Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS vs 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
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 220 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon IXUS 240 HS

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Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.2" vs 2.7"
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Around 20% larger screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
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Advantages of the Canon IXUS 220 HS

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Size Slightly smaller 92x55x19 mm vs 94x57x21 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 360 ms vs 410 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 3.4 fps vs 2 fps
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70% faster continuous shooting
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.8" vs 0.8"
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Around 10% thinner
Canon IXUS 220 HS Learn more about
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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
        Size Fairly small Help
        IXUS 240 HS:94x57x21 mm
        IXUS 220 HS:92x55x19 mm
        Aperture Wide aperture Help
        f/2.7
        High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
        240 fps
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Thickness Thin Help
        0.8"
        Weight Light weight Help
        IXUS 240 HS:145 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
        IXUS 240 HS:410 ms
        IXUS 220 HS:360 ms
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        IXUS 240 HS:2 fps
        IXUS 220 HS:3.4 fps
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon IXUS 265 HS

        Canon IXUS 265 HS

        Travel zoom

        $210 - $231

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
        Size Is slightly larger
        Canon IXUS 125 HS

        Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

        Compact

        $411

        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Travel zoom

        $412

        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Canon IXUS 230 HS

        Canon IXUS 230 HS

        Travel zoom

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Canon IXUS 500 HS

        Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS

        Ultra compact

        $229 - $609

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon IXUS 155

        Canon IXUS 155

        Travel zoom

        $181 - $183

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        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 IXUS 240 HS Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $148

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Aperture Narrower aperture

        Canon IXUS 220 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon IXUS 220 HS.

        appearance

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        discussion

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        IXUS 240 HS
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