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

Canon IXUS 115 HS

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Canon IXUS 115 HS

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Canon IXUS 230 HS

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Canon IXUS 230 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 115 HS

Really small
Size
Super compact 93x55x19 mm
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 230 HS

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Size
Really small
Super compact 96x57x22 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens, Sensor shift
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
Canon IXUS 230 HS Learn more about
the Canon IXUS 230 HS

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
Canon IXUS 115 HS Learn more about
the Canon IXUS 115 HS
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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
              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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              IXUS 230 HS:Lens, Sensor shift
              IXUS 115 HS:Lens
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              360 ms shutter lag
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              3.4 fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $164 - $181

              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 significantly narrower aperture
              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Compact

              $231

              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

              $280

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon IXUS 155

              Canon IXUS 155

              Travel zoom

              $118

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $121

              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $569

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $215 - $300

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Canon IXUS 230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

              Canon IXUS 240 HS

              Compact

              $152

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $305

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Canon IXUS 115 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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              discussion

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              Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (4:36 PM, February 26, 2012)
              Yeah that is kinda funny, I apologize, we'll get that fixed up!  It looks like the 115 HS somehow has been called the 230 HS in our system.
               
              Arius (4:01 PM, February 26, 2012)
              That is funny. There is an error in your url redirection. The 115 HS on the whole website is taken as 230HS. And here is a comparision between 230 HS and 230 HS.