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

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Really small
Size
Super compact 94x57x21 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 230 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

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
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
8x vs 5x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
3.4 fps vs 2 fps
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70% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$224.03 vs $265.73
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The best price we've seen is $42 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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
              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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              IXUS 230 HS:Lens, Sensor shift
              IXUS 240 HS:Lens
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              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 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $419

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon IXUS 125 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

              Compact

              $248

              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon IXUS 500 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS

              Ultra compact

              $180

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Compact

              $964

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

              Canon IXUS 155

              Travel zoom

              $127

              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

              $586

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $391 - $399

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon IXUS 230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 510 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 510 HS

              Ultra compact

              $539

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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