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
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
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
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
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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
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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:Sensor shift, Lens
        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
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
        IXUS 230 HS:360 ms
        IXUS 125 HS:420 ms
        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

        $210 - $231

        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
        Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
        Canon IXUS 220 HS

        Canon IXUS 220 HS

        Compact

        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

        Canon IXUS 240 HS

        Compact

        $423 - $510

        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 IXUS 255 HS

        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Travel zoom

        $241 - $270

        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $220 - $299

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $115 - $250

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Canon IXUS 500 HS

        Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS

        Ultra compact

        $223 - $614

        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

        Canon IXUS 230 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Digicam

        $180 - $300

        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Canon IXUS 1100 HS

        Canon IXUS 1100 HS

        Travel zoom

        $576

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Screen size Larger screen
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Aperture Narrower aperture

        Canon IXUS 125 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon IXUS 155

        Canon IXUS 155

        Travel zoom

        $181 - $183

        Zoom More zoom
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

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