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

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

Weight
Light-weight
126 g
 
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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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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 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 PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

        Canon IXUS 240 HS

        Compact

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Canon IXUS 265 HS

        Canon IXUS 265 HS

        Travel zoom

        $188

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Size Is slightly larger
        Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
        Canon IXUS 155

        Canon IXUS 155

        Travel zoom

        $183

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Size Is slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Travel zoom

        $135

        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $252

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129

        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix L610

        Nikon Coolpix L610

        Travel zoom

        $155

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier

        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $100 - $118

        Battery life Longer battery life
        Size Slightly larger
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        $387

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        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 PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        Samsung WB350F

        Samsung WB350F

        Travel zoom

        $140 - $206

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Size Significantly larger
        Weight Significantly heavier

        Canon IXUS 125 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon IXUS 115 HS

        Canon IXUS 115 HS

        Compact

        $216

        Shutter lag Less shutter lag
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Canon IXUS 1100 HS

        Canon IXUS 1100 HS

        Travel zoom

        $576

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Zoom More zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $282

        Aperture Wider aperture
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier
        Canon IXUS 220 HS

        Canon IXUS 220 HS

        Compact

        $212

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

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