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Canon IXUS 220 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
250 ms shutter lag
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 220 HS

Size
Really small
Super compact 92x55x19 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
141 g
 
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Advantages of the Canon IXUS 220 HS

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Size Significantly smaller 92x55x19 mm vs 99x60x28 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Thickness Thinner 0.8" vs 1.1"
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More than 30% thinner
Weight Lighter 141 g vs 198 g
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Around 30% lighter
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Advantages of the Canon S100

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Aperture Wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/2.7
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At its widest zoom, the S100's lens captures slightly more light (0.9 f-stops)
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
True resolution Higher true resolution 12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 9.6 fps vs 3.4 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The S100's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 250 ms vs 360 ms
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More than 30% less delay when taking photos
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
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        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
        For that film look
        Aperture Wide aperture Help
        IXUS 220 HS:f/2.7
        S100:f/2.0
        High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
        240 fps
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $220 - $299

        Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $449 - $451

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $448 - $499

        Overall image quality Has much better image quality
        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon PowerShot S95

        Canon PowerShot S95

        Pro digicam

        $327

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon IXUS 125 HS

        Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

        Compact

        $300 - $415

        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $299 - $354

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier

        Canon IXUS 220 HS Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon IXUS 265 HS

        Canon IXUS 265 HS

        Travel zoom

        $210 - $231

        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

        $241 - $270

        Screen size Larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Canon IXUS 230 HS

        Canon IXUS 230 HS

        Travel zoom

        Screen size Larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon IXUS 115 HS

        Canon IXUS 115 HS

        Compact

        Screen size Larger screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

        Canon IXUS 240 HS

        Compact

        $423 - $510

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Shutter lag More shutter lag

        Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot S200

        Canon PowerShot S200

        Pro digicam

        $232

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Slightly smaller
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Pro digicam

        $345 - $398

        Aperture Wider aperture
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Size Much larger
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $279

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Battery life Slightly longer battery life
        Aperture Much narrower aperture
        Supports 24p No 24p support

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