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Advantages of the Canon IXUS 145

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Size
Significantly smaller
95×54×22 mm vs 96×60×24 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.2 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the IXUS 145's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Weight
Lighter
127 g vs 168 g
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More than 20% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 0.9"
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Around 10% thinner
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Samsung SL720

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Digital
  2. Lens
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  1. Digital
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Less risk of blur
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              IXUS 14595×54×22 mm
              SL72096×60×24 mm
              Thickness Very thin Help
              0.9"
              Weight Very light Help
              IXUS 145127 g
              SL720168 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              IXUS 1458x
              SL7205x

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