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

Size
Really small
Super compact 93x57x20 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 230 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 
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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
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 360 ms vs 420 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
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 slightly 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 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 Slightly smaller 93x57x20 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 Cheaper $108.37 vs $311.74
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The best price we've seen is $203 cheaper (2.9x less)
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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 125 HS:93x57x20 mm
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              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
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              IXUS 230 HS:360 ms
              IXUS 125 HS:420 ms
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $217

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

              Canon IXUS 240 HS

              Compact

              $266

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

              Canon IXUS 155

              Travel zoom

              $128

              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Compact

              $964

              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $117

              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

              $225

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Compact

              $266

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen

              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Canon IXUS 125 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $228 - $249

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Larger
              Shutter lag More shutter lag

              appearance

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              discussion

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