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

Canon IXUS 240 HS vs Canon IXUS 230 HS

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Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

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Canon IXUS 230 HS

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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"
Really small
Size
Super compact 94x57x21 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 230 HS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens, Sensor shift
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
Battery life
Longer battery life
210 shots vs 170 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
360 ms vs 410 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
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
Weight
Slightly lighter
140 g vs 145 g
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Almost the same
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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
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
              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 HS96x57x22 mm
              IXUS 240 HS94x57x21 mm
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              IXUS 230 HS1080p @ 30fps
              IXUS 240 HS1080p @ 24fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              IXUS 230 HSLens, Sensor shift
              IXUS 240 HSLens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              IXUS 230 HS0.9"
              IXUS 240 HS0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              IXUS 230 HS140 g
              IXUS 240 HS145 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              IXUS 230 HS360 ms
              IXUS 240 HS410 ms
              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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              IXUS 230 HS3.4 fps
              IXUS 240 HS2 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $168

              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 IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $558

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon IXUS 125 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

              Compact

              $104

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Compact

              $826

              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon IXUS 155

              Canon IXUS 155

              Travel zoom

              $111

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon IXUS 500 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS

              Ultra compact

              $180

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $280

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Canon IXUS 230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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 IXUS 510 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 510 HS

              Ultra compact

              $531

              Zoom More zoom
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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