As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS is also often compared to compacts, super zooms and pro digicams. The Canon PowerShot SX220 HS's top rivals come from Casio (such as the Exilim TRYX and the Exilim EX-H30) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX200 IS and the PowerShot SX210 IS)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX220 HS compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, is slightly larger (compact (106×59×33 mm) vs compact (97×57×28 mm)), has a much shorter battery life (210 shots vs 295 shots) and is older (february 2011 vs may 2016).

Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

Canon PowerShot SX200 IS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the SX200 IS (vs the SX220 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX200 IS (vs the SX220 HS)

  • Much larger: Compact (103×61×38 mm) vs Compact (106×59×33 mm)
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the SX200 IS and SX220 HS

  • Very small: Compact (103×61×38 mm) vs Compact (106×59×33 mm)
  • Very light: 220 g vs 215 g
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS
1 year older
$499

Significant advantages of the SX210 IS (vs the SX220 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX210 IS (vs the SX220 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the SX210 IS and SX220 HS

  • Very small: Compact (106×59×32 mm) vs Compact (106×59×33 mm)
  • Very light: 220 g vs 215 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
5 years newer
$179 - $249

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the SX220 HS)

  • Much smaller: Compact (97×57×28 mm) vs Compact (106×59×33 mm)
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the SX220 HS)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and SX220 HS

  • Very small: Compact (97×57×28 mm) vs Compact (106×59×33 mm)
  • Very light: 182 g vs 215 g
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.3"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8
similar age

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS8 (vs the SX220 HS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS8 (vs the SX220 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-ZS8 and SX220 HS

  • Very small: Compact (105×58×33 mm) vs Compact (106×59×33 mm)
  • Very light: 210 g vs 215 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
similar age
$450

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the SX220 HS)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the SX220 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-ZS10 and SX220 HS

  • Very small: Compact (105×58×33 mm) vs Compact (106×59×33 mm)
  • Very light: 219 g vs 215 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"

Fujifilm FinePix F305EXR

Fujifilm FinePix F305EXR
6 months older

Significant advantages of the F305EXR (vs the SX220 HS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the F305EXR (vs the SX220 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the F305EXR and SX220 HS

  • Very small: Compact (104×59×33 mm) vs Compact (106×59×33 mm)
  • Very light: 215 g vs 215 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX220 HS compared to compact competitors include: it has a built-in flash, has a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 36 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it is much larger (compact (106×59×33 mm) vs super compact (94×56×23 mm)), has a much shorter battery life (210 shots vs 360 shots), is thicker (1.3" vs 0.9") and is significantly heavier (215 g vs 157 g).

Casio Exilim TRYX

Casio Exilim TRYX
similar age
$1,240

Significant advantages of the TRYX (vs the SX220 HS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (122×58×15 mm) vs Compact (106×59×33 mm)
  • Much better wide angle: 21 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much thinner: 0.6" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the TRYX (vs the SX220 HS)

  • No built-in flash
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Shorter max exposures: 1/8 of a second vs 15 seconds

common strengths of the TRYX and SX220 HS

  • Fairly small: Super compact (122×58×15 mm) vs Compact (106×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 157 g vs 215 g
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100
5 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W100 (vs the SX220 HS)

  • Much smaller: Compact (94×61×25 mm) vs Compact (106×59×33 mm)
  • Much longer battery life: 360 shots vs 210 shots
  • Significantly thinner: 1" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W100 (vs the SX220 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the DSC-W100 and SX220 HS

  • Fairly small: Compact (94×61×25 mm) vs Compact (106×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 192 g vs 215 g

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year newer
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the SX220 HS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.1
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 461k dots
  • Much longer battery life: 330 shots vs 210 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the SX220 HS)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and SX220 HS

  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Compact (106×59×33 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 213 g vs 215 g

Fujifilm FinePix JX400

Fujifilm FinePix JX400
similar age

Significant advantages of the JX400 (vs the SX220 HS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (94×56×23 mm) vs Compact (106×59×33 mm)
  • Much lighter: 130 g vs 215 g
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the JX400 (vs the SX220 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the JX400 and SX220 HS

  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×56×23 mm) vs Compact (106×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 130 g vs 215 g

Samsung ES73

Samsung ES73
1 year older

Significant advantages of the ES73 (vs the SX220 HS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (96×58×22 mm) vs Compact (106×59×33 mm)
  • Much lighter: 126 g vs 215 g
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the ES73 (vs the SX220 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the ES73 and SX220 HS

  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×58×22 mm) vs Compact (106×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 126 g vs 215 g

Nikon Coolpix S550

Nikon Coolpix S550
3 years older
$299

Significant advantages of the S550 (vs the SX220 HS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (90×54×22 mm) vs Compact (106×59×33 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 1.3"
  • Significantly lighter: 150 g vs 215 g

Significant disadvantages of the S550 (vs the SX220 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the S550 and SX220 HS

  • Fairly small: Super compact (90×54×22 mm) vs Compact (106×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 150 g vs 215 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX220 HS compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (106×59×33 mm) vs prosumer size (111×76×91 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is thinner (1.3" vs 3.6") and is slightly lighter (215 g vs 481 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.2 fps vs 10 fps), has a significantly shorter battery life (210 shots vs 390 shots), is older (february 2011 vs march 2012) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Kodak PixPro AZ251

Kodak PixPro AZ251
2 years newer
$211

Significant advantages of the AZ251 (vs the SX220 HS)

  • Much longer battery life: 500 shots vs 210 shots
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the AZ251 (vs the SX220 HS)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 30 seconds vs 1/3200 of a second
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.7 vs f/3.1

common strengths of the AZ251 and SX220 HS

  • Very small: Standard size (115×74×70 mm) vs Compact (106×59×33 mm)
  • Very light: 354 g vs 215 g
  • Thin: 2.7" vs 1.3"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5
5 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-H5 (vs the SX220 HS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H5 (vs the SX220 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much shorter battery life: 50 shots vs 210 shots

common strengths of the DSC-H5 and SX220 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (108×81×92 mm) vs Compact (106×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 490 g vs 215 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.3"

Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500
similar age
$546

Significant advantages of the P500 (vs the SX220 HS)

  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 461k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the P500 (vs the SX220 HS)

  • Larger: Professional size (116×84×103 mm) vs Compact (106×59×33 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly thicker: 4.1" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the P500 and SX220 HS

  • Fairly small: Professional size (116×84×103 mm) vs Compact (106×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 481 g vs 215 g
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 1.3"

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
2 years newer
$244

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the SX220 HS)

  • Much better wide angle: 22 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 461k dots
  • Much longer battery life: 390 shots vs 210 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L830 (vs the SX220 HS)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 1.3"
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the L830 and SX220 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×91 mm) vs Compact (106×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 508 g vs 215 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.3"

Nikon Coolpix L310

Nikon Coolpix L310
1 year newer
$270

Significant advantages of the L310 (vs the SX220 HS)

  • Much longer battery life: 420 shots vs 210 shots
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the L310 (vs the SX220 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thicker: 3.1" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the L310 and SX220 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm) vs Compact (106×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 435 g vs 215 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.3"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX220 HS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 34 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.8"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 3.1 MP) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a much narrower aperture (f/3.1 vs f/1.8), has a slightly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 614k dots), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), has a much shorter battery life (210 shots vs 320 shots) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Epson PhotoPC 3100 Zoom

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10 years older

Significant advantages of the 3100 Zoom (vs the SX220 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 3100 Zoom (vs the SX220 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the 3100 Zoom and SX220 HS

  • None found

Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1
similar age
$549

Significant advantages of the XZ-1 (vs the SX220 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the XZ-1 (vs the SX220 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the XZ-1 and SX220 HS

  • None found