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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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
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 
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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
Lowest price Cheaper $229.15 vs $375.71
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The best price we've seen is $147 cheaper (around 40% less)
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 Significantly 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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              similarities

              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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support

              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

              $301

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              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 PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $203

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon IXUS 230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

              Canon IXUS 240 HS

              Compact

              $406

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon IXUS 125 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

              Compact

              $302 - $399

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Travel zoom

              $197

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $359

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $250 - $300

              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30

              Panasonic Lumix TZ30

              Travel zoom

              $275

              Zoom More zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
              Panasonic Lumix TZ40

              Panasonic Lumix TZ40

              Travel zoom

              $316

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix TZ35

              Panasonic Lumix TZ35

              Travel zoom

              $210

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18

              Super zoom

              $1,000

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

              Travel zoom

              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Touch screen No touch screen

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              Canon IXUS 230 HS Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20
              Canon IXUS 230 HS Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

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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.