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Advantages of the Canon IXUS 230 HS

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Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
8x vs 4x
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4x more zoom
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Canon IXUS 115 HS

Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3
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At its widest zoom, the IXUS 115 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Size
Slightly smaller
93×56×20 mm vs 96×57×22 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 0.9"
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Around 10% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Size Fairly small Help
              IXUS 230 HS96×57×22 mm
              IXUS 115 HS93×56×20 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              IXUS 230 HS
              1. Lens
              2. Sensor shift
              IXUS 115 HS
              1. Lens
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Thickness Very thin Help
              IXUS 230 HS0.9"
              IXUS 115 HS0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              140 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              IXUS 230 HS1/2000s
              IXUS 115 HS1/1500s
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              3.4 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              IXUS 230 HS461k dots
              IXUS 115 HS230k dots

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