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

Size
Really small
Super compact 93x55x19 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 230 HS

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift, Lens
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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $266.25 vs $313.58
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The best price we've seen is $47 cheaper (around 20% less)
Canon IXUS 115 HS Learn more about
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recommendations

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 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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              IXUS 230 HS:Sensor shift, Lens
              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
              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 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $186 - $201

              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

              $132

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon IXUS 125 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

              Compact

              $108 - $263

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Compact

              $964

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $107

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              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

              $586

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon IXUS 135

              Canon IXUS 135

              Travel zoom

              $156

              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              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

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

              Canon IXUS 240 HS

              Compact

              $266

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

              Canon IXUS 115 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $140 - $229

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $115

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Cheaper
              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.