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

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
22 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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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 size Larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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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 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
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $159.14 vs $505.82
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The best price we've seen is $347 cheaper (3.2x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              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 SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $198 - $231

              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

              $411

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $412

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon IXUS 230 HS

              Canon IXUS 230 HS

              Travel zoom

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Compact

              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 L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160 - $279

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $227

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $222

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $129 - $135

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

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              Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS Nikon Coolpix L320
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              discussion

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