Canon IXUS 220 HS compact digital camera

Canon IXUS 220 HS review: A slim compact camera with a good image sensor, great for everyday use

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Lizelle Levengood

2.0

1

Pros
Slow motion video ans 'creative' modes.
Cons
Distortion in portrait and macro mode
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Frustrated out of my mind with this camera.Bad distortion on the portrait and macro modes. Also, the images look clear on screen, but as soon as you upload them they are fuzzy. I've set the shutter speed to its fastest to try and compensate. On Macro it messes around with a wide angle that ends up bending straight lines. Is this just me? I feel that it shouldn't be necessary to have to zoom to compensate for lens issues, because as soon as you zoom you start loosing image quality. I work with miniatures and need to photograph them, which it does okay at, but don't try to take a decent portrait shot of someone because their faces distort. I find it frustrating and pointless having a camera that is unreliable. What you're shooting is not what you get in the end. That said, it's most reliable setting is the toy camera one, and the miniature setting is cute. A good camera for a teen who will use it for a field trip and some facebook photos. Hoping to return it to the shop and hopefully get something else.

dan yin

3.5

2

Pros
the video button
Cons
focus in video
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It just cannot hold the focus in video mode. It goes out for no reason at all

Wolf

4.5

3

Pros
real 'true HD' video
Cons
don't need to spend tausends
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I needed a small video cam that dose ‘true HD’ at 1920x1080p. This little thing does it very well. It records in blocks of about 10 Min (about 2.5Gig). The still images are as mentioned, except the focal length is different on my camera, 4.3-21.5 mm, which is usual seen on compact cameras.

Colin Thompson

5.0

4

Pros
speed
Cons
nothing
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I was looking for a camera to use like a notebook - to have the fastest startup and first picture take time, also small enough to keep in a shirt pocket. I tested quite a fe and this ticked all the boxes + the metal body feels pretty strong and the images are pretty well always sharp and correctly exposed. Perfect for the job I bought it for and a LOT cheaper than my Leica M9!

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