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

58

Canon Digital IXUS 120 IS

53

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

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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Almost the same
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
$198.95 vs $237.06
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The best price we've seen is $38 cheaper (around 20% 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 HS93x57x20 mm
              120 IS89x55x20 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              ELPH 110 HSf/2.7
              120 ISf/2.8
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              ELPH 110 HS135 g
              120 IS120 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 HS2 fps
              120 IS0.8 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              ELPH 110 HS5x
              120 IS4x

              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 S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179 - $199

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $160

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $123

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $258

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $214

              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

              $172

              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 110 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $130

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $559

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

              Canon Digital IXUS 120 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $426

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

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