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Advantages of the Canon SX280 HS

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Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Zoom
More zoom
20x vs 5x
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16x more zoom
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/1600s
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2x 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 Panasonic DMC-FH8

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.5 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-FH8's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stops)
Size
Much smaller
96×57×19 mm vs 106×63×33 mm
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2.1x smaller
Thickness
Much thinner
0.7" vs 1.3"
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More than 40% thinner
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
260 shots vs 210 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Weight
Significantly lighter
123 g vs 233 g
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Around 50% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              SX280 HS461k dots
              DMC-FH8230k dots

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              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

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              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
              PowerShot SX280 HS
              Canon

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              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8
              Lumix DMC-FH8
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