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Canon IXUS 220 HS review

A stabilised 24-120mm lens on a stylish IXUS body

Canon IXUS 220 HS: Verdict

It is rare to find a compact camera, especially one that docks in at under £200 that seemingly ticks all the boxes. Yet the Canon IXUS 220 HS is perhaps proof that such a device does exist. Users of every level will undoubtedly find the unit easy to use, whilst providing an abundance of creative options to keep photographers of every skill level entertained. The quality of images produced exceeded expectation and go some way to rivalling higher-tech counterparts thanks to its high quality lens, 12.1MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor and Digic4 processer. Combine this with the tidy assortment of creative shooting modes, Full HD movie-making facility and adjustable semi-manual controls and the Canon IXUS 220 HS is certainly fantastic value for money.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution12.1 Megapixel
USBYes
Wide AngleNo
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyIXUS
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourRed
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameCanon
FeaturesFace Detection, Smile Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Orientation Sensor
Screen Size6.9 cm (2.7")
Video FormatsQuickTime MOV
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)141 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS
Minimum Focus Distance30 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Maximum Frame Rate240 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedMMCplus, HC MMCplus, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Height55.9 mm
Width92.2 mm
Depth19.5 mm
Autofocus Points9
Focal Length4.30 mm to 21.50 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product Model220 HS
Product NameIXUS 220 HS Compact Camera
Product LineIXUS
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number5100B015
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

An unrivalled combination of HS System-powered performance with classic IXUS design; the IXUS 220 HS offers ultra-wide 5x zoom, Full HD and superior low light shooting in a sleek stainless steel body.

Battery Life220 Shot
Package Contents
  • IXUS 220 HS Compact Camera
  • NB-4L Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • Charger
Display Resolution230000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone