This review is devoted to SX220 HS that Canon has first introduced to the public in Feb 07, 2011. This model is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera with a resolution of 12.0 MP and a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.
In Small Sensor Superzoom cameras (Top 10 SuperZoom Cameras) this model has taken rank #70 out of 249. Its Overall Score has reached 43/100 and it takes a rank of #600 out of 1174 in all Cameras.
Now let's delve into more details of our Canon SX220 HS review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.
In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Canon SX220 HS. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Small Sensor Superzoom cameras.
Canon SX220 HS has the following external dimensions 106 x 106 x 33 mm (41.73 x 23.23 x 12.99″) with the weight of g.
The typical weight for average Small Sensor Superzoom type cameras is 387g. If we compare the average indicator of the weight of Canon SX220 HS, we can conclude that this model is lighter than many other similar products.
Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Canon SX220 HS is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 33mm.
Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Canon SX220 HS with the indication of this model’s dimensions:
If you want to have a better idea of how big the Canon SX220 HS is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.
Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Canon SX220 HS compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:
Unfortunately, Canon SX220 HS comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.
Unfortunately, Canon SX220 HS comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.
Canon SX220 HS boasts of a resolution of 12.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.
The base of Canon SX220 HS has the following ISO range 100 - 3200 .
Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Canon SX220 HS. However, if you are looking specifically for a Compact camera with a RAW file support, you should check out one of the following models from the same class and within similar price range .
Canon SX220 HS features a 12.0 MP 1/2.3" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.
Canon SX220 HS is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.
Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/2.3" sensor featured in Canon SX220 HS with other standard sensor sizes.
Canon SX220 HS is equipped with a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 461k dots.
In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.
Some of the other highlights of Canon SX220 HS are its 3.0 fps max speed and 1/3200 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.
Unlike some other cameras from this category, SX220 HS unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.
In addition, SX220 HS has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.
As for the video quality characteristics of Canon SX220 HS, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Canon SX220 HS allows you to save files in H.264 formats.
Canon SX220 HS provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.
Canon SX220 HS is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.
You can connect SX220 HS to compatible devices via its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports.
In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Canon SX220 HS provides a shooting life of 210, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 316 shots.
With the commonly accepted standards in mind, we can conclude that Canon SX220 HS is above the average indicator of battery life. However, we believe it is still a great idea to grab a few extra batteries if you are planning long photo trips.
In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Canon SX220 HS’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Canon SX220 HS’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the SX220 HS to the average SuperZoom camera.
Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.
After carefully reviewing how well Canon SX220 HS performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 75. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon SX220 HS can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Canon SX220 HS performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 22. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon SX220 HS can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Canon SX220 HS performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 28. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon SX220 HS can be called a 28 model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Canon SX220 HS performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 61. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon SX220 HS can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Canon SX220 HS performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 26. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon SX220 HS can be called a 26 model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.
|Announced||Feb 07, 2011|
|Lens Mount||Fixed lens|
|Number of Lenses||n/a|
|Focal Length Multiplier||n/a|
|Macro Focus Range||5|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type|
|Screen Resolution||461k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||0k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||15 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/3200 s|
|Continuous Shooting||3.0 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Red-Eye, Slow Sync|
|Sensor Dimensions||6.17 x 4.55 mm|
|Sensor Area||28.07 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||12.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||4000 x 3000|
|Max Native ISO||3,200|
|Max Boosted ISO||n/a|
|Min Native ISO||100|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||9|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a|
|Video Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (24fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30,120 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 240 fps)|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Physical Dimensions||106 x 59 x 33 mm|
|Battery Life||210 shots|
|Battery Type||210 shots|
|Storage Type||SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/ MMCplus/HC MMCplus|