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

Canon IXUS 240 HS vs Canon IXUS 220 HS

Winner
Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

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Canon IXUS 220 HS

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 240 HS

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
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"
Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

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
$301.55 vs $855.19
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The best price we've seen is $554 cheaper (2.8x less)
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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
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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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
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.7
              Size Fairly small Help
              IXUS 240 HS:94x57x21 mm
              IXUS 220 HS:92x55x19 mm
              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
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              IXUS 240 HS:410 ms
              IXUS 220 HS:360 ms
              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

              $152

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $571

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

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

              Compact

              $109

              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon IXUS 155

              Canon IXUS 155

              Travel zoom

              $116

              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

              $253

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              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

              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Compact

              $267

              Screen size Larger screen
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

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