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Advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
25 mm vs 36 mm
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More than 30% better wide angle
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
922k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
25x vs 10x
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Around 6.5x more zoom
Size
Slightly smaller
97×57×28 mm vs 111×71×45 mm
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2.3x smaller
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
2.5 fps vs 0.9 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
9.7 MP vs 8.6 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The PowerShot SX620 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.8"
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Around 40% thinner
Weight
Lighter
182 g vs 285 g
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Around 40% lighter
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Advantages of the Canon SX120 IS

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the SX120 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2500s vs 1/2000s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              PowerShot SX620 HS2.5 fps
              SX120 IS0.9 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              PowerShot SX620 HS3,200 ISO
              SX120 IS1,600 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              PowerShot SX620 HS1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              SX120 IS1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              PowerShot SX620 HS9.7 MP
              SX120 IS8.6 MP

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

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