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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

57

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Canon IXUS 115 HS

55

Canon IXUS 115 HS

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.5
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Great battery life
Battery life
260 shots
 

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
Help
Get that real film feel
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
Help
Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
Help
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
Help
CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 4 cm
Help
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$194.49 vs $268.50
Help
The best price we've seen is $74 cheaper (around 30% less)
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 8s
Help
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
Help
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
Help
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"
Help
Almost the same
Fastest shutter speed
Slightly faster max shutter speed
1/1600s vs 1/1500s
Help
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
              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
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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

              $280

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $121

              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
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $119

              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture

              Canon IXUS 115 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Compact

              $231

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $164 - $181

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $569

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix FS50

              Panasonic Lumix FS50

              Ultra compact

              $169

              Size Slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

              Travel zoom

              $388

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $123 - $180

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

              Ultra compact

              $99

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

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