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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

Zoom
Great zoom
25.4x
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
23 mm
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 
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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
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
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
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 420 ms vs 580 ms
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Around 30% less delay when taking photos
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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Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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 Longer battery life 300 shots vs 170 shots
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Around 80% more shots per battery charge
Wide angle Better wide angle 23 mm vs 24 mm
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Almost the same
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Lowest price Cheaper $115.00 vs $299.58
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The best price we've seen is $185 cheaper (2.6x less)
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recommendations

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

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Canon IXUS 125 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $198

              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

              $210 - $249

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $90 - $115

              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $407

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $85

              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160 - $279

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

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $246 - $255

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon D800

              Nikon D800

              Pro DSLR

              $2,797 - $3,297 body only

              $4,097 - $4,697 with 70-200mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $188 - $237

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $153 - $300

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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