Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS vs Canon IXUS 230 HS

Canon IXUS 220 HS

Winner
Canon IXUS 220 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 220 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 230 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon IXUS 230 HS

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Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
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
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Advantages of the Canon IXUS 220 HS

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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 220 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Size Smaller 92x55x19 mm vs 96x57x22 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness Thinner 0.8" vs 0.9"
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More than 10% thinner
Canon IXUS 220 HS Learn more about
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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Canon IXUS 230 HS Canon IXUS 230 HS 58

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63 Canon IXUS 220 HS Canon IXUS 220 HS

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
Size Fairly small Help
IXUS 230 HS:96x57x22 mm
IXUS 220 HS:92x55x19 mm
High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
240 fps
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
IXUS 230 HS:Sensor shift, Lens
IXUS 220 HS:Lens
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Thickness Thin Help
IXUS 230 HS:0.9"
IXUS 220 HS:0.8"
Weight Light weight Help
IXUS 230 HS:140 g
IXUS 220 HS:141 g
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
Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
360 ms shutter lag
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3.4 fps

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon IXUS 125 HS

Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

Compact

$300 - $405

Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Travel zoom

$407

Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$179 - $204

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
Size Is slightly larger
Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

Canon IXUS 240 HS

Compact

$422 - $498

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

Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS

Ultra compact

$229 - $600

Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$449 - $451

Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$279

Zoom Has much more zoom
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier

Canon IXUS 230 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

Digicam

$248 - $300

Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Canon IXUS 220 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon IXUS 115 HS

Canon IXUS 115 HS

Compact

Screen size Larger screen
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$210 - $249

Aperture Wider aperture
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Larger
Shutter lag More shutter lag

appearance

Canon IXUS 230 HS Canon IXUS 220 HS
Canon IXUS 230 HS Canon IXUS 220 HS
Canon IXUS 230 HS Canon IXUS 220 HS

discussion

Canon IXUS 230 HS
IXUS 230 HS
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Canon IXUS 220 HS
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Oppacom (5:50 PM, March 02, 2012)
Canon IXUS 230 HS should have better wide angle than 220!According to Canon’s own website:IXUS 230: 28 MMIXUS 220: 24 MM
 
Simon Dass (2:56 AM, December 03, 2011)
Powershot is the US name and Ixus is the europe and asia name. I have the Ixus 220 hs and i love it!
Check my test video out! :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG7kiON1LYM&lc=aq8P0Rh-NCOI5wLpnK_Mr5RU-Izqm_a006mh4FboJDI&feature=inbox
 
Avatar for Anil Anil (0:08 PM, November 20, 2011)
why the pics at the bottom show the cameras as "PowerShot" ? They are IXUS
 
Paul J Marshall (2:10 PM, November 04, 2011)
Thanks for comparison. Just for reference though, the canon web site states that BOTH the 220 HS and the 230 HS support 24 frames per second in full hd movie mode so you may want to correct your comparison comment above. See link below to 230 HS spec:
http://www.canon.co.uk/For_Home/Product_Finder/Cameras/Digital_Camera/IXUS/IXUS_230_HS/index.aspx?specs=1