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

Canon IXUS 115 HS

Winner
Canon IXUS 115 HS

58

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Nikon Coolpix S3300

56

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 115 HS

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

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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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 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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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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Canon IXUS 115 HS Canon IXUS 115 HS 58

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56 Nikon Coolpix S3300 Nikon Coolpix S3300

similarities

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
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
IXUS 115 HS:360 ms
S3300:500 ms
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 ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$199

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Compact

Thickness Is thicker
Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Compact

$99

Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

Compact

$100

Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag

Canon IXUS 115 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$149 - $179

Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Screen size Smaller screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX170

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX170

Travel zoom

$155

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Aperture Narrower aperture
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 ELPH 500 HS

Canon ELPH 500 HS

Pro digicam

$199

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Larger
Weight Heavier
Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Travel zoom

$129 - $130

Wide angle Better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Supports 24p No 24p support
Movie format Lower resolution movies

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

$86 - $120

Battery life Longer battery life
Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Size Slightly larger
Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Travel zoom

$107

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Macro focus Better macro capability
Aperture Narrower aperture
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Nikon Coolpix S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Compact

$110

Battery life Longer battery life
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Size Slightly larger
Nikon Coolpix S4300

Nikon Coolpix S4300

Compact

$107

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen size Larger screen
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Size Slightly larger

appearance

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