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

52

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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
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 230 HS

Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
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
Significantly 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
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              IXUS 230 HS3"
              IXUS 240 HS3.2"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              IXUS 230 HS
              1. Lens
              2. Sensor shift
              IXUS 240 HS
              1. Lens
              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
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 125 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

              Compact

              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              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 220 HS

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Compact

              $165

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $586

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              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 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 Digital IXUS 120 IS

              Canon Digital IXUS 120 IS

              Ultra compact

              $107

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              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 ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

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

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Larger

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