Updated (February 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot A2400 IS vs Canon IXUS 125 HS

Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS vs Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

Winner
Canon IXUS 125 HS

56

Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

50

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Large screen
Screen size
3"
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

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.

Items often bought with the IXUS 125 HS or A2400 IS

galleries

Explore our gallery of 9 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A2400 IS.
Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Canon IXUS 125 HS.

differences

Advantages of the Canon A2400 IS

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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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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
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
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/2.8
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Almost the same
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 2 f-stops better
Lowest price
Cheaper
$78.36 vs $144.99
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The best price we've seen is $67 cheaper (around 50% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              A2400 IS94×54×20 mm
              IXUS 125 HS93×57×20 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2400 IS126 g
              IXUS 125 HS135 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2400 IS$144.99
              IXUS 125 HS$78.36
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A2400 IS175 shots
              IXUS 125 HS170 shots
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A2400 IS1,600 ISO
              IXUS 125 HS3,200 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $336

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $352

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Travel zoom

              Size Is slightly larger
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $134

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

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $198

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $209

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Canon IXUS 125 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $260

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $150

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS Canon IXUS 125 HS

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