General

compared to recent compacts
"The Canon PowerShot SX220 HS is a strong recommendation as a travel zoom camera that does it all with the minimum of fuss."
photographyblog.com | talking about the camera's overall-performance
Brand
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Canon
Lowest price
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Unknown
Announced
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February 2011
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Sensor

"The Canon PowerShot SX220 HS produces images of very good quality."
photographyblog.com | talking about the camera's image-quality
Type
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CMOS
Sensor size
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1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
Megapixels
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12 MP
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Light sensitivity
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3,200 ISO
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Light sensitivity (boost)
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None

Sensor (Advanced)

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True resolution
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9.8 MP
Native resolution
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4000 × 3000
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Pixel size
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2.4 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD
Size
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3"
Resolution
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461k dots
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Touch screen
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No
Flips out
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No
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Lens

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Zoom
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14x
Wide angle
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28 mm
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Telephoto
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392 mm
Aperture (wide angle)
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f/3.1
Aperture (telephoto)
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f/5.9
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Macro focus
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5.0 cm

Form factor

"We'd have liked Canon to have found room for a dedicated delete button here or somewhere else on the camera back."
photographyblog.com | talking about the camera's button-layout
Size
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106×59×33 mm
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Depth
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1.3"
Weight
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215 g
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Interchangeable lenses
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No
Waterproof
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No

Viewfinder

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Type
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None
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Movies

Format
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1080p @ 24fps
Supports 24p
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Yes
High-speed framerate
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240 fps
External mic jack
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No
Autofocus
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Unknown
All formats
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  1. 320 x 240 @ 30fps
  2. 320 x 240 @ 120fps
  3. 320 x 240 @ 240fps
  4. 480p @ 30fps
  5. 720p @ 30fps
  6. 1080p @ 24fps

Features

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Panorama
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No
HDR
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No
3D
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No
Image stabilization
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  1. Lens
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Supports RAW
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No
GPS
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No

Performance

Startup delay
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Unknown
Shutter lag
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290 ms
Battery life
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210 shots
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Continuous shooting
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3.2 fps
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Focus system

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Autofocus
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Contrast detection
Focus points
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Unknown
Cross type focus points
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Unknown

Shutter

Max
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1/3200s
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Min
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15s

Flash

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Built-in flash
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Yes
Popup
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Yes
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External connection
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No

Storage

Storage slots
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1
Supported formats
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  1. MMC
  2. MMCplus
  3. MMCplus (HD)
  4. SD
  5. SDHC
  6. SDXC