Canon 220 HS 5099B007 User Manual (en)

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Technologies Explained – IXUS 220 HS
 
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HS System
  
The HS System represents a powerful combination of a high sensitivity sensor and high-
performance DIGIC 4 image processing. Designed to provide excellent image quality 
and advanced low light performance, the HS System can produce significant 
advantages over non-HS System models as listed below:  
 
  Improved image quality in all situations – The HS System can capture images 
with up to 60% less noise than standard, non-HS System cameras at all ISO 
speeds. High ISO sensitivity photos taken with previous cameras exhibited 
significant amounts of noise and grainy detail, especially in low light. In 
contrast, the HS System can detect and capture more detail and significantly 
reduce noise, resulting in more beautiful and true to life shots.    
  Low Light performance – The HS System truly excels in low light conditions and 
is able to preserve the atmosphere of the moment in dark scenes. Common low 
light problems such as capturing well exposed subjects against almost 
invisible, dark, night-time backgrounds or capturing blurred subjects due to 
slower shutter speeds can now easily be conquered. The ISO range is further 
extended using Low Light mode, reducing camera shake and subject blur in 
even darker conditions. Shooting at a reduced Megapixel resolution, the 
camera chooses an ISO speed between 100 and 6400, allowing users to 
capture a scene as they see it.  
  Wider ISO range – The HS System can leverage the excellent performance of its 
high and low ISO settings in order to capture the ambience of any scene with 
exceptional image quality using up to ISO 3200.  When using Smart Auto mode 
users can take advantage of an increased ISO range up to ISO 1600 (previous 
Automatic modes supported ISO 800 or less), enabling users to take pictures 
using available light without having to manually extend the ISO speed.  
  Dynamic Range – The increased sensitivity of the HS System allows it to 
capture a wider dynamic range with greater variation in brightness when 
compared to the results of non-HS System models. 
 
High speed functions  
High speed functions enable users to capture both fast moving action and scenes that 
would otherwise be very difficult to achieve: