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Advantages of the Canon IXUS 160

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
28 mm vs 35 mm
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20% better wide angle
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Digital
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Weight
Lighter
127 g vs 177 g
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Around 30% lighter
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
8x vs 3x
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More than 7x more zoom
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Samsung PL100

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Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the PL100's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The PL100's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 0.9"
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Around 10% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              IXUS 16095×54×22 mm
              PL10099×59×20 mm
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Thickness Very thin Help
              IXUS 1600.9"
              PL1000.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              IXUS 160127 g
              PL100177 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              IXUS 1601,600 ISO
              PL1003,200 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Image stabilization One has image stabilization Help
              IXUS 160
              1. Digital
              PL100None
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              IXUS 16028 mm
              PL10035 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              IXUS 1608x
              PL1003x

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