So here comes the 220 HS, the new Canon IXUS model which remains premium, ultra-slim like its predecessor. With a 12.1-megapixel resolution, 5x zoom lens and so forth, we are expecting a device which embrances both functionality and beauty. Inside the box you can find: a Canon IXUS 220 HS Digital Camera, of course, a NB-4L Battery Pack, a Battery Charger, a USB Data Cable, a AV Cable, a Strap, a CD-ROM and a User's Guide
The stainless steel body makes Cannon 220 HS immediately a decent spokeperson of the line of premium, ultra-slim IXUS models. A more advanced than ever specification is made compatible with the stylish appearance.
The 2.7-inch LCD screen is proved to be satisfactory for framing playback and menu navigation. The 230-dot resolution guarantees high levels of on-screen detail, together with a tempered glass outer layer provides a wider viewing angle with brilliant colour reproduction and high contrast.
You can find that only the most necessary like the power button and zooming wheel are packedly located on the top to keep the device a truly compact and handy one.
Buttons for setting changing are neatly arranged near the screen for sake of convenience. Yet, it’s natural for users to pick on the absence of a delete button as well as a self-timer button.
Being smallest in size, the Canon compact is now able to feature a full HUD video mode. The model can films at 1080p at 24 frames per second (fps) in stero sound. This is truly out-standing among its counterparts. All in all, reasonable priced with satisfactory performance, the device manages to rise as a rival with other higher-end, higher-priced compacts. It is indeed a value for money!