Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS vs Canon Digital IXUS 120 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS vs Canon Digital IXUS 120 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

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Canon Digital IXUS 120 IS

54

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 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 Digital IXUS 120 IS

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
Weight
Light-weight
120 g

differences

Advantages of the Canon ELPH 110 HS

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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 @ 30fps
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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
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
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the ELPH 110 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 ELPH 110 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
2 fps vs 0.8 fps
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Around 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$220.00 vs $244.68
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The best price we've seen is $25 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Canon 120 IS

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Size
Slightly smaller
89x55x20 mm vs 93x57x20 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight
Slightly lighter
120 g vs 135 g
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More than 10% lighter
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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              ELPH 110 HS:93x57x20 mm
              120 IS:89x55x20 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              ELPH 110 HS:f/2.7
              120 IS:f/2.8
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              ELPH 110 HS:135 g
              120 IS:120 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              ELPH 110 HS:2 fps
              120 IS:0.8 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              ELPH 110 HS:5x
              120 IS:4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $125

              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 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $159

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $577

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $229

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS.

              Canon Digital IXUS 120 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Compact

              $219

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $426

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $233 body only

              $379 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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