Canon IXUS 240 HS vs Nikon Coolpix L320

Winner
Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

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Nikon Coolpix L320

30

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 240 HS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Really small
Size
Super compact (94×57×21 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L320

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

galleries

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

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
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
94×57×21 mm vs 111×76×83 mm
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6.3x smaller
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
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
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
Screen size
Larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution 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 2 f-stops better
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
2 fps vs 1.2 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
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
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
310 shots vs 170 shots
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More than 80% more shots per battery charge
Zoom
More zoom
26.6x vs 5x
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Around 28.5x more zoom
Wide angle
Better wide angle
22 mm vs 24 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 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
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              IXUS 240 HS2 fps
              L3201.2 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              IXUS 240 HS3,200 ISO
              L3201,600 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $297

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $145

              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon IXUS 155

              Canon IXUS 155

              Travel zoom

              $181

              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              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 220 HS

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Compact

              $164

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $419

              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly 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

              $585

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon IXUS 500 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS

              Ultra compact

              $180

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Nikon Coolpix L320 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $228

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $198

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $210

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $536

              Size Slightly smaller
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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