Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Canon IXUS 125 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S3500

Canon IXUS 115 HS

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Canon IXUS 115 HS

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Nikon Coolpix S3300

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Nikon Coolpix S3300

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Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 115 HS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Nikon Coolpix S3300 over the Canon IXUS 115 HS.
 
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Advantages of the Canon IXUS 115 HS

Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the IXUS 115 HS's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
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
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 360 ms vs 500 ms
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Around 30% less delay when taking photos
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
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Advantages of the Nikon S3300

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Wide angle Better wide angle 26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Zoom Slightly more zoom 6x vs 4x
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Around 2.5x more zoom
Weight Slightly lighter 128 g vs 140 g
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Around 10% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.7" vs 0.8"
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Almost the same
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        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        IXUS 115 HS:93x55x19 mm
        S3300:95x58x19 mm
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Thickness Thin Help
        IXUS 115 HS:0.8"
        S3300:0.7"
        Weight Light weight Help
        IXUS 115 HS:140 g
        S3300:128 g
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        IXUS 115 HS:4x
        S3300:6x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Compact

        Thickness Is thicker
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Ultra compact

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $73

        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Canon IXUS 132

        Canon IXUS 132

        Travel zoom

        $99

        Autofocus Focuses automatically
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Compact

        $63

        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Travel zoom

        $74

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $79 - $126

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

        Canon IXUS 115 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $165

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $165

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

        Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

        Compact

        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon ELPH 520 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

        Ultra compact

        $109 - $117

        Zoom More zoom
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Weight Heavier
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $138 - $250

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower

        Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $84 - $120

        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Compact

        $76 - $110

        Battery life Longer battery life
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix 3200

        Nikon Coolpix 3200

        Compact

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix S4300

        Nikon Coolpix S4300

        Compact

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Size Larger
        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Compact

        $169

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

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