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Canon IXUS 125 HS review

A 16.1MP snapper with face detection and 5x optical zoom

We shoot a specially designed chart in carefully controlled conditions and the resulting images are analysed using DXO Analyzer software to generate the data to produce the graphs below.

A high signal to noise ratio (SNR) indicates a cleaner and better quality image.

For more more details on how to interpret our test data, check out our full explanation of our noise and dynamic range tests.

JPEG Signal to Noise Ratio

Canon IXUS 125 HS  Signal to Noise Ratio
Canon IXUS 125 HS: Signal to Noise Ratio

JPEG images from the Canon IXUS 125 HS compare closely with the Nikon Coolpix S8200 and although the Nikon does just have the edge the visual difference in noise levels between the two will be minimal.

JPEG dynamic range

Canon IXUS 125 HS  Dynamic Range
Canon IXUS 125 HS: Dynamic Range

This chart shows that the Canon IXUS 125 HS again compares closely to the Nikon Coolpix S8200, with the S8200 just having the lead at the lower sensitivities, but at the higher end of the sensitivity scale the IXUS 125 HS shows better handling of noise in low light conditions.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Effective Camera Resolution16.1 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyIXUS
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlue
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameCanon
FeaturesLive View, Self-timer, Face Detection, Wink Detection, Smile Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Orientation Sensor
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4, QuickTime MOV
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)135 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE, REACH, ENERGY STAR
Minimum Focus Distance30 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Maximum Frame Rate240 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedNB-11L
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Height57 mm
Width93.2 mm
Depth20 mm
Autofocus Points9
Focal Length4.30 mm to 21.50 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Flash ModesAuto Flash, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Slow Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Flash Exposure Compensation
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product Model125 HS
Product NameIXUS 125 HS Compact Camera
Product LineIXUS
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number6046B007AA
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

Inside a slim, stylish metal body the IXUS 125 HS packs a host of helpful features - so taking great shots is a breeze, even in low light. Face ID prioritises friends and Full HD movies add to the fun.

Battery Life170 Shot
Package Contents
  • IXUS 125 HS Compact Camera
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-11L
  • Charger
Display Resolution461000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker