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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

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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
3.0 cm vs 4.0 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
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.7" vs 0.8"
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$241.99 vs $268.89
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The best price we've seen is $27 cheaper (more than 10% 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 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

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Canon IXUS 115 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Compact

              $170

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon IXUS 125 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

              Compact

              $246

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              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
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $395

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix FS50

              Panasonic Lumix FS50

              Ultra compact

              $104

              Size Slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $60

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $130

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $194

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger

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