"Huge positive surprise! Perfect Pocket Camera!"5.0 starson by cdmikelis_2
Pros: - Excelent in low-light: Camera avoids flash until it can
- Tons of effects, like HANHELD NIGHTSCENE, "tiltshift" effect, color effects
- Most of effect can be used with EXCELENT video. Rrealy great HD resolution (I have XHA1 and I'm saying that)
Cons: - Zoom is jumpy, not so fast as I would like and it "ponders" for a second to start zooming
- DUST is enemy of this camera: I have it for a week and already have few dust particles INSIDE of lens! Lens rings are from harsh aluminium, and they collecting d
Summary: This little Canon SX220HS (SX230HS with GPS) is neat little camera to have always in pocket. But be awarem that fron panel of lens can be bent realy easy, and than shutter win not open. I just pulled plate out with nail (so thin aluminum). Perfect pisture in literally every situation you could imagine. For fist time with compact camera I did shots (almost) without flash in any situation. If my eyes saw it, camera capture it (resonably well). Night scenes, portraits, full 14x tooms; all without tripod and flash. There is for shure adequate mode for scene you want to capture. I bought non-gps model, investing in another battery. GPS is (probably) waste of effort for most of people. Reviewing and editing images in the camera is realy easy with a LOT of option, even for video. Video is something better I saw from any small cameras (even big ones like Fuji HS20EXR). It have absolutely NO visible jello effect even in full zoom handheld. Fucus stays firm even in lov light. Lowlight video is usable better than any action camera I tried (particularly from the most well know one!!). Zoom is rather bulky and jumpy, but in video is smooth like silk, not interfering focus. Image stabilisation is as great (or greater considering size), than my Canon XHA1 I have. I'm impressed. For PAL users 24p is almost good enough, but having 24p instead of 30p ensures no visible compression artefacts. Video resolution of full HD is (I dare to say) better than my HDV camcorder. VGA size 120fps video is still better than most of older cameras vhic VGA mode vas only video mode. It's usable. HIGH SPEED BURST is realy great. Most of people (like me) will actualy never need more than 3M pixel image. For printing it's optimum size. For large wall plots this is not camera to go with, for crooping - well It have moore than needed zoom, level marks (rulers) - for picture correcting - it's my first compact camera I do not need to correct pictures that I would be happy with them. They are just great like they are. I lived with Canon A400 for a long time, than with several FUJI cameras. This is far better. I need moore qulity and information at every pixel, not more pixels. So in next ten years I hope zoom and pixel count will not increase, but sensors and lens.sorry for tons of misstyped letters and not perfect English.
Great camera recommended to all.
Updated on Jul 2, 2011