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Default Canon Powershot Sx220\230 HS

Canon Powershot Sx220\230 HS

Replacing the popular PowerShot SX210 IS, both new models offer a number of important features ideal for travel photography. Each includes Canon HS System for exceptional image quality in all lighting conditions, a wide angle 14x optical zoom and video recording Full HD (1080p) with stereo sound. Buyers can choose between pink, blue and black PowerShot SX230 HS, purple and gray for the PowerShot SX220 HS. PowerShot SX230 HS also has a new GPS functionality, a first for a Canon compact camera, which allows not only to record the location where the pictures were taken but also to keep track of your path of travel thanks to GPS Logger .

HS System: high-quality images even in dim lighting
The adoption of Canon PowerShot SX230 HS System in the new PowerShot SX220 HS and HS means that both models are able to capture images of excellent quality in many different situations. Unique combination of back-illuminated CMOS sensor with 12.1 MP and Canon's powerful DIGIC 4 processing technology, the HS System works to produce images with reduced noise and greater dynamic range for brilliant results, detailed and natural, even in the most difficult circumstances.

Reducing the presence of noise up to 60% sensitivity for all ISO2, HS System allows you to capture beautiful high quality images even at night without using flash or a tripod. The Canon DIGIC 4 processor provides accurate color tones and high reactivity in the operation and responsiveness.

Record each stage of your trip
The original Canon 14x optical zoom, present in both models, offers a wide range of focal lengths to capture a wide range of subjects. The focal length 28 mm wide-angle shot of the landscape allows extended or to frame a larger number of elements, and with the powerful zoom, well 392 mm focal length equivalent, you may bring faraway subjects without having to move. The advanced technology of Canon's optical image stabilization corrects camera shake, offering a 4-stop advantage to avoid the blur over the entire zoom range and, when shooting handheld in low light conditions, allows you to capture sharp, detailed images in all conditions.

Ideal for those traveling from the GPS unit of the PowerShot SX230 HS records where and when the images were taken, allowing you to easily store a record of the place and date on which the images were stored. In addition, the useful GPS Logger is able to record the stages of the voyage, allowing you to revise the paths followed by the supplied software utility that integrates Map with Google Maps.

Video with zoom
Both models incorporate full HD 1920x1080 video at 24fps with stereo sound, to capture special moments with exceptional sharpness. Users can also use the impressive 14x optical zoom to reach distant subjects when shooting video while the optical Image Stabilizer Canon's Dynamic IS counteracts camera shake that typically occur when shooting while in motion, helping thus producing sharper video and fluids. A dedicated movie recording button makes switching between photos in the Flash video so you never miss the action.

The large LCD PureColor II G high quality 7.5 cm (3.0 ") offers the perfect tool for both the frame for playback. With 460,000 dots of resolution, the screen provides high levels of sharpness, a wide angle display and excellent color reproduction while recording and review, and an outer layer of tempered glass provides even greater resistance. The 16:9 format is fully optimized for shooting HD video, while the Hints & Tips feature (tips and tricks) present on all the user interface provides a brief explanation of each function, helping users to explain features of the camera when the need arose.

Point and shoot with surprising results
Ideal for those who just want to point and shoot, the PowerShot SX230 PowerShot SX220 HS and HS have the Smart Auto mode. Designed to make it easy for anyone to get high quality shots, Smart Auto uses Scene Detection Technology to evaluate each shooting situation, taking into account multiple factors and selecting the optimum scene from 32 variables to capture the perfect image. All that the photographer has to do is focus on framing: Smart Auto will take care of everything else.

Smart car also offers the advanced technology Subject Detection, which allows the camera to identify moving objects, even if it is not people, like animals or other objects within a scene, for example vehicles. Once you identify the subject, with the shutter button pressed halfway, Servo AF / AE ensures that it remains focused and exposed until the shutter button is fully depressed and the image is recorded. The i-Contrast and Smart Flash Exposure Smart Car offer within subjects photographed with the best detail possible, reducing the presence of harsh shadows and highlights overexposed.

Both new models also feature a series of high-speed shooting capabilities are ideal for capturing fast motion. The Hi-Speed ​​Burst mode (high-speed) lets you take pictures in rapid sequence of up to 8.1 shots / sec. to 3.0 MP resolution, to record every moment of the action. Super Slow Motion Movie mode also offers a great way to slow down fast-moving action (such as in sport), shooting video at 240 fps at 320x240 resolution or 120 fps at 640x480 pixels to provide an account of exciting fast action.

The new Video Diary shooting mode offers a fun way to add movies to photo shoots a day. The Diary Video mode records the action up to four seconds before each picture taken, and combines all captured clips in a video with VGA resolution. Users can also shoot video in Apple iFrame4 , which offers an easy way to edit videos with a computer. Designed to work with video applications for Mac and PC can dramatically accelerate the process of importing, editing and sharing movies on multiple platforms and devices.

Complete creative control
In addition to a wide range of shooting modes and easy close, the PowerShot SX230 PowerShot SX220 HS and HS also offer full manual control over camera settings, allowing users to make more advanced more creative with their photos. Aperture, shutter speed, ISO and focus can be controlled manually, allowing photographers to experiment with their images to achieve different effects, and develop their photographic skills.

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