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

Nikon Coolpix L820

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L820

49

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Canon IXUS 125 HS

38

Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L820

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

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
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
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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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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Canon IXUS 125 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $419

              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

              $266

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

              Canon IXUS 155

              Travel zoom

              $127

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179 - $249

              Aperture 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

              $586

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $195 - $246

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $239

              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

              $168 - $184

              Zoom More zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $220 - $770

              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

              $249

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

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