to use.
Summary: I bought this camera from Amazon just over a year ago after reading many glowing reviews on-line. Alas it has not lived up to that reputation. My main gripe is the relatively poor image resolution. Close ups are not too bad are fairly sharp but the rest shows a soft image.
Summary: The Powershot SX220 HS does take good pictures, but for me the Canon Warranty lets it down. I had the camera for about 6 weeks when i noticed the lens cover would not fully open or close, and because i've had the camera over 30 days amazon did not want to know, so i contacted canon support which was...
Summary: This is the first Canon I've owned. I bought it after considering a Panasonic TZ20, mainly because it seemed better designed and easier to hold, and reviews flattered it. I was upgrading from a Casio EX-Z750 chiefly because I wanted something with a wider angle lens and more telephoto capability.
Summary: I recently took this camera on a holiday to Australia. I also had a rather similar specification Nikon camera with me, costing about half the Canon price. I could not see a lot of difference between the two for general holiday use, except that the Canon performed better in low light conditions.
Summary: I was extremely frustrated with the results I achieved with this camera using the AUTO mode. I even wondered if the focusing system was faulty. Only when I analysed the EXIF photo information did I notice that the camera was defaulting to very high ISO (1600) in most cases unless the lighting...
Summary: I was surprised at how plastic the camera is but more than that I am worried at how many out of focus pictures I get on Auto. My old Canon IXUS 90 IS never let me down and was metal cased. It was only old age that made me change it as I do take many pictures.