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

Canon IXUS 220 HS vs Nikon Coolpix P300

Canon IXUS 220 HS
Nikon Coolpix P300

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 220 HS

Really small
Size
Super compact 92x55x19 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P300

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1500 ms startup delay

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon IXUS 220 HS. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P300.

differences

Advantages of the Canon IXUS 220 HS

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Size
Significantly smaller
92x55x19 mm vs 103x58x32 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
Significantly cheaper
$169.69 vs $350.00
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The best price we've seen is $180 cheaper (2.1x 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
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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
Aperture Wide aperture Help
IXUS 220 HSf/2.7
P300f/1.8
Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
IXUS 220 HS1080p @ 24fps
P3001080p @ 30fps
Wide angle Good wide angle Help
24 mm
High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
IXUS 220 HS240 fps
P300120 fps
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
IXUS 220 HSLens
P300Lens, Sensor shift
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Common Weaknesses
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
IXUS 220 HS360 ms
P300430 ms
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Zoom Poor zoom Help
IXUS 220 HS5x
P3004.2x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$429

Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$218

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$250

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 SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Travel zoom

$179 - $180

Zoom Has significantly more zoom
Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier

Canon IXUS 220 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon IXUS 265 HS

Canon IXUS 265 HS

Travel zoom

$169

Screen size Larger screen
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon IXUS 230 HS

Canon IXUS 230 HS

Travel zoom

Screen size 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

$270

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

Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

Compact

$245

Screen size Larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Travel zoom

$578

Screen size Larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Size Larger

Nikon Coolpix P300 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix P310

Pro digicam

$304

3D Takes 3D photos
Macro focus Better macro capability
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$330

High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$279

3D Takes 3D photos
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$370 - $448

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Sensor size Much larger sensor
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$240 body only

$408 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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discussion

Canon IXUS 220 HS
IXUS 220 HS
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Showing 2 comments

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