Canon PowerShot SX220 HS review

12.1MP, 14x zoom and 1080p video. Could this be the only camera you need?

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Canon PowerShot SX220 HS: Price and specs

£269.00 (SRP)

Approx 12.1MP effective, 1/2.3in type back-illuminated CMOS type

28-392mm f/3.1-5.9



Video resolution
1920 x 1080 at 24 fps, 1280 x 720 at 30 fps, 640 x 480 at 30 fps, 320 x 240, 30 fps, Super Slow Motion Movie at 120fps and 240fps

ISO range
ISO 100-3200

Focus modes
Single, continuous, servo AF/AE, AF tracking, Face Detection

Max burst rate
Approx. 3.2fps (3MP High-speed Burst at approx. 8.1fps)

Wide 3in PureColor II G TFT, approx. 461,000 dots

Shutter speeds
15-1/3200 sec. (range varies by shooting mode)

Approx. 215g (including battery and memory card)

105.7 x 59.3 x 33.2mm

Power supply
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-5L (supplied)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution12.1 Megapixel
Wide AngleNo
Product FamilyPowerShot
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)
Image StabilizationOptical
Optical Zoom14x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameCanon
FeaturesFace Detection, Aperture Priority, Continuous Shooting Mode, Smart Capture, Smile Detection, Manual White Balance, Manual Control
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsQuickTime MOV
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)215 g
Image Sensor Size1/2.3" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height59.3 mm
Width105.7 mm
Depth33.2 mm
Focal Length5 mm to 70 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product ModelSX220 HS
Product NamePowerShot SX220 HS Compact Camera
Product LinePowerShot
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number5046B008
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Packing HS System for stunning images in all situations, a wide-angle 14x optical zoom and Full HD movies, the PowerShot SX220 HS is a powerful combination of leading image quality and flexibility.

Package Contents
  • PowerShot SX220 HS Compact Camera
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-5L
  • Charger
Limited Warranty1 Year