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

Canon IXUS 115 HS

Winner
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

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Size
Really small
Super compact 93x55x19 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Size
Really small
Super compact 95x58x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Weight
Light-weight
128 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon IXUS 115 HS

Aperture 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)
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
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
Shutter lag Significantly 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
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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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        IXUS 115 HS:93x55x19 mm
        S3300:95x58x19 mm
        Thickness Thin Help
        IXUS 115 HS:0.8"
        S3300:0.7"
        Weight Light weight Help
        IXUS 115 HS:140 g
        S3300:128 g
        Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
        IXUS 115 HS:360 ms
        S3300:500 ms
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $130

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $214

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $100

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive

        Canon IXUS 115 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $149

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom More zoom
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Compact

        $128

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Lowest price Cheaper
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

        Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

        Ultra compact

        Size Slightly smaller
        Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Nikon Coolpix S6000

        Nikon Coolpix S6000

        Compact

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

        Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        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 S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $95 - $120

        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $747 body only

        $679 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Digicam

        $139 - $229

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Ultra compact

        $87 - $149

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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