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

Canon IXUS 115 HS

Winner
Canon IXUS 115 HS

56

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Nikon Coolpix S3300

53

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"
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 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
Lowest price Cheaper $215.54 vs $371.85
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The best price we've seen is $156 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              IXUS 115 HS:4x
              S3300:6x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $180

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $200

              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag

              Canon IXUS 115 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $200

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $235

              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 ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $206

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon ELPH 510 HS

              Canon ELPH 510 HS

              Travel zoom

              $168

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $94 - $120

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              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 S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $167

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $131

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

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