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

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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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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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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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
              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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2400 IS:$121.99
              IXUS 125 HS:$108.37
              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

              $186

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

              Canon IXUS 155

              Travel zoom

              $129

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              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
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $112

              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 IXUS 220 HS

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Compact

              $964

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $128 - $237

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $180

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $330 - $449

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $119

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $159

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker

              Canon IXUS 125 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 500 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS

              Ultra compact

              $180

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $249

              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

              $225

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

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