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

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Winner
Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

61

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Canon Digital IXUS 120 IS

55

Canon Digital IXUS 120 IS

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

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon Digital IXUS 120 IS over the Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS.
 

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
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
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
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$198.95 vs $248.61
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The best price we've seen is $50 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 HS:93x57x20 mm
              120 IS:89x55x20 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              ELPH 110 HS:135 g
              120 IS:120 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              ELPH 110 HS:2 fps
              120 IS:0.8 fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              ELPH 110 HS:5x
              120 IS:4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179 - $249

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $586

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $391 - $399

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $368

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $244

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $110

              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 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Zoom More zoom
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $180 - $250

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $230

              Size Slightly smaller
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $128 - $237

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Canon Digital IXUS 120 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $157

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Ultra compact

              $300

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Slightly smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Pro digicam

              $347

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker

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