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

Canon IXUS 220 HS vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

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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
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.5
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Battery life
Great battery life
260 shots

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon IXUS 220 HS.
Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8.

differences

Advantages of the Canon IXUS 220 HS

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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
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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 4.0 cm
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Focus on subjects around 30% closer to the lens
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.4 fps vs 1.3 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Cheaper
$164.54 vs $241.99
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The best price we've seen is $77 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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" 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 2 f-stops better
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
              Size Fairly small Help
              IXUS 220 HS92×56×20 mm
              DMC-FH896×57×19 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              IXUS 220 HSf/2.7
              DMC-FH8f/2.5
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              IXUS 220 HS0.8"
              DMC-FH80.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              IXUS 220 HS141 g
              DMC-FH8123 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              IXUS 220 HS3.0 cm
              DMC-FH84.0 cm
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              IXUS 220 HS3.4 fps
              DMC-FH81.3 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $585

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon IXUS 310 HS

              Canon IXUS 310 HS

              Pro digicam

              $468

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive

              Canon IXUS 220 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $419

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon IXUS 230 HS

              Canon IXUS 230 HS

              Travel zoom

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Compact

              $226

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

              Canon IXUS 240 HS

              Compact

              $280

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix FS50

              Panasonic Lumix FS50

              Ultra compact

              $115

              Size Slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $148

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10

              Compact

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Pro digicam

              $382

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix T550

              Fujifilm FinePix T550

              Travel zoom

              $75

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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              Canon IXUS 220 HS Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

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