Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon IXUS 230 HS vs Nikon Coolpix P310

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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
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P300

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon IXUS 220 HS

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Size Significantly smaller 92x55x19 mm vs 103x58x32 mm
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Around 50% smaller
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 240 fps vs 120 fps
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2x higher fps
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.8" vs 1.3"
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Around 40% thinner
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 360 ms vs 430 ms
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Around 20% less delay when taking photos
Weight Lighter 141 g vs 189 g
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Around 30% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $212.34 vs $350.00
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The best price we've seen is $138 cheaper (around 40% less)
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon P300

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Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/2.7
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At its widest zoom, the P300's lens captures much more light (1.2 f-stops)
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8 fps vs 3.4 fps
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Around 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Nikon Coolpix P300 Learn more about
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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the Nikon P300.

similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
IXUS 220 HS:360 ms
P300:430 ms
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Zoom Poor zoom Help
IXUS 220 HS:5x
P300:4.2x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$230 - $249

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$447 - $449

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$309 - $344

Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$199 - $250

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Canon IXUS 310 HS

Canon IXUS 310 HS

Pro digicam

$481

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$294 - $429

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon IXUS 300 HS

Canon IXUS 300 HS

Pro digicam

$240

Weight Is slightly heavier
Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag

Canon IXUS 220 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon IXUS 265 HS

Canon IXUS 265 HS

Travel zoom

$188

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

$241

Screen size Larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Size Larger
Canon IXUS 230 HS

Canon IXUS 230 HS

Travel zoom

$281

Screen size Larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon IXUS 125 HS

Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

Compact

Screen size Larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Size Slightly larger
Canon IXUS 115 HS

Canon IXUS 115 HS

Compact

$216

Screen size Larger screen
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

Nikon Coolpix P300 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix P310

Pro digicam

$397

3D Takes 3D photos
Macro focus Better macro capability
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$285

3D Takes 3D photos
GPS Has a GPS
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$347

Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Sensor size Much larger sensor
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1

Pro digicam

$500

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Size Much larger
Movie format Lower resolution movies

appearance

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discussion

Canon IXUS 220 HS
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Sekar P777 (7:24 AM, February 13, 2012)
sorry for the wrong comment
 
Sekar P777 (7:14 AM, February 13, 2012)
is there any difference between 220hs and 300 hs, you ratings are differ from each other and your p300 ratings also different  please code the correct ratings. users beware