Canon’s HS System provides consistently high image quality in all
conditions, while the inclusion of a 12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor
provides high-speed shooting functionality. Perfect for taking
everywhere, the IXUS 220 HS also packs a 24mm ultra-wide angle 5x
optical zoom lens into a sleek, stainless steel body just 19.5mm
thin, making it the slimmest camera of its kind. The
ability to shoot Full HD (1080p) videos with stereo sound also
allows users to capture moving images in stunning quality.
Exquisite design, HS System-powered performance
Designed to provide an unrivalled combination of design and
performance, the IXUS 220 HS is the latest IXUS to feature the HS
System – an optimised combination of a high-sensitivity image
sensor and powerful DIGIC 4 processing technology. Incorporating a
back-illuminated CMOS sensor, the HS System lowers noise levels by
up to 60% at all ISO speeds, allowing users to
capture beautiful, high quality images with less noise and blur –
even in low light. DIGIC 4 processing provides speed, superb image
rendition, low image noise and accurate colour tones, as well as
high levels of responsiveness in overall operation.
The IXUS 220 HS offers users exceptional shooting flexibility,
thanks to a genuine Canon ultra-wide angle 24mm lens with 5x
optical zoom and a highly-effective optical Image Stabilizer.
Providing greater framing versatility, the lens allows users to fit
even more into a frame at the wide end of the lens, and to reach
more distant subjects with the 5x optical zoom. Canon’s leading
optical Image Stabilizer also compensates for camera shake to
prevent image blur at the telephoto-end of the zoom, or when
shooting in low light – capturing sharp, detailed images in all
conditions when shooting handheld.
A large, high quality 6.7 cm (2.7") PureColor II G LCD is perfect
for image framing, playback and menu navigation. The 230k-dot
resolution ensures fine levels of on-screen detail, and a tempered
glass outer layer provides a wider viewing angle with excellent
colour reproduction and high contrast. The tempered glass design
also offers outstanding durability, and Hints & Tips throughout
the interface give a short explanation of camera features, helping
users to learn about their camera as they use it.
Small, stylish, feature-packed
Despite its slim design, the IXUS 220 HS is packed with a vast
range of features. The smallest Canon compact camera ever to
feature Full HD video capture, the new model shoots stunning
1920x1080p at 24frames per second (fps) with stereo sound,
capturing special moments in rich clarity. Users can utilise the
optical zoom to reach distant subjects during video capture, and
Canon’s Dynamic optical Image Stabilizer counteracts picture shake
commonly recorded when the user is moving and recording at the same
time, helping to produce smoother, sharper footage. A dedicated
Movie Record Button makes switching from stills to video instant so
no action is ever missed.
Incredible performance, outstanding ease of use
Ideal for users who just want to point and shoot, the IXUS 220 HS
features Canon’s latest Smart Auto mode. Designed to make it easy
for anyone to capture great-quality shots, Smart Auto evaluates
each shooting situation against multiple factors and selects the
optimum settings from 32 variables, capturing the perfect picture.
All the photographer needs to do is focus on framing the shot –
Smart Auto takes care of everything else.
Smart Auto features Face Detection Technology and the latest
Advanced Subject Detection technology, allowing the camera to
identify and lock onto human faces, or onto moving objects such as
pets or vehicles within a scene. Once identified, Servo AF/AE keeps
the main subject in focus and well-exposed, right up until the
shutter release is fully pressed and the image captured. i-Contrast
and Smart Flash Exposure functions within Smart Auto also ensure
subjects are captured in the best possible detail, reducing the
occurrence of harsh shadows and over-exposed highlights.
High-speed and creative shooting
The IXUS 220 HS features high-speed shooting modes for capturing
fast-moving action. High-speed Burst mode shoots still images at up
to 8.0 shots/sec. in 3.0MP, while Continuous shooting mode captures
up to 3.4 shots/sec. in full 12.1MP resolution until the memory
card is full, so users never miss a moment. Super Slow Motion Movie
mode offers a great way to slow down fast-moving action such as
sports, shooting at 240fps at 320x240 and playing back at 1/8 of
real speed, providing a dramatic account of action sequences.
VGA-quality videos (640x480) are now supported in Super Slow Motion
Movie mode, shooting at 120fps with playback at 1/4 of the real
A new Movie Digest mode also provides users with a new, interesting
way to capture a day’s events. When set to Movie Digest mode, the
IXUS 220 HS will record up to four seconds prior to every still
image taken, before joining all clips captured in the same day into
a single movie. Offering an alternative method for users to record
their experiences, Movie Digest mode is a fun, easy way to capture
the story behind still images in movie format.
For users who want to try out different effects, six creative
shooting modes are available to add a different perspective to
images. In addition to Miniature Effect, Fish-eye Effect, Super
Vivid and Poster Effect, a new Toy Camera Effect gives images the
retro feel of pinhole camera photos, while Monochrome creates
atmospheric shots with sepia, black & white or other
monochromatic tones. Miniature Effect can be applied to movies as
well as still images, recording 1.5, 3 or 6fps in movie mode to
create the impression of a time-lapse video of a small-scale model.
Shoot underwater with waterproof casing
Versatile enough to take anywhere, the IXUS 220 HS is also
compatible with a choice of new and optional waterproof cases. The
slim Waterproof Case WP-DC320L is water-resistant up to three
meters, making it an affordable solution for snorkelling or outdoor
sports. The Waterproof Case WP-DC41 is ideal for more serious
underwater shooting, offering resistance down to 40 metres, with
full control of all functions – allowing users to adjust and tune
image settings to reflect different scenes and situations.
Share stories with CANON iMAGE GATEWAY
Owners of the IXUS 220 HS can join the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, an
online facility for sharing photos and video. Users can take
advantage of up to 2GB of personal storage capacity, creating
enough room for hundreds of high-quality images. Mobile browsing is
also supported, making it easy for friends and family to view
photos on the move.
|Focal Length Range (f-f):
4.3 - 21.5
|Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam:
|Auto Focus (AF) Lock:
|Auto Focusing (AF) Modes:
Continuous Auto Focus
Single Auto Focus
|Display Resolution (numeric):
|Field Of View:
|Maximum Image Resolution:
4000 x 3000
|Compatible Memory Cards:
ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser<br/>PhotoStitch
NB - 4L
|USB 2.0 Ports:
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