Canon IXUS 220 HS Review
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Listed below are some of the rivals of the Canon IXUS 220 HS.
The Casio EX-Z800 is an entry-level compact camera that delivers a lot of bang for your buck. A mere £125 / $150 snags you a 14 megapixel, pleasingly simple and stylish point-and-shoot with a wide-angle 4x zoom lens, 2.7 inch LCD screen and 720p HD movies. Find out if this is the right budget camera for you by reading our in-depth Casio EX-Z800 review.
The Fujifilm FinePix Z800EXR is a fashion-concious compact camera with a massive touchscreen LCD, 12 megapixel EXR sensor and a 5x optical zoom lens. The Z800EXR also features a hybrid auto-focus system that switches between traditional contrast AF and a quicker phase detection AF system, as used in DSLR cameras and its big brother, the F300EXR. Read our in-depth Fujifilm FinePix Z800EXR review to find out if it's the perfect match of form and function...
The Nikon Coolpix S3100 is a budget digicam with a sense of style thanks to its all-metal body and wide variety of colours. Costing just £130 / $140, the S3100 ticks all the right boxes - 14 megapixels, 5x wide-angle lens, 2.7 inch screen, range of do-it-all auto modes - at a price that won't break the bank. Read our in-depth Nikon Coolpix S3100 review complete with sample images, video and more to find out if this is the right point-and-shoot camera for you.
Olympus have been aggressively targeting the budget end of the digital camera market recently, with new models like the VG-130 typifying their approach. You get a surprisingly capable camera for a mere £99.99 / $139.99 - 14 megapixels, 5x wide-angle zoom, 3 inch LCD screen and 720p movies. Read our detailed Olympus VG-130 to find out if it's simply too cheap to be cheerful.
The new Panasonic Lumix ZX3 / ZR3 is a tiny camera that packs a big punch, with an 8x, 25-300mm wide-angle zoom lens and 14 megapixel sensor. Capable of recording 720p HD movies in the AVCHD Lite or Motion JPEG formats, the ZX3 (called the ZR3 in North America) features Panasonic's newly introduced Intelligent Resolution function which can boost the zoom to 10x with minimal loss of image quality. Mark Goldstein takes an in-depth look at the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZX3.
Not everyone needs a digital camera with all the latest bells and whistles. Enter stage left the new Pentax Optio RZ10, a 10x travelzoom camera with a 14 megapixel sensor, 720p HD movies and a 2.7 inch screen, all for under £175 / $200. Read our Pentax Optio RZ10 Review to find out if it has cut too many corners...
The Samsung ST100 is a new Dual View camera with not one but two LCD screens, the usual one on the back and a smaller one on the front that makes it easy to get everyone in the picture. The 14 megapixel ST100's rear LCD is a large 3.5 inch touch-screen affair with a Smart Gesture User Interface, and it also offers a 5x optical inner zoom lens and 720p video recording. Read our Samsung ST100 review to find out if two screens really are better than one...
Boldly promoted as an alternative to a DSLR, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 is a new mid-range compact camera with a wealth of advanced features. A fast f/2.4 lens, sensible 12 megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, and Superior Auto and Background Defocus modes supposedly produce DSLR picture quality, while Sony have also included Full HD movie recording and even 3D via the Sweep Panorama mode. Priced at around £225 / $300, read our in-depth Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 review to find out if it lives up to its full promise.