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
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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 SX500 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

        Super zoom

        $245 - $274

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        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 A3400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Compact

        $128

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Battery life Slightly longer battery life
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        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 PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

        Canon IXUS 240 HS

        Compact

        $359

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Screen size Larger screen
        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

        Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $197 - $227

        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
        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Super zoom

        $159

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

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