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

Nikon Coolpix L810 vs Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L810

38

Canon IXUS 125 HS

35

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

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

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
135 g

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
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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$109.09 vs $309.99
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The best price we've seen is $201 cheaper (2.8x less)
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
2 fps vs 1.2 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
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
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
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
300 shots vs 170 shots
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Around 80% more shots per battery charge
Zoom
More zoom
25.4x vs 5x
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Around 26x more zoom
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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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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              IXUS 125 HS:3,200 ISO
              L810:1,600 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Canon IXUS 125 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $229

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $159

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Lowest price More expensive

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $149

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $410

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $302 - $527 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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