Updated (September 2012): Compare the Canon IXUS 230 HS vs Canon PowerShot S110

Canon Powershot S100 vs Canon IXUS 220 HS

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

62

Canon IXUS 220 HS

55

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
9.6 fps
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 220 HS

Size
Really small
Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
141 g
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon IXUS 220 HS.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot S100.

differences

Advantages of the Canon IXUS 220 HS

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Size
Significantly smaller
92×56×20 mm vs 99×60×28 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Thickness
Significantly 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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$164.06 vs $329.99
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The best price we've seen is $166 cheaper (2x less)
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Advantages of the Canon S100

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2 vs f/2.7
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At its widest zoom, the S100's lens captures slightly more light (0.9 f-stops)
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
9.6 fps vs 3.4 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
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
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The S100's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm vs 1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
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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
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              IXUS 220 HSf/2.7
              S100f/2
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 24fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              3.0 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              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
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $264

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $498

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon IXUS 125 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

              Compact

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon IXUS 220 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $419

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $585

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

              Canon IXUS 230 HS

              Travel zoom

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Compact

              $226

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $971

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $237

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Olympus XZ-1

              Olympus XZ-1

              Pro digicam

              $206

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Overall image quality Much worse image quality
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle

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