Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon IXUS 125 HS vs Nikon Coolpix L820

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Battery life
Great battery life
300 shots
 

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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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
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Size Significantly smaller 93x57x20 mm vs 111x76x83 mm
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6.6x smaller
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the IXUS 125 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 420 ms vs 580 ms
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Around 30% less delay when taking photos
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.8" vs 3.3"
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4.1x thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 135 g vs 430 g
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3.2x lighter
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The IXUS 125 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 2 fps vs 1.2 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon L810

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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 25.4x vs 5x
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Around 26x more zoom
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 300 shots vs 170 shots
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Around 80% more shots per battery charge
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 Common Weaknesses

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        Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
        Can only preview photos on the screen
        Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
        IXUS 125 HS:420 ms
        L810:580 ms
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        IXUS 125 HS:2 fps
        L810:1.2 fps

        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 IXUS 125 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        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 PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $130

        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $130 - $250

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Screen size Larger screen
        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $149

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

        Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $170 - $279

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $197 - $227

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Super zoom

        $159

        Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
        Battery life Slightly longer battery life
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Super zoom

        $260

        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Weight Slightly lighter
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Super zoom

        $304

        Zoom More zoom
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Larger
        Battery life Shorter battery life

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