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

Canon IXUS 115 HS vs Canon IXUS 230 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 115 HS

Really small
Size
Super compact (93×56×20 mm)
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 230 HS

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
  2. Sensor shift
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

galleries

Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Canon IXUS 230 HS.
Explore our gallery of 9 sample photos taken by the Canon IXUS 115 HS.

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
1.0 cm vs 3.0 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
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At its widest zoom, the IXUS 115 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Size
Smaller
93×56×20 mm vs 96×57×22 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Thickness
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Size Fairly small Help
              IXUS 230 HS96×57×22 mm
              IXUS 115 HS93×56×20 mm
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              IXUS 230 HS1080p @ 30fps
              IXUS 115 HS1080p @ 24fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              IXUS 230 HS
              1. Lens
              2. Sensor shift
              IXUS 115 HS
              1. Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              140 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              IXUS 230 HS0.9"
              IXUS 115 HS0.8"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              360 ms shutter lag
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              3.4 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Compact

              $174

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $187

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon IXUS 125 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

              Compact

              $173 - $188

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

              Canon IXUS 240 HS

              Compact

              $157

              Wide angle Has a much 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 PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              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

              $589

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Canon IXUS 155

              Canon IXUS 155

              Travel zoom

              $189

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Canon IXUS 230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Much larger

              Canon IXUS 115 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $209 - $239

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon Digital IXUS 120 IS

              Canon Digital IXUS 120 IS

              Ultra compact

              $108

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed 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.