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

Canon IXUS 220 HS vs Samsung WB700

Winner
Canon IXUS 220 HS

56

Samsung WB700

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 220 HS

Really small
Size
Super compact 92x55x19 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB700

Zoom
Great zoom
18x
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon IXUS 220 HS. Explore our gallery of 9 sample photos taken by the Samsung WB700.

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
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)
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
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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recommendations

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 HS92x55x19 mm
              WB70099x59x22 mm
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              IXUS 220 HS0.8"
              WB7000.9"
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              IXUS 220 HS230k dots
              WB700213k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $230

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon Digital IXUS 130 IS

              Canon Digital IXUS 130 IS

              Ultra compact

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously

              Canon IXUS 220 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $166

              Screen size Larger screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $570

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon IXUS 125 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

              Compact

              $106

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399 - $449

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $209 - $235

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag

              Samsung WB700 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Samsung WB200F

              Samsung WB200F

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Larger
              Samsung WB750

              Samsung WB750

              Travel zoom

              $154

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $235

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Samsung WB800F

              Samsung WB800F

              Travel zoom

              $150

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

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