Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon IXUS 230 HS vs Panasonic Lumix FH10

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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
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Battery life
Great battery life
260 shots
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Weight
Light-weight
123 g
 
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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
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 4 cm
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Focus on subjects around 30% closer to the lens
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 3.4 fps vs 1.3 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FH8

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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
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.5 vs f/2.7
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-FH8's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DMC-FH8's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight Lighter 123 g vs 141 g
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More than 10% lighter
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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
        Size Fairly small Help
        IXUS 220 HS:92x55x19 mm
        DMC-FH8:96x57x19 mm
        Aperture Wide aperture Help
        IXUS 220 HS:f/2.7
        DMC-FH8:f/2.5
        Thickness Thin Help
        IXUS 220 HS:0.8"
        DMC-FH8:0.7"
        Weight Light weight Help
        IXUS 220 HS:141 g
        DMC-FH8:123 g
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        IXUS 220 HS:3.4 fps
        DMC-FH8:1.3 fps
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Travel zoom

        $241

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $447 - $449

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $189 - $200

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Travel zoom

        $235 - $300

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $148

        Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

        Canon IXUS 220 HS Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon IXUS 265 HS

        Canon IXUS 265 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        Screen size Larger screen
        Zoom More zoom
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Canon IXUS 230 HS

        Canon IXUS 230 HS

        Travel zoom

        Screen size Larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon IXUS 125 HS

        Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

        Compact

        $414

        Screen size Larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Shutter lag More shutter lag
        Size Slightly larger
        Canon IXUS 500 HS

        Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS

        Ultra compact

        $156

        Screen size Larger screen
        Zoom More zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $213 - $249

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Size Larger
        Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

        Ultra compact

        Size Slightly smaller
        Longest exposure Much longer exposures
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Panasonic Lumix FS50

        Panasonic Lumix FS50

        Ultra compact

        $107 - $113

        Size Slightly smaller
        Longest exposure Much longer exposures
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

        Ultra compact

        $131

        Size Slightly smaller
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35

        Travel zoom

        $332

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Longest exposure Much longer exposures
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Travel zoom

        $100 - $140

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Lowest price Cheaper
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Screen size Smaller screen

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