Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Canon IXUS 230 HS vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

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Canon IXUS 220 HS

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Canon IXUS 220 HS

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 220 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 
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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
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
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony WX50

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Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The WX50's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 3.4 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/2.6 vs f/2.7
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At its widest zoom, the WX50's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Size Slightly smaller 92x52x19 mm vs 92x55x19 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight Lighter 117 g vs 141 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $158.79 vs $300.51
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The best price we've seen is $142 cheaper (around 50% less)
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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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              IXUS 220 HS:f/2.7
              WX50:f/2.6
              Size Fairly small Help
              IXUS 220 HS:92x55x19 mm
              WX50:92x52x19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              IXUS 220 HS:0.8"
              WX50:0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              IXUS 220 HS:141 g
              WX50:117 g
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 125 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

              Compact

              $302 - $399

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $359

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon IXUS 510 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 510 HS

              Ultra compact

              $183 - $501

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Canon IXUS 220 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Travel zoom

              $197

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

              Canon IXUS 240 HS

              Compact

              $406

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Canon IXUS 230 HS

              Canon IXUS 230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $435

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Compact

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Much larger

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148 - $191

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $185

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $110 - $170

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $339

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Larger

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