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

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

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L320

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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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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        similarities

        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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        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

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $259

        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 125 HS

        Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

        Compact

        Touch screen No touch screen
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Canon IXUS 265 HS

        Canon IXUS 265 HS

        Travel zoom

        $188

        Continuous shooting Shoots faster
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Travel zoom

        $241

        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon IXUS 1100 HS

        Canon IXUS 1100 HS

        Travel zoom

        $576

        Shutter lag Less shutter lag
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Canon IXUS 220 HS

        Canon IXUS 220 HS

        Compact

        $212

        Shutter lag Less shutter lag
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Touch screen No touch screen

        Nikon Coolpix L320 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $197

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Slightly larger
        Weight Heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $168 - $279

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

        Super zoom

        $178

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Zoom More zoom
        Size Significantly larger
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Travel zoom

        $149 - $180

        Size Smaller
        Thickness Thinner
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Super zoom

        $145

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

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