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

Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

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Canon IXUS 125 HS

60

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Canon IXUS 220 HS

58

Canon IXUS 220 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 220 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

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
Size
Slightly smaller
92x55x19 mm vs 93x57x20 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
3.4 fps vs 2 fps
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70% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$229.15 vs $277.52
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The best price we've seen is $48 cheaper (around 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Size Fairly small Help
              IXUS 125 HS:93x57x20 mm
              IXUS 220 HS:92x55x19 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.7
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              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 HS:135 g
              IXUS 220 HS:141 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
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              IXUS 125 HS:420 ms
              IXUS 220 HS:360 ms
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              IXUS 125 HS:2 fps
              IXUS 220 HS:3.4 fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $164 - $179

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon IXUS 155

              Canon IXUS 155

              Travel zoom

              $117

              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 PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

              Canon IXUS 240 HS

              Compact

              $151

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $119

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $565

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Compact

              $193

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon IXUS 230 HS

              Canon IXUS 230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $204

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Canon IXUS 125 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179 - $190

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier

              Canon IXUS 220 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

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

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