Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS vs Canon IXUS 125 HS

Canon IXUS 115 HS

Winner
Canon IXUS 115 HS

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Canon IXUS 230 HS

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Canon IXUS 230 HS

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 115 HS

Size
Really small
Super compact 93x55x19 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 230 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon IXUS 230 HS

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Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Zoom Slightly more zoom 8x vs 4x
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4x more zoom
Canon IXUS 230 HS Learn more about
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Advantages of the Canon IXUS 115 HS

Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the IXUS 115 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Size Smaller 93x55x19 mm vs 96x57x22 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.8" vs 0.9"
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Around 10% thinner
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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58 Canon IXUS 115 HS Canon IXUS 115 HS

similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
For that film look
Size Fairly small Help
IXUS 230 HS:96x57x22 mm
IXUS 115 HS:93x55x19 mm
High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
240 fps
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Thickness Thin Help
IXUS 230 HS:0.9"
IXUS 115 HS:0.8"
Weight Light weight Help
140 g
Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
360 ms shutter lag
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3.4 fps
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
28 mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon IXUS 220 HS

Canon IXUS 220 HS

Compact

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
Canon IXUS 125 HS

Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

Compact

$414

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Canon IXUS 265 HS

Canon IXUS 265 HS

Travel zoom

$179 - $204

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Canon IXUS 155

Canon IXUS 155

Travel zoom

$183

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

Canon IXUS 240 HS

Compact

$359

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Canon IXUS 500 HS

Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS

Ultra compact

$156

Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot ELPH 135

Canon PowerShot ELPH 135

Travel zoom

$99 - $151

Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p

Canon IXUS 230 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

Digicam

$180 - $300

Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Canon IXUS 115 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

Compact

$100 - $129

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon IXUS 105

Canon IXUS 105

Compact

Movie format Lower resolution movies
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon Digital IXUS 130 IS

Canon Digital IXUS 130 IS

Ultra compact

Size Slightly smaller
Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
Supports 24p No 24p support
Movie format Lower resolution movies

appearance

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