Updated (September, 2011): Compare the Canon IXUS 230 HS vs Samsung WB750

Canon IXUS 220 HS

Winner
Canon IXUS 220 HS

58

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Samsung WB700

52

Samsung WB700

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 220 HS

Really small
Size
Super compact 92x55x19 mm
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB700

Zoom
Great zoom
18x
 

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
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the IXUS 220 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
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
Size
Smaller
92x55x19 mm vs 99x59x22 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Weight
Much lighter
141 g vs 245 g
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More than 40% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 0.9"
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More than 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Samsung WB700

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Zoom
Significantly more zoom
18x vs 5x
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Around 13x more zoom
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              IXUS 220 HS:92x55x19 mm
              WB700:99x59x22 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              IXUS 220 HS:0.8"
              WB700:0.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              IXUS 220 HS:230k dots
              WB700:213k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $265

              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon IXUS 220 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $164 - $179

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Compact

              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $565

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon IXUS 155

              Canon IXUS 155

              Travel zoom

              $117

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

              Canon IXUS 240 HS

              Compact

              $151

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Shutter lag More shutter lag

              Samsung WB700 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB800F

              Samsung WB800F

              Travel zoom

              $230

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Samsung WB750

              Samsung WB750

              Travel zoom

              $238

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Nikon D40

              Nikon D40

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix AV250

              Fujifilm FinePix AV250

              Compact

              $90

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Fujifilm Finepix S700

              Fujifilm FinePix S700

              Super zoom

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle

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