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

Canon IXUS 220 HS

Winner
Canon IXUS 220 HS

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Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS

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Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS

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Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 220 HS

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 

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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
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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
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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 flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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 155

              Canon IXUS 155

              Travel zoom

              $123

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is much less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon Digital IXUS 130 IS

              Canon Digital IXUS 130 IS

              Ultra compact

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $332 - $399

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $288

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              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

              $149 - $179

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $565

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Compact

              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon IXUS 125 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

              Compact

              $116

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $107

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Digital IXUS 80 IS

              Canon Digital IXUS 80 IS

              Compact

              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $140

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Larger
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon Digital IXUS 210 IS

              Canon Digital IXUS 210 IS

              Compact

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Size Larger
              Canon Digital IXUS 70

              Canon Digital IXUS 70

              Ultra compact

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

              Canon IXUS 150

              Travel zoom

              $104

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

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