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

Canon IXUS 240 HS vs Canon IXUS 220 HS

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Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

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Canon IXUS 220 HS

56

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 240 HS

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

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 220 HS

Size
Really small
Super compact 92x55x19 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

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differences

Advantages of the Canon IXUS 240 HS

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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 size
Significantly larger screen
3.2" vs 2.7"
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Around 20% larger screen
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$273.33 vs $842.17
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The best price we've seen is $569 cheaper (3.1x 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 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
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.7
              Size Fairly small Help
              IXUS 240 HS94x57x21 mm
              IXUS 220 HS92x55x19 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 24fps
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              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 HS145 g
              IXUS 220 HS141 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              IXUS 240 HS410 ms
              IXUS 220 HS360 ms
              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
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              IXUS 240 HS2 fps
              IXUS 220 HS3.4 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $166

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $572

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon IXUS 125 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

              Compact

              $107

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Canon IXUS 500 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS

              Ultra compact

              $180

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              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 much narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon IXUS 155

              Canon IXUS 155

              Travel zoom

              $112

              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 S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $209 - $226

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB50F

              Samsung WB50F

              Travel zoom

              $113 - $145

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Zoom More zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Canon IXUS 220 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Significantly larger

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