Canon IXUS 125 HS

Key Specifications

  • Focal Length: 24 - 120 mm
  • Resolution: 16.1 MP
  • Sensor size: 1/2.3 inch
  • Screen size: 3 inches
  • Sensor type: CMOS
  • Optical Zoom: 5x
  • Digital Zoom: 4x
  • Type: Point & Shoot
  • Built-in Flash: Yes
  • Red Eye Reduction: Yes
  • Battery Type: Li-ion
  • LCD Info Display: TFT LCD


Canon IXUS cameras have been a trustworthy choice of most photographers. Here is a small review on the IXUS 125 HS camera:


The IXUS 125 HS features a high-resolution 16.1-megapixel-backlit sensor. Its 1/2.3-inch CMOS backlit sensor is the key to getting the high sensitivity performance combined with Canon’s latest-generation DIGIC 5 processor; stills and video performance are all helped along nicely with colour, white balance and detail all very good overall. The camera’s neat little optic and its 24mm wide-angle end is versatile for shooting everything from a large group at a party, say, to a landscape shot and the 16.1-megapixel sensor is capable of recording plenty of detail. When fully zoomed, the 120mm telephoto end provides scope for reasonably close crops and the overall combination of focal lengths makes this camera versatile.

The inclusion of the image stabilization is also great at the longer zoom end, where the small camera size can be an additional handling foible for when dealing with camera shake. The camera houses 23-scene modes and other shooting options, such as Portrait, Movie digest and Landscape shooting modes as well as the Program setting and a host of the more usual scene settings. Other digital effects, such as the miniature effect are in there along with fisheye. There’s toy camera mode too with boosts for colour saturation or the reverse for black and white shots. There’s no panorama mode or 3D capture mode, both features that are appearing more and more on Canon’s point-n-shoot rivals. When shooting stills, the lens can track through its full focal range in about a second and half, with an accompanying loud buzzing; when shooting video the speed of the zoom is reduced to help mitigate the electrical buzzing effect, which it does very well indeed. When recording video, the LCD crops the top and bottom of the scene to give the widescreen-a-like view ideal for flat panel HD TV’s.

Design and display:

To start things off, the camera measures just 93.2x57x20mm, making the IXUS 125 HS a pocket companion. This camera will slip easily into the pocket of a suit or a handbag as easily camera bag and its weight of just 135g (with the memory card and battery inside) makes carrying it very easy indeed. The camera features an all-metal body; the softly rounded edges and slimness are indeed appealing; the silver livery is joined by red, pink, green and blue finishes, if those should take your fancy, while its flush set buttons add to its overall neatness; it certainly looks and feels very nice indeed.

The power button sits next to the shutter release and its associated surrounding lens zoom lever with the tiniest of flash emitters perched on the camera’s front corner but its position is too easily obscured by the users left index finger when shooting. There is a direct video capture button that has Full 1080P video with mono sound that happens to be a great addition to this camera. It shoots 1080p videos at 24 fps, but when the settings are dropped to 720P, the finer and smoother details at 30fps are visible. The camera has a 3-inch 460k dot colour display that can be used in the brightest of conditions.

Bottom line:

The Canon IXUS 125 HS is a novice photographer’s joy. Although this camera might not thrill an experienced photographer, there are features that would captivate novice users.

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Canon IXUS 125 HS Specifications

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Screen TypeTFT LCD
Screen Size3 inches
+ LENS & Focus
Optical Sensor Resolution16.1 MP
Focal Length24 - 120 mm
Sensor Size1/2.3 inch
Sensor TypeCMOS
ISO RatingAuto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
MeteringEvaluative, Center Weighted Average, Spot
Maximum Shutter Speed1/2000 sec
Auto FocusContinuous (Auto only), Servo AF (follows Servo AE)
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom4x
Shooting ModesAuto, P, Movie Digest, Portrait, Smooth Skin, Smart Shutter, High Speed Burst, Handheld Night Scene
Continuous Shots2 fps in P Mode and 5.8 fps in High-speed Burst Mode
Macro Mode3 - 50 cm (W)
Self Timer2 and 10 secs
Built in FlashYes
External FlashYes
Flash ModesAuto, On, Slow Synchro, Off
Flash Range50 cm - 3.5 m (W), 90 cm - 2.0 m (T)
Face DetectionYes
Red Eye ReductionYes
White BalancingAuto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Image Display Resolution4608 x 3456 pixels
Image Sizing461,000 dots
Image FormatJPEG, EXIF 2.3, DCF, DPOF
Video Display Resolution1280 x 720 pixels
Video FormatMOV, H.264
Audio FormatLinear PCM Monaural
Audio Video InterfaceAudio (Monaural) / Video Output (NTSC, PAL)
External StorageSD / SDHC / SDXC
Dimensions93.2 x 57.0 x 20.0mm
USB CableYes, USB v2.0
Battery TypeLi-ion Battery
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