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

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 230 HS

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon IXUS 230 HS over the Canon IXUS 240 HS.
 
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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
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
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $229.15 vs $406.08
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The best price we've seen is $177 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly 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 Significantly 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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recommendations

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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
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Size Fairly small Help
              IXUS 230 HS:96x57x22 mm
              IXUS 240 HS:94x57x21 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              IXUS 230 HS:Sensor shift, Lens
              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"
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              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
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 125 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

              Compact

              $302 - $398

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Travel zoom

              $197

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Compact

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon IXUS 500 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS

              Ultra compact

              $229

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon IXUS 510 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 510 HS

              Ultra compact

              $183 - $501

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $250

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148 - $191

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

              Canon IXUS 230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $250 - $300

              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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