Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

  • Accessories & Supplies


    Trust Canon for guaranteed power performance. Extra batteries, battery chargers and AC adapter kits let you shoot photos and video for longer and review images without worrying about fading battery life.


    A spare or replacement battery for your Canon digital compact camera. Genuine Canon batteries offer 100% compatibility, safety and performance.


    A spare or replacement battery charger, perfect for travelling.


    Power your Canon compact camera directly from a mains electricity supply. Ideal for shooting longer projects and powering the camera while it’s connected to a computer.

    Softcases & Straps

    Carry your compact camera comfortably and protect it from dust and scratches.


    Protect your Canon PowerShot camera with a soft case when you are out and about.

    Waterproof Cases

    Perfect for scuba diving and snorkeling, waterproof cases provide easy access to many photographic controls, such as White Balance adjustment. They can also be useful on land, protecting against snow, sand, dust and humidity.


    Perfect for scuba diving and snorkelling. Use your Canon Compact Camera underwater, at depths of up to 40m.

    Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1

    A set of four weights designed to make your Canon waterproof case more neutrally buoyant while diving. Includes securing pins and screws.


    Get creative with your lighting and explore new and exciting types of photography. Canon Speedlites deliver accurate flash exposures time after time, and is quick and simple to use.

    High Power Flash HF-DC2

    Boost the range of your camera’s flash with a portable high-power flash unit. Includes a bracket that attaches to the camera. Can also be used remotely for creative lighting options.

    High Power Flash HF-DC1

    Boost the range of your camera’s flash with a portable high-power flash unit. Includes a bracket that attaches to the camera. Can also be used remotely for creative lighting options.

    Cables & Other Accessories

    Stay connected with the correct interface cable.

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    Accessory Organiser

    Carry your battery charger, cables and spare memory cards.

    AV Cable AVC-DC400 ST

    Show photos and movies on TVs and displays that have composite video connections. Carries picture and stereo sound.

    HDMI Cable HTC-100

    Show photos and movies on TVs and displays that have an HDMI connection. Carries picture and stereo sound, and features gold-plated contacts to ensure a reliable connection.

    Interface Cable IFC-400PCU

    Transfer photos and movies from your camera to a PC or Mac computer via USB. 1.5m (5ft) cable length.

Packing HS System for stunning images in all situations, a wide-angle 14x optical zoom and Full HD movies, the PowerShot SX220 HS is a powerful combination of leading image quality and flexibility.

  • HS System (12.1 MP)
  • 28mm, 14x zoom. Optical IS
  • Full HD with optical zoom. Dynamic IS
  • Wide 7.5 cm (3.0") PureColor II G LCD
  • Smart Auto (32 scenes)
  • High-speed Burst & Super Slow Motion Movie
  • Movie Digest & iFrame movie
  • Manual Control
  • Waterproof Case

Travel light with the camera that packs everything.

HS System (12.1 MP)
HS System excels in low light allowing you to capture the real atmosphere of the moment without the need for flash or a tripod. A high performance DIGIC 4 processor and high sensitivity image sensor give superior image quality in all situations.

28mm with 14x zoom and Optical IS
A wide-angle lens with a huge 14x telephoto reach of up to 392mm* (*35mm equiv.) allows you to frame exactly the shot you want, whether shooting panoramic landscapes or zooming in on distant subjects. The optical Image Stabilizer provides a 4-stop benefit so you can shoot 4 shutter steps slower than would otherwise be necessary to achieve a blur-free shot.

Full HD with optical zoom. Dynamic IS and Stereo sound
High quality movies can now be recorded in Full HD 1080p format with stereo sound. The optical zoom can be used for filming while Dynamic IS reduces the effect of shake and movement while shooting on the move.

Wide 7.5 cm (3.0") PureColor II G LCD
Images are easy to frame thanks to a large 7.5 cm (3.0”) high resolution PureColor II G LCD. A tempered glass outer layer offers increased strength and excellent visibility in all lighting conditions.

Smart Auto
Smart Auto is truly automatic - detecting up to 32 different shooting scenes so you can take great pictures in complete confidence, knowing that the camera will take care of everything, leaving you free to enjoy the moment.

High-speed Burst & Super Slow Motion Movie
Capture fast-paced action using the High-speed Burst mode or slow down movement using
Super Slow Motion Movie mode. Both modes provide dramatic and spectacular ways of recording fast-moving subjects.

Movie Digest & iFrame movie
Movie Digest captures up to 4-seconds of the action before a shot is taken, joining all the clips together from the same day into a single VGA movie to add to your collection of photos. The iFrame video format is a simple way to quickly import, edit and share video.

Manual Control
From semi-automatic Av and Tv modes to Full Manual the PowerShot SX220 HS gives you the choice to control one single aspect of the exposure or take complete control and be as creative as you want.

Waterproof Case
An optional waterproof case (WP-DC42) allows you to dive at depths down to 40m as well as protecting the camera from dust, dirt and damage.

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1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS

Effective Pixels

Approx. 12.1M

Colour Filter Type

Primary Colour




DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology



Focal Length

5.0 – 70.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28 – 392 mm)


Optical 14x. Digital Approx. 4.0x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom¹). Combined Approx. 56x

Maximum f/number

f/3.1 – f/5.9


12 elements in 10 groups (1 UD lens, 1 double-sided aspherical lens, 1 single-sided aspherical UA lens)

Image Stabilisation

Yes (lens shift-type), 4-stop. Dynamic IS (in Movie)





AF System/ Points

Face Detection, 1-point AF (fixed to centre)

AF Modes

Single, Continuous (only available in Auto mode), Servo AF/AE¹, Tracking AF

AF Point Selection

Size (Normal, Small)

AF Lock

On/Off Selectable

AF Assist Beam


Manual Focus


Closest Focusing Distance

5 cm (W) from front of lens in macro



Metering modes

Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (Centre)

AE Lock

On/Off Selectable

Exposure Compensation

+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction

ISO sensitivity*

AUTO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200




1 – 1/3200 sec. (factory default)
15 – 1/3200 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)






AAuto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom




7.5 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G (TFT), 16:9 aspect ratio, Approx. 461,000 dots


Approx. 100%


Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD




Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro

Slow Sync Speed

Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.

Red-Eye Reduction


Flash Exposure Compensation

+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE, Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure

Flash Exposure Lock


Manual Power Adjustment

3 levels with internal flash

Built-in Flash Range

75 cm – 3.5 m (W) / 1.0 m – 2.0 m (T)

External Flash

Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1




Smart Auto (32 scenes detected), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Easy, Movie Digest, Portrait, Landscape, Kids & Pets, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), High-speed Burst (3.0MP), Best Image Selection (3.0MP), Handheld Night Scene, Low Light (3.0MP), Creative Filter (Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap), Beach, Underwater, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist

Modes in Movie

Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), Program AE, Portrait, Landscape, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Beach, Underwater, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie

Photo Effects

My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)

Drive modes

Single, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer

Continuous Shooting

Approx. 3.2 shots/sec.¹, AF: Approx. 0.8 shots/sec.¹, LV: Approx. 1.0 shots/sec.¹, High-speed Burst (3.0MP): Approx. 8.1 shots/sec.¹, (until memory card becomes full)²



Image Size

4:3 - (L) 4000 x 3000, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480
16:9 - (L) 4000 x 2248, (M1) 2816 x 1584, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360
3:2 - (L) 4000 x 2664, (M1) 2816 x 1880, (M2) 1600 x 1064, (S) 640 x 424
1:1 - (L) 2992 x 2992, (M1) 2112 x 2112, (M2) 1200 x 1200, (S) 480 x 480
Resize in playback (M2, S, XS)
*XS is half the length and width of S


Fine, Normal


(Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 24 fps, (HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps, (M) 320 x 240, 30 fps
Super Slow Motion Movie (L) 120fps, (M) 240fps
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps
iFrame Movie (HD)

Movie Length

(Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec.¹
(L and M) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour²
(Super Slow Motion Movie) 30 sec.



Still Image Type

JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant


MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (stereo)]



Canon Printers

Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)





Red-Eye Correction

Yes, during shooting and playback

My Camera / My Menu

Start-up image and camera sounds customisation

My Category

Image tagging feature

Intelligent Orientation Sensor




Playback zoom

Approx. 2x – 10x

Self Timer

Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom

Menu Languages

English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi




Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)


HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible) A/V output (PAL/NTSC)







PC & Macintosh

Windows 7/ Vista SP1-2/ XP SP3
Mac OS X v10.5 – 10.6



Browsing & Printing

ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser






Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-5L (battery and charger supplied)

Battery life

Approx. 210 shots¹
Approx. 240 min. playback

A/C Power Supply

Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30



Cases / Straps

Soft Case DCC-1500

Waterproof / Weatherproof Case

Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC42
Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1


High Power Flash HF-DC1

Power Supply & Battery Chargers

AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30


Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100



Operating Environment

0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity

Dimensions (WxHxD)

105.7 x 59.3 x 33.2 mm


Approx. 215 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)




¹ Depending on the image size selected.

AF Modes

¹ Some settings limit availability.

Continuous Shooting

¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.

Movie Length

¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.

Battery life

¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where indicated.


* Standard Output Sensitivity / Recommended Exposure Index.

According to ISO 12232:2006 (20th April 2006) which specifies the method for assigning and reporting ISO speed ratings for digital still cameras.

All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.

Subject to change without notice.

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