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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

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 Significantly 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 Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 30 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
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
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
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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $269.00 vs $299.95
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The best price we've seen is $31 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FS5

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Size Significantly 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 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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX240 HS:2.4 fps
              DMC-FS5:2.5 fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $255 - $400

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $340 - $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

              $292 - $300

              GPS Has a GPS
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $259

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $206

              Aperture Wider aperture
              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom Less zoom
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $195

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $368

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

              Ultra compact

              $182

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $169 - $279

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Sony NEX-5R

              Sony NEX-5R

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $348 body only

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Size Much larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7

              Compact

              $197

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX33

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX33

              Compact

              $257

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures

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