Updated (February 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot A1300 vs Canon IXUS 230 HS

Canon IXUS 220 HS vs Canon PowerShot A1300

Winner
Canon IXUS 220 HS

54

Canon PowerShot A1300

32

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 220 HS

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Really small
Size
Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1300

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel

galleries

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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
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Advantages of the Canon IXUS 220 HS

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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
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 25fps
Help
Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
Help
More than 10% better wide angle
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
Help
Get that real film feel
Size
Significantly smaller
92×56×20 mm vs 95×62×30 mm
Help
More than 40% smaller
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"
Help
Around 40% thinner
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.4 fps vs 0.8 fps
Help
More than 4x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
Help
The IXUS 220 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Weight
Lighter
141 g vs 174 g
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Around 20% lighter
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recommendations

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
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A13001,600 ISO
              IXUS 220 HS3,200 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A13000.8 fps
              IXUS 220 HS3.4 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Ultra compact

              $199

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $250

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $300

              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Waterproof

              $335 - $379

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $550

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Larger
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $96

              Size Much smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Thickness Much thicker
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              Viewfinder No viewfinder

              Canon IXUS 220 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $335

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $295

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Significantly larger

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