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

Canon IXUS 220 HS vs Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS

Winner
Canon IXUS 220 HS

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Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS

48

Runner-up

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

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
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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
2.7" vs 2.5"
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Around 10% larger screen
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/2.8
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Almost the same
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 2 f-stops 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 HS92×56×20 mm
              95 IS86×55×22 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              IXUS 220 HSf/2.7
              95 ISf/2.8
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              IXUS 220 HS0.8"
              95 IS0.9"
              Weight Light weight Help
              IXUS 220 HS141 g
              95 IS120 g
              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
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              IXUS 220 HS2.7"
              95 IS2.5"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              IXUS 220 HS3,200 ISO
              95 IS1,600 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              IXUS 220 HS5x
              95 IS3x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $185

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Travel zoom

              Thickness Is thicker
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon Digital IXUS 130 IS

              Canon Digital IXUS 130 IS

              Ultra compact

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon IXUS 155

              Canon IXUS 155

              Travel zoom

              $187

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $350 - $448

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Digital IXUS 1000 HS

              Canon Digital IXUS 1000 HS

              Travel zoom

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger

              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 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 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 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 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 Digital IXUS 95 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 105

              Canon IXUS 105

              Compact

              $218

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon Digital IXUS 120 IS

              Canon Digital IXUS 120 IS

              Ultra compact

              $108

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $160

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

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