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

Size
Really small
Super compact 92x55x19 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS

Size
Really small
Super compact 86x55x22 mm
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
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
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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 265 HS

        Canon IXUS 265 HS

        Travel zoom

        $212

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Size Is slightly larger
        Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Travel zoom

        $225

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Canon IXUS 155

        Canon IXUS 155

        Travel zoom

        $128

        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Lowest price Is much less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is slightly larger
        Canon IXUS 125 HS

        Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

        Compact

        $108 - $263

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $249 - $349

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $330 - $449

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $279 - $368

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

        Canon IXUS 220 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon IXUS 230 HS

        Canon IXUS 230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $312

        Screen size Larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $255 - $800

        Aperture Wider aperture
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Size Significantly larger
        Thickness Thicker

        Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon IXUS 105

        Canon IXUS 105

        Compact

        $219

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Screen size Larger screen
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Size Slightly larger
        Canon Digital IXUS 85 IS

        Canon Digital IXUS 85 IS

        Ultra compact

        $2,398

        Size Slightly smaller
        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Weight Heavier

        appearance

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        discussion

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