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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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
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 220 HS

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS.
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differences

Advantages of the Canon IXUS 240 HS

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Screen size
Much 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
Slightly cheaper
$155.57 vs $172.32
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The best price we've seen is $17 cheaper (around 10% less)
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Advantages of the Canon IXUS 220 HS

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Size
Slightly smaller
92×56×20 mm vs 94×57×21 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 HS94×57×21 mm
              IXUS 220 HS92×56×20 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
              1. 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
              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
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              3.0 cm
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              IXUS 240 HS2 fps
              IXUS 220 HS3.4 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $184

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon IXUS 125 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

              Compact

              $189

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $583

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon IXUS 230 HS

              Canon IXUS 230 HS

              Travel zoom

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens
              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              $128

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon IXUS 310 HS

              Canon IXUS 310 HS

              Pro digicam

              $369

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $177 - $197

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Canon IXUS 220 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Compact

              $241

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

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

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