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I initially got this camera because I had read numerous reviews claiming that it had excellent photo quality in all sorts of situations, even when there is not much light. This is not really true since the minimum level of light needed for photo quality to remain decent is very specific and the amount of sunlight available is very unpredictable. I also purchased this because of the wide angle lens and the Full HD video quality. The video quality of this camera is excellent providing that there is a reasonable amount of ambient light. This camera is very popular with the Youtube vlogger community as it captures high quality video in such as small camera. Although this may sound good, take into account that a lot of Youtube vloggers make videos outside in the daytime when there is plenty of light so the quality would be excellent. Another impressive feature of this camera is the autofocus, which works even while recording video; this works best if you can keep the camera still while recording. The screen on the camera is small, but the camera as a whole is small so it would be unreasonable to expect more. The pixel density of the screen is apparently quite low (this is something I learnt from videos on Youtube which reviewed this camera before I bought it). To be honest the screen looks fine and the video and picture quality look fine even when they are played on a HDTV (using the built in HDMI port). The black version of this camera has a rough texture to the outer casing which I quite like. I bought the silver one which has a smooth finish (the black one costed more at the time) and I have seen that they also sell a red/pink one. The flash on this camera is placed quite close to the lens which can be a slight problem when taking photos because you cant necessarily get as much light as you would want to in your photos. The battery life of this camera isnt great, if you are just going to take photos then you should be okay, but if you are planning on taking videos then you will find that the battery dies very quickly.
I got this camera a few weeks ago for my trip to Spain. I am definitely satisfied with it, especially given it had only cost me a little more than 120 pounds. A few things that really impressed me: - Battery life - I was in Madrid for 4 days, taking photos here and there but I didn't have to charge my camera a single time! This really surprised me. - Picture quality - fantastic, even in low light. I was at a flamenco club with minimal lighting, and the pictures turned out great without me having to adjust ISO or anything. - The smart auto feature - I found this really useful because I didn't have to adjust to a different programme every time I am in a new environment. - Size - very compact, not at all heavy, I could fit it into a small handbag. Definitely a good thing for ladies! Overall, a very good basic camera - although compared the newer IXUS models, you cannot expect it to have as many features. However, for everyday use (non-professional photography), it definitely suffices! Would definitely recommend it.
I bought this camera on impulse and without having made too much research. I'd had Canon cameras before so knew that the quality would be good and just went with this one as it was in my price range - I was not disappointed! This is a fantastic camera, it's first big outting was on my holiday to Disneyland in Florida, it's very lightweight and compact so fits in most pockets, small handbags and is relatively robust - it was jostled around quite a lot when I was on rides! The image quality is fantastic, I would say it's almost as good as my digital SLR camera at times. There are loads of funky features which you can play around with, but just the automatic setting works wonders and takes great photos at just the click of a button. My favourite features are movie digest (takes a 4 second video before you snap a photo and links them together to make a day's worth of videos) smart shutter (automatically detects a new face in the shot when on self-shutter mode, so you don't have to all stand there with fixed grins for 10 seconds!), best image selection (automatically selects the best image out of a selection) and underwater mode (when used with a waterproof case takes some great underwater shots).
Canon's line up in the IXUS series has always produced winners and this one continues that trend. Having owned this for seven months since it's UK release it has produced some wonderful photos from my honeymoon and an assortment of other vacations. Pros - Excellent day time and night time shots (you can manually set shutter speed to 10 seconds) - Clear photos with little noise at high ISO's - HD video is very clear with good sound - The camera is, typically with other IXUS cameras, light, small and very portable - Easy to use, with clear concise instructions - Special modes such as fish eye effect, ability to swap colours out Cons - Battery life appears to be quite low with approximately 80 shots per charge therefore a spare battery may be required on longer trips - Canon IXUS' are generally higher priced than similar specified model's but as the camera has now been out some months it should have fallen somewhat. Summary A great camera for the beginner or those looking for a combination of style and substance. All round good performer.
I got this camera a few days ago and already I am disappointed. This isn't a good sign so early on, but really and truly I feel ripped off. Let me start by saying that if you're going to buy any camera that's decent these days, opt in for a DSLR. They are far worth the investment. If you can't afford a DSLR right now then look into buying a top quality compact or micro four thirds camera. Anyway...back to the reviewing of this camera. It says Canon on the front, yet shoots like a Vivitar and offers Hitachi quality photos. In my view Vivitar and Hitachi are two of the worst cameras on the market right now and Canon is the best. Yet you don't feel part of the Canon family when you have this in your hands. It is allegedly supposed to shoot HD videos, well I have seen HD videos until the cows came home and I can tell you right now this is NOT HD. I've just compared the 'HD' videos I've shot with this camera and the standard videos of my old compact camera and the quality on the compact is far superior. What a let down! I don't know where they get off saying that is, to be honest because the quality is so poor. Another thing about the videos? They won't play on Windows Media nor can I edit them on Movie Maker - it says I don't have the file extension...blah blah blah and will only play them on Quick Time. This is a huge kicker for me as I was hoping to capture HD videos and then edit them on Movie Maker. Not gonna happen now though because all videos are in the .mov format - why? I have no idea why the file extension is missing as on all my other cameras (all Canon) the videos play perfectly. And I have no desire or inclination to go hunting for answers on this one - shouldn't it be user friendly? The effects are 'cool' but they are nothing you can't get on a standard iPhone app. Fish eye, miniature effect, toy camera, kids and pets (which I assume means shutter speed is prioritised), smart shutter, high speed burst, best image selection, hand held night scene; allows you to take photos at night without a tripod (yes...makes sense not lol), low light , mono chrome, super vivid, poster effect...and many more that seem more play-things than adding any quality or depth to photos. The fish eye effect is very poor as well. It is more like a house of fun mirror effect than a serious fish eye effect, but then again I suppose that's what you get what you pay for. The only effects I truly liked were miniature effect, monochrome and sepia. I momentarily liked the 'movie digest' feature which takes a video clip with each shot you take and makes a days summary ...then I realsied it's an in-camera feature so it's only available to view on the camera and nowhere else - what's the point of that? So, is there anything good to say about this camera? Well it is small in design and has a generous LCD screen. It's about the same size as my husbands mobile phone and doesn't weigh much at all (141g with battery and memory card.) It also comes with one battery that can be recharged - charger is provided. It only really performs well outside...which is a big turn off for me. This is an 'indoors' camera and seeing as most people take photographs in poorly lit conditions you think there'd be some consideration to this. I wasted £145 on it and I wouldn't encourage anyone else to part with their cash on this - thank goodness I can return it!
An unrivaled 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.
|Product Description:||Canon IXUS 220 HS - digital camera|
|Product Type:||Digital camera - compact|
|Memory Card Slot:||SD card|
|Image Processor:||DIGIC 4|
|Sensor Resolution:||12.1 Megapixel|
|Max Video Resolution:||1920 x 1080|
|Lens System:||5 x zoom lens - 4.3 - 21.5 mm - f/2.7-5.9|
|Digital Zoom:||4 x|
|Camera Flash:||Built-in flash|
|Display:||LCD display - 2.7"|
|Supported Battery:||1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )|
|AV Interfaces:||Composite video/audio, HDMI|
|Microsoft Certification:||Compatible with Windows 7|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||9.2 cm x 2 cm x 5.6 cm|