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Canon IXUS 220 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
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
 

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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differences

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
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 250 ms vs 360 ms
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More than 30% less delay when taking photos
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 9.6 fps vs 3.4 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
True resolution Higher true resolution 12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
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
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
Lowest price Much cheaper $255.00 vs $963.65
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The best price we've seen is $709 cheaper (3.8x less)
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              similarities

              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
              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
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              IXUS 220 HS:360 ms
              S100:250 ms
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $320 - $442

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $249 - $349

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $348

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $186 - $195

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $292 - $300

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $368

              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

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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 155

              Canon IXUS 155

              Travel zoom

              $132

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon IXUS 125 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

              Compact

              $108 - $263

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

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $320

              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

              $300 - $398

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $699 - $700

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Significantly larger

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