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 (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

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
92×56×20 mm vs 103×58×32 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
Weight
Lighter
141 g vs 189 g
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Around 30% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$172.32 vs $349.00
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The best price we've seen is $177 cheaper (2x 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
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger 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
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 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
Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
3.0 cm
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 S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$470

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
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 Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$319

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker

Canon IXUS 220 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon IXUS 265 HS

Canon IXUS 265 HS

Travel zoom

$184

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Travel zoom

$583

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Aperture Narrower aperture
Size Larger
Canon IXUS 125 HS

Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

Compact

$189

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Size Slightly larger
Canon IXUS 230 HS

Canon IXUS 230 HS

Travel zoom

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon IXUS 115 HS

Canon IXUS 115 HS

Compact

$241

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

Nikon Coolpix P300 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$333

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

$406

3D Takes 3D photos
Macro focus Better macro capability
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90

Pro digicam

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Sensor size Larger sensor
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Samsung NX1000

Samsung NX1000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$370 body only

$270 with 20-50mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
3D Takes 3D photos
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Fujifilm XQ1

Fujifilm XQ1

Pro digicam

$283

Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

appearance

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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