Canon PowerShot SX220 HS Review

March 14, 2011 | Mark Goldstein | |

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#101 cindy

I have been very happy with my camera. I recently took a ton of pictures on a recent trip. They all lokked great until 1 day after I took them 10 of the images when I went to playback said unidentified image. How did that happen?

5:29 pm - Saturday, April 13, 2013

#102 Bee Jay

There are many things to love about this camera. The stabilization is fantastic, I can mange a 10th of a second quite easily, and have even managed a couple of decent shots at 1 second hand held, pretty amazing. The far range of the zoom can take images that to me look as crisp as its wider angle shot.

It does however have some areas that would put me off buying it know I know what it’s like to use. Image quality is ok, but leaves me feeling slightly flat, rather like many of its images, which seem to often to be slightly tot light,too blue, and rather lacking in contrast. A bit of editing works well but this may put some people off. Dust does seem to get in behind the lens however well you look after it, which could cause a problem in the future. I also use a Panasonic FS10, a simple 12MP short zoom camera, which is a far cheaper, simpler model. But putting their images together you’d be hard pressed to tell the difference, the FS10 doesn’t have the zoom range, but the 28-50mm range are very similar. So much so that I would usually put this one in my pocket for as it’s so much smaller.

10:54 am - Tuesday, June 11, 2013

#103 Gazza

@oracle - agree about the overheating problem. I find after ~2 mins of video the camera overheats and claims the battery is out of juice, even from full charge, and it seems to be due to overheating. This happens with both the original and a “compatible” battery.

6:26 am - Friday, August 9, 2013

#104 Karen Moore

When I’m viewing my pics I have a split screen, how do I get rid of that?

12:42 am - Thursday, August 15, 2013

#105 Shubh

I have a macbook pro and use iPhoto and aperture/image preview to download images from my camera and upon downloading it gives me an option to delete images from the camera. If you are using a windows based pc, i’m sure there are many free software available online that will solve your problem.

12:13 pm - Thursday, November 21, 2013

#106 Jan Brede Olsen


Peter: I’m not excactly sure where but there is the option to delete all photos in the menus somewhere, there is also an option in the menus to format the memory card, which will delete all files currently on the card. Some experts recommend that you indeed format the memory card from time to time to keep it “fresh”.

Cindy: Did you at some point use the memory card With another Device? I have found that if I use the memory card with a computer and flip any pictures, these pictures will have the message “Unidentified image” displayed when the card is replaced in the camera (the same for all the Canons I have owned). I have commented on a similar issue earlier in this thread :).

Karen Moore: Try to use the zoom lever and zoom in, zoom out should give you 6 or nine images(it’s not my main camera, so I don’t use it too much) on the screen .

1:39 pm - Thursday, November 21, 2013

#107 Todd Gilmore

Fujifilm T550 offers the best I could find and own after almost a year of researching!! Manual exposure and usable IQ at 800 ISO and Fuji is always known for robust color saturation. I liked the ending results of my photos after post6 editing every photo!! I wouldn’t dream of just putting any photo online or anywhere without doing something to it unless I owned a 1,200 DSLR and all the shit to go with it!!

6:35 pm - Thursday, November 5, 2015

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