Updated (August, 2011): Compare the Canon IXUS 230 HS vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

Canon IXUS 220 HS vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

Winner
Canon IXUS 220 HS

56

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

38

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 220 HS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Really small
Size
Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon IXUS 220 HS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10.

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
Size
Much smaller
92×56×20 mm vs 103×60×33 mm
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2x smaller
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the IXUS 220 HS's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness
Much thinner
0.8" vs 1.3"
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More than 40% thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
141 g vs 218 g
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Around 40% lighter
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The IXUS 220 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
3.4 fps vs 2.3 fps
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Around 50% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TZ10

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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Zoom
More zoom
12x vs 5x
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Around 6x more zoom
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              IXUS 220 HS3.4 fps
              DMC-TZ102.3 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              IXUS 220 HS3,200 ISO
              DMC-TZ101,600 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $250

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon IXUS 220 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $185

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon IXUS 125 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

              Compact

              $189

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Compact

              $241

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon IXUS 230 HS

              Canon IXUS 230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $252

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

              Travel zoom

              $289

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $209

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $350 - $448

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Panasonic Lumix TZ40

              Panasonic Lumix TZ40

              Travel zoom

              $220

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures

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