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

Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS vs Canon IXUS 230 HS

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Canon IXUS 125 HS

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Canon IXUS 230 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Large screen
Screen size
3"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 230 HS

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen size
Large screen
3"
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

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Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Canon IXUS 125 HS.

differences

Advantages of the Canon IXUS 230 HS

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Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Battery life
Longer battery life
210 shots vs 170 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
8x vs 5x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.4 fps vs 2 fps
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70% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Canon IXUS 125 HS

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/3
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At its widest zoom, the IXUS 125 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Size
Smaller
93×57×20 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
Weight
Slightly lighter
135 g vs 140 g
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Almost the same
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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 125 HS93×57×20 mm
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              IXUS 230 HS1080p @ 30fps
              IXUS 125 HS1080p @ 24fps
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              IXUS 230 HS
              1. Lens
              2. Sensor shift
              IXUS 125 HS
              1. Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              IXUS 230 HS0.9"
              IXUS 125 HS0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              IXUS 230 HS140 g
              IXUS 125 HS135 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              IXUS 230 HS210 shots
              IXUS 125 HS170 shots
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              IXUS 230 HS3.4 fps
              IXUS 125 HS2 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

              $173

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $185

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              $128

              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

              $156

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon IXUS 155

              Canon IXUS 155

              Travel zoom

              $187

              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              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 Slightly cheaper
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Much larger

              Canon IXUS 125 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon IXUS 125 HS.

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