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Advantages of the Canon SX150 IS

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/2500s vs 1/1600s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 2s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony WX7

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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
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the WX7's lens captures slightly more light (0.8 f-stops)
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 0.9 fps
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More than 11x faster continuous shooting
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Size
Smaller
95×56×20 mm vs 113×73×46 mm
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3.6x smaller
Weight
Lighter
139 g vs 306 g
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2.2x lighter
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 1.8"
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2.3x thinner
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The WX7's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              SX150 IS
              1. Lens
              2. Sensor shift
              WX7
              1. Lens
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              SX150 IS$170.00
              WX7$168.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SX150 IS1,600 ISO
              WX73,200 ISO
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              SX150 IS1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
              WX71/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              SX150 IS9.8 MP
              WX79.7 MP
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX150 IS0.9 fps
              WX710 fps
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              SX150 IS720p @ 30fps
              WX71080p @ 60fps

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