Updated (January, 2014): Compare the Canon IXUS 125 HS vs Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L820

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L820

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
Size
Really small
Super compact 93x57x20 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon IXUS 125 HS

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Size Significantly smaller 93x57x20 mm vs 111x76x85 mm
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6.8x smaller
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the IXUS 125 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Thickness Much thinner 0.8" vs 3.3"
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4.2x thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 135 g vs 470 g
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3.5x lighter
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon L820

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Zoom More zoom 29.3x vs 5x
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Around 34.5x more zoom
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8 fps vs 2 fps
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4x faster continuous shooting
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 23 mm vs 24 mm
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Almost the same
Lowest price Cheaper $168.19 vs $293.61
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The best price we've seen is $125 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon IXUS 125 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $188

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

              Canon IXUS 240 HS

              Compact

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Canon IXUS 155

              Canon IXUS 155

              Travel zoom

              $181 - $183

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Compact

              $212

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $230 - $249

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Size Slightly larger

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188 - $198

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $239

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $207

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              appearance

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