Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS vs Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

Canon IXUS 240 HS

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Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

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Canon IXUS 230 HS

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Canon IXUS 230 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 240 HS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 230 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon IXUS 230 HS

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Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 360 ms vs 410 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Battery life Longer battery life 210 shots vs 170 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Zoom Slightly more zoom 8x vs 5x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 3.4 fps vs 2 fps
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70% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Canon IXUS 240 HS

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Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the IXUS 240 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Screen size Larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Size Slightly smaller 94x57x21 mm vs 96x57x22 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.8" vs 0.9"
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Almost the same
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
        For that film look
        Size Fairly small Help
        IXUS 230 HS:96x57x22 mm
        IXUS 240 HS:94x57x21 mm
        High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
        240 fps
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Thickness Thin Help
        IXUS 230 HS:0.9"
        IXUS 240 HS:0.8"
        Weight Light weight Help
        IXUS 230 HS:140 g
        IXUS 240 HS:145 g
        Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
        IXUS 230 HS:360 ms
        IXUS 240 HS:410 ms
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
        IXUS 230 HS:210 shots
        IXUS 240 HS:170 shots
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        IXUS 230 HS:3.4 fps
        IXUS 240 HS:2 fps

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon IXUS 125 HS

        Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

        Compact

        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Canon IXUS 265 HS

        Canon IXUS 265 HS

        Travel zoom

        $188

        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
        Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
        Canon IXUS 220 HS

        Canon IXUS 220 HS

        Compact

        $212

        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Canon IXUS 155

        Canon IXUS 155

        Travel zoom

        $183

        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
        Canon IXUS 1100 HS

        Canon IXUS 1100 HS

        Travel zoom

        $576

        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Travel zoom

        $241

        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Canon IXUS 500 HS

        Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS

        Ultra compact

        $180

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

        Canon IXUS 230 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Digicam

        $180 - $249

        Lowest price Cheaper
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization

        Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS.

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        discussion

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