Updated (January 2012): Compare the Canon IXUS 125 HS vs Canon IXUS 230 HS

Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS vs Canon IXUS 220 HS

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Canon IXUS 125 HS

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Canon IXUS 220 HS

56

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 220 HS

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

galleries

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon IXUS 220 HS.

differences

Advantages of the Canon IXUS 125 HS

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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Weight
Slightly lighter
135 g vs 141 g
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Canon IXUS 220 HS

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Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.4 fps vs 2 fps
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70% faster continuous shooting
Size
Slightly smaller
92×56×20 mm vs 93×57×20 mm
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Around 10% smaller
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Size Fairly small Help
              IXUS 125 HS93×57×20 mm
              IXUS 220 HS92×56×20 mm
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.7
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 24fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              IXUS 125 HS135 g
              IXUS 220 HS141 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              3.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              IXUS 125 HS2 fps
              IXUS 220 HS3.4 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $419

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $586

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon IXUS 230 HS

              Canon IXUS 230 HS

              Travel zoom

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

              Canon IXUS 240 HS

              Compact

              $280

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Compact

              $227

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens

              Canon IXUS 125 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Canon IXUS 220 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon IXUS 220 HS.

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