Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS vs 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 angle
Wide angle lens
24 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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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 5x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
Battery life Longer battery life 210 shots vs 170 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 360 ms vs 420 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 3.4 fps vs 2 fps
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70% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price Cheaper $229.15 vs $302.12
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The best price we've seen is $73 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Canon IXUS 125 HS

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Wide angle Significantly 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/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the IXUS 125 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Size Smaller 93x57x20 mm vs 96x57x22 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 Common Weaknesses
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Size Fairly small Help
              IXUS 230 HS:96x57x22 mm
              IXUS 125 HS:93x57x20 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              IXUS 230 HS:Lens, Sensor shift
              IXUS 125 HS:Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              IXUS 230 HS:0.9"
              IXUS 125 HS:0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              IXUS 230 HS:140 g
              IXUS 125 HS:135 g
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              IXUS 230 HS:210 shots
              IXUS 125 HS:170 shots
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              IXUS 230 HS:3.4 fps
              IXUS 125 HS:2 fps
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

              Canon IXUS 240 HS

              Compact

              $406

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Compact

              $301

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $250

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon IXUS 500 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS

              Ultra compact

              $229

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $81 - $180

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $190 - $213

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture

              Canon IXUS 230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Much larger
              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $250 - $300

              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Canon IXUS 125 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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