Updated (August, 2011): Compare the Canon IXUS 230 HS vs Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS

Canon IXUS 220 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 220 HS

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Size
Really small
Super compact 92x55x19 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS

Weight
Light-weight
120 g
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon IXUS 220 HS

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Wide angle Much better wide angle 24 mm vs 35 mm
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More than 30% better wide angle
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Screen size Larger screen 2.7" vs 2.5"
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Around 10% larger screen
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the IXUS 220 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The IXUS 220 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Thickness Thinner 0.8" vs 0.9"
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More than 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Canon 95 IS

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Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Weight Lighter 120 g vs 141 g
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More than 10% lighter
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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Size Fairly small Help
IXUS 220 HS:92x55x19 mm
95 IS:86x55x22 mm
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Thickness Thin Help
IXUS 220 HS:0.8"
95 IS:0.9"
Weight Light weight Help
IXUS 220 HS:141 g
95 IS:120 g
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
230k dots
Screen size Very small screens Help
IXUS 220 HS:2.7"
95 IS:2.5"
Zoom Poor zoom Help
IXUS 220 HS:5x
95 IS:3x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon IXUS 125 HS

Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

Compact

$300 - $405

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Travel zoom

$407

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Canon IXUS 115 HS

Canon IXUS 115 HS

Compact

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$179 - $204

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Weight Is slightly heavier
Size Is slightly larger
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$210 - $249

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$225 - $300

Zoom Has much more zoom
Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500

Compact

$79

Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

Canon IXUS 220 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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 PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$449 - $451

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Size Significantly larger

Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Digital IXUS 70

Canon Digital IXUS 70

Ultra compact

Size Smaller
Thickness Thinner
Image stabilization No image stabilization
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Placeholder

Canon IXUS 150

Travel zoom

$128 - $152

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Narrower aperture
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Canon IXUS 105

Canon IXUS 105

Compact

$304

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen size Larger screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Size Slightly larger
Canon Digital IXUS 80 IS

Canon Digital IXUS 80 IS

Compact

Wide angle Worse wide angle
True resolution Lower true resolution
Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Compact

$90 - $115

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Weight Slightly heavier

appearance

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discussion

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