Updated (August, 2011): Compare the Canon IXUS 230 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Canon IXUS 220 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Winner
Canon IXUS 220 HS

56

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

39

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 220 HS

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Really small
Size
Super compact 92x55x19 mm
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
Light-weight
Weight
141 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
290 ms shutter lag
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/3200 of a second
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

differences

Advantages of the Canon IXUS 220 HS

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Size
Much smaller
92x55x19 mm vs 106x59x33 mm
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2.1x smaller
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the IXUS 220 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Thickness
Much thinner
0.8" vs 1.3"
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More than 40% thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
141 g vs 215 g
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More than 30% lighter
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
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Advantages of the Canon SX220 HS

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Zoom
More zoom
14x vs 5x
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Around 8x more zoom
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
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$299.00 vs $833.04
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The best price we've seen is $534 cheaper (2.8x less)
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
290 ms vs 360 ms
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Around 20% less delay when taking photos
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/2000s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
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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
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 24fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              IXUS 220 HS$833.04
              SX220 HS$299.00
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              IXUS 220 HS360 ms
              SX220 HS290 ms
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              IXUS 220 HS3.4 fps
              SX220 HS3.2 fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $175 - $180

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $403

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $215

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $214

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon IXUS 220 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $419

              Screen size Larger screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Compact

              $222

              Screen size Larger screen
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $554

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

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

              Compact

              $105

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Canon IXUS 230 HS

              Canon IXUS 230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $246

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $407

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $367

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $274

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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