Updated (February 2012): Compare the Canon IXUS 230 HS vs Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

Canon IXUS 240 HS vs Canon IXUS 230 HS

Winner
Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

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Canon IXUS 230 HS

51

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Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 240 HS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 230 HS

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

galleries

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differences

Advantages of the Canon IXUS 230 HS

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Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
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 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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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen size
Larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/3
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At its widest zoom, the IXUS 240 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Size
Slightly smaller
94×57×21 mm vs 96×57×22 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
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Size Fairly small Help
              IXUS 230 HS96×57×22 mm
              IXUS 240 HS94×57×21 mm
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              IXUS 230 HS1080p @ 30fps
              IXUS 240 HS1080p @ 24fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              IXUS 230 HS
              1. Lens
              2. Sensor shift
              IXUS 240 HS
              1. Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              IXUS 230 HS0.9"
              IXUS 240 HS0.8"
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              IXUS 230 HS140 g
              IXUS 240 HS145 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              IXUS 230 HS210 shots
              IXUS 240 HS170 shots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              IXUS 230 HS3.4 fps
              IXUS 240 HS2 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Travel zoom

              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $335

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $352

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p

              Canon IXUS 230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 165

              Canon IXUS 165

              Travel zoom

              $123 - $137

              Size Slightly smaller
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $223

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Much larger

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $295

              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen

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