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
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1500 ms startup delay
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 
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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
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
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $299.00 vs $963.65
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The best price we've seen is $665 cheaper (3.2x less)
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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
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
IXUS 220 HS:Lens
P300:Lens, Sensor shift
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 S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$255 - $800

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

$228 - $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

$330 - $453

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

$330

Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448 - $528

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Ultra compact

$199

Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
3D Captures 3D images
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Canon IXUS 220 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon IXUS 265 HS

Canon IXUS 265 HS

Travel zoom

$217

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

$225

Screen size Larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Size Larger
Canon IXUS 155

Canon IXUS 155

Travel zoom

$128

Zoom More zoom
Macro focus Better macro capability
Supports 24p No 24p support
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon IXUS 230 HS

Canon IXUS 230 HS

Travel zoom

$312

Screen size Larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

Canon IXUS 240 HS

Compact

$266

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Size Slightly larger

Nikon Coolpix P300 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix P310

Pro digicam

$311

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 P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$347 - $694

Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$240 - $380

3D Takes 3D photos
GPS Has a GPS
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$947 body only

$1,247 with 18-140mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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