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

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
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.
 
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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
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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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recommendations

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
        ELPH 110 HS:93x57x20 mm
        120 IS:89x55x20 mm
        Thickness Thin Help
        0.8"
        Weight Light weight Help
        ELPH 110 HS:135 g
        120 IS:120 g
        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 ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $220

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $230 - $249

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon ELPH 520 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

        Ultra compact

        $175 - $179

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Compact

        $180

        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Canon ELPH 310 HS

        Canon ELPH 310 HS

        Travel zoom

        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

        Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

        Ultra compact

        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        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

        $155 - $250

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Screen size Larger screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $167

        Zoom More zoom
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

        Travel zoom

        $125

        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $138

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

        Canon Digital IXUS 120 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Pro digicam

        $370 - $398

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Much larger
        Weight Much heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $299 - $300

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Much larger
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $329 - $567 body only

        $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

        Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

        Compact

        Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Size Slightly larger
        Placeholder

        Canon PowerShot SD550

        Compact

        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Sensor size Larger sensor
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle

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