Canon IXUS 240 HS

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Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

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Nikon Coolpix L320

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Nikon Coolpix L320

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Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 240 HS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Really small
Size
Super compact 94x57x21 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L320

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
22 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon IXUS 240 HS

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Size
Significantly smaller
94x57x21 mm vs 111x76x83 mm
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6.3x smaller
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the IXUS 240 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Larger screen
3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.8" vs 3.3"
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4x thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
145 g vs 430 g
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3x lighter
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The IXUS 240 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
2 fps vs 1.2 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon L320

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Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Zoom
More zoom
26.6x vs 5x
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Around 28.5x more zoom
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
310 shots vs 170 shots
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More than 80% more shots per battery charge
Wide angle
Better wide angle
22 mm vs 24 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              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
              L320:1.2 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $239

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon IXUS 155

              Canon IXUS 155

              Travel zoom

              $127

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $419

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon IXUS 125 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

              Compact

              $248

              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon IXUS 510 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 510 HS

              Ultra compact

              $539

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon IXUS 500 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS

              Ultra compact

              $180

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $586

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix L320 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $195 - $246

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $168 - $184

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $135

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Size Larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $250 - $279

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $135 - $155

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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