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

Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L820

41

Canon IXUS 125 HS

36

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L820

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8 fps
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

Size
Really small
Super compact (93×57×20 mm)
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
135 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Canon IXUS 125 HS.
Explore our gallery of 30 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L820.

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
93×57×20 mm vs 111×76×85 mm
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6.8x smaller
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/3
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At its widest zoom, the IXUS 125 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Thickness
Significantly 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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
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
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Zoom
More zoom
29.3x vs 5x
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Around 34.5x more zoom
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
8 fps vs 2 fps
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4x faster continuous shooting
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 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
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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
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon IXUS 125 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $419

              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Compact

              $163

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

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $264

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $583

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a GPS
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $189

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $222 - $247

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $218

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $185

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $194

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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