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

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
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.
 
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Advantages of the Canon A2400 IS

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Lowest price Significantly cheaper $99.99 vs $413.62
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The best price we've seen is $314 cheaper (4.1x 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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
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 Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              A2400 IS:94x54x20 mm
              IXUS 125 HS:93x57x20 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2400 IS:126 g
              IXUS 125 HS:135 g
              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

              $179 - $204

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Size Is slightly larger
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $100 - $129

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

              Canon IXUS 240 HS

              Compact

              $359

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Compact

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $213 - $249

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $94 - $110

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $180

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $94 - $99

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $150

              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $138

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon Digital IXUS 1000 HS

              Canon Digital IXUS 1000 HS

              Travel zoom

              $421

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $144

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

              Canon IXUS 125 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 155

              Canon IXUS 155

              Travel zoom

              $183

              Zoom More zoom
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Compact

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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