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

Canon IXUS 115 HS

Winner
Canon IXUS 115 HS

55

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Nikon Coolpix S3300

53

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 115 HS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
Really small
Size
Super compact 93x55x19 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

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

differences

Advantages of the Canon IXUS 115 HS

Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
Help
Get that real film feel
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.5
Help
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
Help
Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
Help
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
Help
CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
Help
More than 10% larger screen
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
360 ms vs 500 ms
Help
Around 30% less delay when taking photos
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 5 cm
Help
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
Help
Around 10% better wide angle
Weight
Slightly lighter
128 g vs 140 g
Help
Around 10% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$92.99 vs $191.36
Help
The best price we've seen is $98 cheaper (2.1x less)
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.7" vs 0.8"
Help
Almost the same
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the Nikon S3300
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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
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              IXUS 115 HS:360 ms
              S3300:500 ms
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $115

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $160

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $112

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag

              Canon IXUS 115 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $229

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Ultra compact

              $179

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

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $745 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $69 - $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

              $97 - $137

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot S330

              Compact

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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