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

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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 (92×56×20 mm)
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/3200 of a second
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon IXUS 220 HS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS.

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
92×56×20 mm vs 106×59×33 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
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Weight
Significantly lighter
141 g vs 215 g
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More than 30% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$173.02 vs $299.00
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The best price we've seen is $126 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Canon SX220 HS

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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Zoom
More zoom
14x vs 5x
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Around 8x more zoom
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed
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
              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
              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
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $185

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $230

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon IXUS 155

              Canon IXUS 155

              Travel zoom

              $187

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $250

              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 PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $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 IXUS 220 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 125 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

              Compact

              $189

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Compact

              $241

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon IXUS 230 HS

              Canon IXUS 230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture 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
              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $584

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $60 - $120

              Size Significantly smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Travel zoom

              $329 - $350

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $379

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $252

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $101

              Size Significantly smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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