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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Battery life
Great battery life
260 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 115 HS

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
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 Significantly 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
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        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Aperture Wide aperture Help
        IXUS 115 HS:f/2.8
        DMC-FH8:f/2.5
        Size Fairly small Help
        IXUS 115 HS:93x55x19 mm
        DMC-FH8:96x57x19 mm
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        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
        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

        $302 - $399

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Nikon Coolpix P330

        Nikon Coolpix P330

        Pro digicam

        $245

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Canon IXUS 115 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon IXUS 220 HS

        Canon IXUS 220 HS

        Compact

        $301

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Canon IXUS 500 HS

        Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS

        Ultra compact

        $229

        Zoom More zoom
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Weight Heavier
        Canon ELPH 330 HS

        Canon ELPH 330 HS

        Travel zoom

        $197

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Canon IXUS 132

        Canon IXUS 132

        Travel zoom

        $99

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Ultra compact

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Weight Lighter
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix FS50

        Panasonic Lumix FS50

        Ultra compact

        $122

        Size Slightly smaller
        Longest exposure Much longer exposures
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

        Compact

        $151

        Battery life Slightly longer battery life
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

        Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

        Travel zoom

        $100 - $125

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Zoom More zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Kodak PixPro AZ251

        Kodak PixPro AZ251

        Super zoom

        $129

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Size Much larger
        Aperture Much narrower aperture
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

        Travel zoom

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger

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