Updated (February 2012): Compare the Canon IXUS 220 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 (92×56×20 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
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

Items often bought with the Canon IXUS 220 HS or Nikon P300

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
Much smaller
92×56×20 mm vs 103×58×32 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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Thickness
Much thinner
0.8" vs 1.3"
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Around 40% thinner
Weight
Lighter
141 g vs 189 g
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Around 30% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$201.26 vs $349.00
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The best price we've seen is $148 cheaper (more than 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
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
IXUS 220 HS240 fps
P300120 fps
Aperture Wide aperture Help
IXUS 220 HSf/2.7
P300f/1.8
Wide angle Good wide angle Help
24 mm
Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
IXUS 220 HS1080p @ 24fps
P3001080p @ 30fps
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
IXUS 220 HS
  1. Lens
P300
  1. Lens
  2. Sensor shift
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Common Weaknesses
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Zoom Poor zoom Help
IXUS 220 HS5x
P3004.2x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$349

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 ELPH 320 HS

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Compact

$223

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Travel zoom

$229

Zoom Has significantly more zoom
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Pro digicam

$484 - $649

True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker

Canon IXUS 220 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$165

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
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
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Travel zoom

$335

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Size Larger
Canon ELPH 310 HS

Canon ELPH 310 HS

Travel zoom

$295

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

Travel zoom

Zoom Slightly more zoom
Weight Slightly lighter
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Movie format Lower resolution movies

Nikon Coolpix P300 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$350

High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$400

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$328

3D Takes 3D photos
GPS Has a GPS
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Travel zoom

$249 - $297

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Size Much larger
Nikon Coolpix P7000

Nikon Coolpix P7000

Pro digicam

$375

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Much larger
Movie format Lower resolution movies

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discussion

Canon 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