Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon IXUS 230 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S6300

Canon IXUS 220 HS

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Canon IXUS 220 HS

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Nikon Coolpix S6300

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Nikon Coolpix S6300

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Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 220 HS

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
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 S6300

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Battery life
Great battery life
230 shots
 
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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
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the IXUS 220 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Macro focus Much better macro capability 3 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 3.3x closer to the lens
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Size Smaller 92x55x19 mm vs 94x58x26 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness Thinner 0.8" vs 1"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight Lighter 141 g vs 160 g
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More than 10% lighter
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S6300

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Zoom More zoom 10x vs 5x
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4x more zoom
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 3.4 fps
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Around 80% faster continuous shooting
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        2.7"

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon IXUS 125 HS

        Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

        Compact

        $300 - $405

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Canon IXUS 230 HS

        Canon IXUS 230 HS

        Travel zoom

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $80

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Movie format Records lower quality movies
        Canon IXUS 510 HS

        Canon PowerShot IXUS 510 HS

        Ultra compact

        $237 - $297

        Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $498

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Canon IXUS 220 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Travel zoom

        $407

        Screen size Larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Canon IXUS 115 HS

        Canon IXUS 115 HS

        Compact

        Screen size Larger screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        Screen size Larger screen
        Zoom More zoom
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

        Canon IXUS 240 HS

        Compact

        $423 - $499

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Shutter lag More shutter lag
        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $110 - $250

        Screen size Larger screen
        Zoom More zoom
        Size Much larger
        Supports 24p No 24p support

        Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

        Travel zoom

        $177

        Screen size Larger screen
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Travel zoom

        $89 - $220

        Screen size Larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Digicam

        $104 - $229

        Screen size Larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Nikon Coolpix S6200

        Nikon Coolpix S6200

        Travel zoom

        $131

        Battery life Slightly longer battery life
        Lowest price Slightly cheaper
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Nikon Coolpix S6600

        Nikon Coolpix S6600

        Travel zoom

        $233

        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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        discussion

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        Mraghav93 (5:06 PM, February 25, 2012)
        @admin .... nikon s6300 has  a BSI-CMOS sensor.....correct it!!