Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ25

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Canon IXUS 230 HS

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Canon IXUS 230 HS

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
200 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 230 HS

Size
Really small
Super compact 96x57x22 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
140 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon IXUS 230 HS

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Size Significantly smaller 96x57x22 mm vs 105x58x33 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.0 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the IXUS 230 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Weight Significantly lighter 140 g vs 219 g
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Around 40% lighter
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.9" vs 1.3"
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More than 30% thinner
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The IXUS 230 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 240 fps vs 220 fps
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Around 10% higher fps
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TZ20

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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Zoom More zoom 16x vs 8x
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4x more zoom
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 200 ms vs 360 ms
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More than 40% less delay when taking photos
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 3.4 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
        IXUS 230 HS:240 fps
        DMC-TZ20:220 fps
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        IXUS 230 HS:Sensor shift, Lens
        DMC-TZ20:Lens
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        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

        Compared to recent travel zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

        Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

        Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon IXUS 220 HS

        Canon IXUS 220 HS

        Compact

        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $200

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Travel zoom

        $200 - $300

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $315 - $400

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $279

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

        Canon IXUS 230 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon IXUS 125 HS

        Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

        Compact

        $300 - $419

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

        Canon IXUS 240 HS

        Compact

        $422 - $516

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Travel zoom

        $421

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom More zoom
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Digicam

        $180 - $300

        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix TZ40

        Panasonic Lumix TZ40

        Travel zoom

        $242

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30

        Panasonic Lumix TZ30

        Travel zoom

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Zoom More zoom
        Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18

        Travel zoom

        $314 - $350

        Weight Slightly lighter
        Lowest price Cheaper
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Travel zoom

        $490 - $515

        Zoom Much more zoom
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Touch screen No touch screen
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

        Travel zoom

        Touch screen No touch screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

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        Hookey13 (4:49 AM, December 30, 2011)
        I have both the lumix TZ20 and the Canon IXUS 230 HS, I got the TZ20 first to go on a trip but the still shots were well below Par with lots of noise, got worse in low light. The CanonIXUS 230 HS is great in low light with snapshots as well as Video. So I will be taking the Canon on my trip and leaving the TZ20 at home. It is a shame as I had great hope for the TZ20, I am now hoping there will be software up date to fix these areas.