As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon IXUS 125 HS is also often compared to travel zooms, ultra compacts and digicams. The Canon IXUS 125 HS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot A2300 IS and the PowerShot G9 X Mark II) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 and the Cyber-shot DSC-TX7)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon IXUS 125 HS compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), is slightly smaller (super compact (93×57×20 mm) vs compact (98×58×31 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1 seconds).

However, on average it doesn't have a touch screen, has a slightly shorter battery life (170 shots vs 235 shots) and is older (january 2012 vs july 2013).

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS
similar age
$332

Significant advantages of the A2300 IS (vs the IXUS 125 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A2300 IS (vs the IXUS 125 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the A2300 IS and IXUS 125 HS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.7
  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×20 mm) vs Super compact (93×57×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
5 years newer
$369 - $429

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the IXUS 125 HS)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 461k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the IXUS 125 HS)

  • Much larger: Compact (98×58×31 mm) vs Super compact (93×57×20 mm)
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much thicker: 1.2" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II and IXUS 125 HS

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/2.7
  • Very small: Compact (98×58×31 mm) vs Super compact (93×57×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon IXUS 240 HS

Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS
similar age

Significant advantages of the IXUS 240 HS (vs the IXUS 125 HS)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 240 HS (vs the IXUS 125 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 240 HS and IXUS 125 HS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.7
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Very small: Super compact (94×57×21 mm) vs Super compact (93×57×20 mm)

Canon IXUS 115 HS

Canon IXUS 115 HS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the IXUS 115 HS (vs the IXUS 125 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 115 HS (vs the IXUS 125 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the IXUS 115 HS and IXUS 125 HS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.7
  • Very small: Super compact (93×56×20 mm) vs Super compact (93×57×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon IXUS 220 HS

Canon IXUS 220 HS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the IXUS 220 HS (vs the IXUS 125 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 220 HS (vs the IXUS 125 HS)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the IXUS 220 HS and IXUS 125 HS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.7
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Very small: Super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs Super compact (93×57×20 mm)

Casio Exilim EX-TR15

Casio Exilim EX-TR15
1 year newer
$916

Significant advantages of the EX-TR15 (vs the IXUS 125 HS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 21 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 461k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the EX-TR15 (vs the IXUS 125 HS)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1 seconds vs 1/2000 of a second
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Shorter max exposures: 1/16000 of a second vs 15 seconds

common strengths of the EX-TR15 and IXUS 125 HS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.7
  • Good wide angle: 21 mm vs 24 mm
  • Very small: Super compact (129×62×15 mm) vs Super compact (93×57×20 mm)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon IXUS 125 HS compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.7 vs f/3.3), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), is significantly smaller (super compact (93×57×20 mm) vs compact (95×57×24 mm)) and has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly shorter battery life (170 shots vs 210 shots) and is older (january 2012 vs february 2014).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS
4 years newer
$149 - $169

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS (vs the IXUS 125 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS (vs the IXUS 125 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Significantly larger: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Super compact (93×57×20 mm)

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS and IXUS 125 HS

  • Very small: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Super compact (93×57×20 mm)
  • Very light: 138 g vs 135 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon IXUS 132

Canon IXUS 132
1 year newer
$157

Significant advantages of the IXUS 132 (vs the IXUS 125 HS)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 132 (vs the IXUS 125 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the IXUS 132 and IXUS 125 HS

  • Very small: Super compact (93×52×22 mm) vs Super compact (93×57×20 mm)
  • Very light: 133 g vs 135 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
1 year newer
$232

Significant advantages of the SX280 HS (vs the IXUS 125 HS)

  • Has a GPS
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Longer battery life: 210 shots vs 170 shots

Significant disadvantages of the SX280 HS (vs the IXUS 125 HS)

  • Much larger: Compact (106×63×33 mm) vs Super compact (93×57×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 233 g vs 135 g

common strengths of the SX280 HS and IXUS 125 HS

  • Very small: Compact (106×63×33 mm) vs Super compact (93×57×20 mm)
  • Very light: 233 g vs 135 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot IXUS 160

Canon PowerShot IXUS 160
3 years newer
$133

Significant advantages of the IXUS 160 (vs the IXUS 125 HS)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 220 shots vs 170 shots

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 160 (vs the IXUS 125 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the IXUS 160 and IXUS 125 HS

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (93×57×20 mm)
  • Very light: 127 g vs 135 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220
2 years newer
$198

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX220 (vs the IXUS 125 HS)

  • Shoots significantly faster: 10 fps vs 2 fps
  • Longer battery life: 210 shots vs 170 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX220 (vs the IXUS 125 HS)

  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-WX220 and IXUS 125 HS

  • Very small: Super compact (92×52×22 mm) vs Super compact (93×57×20 mm)
  • Very light: 121 g vs 135 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS

Canon IXUS 500 HS
similar age

Significant advantages of the IXUS 500 HS (vs the IXUS 125 HS)

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact (87×54×19 mm) vs Super compact (93×57×20 mm)
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 500 HS (vs the IXUS 125 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the IXUS 500 HS and IXUS 125 HS

  • Very small: Ultra compact (87×54×19 mm) vs Super compact (93×57×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.7" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 155 g vs 135 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon IXUS 125 HS compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.7 vs f/3.3), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 38 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (461k dots vs 230k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it is slightly larger (super compact (93×57×20 mm) vs ultra compact (93×54×19 mm)) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Samsung SH100

Samsung SH100
10 months older

Significant advantages of the SH100 (vs the IXUS 125 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SH100 (vs the IXUS 125 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SH100 and IXUS 125 HS

  • None found

Pentax Optio S12

Pentax Optio S12
4 years older

Significant advantages of the S12 (vs the IXUS 125 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S12 (vs the IXUS 125 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S12 and IXUS 125 HS

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon IXUS 125 HS compared to digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.7 vs f/3.6), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 39 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.6"), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and takes significantly higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 3.1 MP).

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Kodak DC3200

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11 years older

Significant advantages of the DC3200 (vs the IXUS 125 HS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DC3200 (vs the IXUS 125 HS)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.6" vs 3"
  • Much worse wide angle: 39 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the DC3200 and IXUS 125 HS

  • Light weight: 240 g vs 135 g

Canon PowerShot S20

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12 years older

Significant advantages of the S20 (vs the IXUS 125 HS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S20 (vs the IXUS 125 HS)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"
  • Much worse wide angle: 32 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S20 and IXUS 125 HS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.7
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 0.8"