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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5

Size
Really small
Super compact 94x53x22 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
159 g
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Zoom
Great zoom
20x
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX240 HS

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Zoom Much more zoom 20x vs 4x
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25x more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 24fps vs 848 x 480 @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 25 mm vs 30 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The SX240 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FS5

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Size Much smaller 94x53x22 mm vs 106x61x33 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-FS5's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.9" vs 1.3"
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More than 30% thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 159 g vs 224 g
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Around 30% lighter
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        SX240 HS:2.4 fps
        DMC-FS5:2.5 fps
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Travel zoom

        $130 - $184

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
        Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
        Thickness Is thicker
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

        Panasonic Lumix ZS20

        Travel zoom

        $229 - $399

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Canon PowerShot SX240 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Travel zoom

        $200 - $300

        GPS Has a GPS
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $200

        GPS Has a GPS
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Travel zoom

        $184 - $213

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Size Slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199

        Aperture Wider aperture
        GPS Has a GPS
        Zoom Less zoom
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

        Travel zoom

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Slightly smaller
        Zoom Less zoom
        Wide angle Worse wide angle

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        True resolution Lower true resolution
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

        Ultra compact

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

        Ultra compact

        $144 - $159

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
        Samsung TL500

        Samsung TL500

        Pro digicam

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Much larger
        Weight Much heavier
        Casio Exilim EX-Z30

        Casio Exilim EX-Z30

        Compact

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        True resolution Much lower true resolution

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