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 (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 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
92×56×20 mm vs 99×59×22 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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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Zoom
More zoom
18x vs 5x
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Around 13x more zoom
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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
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Size Fairly small Help
              IXUS 220 HS92×56×20 mm
              WB70099×59×22 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. 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
              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
              3.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              IXUS 220 HS230k dots
              WB700213k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 500 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS

              Ultra compact

              $180

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously

              Canon IXUS 220 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 125 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

              Compact

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Size Slightly larger
              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 IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $585

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              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

              Samsung WB700 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $109

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Weight Much lighter
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Samsung WB600

              Samsung WB600

              Travel zoom

              Size Larger
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $231

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $115

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Size Larger

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