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
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1500 ms startup delay
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

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
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
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
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
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$349.00 vs $866.60
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The best price we've seen is $518 cheaper (2.5x less)
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
Aperture Wide aperture Help
IXUS 220 HS:f/2.7
P300:f/1.8
High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
IXUS 220 HS:240 fps
P300:120 fps
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
IXUS 220 HS:$866.60
P300:$349.00
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
IXUS 220 HS:360 ms
P300:430 ms
Zoom Poor zoom Help
IXUS 220 HS:5x
P300:4.2x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon IXUS 265 HS

Canon IXUS 265 HS

Travel zoom

$419

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Size Is slightly larger
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$399

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$289

Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
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

$179

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498 - $798

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier

Canon IXUS 220 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon IXUS 125 HS

Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

Compact

$111

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

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Travel zoom

$579

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

Canon IXUS 230 HS

Travel zoom

$256

Screen size Larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon IXUS 155

Canon IXUS 155

Travel zoom

$118

Zoom More zoom
Lowest price Much cheaper
Supports 24p No 24p support
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon IXUS 310 HS

Canon IXUS 310 HS

Pro digicam

$375

Aperture Wider aperture
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Larger
Weight Heavier

Nikon Coolpix P300 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$261 - $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 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 slower
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$234

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

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discussion

Canon IXUS 220 HS
IXUS 220 HS
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Nikon Coolpix P300
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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