Casio Exilim ZR15 vs Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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Casio Exilim EX-ZR15

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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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Reasons to buy the Casio Exilim ZR15

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/3.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
480 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens, Sensor shift
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm

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Advantages of the Canon SX150 IS

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Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens, Sensor shift vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2500s vs 1/2000s
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20% faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Casio ZR15

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
480 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Battery life
Much longer battery life
325 shots vs 110 shots
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Around 3x more shots per battery charge
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.0 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the ZR15's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Size
Smaller
102x59x27 mm vs 113x73x46 mm
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2.3x smaller
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The ZR15's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3 fps vs 0.9 fps
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Around 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Weight
Lighter
176 g vs 306 g
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More than 40% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.8"
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More than 40% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$128.08 vs $178.49
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The best price we've seen is $50 cheaper (around 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              SX150 IS:$178.49
              ZR15:$128.08
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX150 IS:0.9 fps
              ZR15:3 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SX150 IS:1,600 ISO
              ZR15:3,200 ISO
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX150 IS:12x
              ZR15:7x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $180

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $184

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $346 - $429

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $160 - $180

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,000 body only

              $1,600 with 17-85mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000

              Travel zoom

              $216

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Size Slightly larger
              Casio Exilim EX-Z1200 SR

              Casio Exilim EX-Z1200 SR

              Compact

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Casio EX-ZR20

              Casio EX-ZR20

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Casio Exilim ZR400

              Casio Exilim ZR400

              Travel zoom

              $122

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              True resolution Much lower true resolution
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Casio Exilim EX-TR10

              Casio Exilim EX-TR10

              Compact

              $1,187

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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