Canon Powershot SX220 HS

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The Powershot SX220 HS incorporates an array of features while still maintaining a lim compact body. Featuring 12.1 Megapixel CMOS Sensor, FULL HD movie recording, 14x optical zoom and manual control.

The Powershot SX220 HS incorporates an array of features while still maintaining a lim compact body. Featuring 12.1 Megapixel CMOS Sensor, FULL HD movie recording, 14x optical zoom and manual control.

Key Features:

  • High Sensitivity CMOS Sensor - 12.1 Megapixel High Sensitivity CMOS Sensor allows you to capture amazing photos even in low light situations
  • Full High Definition Movies with Dynamic IS - Shoot quality FULL HD movies with Dynamic Image Stabilisation and view easily on your TV with a HDMI terminal
  • Optical Zoom Wide-Angle Lens - 14x Optical Zoom and 28mm wide-angle lens allows you to get closer whilst shoot beautiful landscapes or capture great group shots
  • iFrame Video Format* - The new iFrame video format can dramatically simplify and speed up the process of importing, editing and sharing your videos
  • Manual Control - Get creative with your photography and enjoy full flexibility with manual control or explore a range of scene modes
  • Creative Filters - Shoot with creative filters for an added effect: Fish Eye, Miniature, Toy Camera, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster, Colour Accent and Colour Swap
  • Sharp Previews - Use the 3.0” wide LCD screen with wide viewing angle to easily share your photos
  • Intelligent Auto (32 scenes) - Improved Auto mode in both photo and video mode makes it even easier to get the perfect shot
  • DiG!C 4 Image Processing - Delivers higher picture quality with faster processing speed

WARRANTY: 1 Year Australian Warranty*
*Extended Warranties Available

PowerShot SX220 HS Technical Specifications


Sensor / Image Processor


Effective Number of Pixels
Approx. 12.1 Megapixel High Sensitivity CMOS Sensor


Size / Filter Array
1/2.3 inch / Primary colour filter (Bayer)


DiG!C 4




Focal Length (optical)
5.0 (W) - 70 (T) mm


35mm film equivalent
28 (W) - 392 (T) mm


f/3.1(W) - f/8.0 (T), f/5.9 - f/8.0 (T)


Shutter Speed
15-1/3200 sec. (total shutter speed range)


Optical approx 14x; Digital approx 4x


Image Stabilizer
Optical (Lens Shift Type), approx 4 steps




Focus System
TTL Auto focus / Manual focus


Focusing Frame
Face Detect1,2, Tracking AF, Center


Focusing Range
Normal: 5cm - infinity (W), 1m - infinity (T); Macro: 5cm - 50cm (W)


Shooting Functions


Face Detection
Auto Focus, Auto Exposure, White Balance, Flash Exposure, Auto Red-Eye correction, Smile Smart Shutter, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer3, Blink Detection


Other Shooting Features
Servo AF, AF-Point Zoom, Size Select, AF Lock, AF Assist Beam, Intelligent Contrast Correction, Date Stamp, Digital tele-converter, Focus Check


Continuous Shooting (Large/Fine)
P Mode: Approx 3.2 shots/sec; High Speed Burst Mode: Approx 8.1 shots/sec


Approx. 10 sec or 2 sec delay, custom, Smile self-Timer, Wink self-Timer, Face Self-Timer4




Light Metering Method
Evaluative4, Centre-weighted average, Spot5


Exposure Control Method
Program AE, AE Lock, Manual, Intelligent Contrast correction, Program Shift, Safety Shift


Exposure Compensation
± 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments


Sensitivity (Equivalent Film Speed)
Auto6, ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200


White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom


LCD Monitor


LCD Monitor
3.0 inch, TFT colour with Wide Viewing Quick Bright LCD (approx. 461,000 dots), Aspect Ratio: 16:9




Flash Modes / Functions
Auto, on, Slow Synchro, off, FE Lock, Auto Red-Eye Correction, Red Eye Reduction, Intelligent FE, Safety FE, Auto pop-up flash, Manual Flash output compensation, Manual flash output


Flash Range
75cm -3.5m (W) 1.0m - 2.0m (T)


Selectable Shooting Modes


Shooting Modes
Intelligent Auto (with Scene Detection), M, Av, Tv, P, Easy, Movie Digest, Portrait, Landscape, Kids & Pets, Smart Shutter, High Speed Burst, Best Image Selection, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Colour Accent, Colour Swap, Beach, Underwater, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie (Movies are recorded by pressing the movie button)


My Colours
Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom


Data Format


Still image
JPEG Compression (EXIF 2.3 Compliant)


Colour Space and JPEG Compression
sRGB; Fine, Normal


MOV (Image Data: H.264; Audio Data: Linear PCM stereo)


Recording Pixels


Still Images and Capacity (at Fine Image Setting)
16:9 - Large: 4000x2248, Medium1: 2816x1584, Medium2: 1920x1080, Small: 640x360
3:2 - Large: 4000x2664, Medium1: 2816x1880, Medium2: 1600x1064, Small: 640x424
4:3 - Large: 4000x3000, Medium1: 2816x2112, Medium2: 1600x1200, Small: 640x480
1:1 - Large: 2992x2992, Medium1: 2112x2112, Medium2: 1200x1200, Small: 480x480


Movie Frame Rate
Intelligent Auto: 1920x1080 @ 24fps; 1280x720 @ 30fps; 640x480 @ 30fps; 320x240 @ 30fps; Super Slow Motion Movie: 640x480 @ 120fps / 320x240 @ 240fps; Miniature Effect: 1280x720 / 640x480; iFrame Movie: 1280x720 @ 30fps


Other Operations


Playback Operations
Red-eye Correction, Slideshow, My Colors, My Category, Index, Trimming, Resize, Easy, Filtered Playback, Smart Shuffle, Intelligent Contrast Correction, Focus Check, Advancing and Reversing through magnified images, Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Resume Playback


Direct Printing, PictBridge




Supported Operating Systems
PC: Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1/SP2, XP SP3; Mac: OS X v10.5 - v10.6


Computer I/F
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B compatible), HDMI output


Video Output
PAL or NTSC selectable


Audio Output


Memory Storage
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus card, HC MMCplus card


Menu Languages
26 languages


General Features


Battery / Shooting Capacity (full charge)
Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-5L / Approx. 210 shots; Playback 4 hours


Dimensions (W x D x H)
105.7 x 59.3 x 33.2 mm (ex. protruding parts)


Approx. 215g (including battery and memory card)
Note: This machine satisfies the test requirements for powder dust, ozone, TVOC, styrene and benzene emissions. Further information in relation to emissions data, return of spare parts or consumables or any specific further information regarding this product can be made available upon request from Technical Services on 0800 222 666 (NZ) or 13 13 83 (AU)


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