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Advantages of the Canon IXUS 255 HS

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 37 mm
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Around 40% better wide angle
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Size
Significantly smaller
97×56×23 mm vs 95×57×27 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The IXUS 255 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6.2 fps vs 1.2 fps
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More than 5x faster continuous shooting
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the IXUS 255 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Weight
Significantly lighter
144 g vs 195 g
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Around 30% lighter
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
10x vs 5x
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4x more zoom
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1.1"
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More than 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Canon SD890 IS

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Battery life
Much longer battery life
320 shots vs 200 shots
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60% more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              IXUS 255 HS97×56×23 mm
              SD890 IS95×57×27 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              IXUS 255 HS0.9"
              SD890 IS1.1"
              Weight Light weight Help
              IXUS 255 HS144 g
              SD890 IS195 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              IXUS 255 HS6,400 ISO
              SD890 IS1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              IXUS 255 HS6.2 fps
              SD890 IS1.2 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              IXUS 255 HS461k dots
              SD890 IS230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              IXUS 255 HS10x
              SD890 IS5x

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