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Canon IXUS 115 HS

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.5
Size
Really small
Super compact 96x57x19 mm
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 115 HS

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
Size
Really small
Super compact 93x55x19 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 
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Advantages of the Canon IXUS 115 HS

Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
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 cm vs 4 cm
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Focus on subjects around 30% closer to the lens
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly 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 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
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.7" vs 0.8"
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Almost the same
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $189.95 vs $215.54
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The best price we've seen is $26 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              IXUS 115 HS:93x55x19 mm
              DMC-FH8:96x57x19 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              IXUS 115 HS:0.8"
              DMC-FH8:0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              IXUS 115 HS:140 g
              DMC-FH8:123 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              IXUS 115 HS:3.4 fps
              DMC-FH8:1.3 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              IXUS 115 HS:4x
              DMC-FH8:5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $188

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon IXUS 125 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

              Compact

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $125

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Canon IXUS 115 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Compact

              $212

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon IXUS 155

              Canon IXUS 155

              Travel zoom

              $181 - $183

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon IXUS 500 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS

              Ultra compact

              $360

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

              Ultra compact

              $131

              Size Slightly smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

              Ultra compact

              Size Slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix FS50

              Panasonic Lumix FS50

              Ultra compact

              $107

              Size Slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $138 - $153

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35

              Travel zoom

              $182

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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