Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A2600 vs Canon IXUS 125 HS

Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

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Canon IXUS 125 HS

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Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

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Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot A2400 IS over the Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS.
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon A2400 IS

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Lowest price
Cheaper
$109.99 vs $247.76
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The best price we've seen is $138 cheaper (2.3x less)
Weight
Slightly lighter
126 g vs 135 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Canon IXUS 125 HS

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 25fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
420 ms vs 520 ms
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Around 20% less delay when taking photos
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the IXUS 125 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The IXUS 125 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              A2400 IS:94x54x20 mm
              IXUS 125 HS:93x57x20 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2400 IS:126 g
              IXUS 125 HS:135 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              A2400 IS:520 ms
              IXUS 125 HS:420 ms
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A2400 IS:175 shots
              IXUS 125 HS:170 shots
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $419

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

              Canon IXUS 240 HS

              Compact

              $266

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon IXUS 500 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS

              Ultra compact

              $180

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $141

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $237

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $244

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Compact

              $1,026

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $385 body only

              $429 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $159

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $102

              Screen size Larger screen
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger

              Canon IXUS 125 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 155

              Canon IXUS 155

              Travel zoom

              $127

              Zoom More zoom
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179 - $199

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Larger
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $586

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Compact

              $964

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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