Updated (January 2013): Compare the Canon IXUS 125 HS vs Panasonic Lumix FH10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 vs Canon IXUS 115 HS

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.5
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 115 HS

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

galleries

Explore our gallery of 9 sample photos taken by the Canon IXUS 115 HS.
Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8.

differences

Advantages of the Canon IXUS 115 HS

Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 4.0 cm
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Focus on subjects around 30% closer to the lens
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.4 fps vs 1.3 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FH8

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.5 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-FH8's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DMC-FH8's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Weight
Lighter
123 g vs 140 g
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More than 10% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.7" vs 0.8"
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Almost the same
Fastest shutter speed
Slightly faster max shutter speed
1/1600s vs 1/1500s
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Around 10% faster max shutter speed
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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              IXUS 115 HS93×56×20 mm
              DMC-FH896×57×19 mm
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              IXUS 115 HS0.8"
              DMC-FH80.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              IXUS 115 HS140 g
              DMC-FH8123 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              IXUS 115 HS1/1500s
              DMC-FH81/1600s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              IXUS 115 HS3.0 cm
              DMC-FH84.0 cm
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              IXUS 115 HS3.4 fps
              DMC-FH81.3 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              IXUS 115 HS4x
              DMC-FH85x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Compact

              $164

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Canon IXUS 125 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

              Compact

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $585

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon IXUS 115 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              $128

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon IXUS 165

              Canon IXUS 165

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $145

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $148

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Panasonic Lumix FS50

              Panasonic Lumix FS50

              Ultra compact

              $114

              Size Slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10

              Compact

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Pro digicam

              $382

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix T550

              Fujifilm FinePix T550

              Travel zoom

              $75

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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