Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5 vs Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5

45

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

37

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5

Really small
Size
Super compact (95×53×23 mm)
Thin
Thickness
0.9"
Light-weight
Weight
159 g
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Size
Really small
Compact (106×61×33 mm)

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS.
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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX240 HS

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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
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
Wide angle
Much better wide angle
25 mm vs 30 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
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
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 2 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/2000s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FS5

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Size
Much smaller
95×53×23 mm vs 106×61×33 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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX240 HS2.4 fps
              DMC-FS52.5 fps
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SX240 HS3,200 ISO
              DMC-FS51,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $209

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $134

              Thickness Is thinner
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $400

              GPS Has a GPS
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Smaller
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200

              GPS Has a GPS
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $205 - $249

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              Size Significantly smaller
              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3

              Compact

              $254

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Samsung ST72

              Samsung ST72

              Ultra compact

              $160

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Travel zoom

              $217

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $399

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Leica M9

              Leica M9

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $5,200 body only

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Size Much larger

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