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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

Size
Really small
Super compact 96x57x19 mm
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
Size
Really small
Super compact 93x55x19 mm
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
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 155

        Canon IXUS 155

        Travel zoom

        $181 - $183

        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Canon IXUS 265 HS

        Canon IXUS 265 HS

        Travel zoom

        $210 - $231

        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 ELPH 115 HS

        Canon ELPH 115 HS

        Travel zoom

        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Canon IXUS 105

        Canon IXUS 105

        Compact

        $311

        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Olympus VG-145

        Olympus VG-145

        Digicam

        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

        Canon IXUS 115 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon IXUS 125 HS

        Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

        Compact

        $300 - $415

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Shutter lag More shutter lag
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        Canon IXUS 220 HS

        Canon IXUS 220 HS

        Compact

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Canon Digital IXUS 130 IS

        Canon Digital IXUS 130 IS

        Ultra compact

        Size Slightly smaller
        Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon IXUS 117 HS

        Canon IXUS 117 HS

        Compact

        Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

        Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

        Boutique

        $799

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Much larger
        Weight Much heavier

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix FS50

        Panasonic Lumix FS50

        Ultra compact

        $158

        Size Slightly smaller
        Longest exposure Much longer exposures
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35

        Travel zoom

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Longest exposure Much longer exposures
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Samsung DV150F

        Samsung DV150F

        Ultra compact

        $75 - $138

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        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
        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Travel zoom

        $84 - $220

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger

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