Canon IXUS 220 HS

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IXUS 220 HS

Canon IXUS 220 HS

Pure passion

An unrivalled combination of HS System-powered performance with classic IXUS design; the IXUS 220 HS offers ultra-wide 5x zoom, Full HD and superior low light shooting in a sleek stainless steel body.

Benefits

  • HS System (12.1 MP)
  • 24mm, 5x zoom. Optical IS
  • Stainless steel body
  • 6.7 cm (2.7") PureColor II G LCD
  • Full HD with optical zoom. Dynamic IS
  • Smart Auto (32 scenes)
  • High-speed Burst & Super Slow Motion Movie
  • Movie Digest
  • Creative shooting modes
  • Optional Waterproof Cases
IXUS 220 HS
  • Great low-light shots Great low-light shots
  • 5x optical zoom, ultra wide-angle 5x optical zoom, ultra wide-angle
  • 12.1 Megapixel CMOS 12.1 Megapixel CMOS
  • Reduces blur in stills and movies Reduces blur in stills and movies
  • Powerful DIGIC processing Powerful DIGIC processing
  • Enhanced strength and visibility Enhanced strength and visibility
  • 1080p movies 1080p movies
  • Auto mode with 32-scene detection Auto mode with 32-scene detection
  • High-speed shooting High-speed shooting
  • Automatic movie summary of your day Automatic movie summary of your day
  • Smooth slow motion movies Smooth slow motion movies
  • View stills and videos on TV View stills and videos on TV

HS System (12.1 MP)

HS System excels in low light allowing you to capture the real atmosphere of the moment without flash or tripod. A high performance DIGIC4 processor and high sensitivity sensor give superior image quality in all situations.

24mm, 5x zoom. Optical IS

A high-quality 24mm ultra-wide angle Canon lens is extremely flexible and allows you to include more in the frame, from vast landscapes to indoor party shots. The 5x zoom with optical Image Stabilizer makes it easy to home in on details and reduce image blur.

Stainless steel body

A slim and stylish metal body gives the camera a quality feel with performance to match.

6.7 cm (2.7") PureColor II G LCD

A tempered glass-covered LCD screen is durable, strong and offers excellent contrast, allowing you to frame and review images quickly and accurately from any angle.

Full HD with optical zoom. Dynamic IS

High quality movies can now be recorded in Full HD (1080p) format. Two additions to greater video quality are crystal clear stereo sound and Dynamic IS, which stabilises movies against wobble and shake. HDMI connection with CEC allows you to enjoy your memories on an HDTV and to browse the gallery using the TV remote.

Smart Auto

Smart Auto is truly automatic, allowing the camera to detect from 32 different scenes. You can take great pictures in complete confidence, knowing that the camera will take care of everything, leaving you free to enjoy the moment.

High-speed Burst & Super Slow Motion Movie

Capture photos of fast-paced action with up to 8.0 shots/second using High-speed Burst mode or slow down movement up to 1/8th of the real speed using Super Slow Motion Movie mode.

Movie Digest

Movie Digest captures up to 4-seconds of the action before a shot is taken, joining all the clips together from the same day into a single VGA movie to add to your collection of photos.

Creative shooting modes

Creative shooting modes give you the opportunity to experiment. Fish-eye Effect re-creates the distortion of a fish-eye lens while Miniature Effect transforms landscapes into miniature scale models in both photos and movies. For the look and feel of a picture taken with an older style camera try Toy Camera Effect.

Optional Waterproof Cases

Explore underwater photography with either the compact and affordable WP-DC320L - for depths down to 3m or the more durable and fully functional WP-DC41 - for depths of 40m.

Product Specification

IMAGE SENSOR

Type 1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS
Effective Pixels Approx. 12.1M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology
Focal Length 4.3 – 21.5 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 120 mm)
Zoom Optical 5x. Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom¹). Combined Approx. 20x
Maximum f/number f/2.7 – f/5.9
Construction 6 elements in 5 groups (3 double sided aspherical lenses (including 1 UA lens),and 1 single sided aspherical lens (including 1 UA lens)
Image Stabilisation Yes (lens shift-type), Approx. 4-stop. Dynamic IS (in Movie)

FOCUSING

Type TTL
AF System/ Points AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre)
AF Modes Single, Continuous (Auto mode only), Servo AF/AE¹, Tracking AF
AF Point Selection Size (Normal, Small)
AF Lock On/Off Selectable
AF Assist Beam Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 3 cm (W) from front of lens in macro

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering modes Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)
AE Lock On/Off Selectable
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
ISO sensitivity* AUTO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Speed 1 – 1/2000 sec. (factory default)
15 – 1/2000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE

Type TTL
Settings Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

LCD MONITOR

Monitor 6.7 cm (2.7”) PureColor II G LCD (TFT), Approx. 230,000 dots
Coverage Approx. 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
Slow Sync Speed Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.
Red-Eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation Face Detection FE, Smart Flash Exposure
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Built-in Flash Range 50 cm – 3.5 m (W) / 90cm – 2.0 m (T)

SHOOTING

Modes Smart Auto (32 scenes detected), P, Movie Digest, Portrait, Kids & Pets, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), High-speed Burst (3.0MP) , Best Image Selection (3.0MP), Handheld Night Scene, Low Light (3.0MP), Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Beach, Underwater, Foliage, Snow, Long Shutter, Stitch Assist
Modes in Movie Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), P, Portrait, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Beach, Underwater, Foliage, Snow, Super Slow Motion Movie
Photo Effects My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
Drive modes Single, Continuous, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting Approx. 3.4 shots/sec.¹, High-speed Burst (3.0MP): Approx. 8.0 shots/sec.¹, (until memory card becomes full)²

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size 4:3 - (L) 4000 x 3000, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480
16:9 - (L) 4000 x 2248, (M1) 2816 x 1584, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360
3:2 - (L) 4000 x 2664, (M1) 2816 x 1880, (M2) 1600 x 1064, (S) 640 x 424
1:1 - (L) 2992 x 2992, (M1) 2112 x 2112, (M2) 1200 x 1200, (S) 480 x 480
Resize in playback (M2, S, XS)*
*XS is half the length and width of S
Compression Fine, Normal
Movies (Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 24 fps, (HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps, (M) 320 x 240, 30 fps
Super Slow Motion Movie (L) 120fps, (M) 240fps
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps
Movie Length (Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 10 min. 00 sec.¹
(L and M) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour²
(Super Slow Motion Movie) 30 sec.

FILE TYPES

Still Image Type JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Movies MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (stereo)]

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)
PictBridge Yes

OTHER FEATURES

Red-Eye Correction Yes, during shooting and playback
My Camera / My Menu Start-up image and camera sounds customisation
My Category Image tagging feature
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Yes
Playback zoom Approx. 2x – 10x
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi

INTERFACE

Computer Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)
Other HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible) A/V output (PAL/NTSC)

MEMORY CARD

Type SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MMCplus, HCMMCplus

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh Windows 7/ Vista SP1-2/ XP SP3
Mac OS X v10.5 – 10.6 (Intel processor required)

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Other PhotoStitch

POWER SOURCE

Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-4L (battery and charger supplied)
Battery life Approx. 220 shots¹
Approx. 330 min. playback
A/C Power Supply Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC60

ACCESSORIES

Cases / Straps Soft Leather Case DCC-1200, IXUS Metal or Leather Strap
Waterproof / Weatherproof Case Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC41
Waterproof Case (3m) WP-DC320L
Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10
AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC60
Other Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 92.2 x 55.9 x 19.5 mm
Weight Approx. 141 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)
Zoom ¹ Depending on the image size selected.
AF Modes ¹ Some settings limit availability.
Continuous Shooting ¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
Movie Length ¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
Battery life ¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where indicated.
GPS Log ¹ Complies with the NMEA (National Marine Electronics Association of the U.S.) 0183
GPS ¹ GPS use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Use of GPS should comply with the laws and regulations of the country and area in which it is being operated including any restriction on the use of electronics.
  • * Standard Output Sensitivity / Recommended Exposure Index.
  • According to ISO 12232:2006 (20th April 2006) which specifies the method for assigning and reporting ISO speed ratings for digital still cameras.
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.
  • Subject to change without notice.