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
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

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
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
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
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 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
Lowest price Much cheaper $233.71 vs $963.65
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The best price we've seen is $730 cheaper (4.1x less)
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
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              IXUS 220 HS:3.4 fps
              DMC-FH8:1.3 fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 155

              Canon IXUS 155

              Travel zoom

              $132

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon IXUS 125 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

              Compact

              $108 - $263

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $107

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Canon IXUS 220 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $186 - $188

              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

              $270

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $368

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix FS50

              Panasonic Lumix FS50

              Ultra compact

              $184

              Size Slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

              Ultra compact

              $103

              Size Slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Samsung WB200F

              Samsung WB200F

              Travel zoom

              $110 - $150

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7

              Compact

              $197

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              appearance

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              Canon IXUS 220 HS Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

              discussion

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