Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S6300

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Canon IXUS 125 HS

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Nikon Coolpix S6300

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Large screen
Screen size
3"
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

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Explore our gallery of 16 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S6300.

differences

Advantages of the Canon IXUS 125 HS

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3.3x closer to the lens
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
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the IXUS 125 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Size
Smaller
93×57×20 mm vs 94×58×26 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 1"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
135 g vs 160 g
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Around 20% lighter
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S6300

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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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6 fps vs 2 fps
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3x faster continuous shooting
Battery life
Longer battery life
230 shots vs 170 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
10x vs 5x
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4x more zoom
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              IXUS 125 HS1080p @ 24fps
              S63001080p @ 30fps
              Size Fairly small Help
              IXUS 125 HS93×57×20 mm
              S630094×58×26 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              IXUS 125 HS135 g
              S6300160 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              IXUS 125 HS3.0 cm
              S630010.0 cm
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              IXUS 125 HS170 shots
              S6300230 shots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $177 - $197

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Travel zoom

              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Size Is slightly larger

              Canon IXUS 125 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $184

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              $128

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Compact

              $172

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon IXUS 155

              Canon IXUS 155

              Travel zoom

              $187

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $230

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $154

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $60 - $120

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $60

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $265

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger

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