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"
Really small
Size
Super compact (93×57×20 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

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

Items often bought with the Canon IXUS 125 HS or Nikon S6300

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differences

Advantages of the Canon IXUS 125 HS

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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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              IXUS 125 HS93×57×20 mm
              S630094×58×26 mm
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              IXUS 125 HS1080p @ 24fps
              S63001080p @ 30fps
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              IXUS 125 HS170 shots
              S6300230 shots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $115

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens

              Canon IXUS 125 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $289

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $180

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Significantly larger

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $137

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Travel zoom

              $135

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $80

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

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