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

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

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Canon Digital IXUS 120 IS

53

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Digital IXUS 120 IS

Weight
Light-weight
120 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS.
Explore our gallery of 5 sample photos taken by the Canon Digital IXUS 120 IS.

differences

Advantages of the Canon ELPH 110 HS

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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" 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 2 f-stops 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
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Advantages of the Canon 120 IS

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Size
Slightly smaller
89×55×20 mm vs 93×57×20 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lowest price
Cheaper
$107.80 vs $250.00
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The best price we've seen is $142 cheaper (2.3x less)
Weight
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 HS93×57×20 mm
              120 IS89×55×20 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              ELPH 110 HSf/2.7
              120 ISf/2.8
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              ELPH 110 HS3,200 ISO
              120 IS1,600 ISO
              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

              $177 - $179

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              $128

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $139

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $119

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $250

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier

              Canon Digital IXUS 120 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS

              Compact

              $330

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $559 - $649

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Compact

              $220

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

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