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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

differences

Advantages of the Canon IXUS 115 HS

Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
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
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
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
$228.59 vs $270.11
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The best price we've seen is $42 cheaper (around 20% less)
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 HS:93x55x19 mm
              DMC-FH8:96x57x19 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              IXUS 115 HS:f/2.8
              DMC-FH8:f/2.5
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              IXUS 115 HS:1/1500s
              DMC-FH8:1/1600s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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 125 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

              Compact

              $111

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $237

              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 PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Canon IXUS 155

              Canon IXUS 155

              Travel zoom

              $118

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Canon IXUS 115 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Compact

              $868

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Canon IXUS 230 HS

              Canon IXUS 230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $257

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon IXUS 105

              Canon IXUS 105

              Compact

              $216

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

              Travel zoom

              $166

              Zoom More zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix FS50

              Panasonic Lumix FS50

              Ultra compact

              $167

              Size Slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42

              Compact

              $75

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

              Travel zoom

              $422

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

              Ultra compact

              $93

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

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