Canon IXUS 125 HS review

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

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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
Effective Camera Resolution16.1 Megapixel
Wide AngleYes
Product FamilyIXUS
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationOptical
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
Image Sensor Size1/2.3" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height57 mm
Width93.2 mm
Depth20 mm
Focal Length4.30 mm to 21.50 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
External FlashNo
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product Model125 HS
Product NameIXUS 125 HS Compact Camera
Product LineIXUS
Exposure Control

Program AE

Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number6046B007AA
Manufacturer Website Address
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.

Package Contents
  • IXUS 125 HS Compact Camera
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-11L
  • Charger
Limited Warranty1 Year