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

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.5
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Battery life
Great battery life
260 shots
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 
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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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Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" 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
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
Lowest price Cheaper $141.95 vs $300.51
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The best price we've seen is $159 cheaper (2.1x less)
Weight Lighter 123 g vs 141 g
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More than 10% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              IXUS 220 HS:f/2.7
              DMC-FH8:f/2.5
              Size Fairly small Help
              IXUS 220 HS:92x55x19 mm
              DMC-FH8:96x57x19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              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
              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
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 125 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

              Compact

              $302 - $399

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

              Travel zoom

              $376 - $441

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon IXUS 220 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Travel zoom

              $197

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

              Canon IXUS 240 HS

              Compact

              $406

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Canon IXUS 230 HS

              Canon IXUS 230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $435

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Compact

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Much larger

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix FS50

              Panasonic Lumix FS50

              Ultra compact

              $122

              Size Slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

              Compact

              $151

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Travel zoom

              $100 - $125

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix P330

              Nikon Coolpix P330

              Pro digicam

              $245

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Kodak PixPro AZ251

              Kodak PixPro AZ251

              Super zoom

              $129

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Much narrower aperture

              appearance

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              Canon IXUS 220 HS Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

              discussion

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