Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A1400 vs Canon IXUS 230 HS

Canon IXUS 220 HS

Winner
Canon IXUS 220 HS

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Canon PowerShot A1300

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Canon PowerShot A1300

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 220 HS

Really small
Size
Super compact 92x55x19 mm
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1300

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon A1300

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Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$399.99 vs $963.65
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The best price we've seen is $564 cheaper (2.4x less)
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Advantages of the Canon IXUS 220 HS

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Size
Significantly smaller
92x55x19 mm vs 95x62x30 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 25fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.8" vs 1.2"
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Around 40% thinner
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The IXUS 220 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.4 fps vs 0.8 fps
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More than 4x faster continuous shooting
Weight
Lighter
141 g vs 174 g
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Around 20% lighter
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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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A1300:0.8 fps
              IXUS 220 HS:3.4 fps
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $391 - $399

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon IXUS 500 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS

              Ultra compact

              $180

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon Digital IXUS 1000 HS

              Canon Digital IXUS 1000 HS

              Travel zoom

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $174

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $201

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $65

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Slightly smaller
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Kodak EasyShare Z1275

              Kodak EasyShare Z1275

              Compact

              $310

              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

              Canon IXUS 220 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $419

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $586

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon IXUS 125 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

              Compact

              $248

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $239 - $400

              Aperture Wider aperture
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon IXUS 155

              Canon IXUS 155

              Travel zoom

              $140

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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