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Canon IXUS 115 HS

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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
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Battery life
Great battery life
260 shots
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 115 HS

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 
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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
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 3.4 fps vs 1.3 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Macro focus Slightly 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
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        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        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
        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 125 HS

        Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

        Compact

        $411

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

        Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

        Travel zoom

        $125 - $199

        Longest exposure Much longer exposures
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Canon IXUS 155

        Canon IXUS 155

        Travel zoom

        $183

        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $145 - $148

        Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

        Canon IXUS 240 HS

        Compact

        $506

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

        Canon IXUS 115 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon IXUS 220 HS

        Canon IXUS 220 HS

        Compact

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX170

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX170

        Travel zoom

        $155

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon IXUS 265 HS

        Canon IXUS 265 HS

        Travel zoom

        $198 - $231

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom More zoom
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Canon IXUS 310 HS

        Canon IXUS 310 HS

        Pro digicam

        $481 - $562

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Ultra compact

        $78

        Size Smaller
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

        Compact

        Battery life Slightly longer battery life
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

        Travel zoom

        $339

        Zoom More zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        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-FS35

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35

        Travel zoom

        $266

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Longest exposure Much longer exposures
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Panasonic Lumix FS50

        Panasonic Lumix FS50

        Ultra compact

        $214

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

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