Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS vs Canon IXUS 230 HS

Canon IXUS 240 HS

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Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

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Canon IXUS 220 HS

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Canon IXUS 220 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 240 HS

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 220 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

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
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$265.73 vs $963.65
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The best price we've seen is $698 cheaper (3.6x less)
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Advantages of the Canon IXUS 220 HS

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Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
360 ms vs 410 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Size
Slightly smaller
92x55x19 mm vs 94x57x21 mm
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More than 10% smaller
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
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              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
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              IXUS 240 HS:410 ms
              IXUS 220 HS:360 ms
              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
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              IXUS 240 HS:2 fps
              IXUS 220 HS:3.4 fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $419

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

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

              Compact

              $248

              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $586

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon IXUS 510 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 510 HS

              Ultra compact

              $539

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon IXUS 500 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS

              Ultra compact

              $180

              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

              $140

              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 IXUS 230 HS

              Canon IXUS 230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $224

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

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS.

              Canon IXUS 220 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

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

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