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

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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.

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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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.4 fps vs 1.3 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 4 cm
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Focus on subjects around 30% closer to the lens
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 1 f-stop better
Weight
Lighter
123 g vs 140 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$165.71 vs $227.81
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The best price we've seen is $62 cheaper (around 30% less)
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 HS93x55x19 mm
              DMC-FH896x57x19 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              IXUS 115 HSf/2.8
              DMC-FH8f/2.5
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              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
              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 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $166

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon IXUS 155

              Canon IXUS 155

              Travel zoom

              $113

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas

              Canon IXUS 115 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 125 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

              Compact

              $106

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Compact

              $842

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $176

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon Digital IXUS 130 IS

              Canon Digital IXUS 130 IS

              Ultra compact

              Size Slightly smaller
              Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon IXUS 230 HS

              Canon IXUS 230 HS

              Travel zoom

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TZ35

              Panasonic Lumix TZ35

              Travel zoom

              $208

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix FS50

              Panasonic Lumix FS50

              Ultra compact

              $94

              Size Slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

              Ultra compact

              $107

              Size Slightly smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

              Travel zoom

              $400

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

              Ultra compact

              $145

              Size Slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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