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

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 220 HS

Size
Really small
Super compact 92x55x19 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

galleries

Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Canon IXUS 125 HS. 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
Larger screen
3.0" 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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Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
360 ms vs 420 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.4 fps vs 2 fps
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70% faster continuous shooting
Size
Slightly smaller
92x55x19 mm vs 93x57x20 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lowest price
Cheaper
$171.49 vs $247.78
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The best price we've seen is $76 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              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
              Size Fairly small Help
              IXUS 125 HS93x57x20 mm
              IXUS 220 HS92x55x19 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 24fps
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              IXUS 125 HS135 g
              IXUS 220 HS141 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              IXUS 125 HS420 ms
              IXUS 220 HS360 ms
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $170

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Compact

              $271

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $250

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

              Canon IXUS 240 HS

              Compact

              $307

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Canon IXUS 230 HS

              Canon IXUS 230 HS

              Travel zoom

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $581

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon IXUS 155

              Canon IXUS 155

              Travel zoom

              $139

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Canon IXUS 125 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon IXUS 125 HS.

              Canon IXUS 220 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $205

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger

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