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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5

Size
Really small
Super compact 94x53x22 mm
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
6,400 ISO
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
159 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Size
Really small
Compact 106x61x33 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
 
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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
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
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen size Significantly 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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recommendations

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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
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
SX240 HS:2.4 fps
DMC-FS5:2.5 fps

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

No significant shared competitors found.

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$225 - $300

GPS Has a GPS
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Weight Slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Travel zoom

$213

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Supports 24p No 24p support
Size Slightly larger
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Travel zoom

$329 - $350

Zoom Much more zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Supports 24p No 24p support
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$279

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

$229 - $252

Size Smaller
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Supports 24p No 24p support
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix F770 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix F770 EXR

Travel zoom

$300

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Much larger
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3

Compact

Aperture Wider aperture
Wide angle Worse wide angle
True resolution Lower true resolution
Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$297 - $548

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Significantly larger
Weight Heavier
Nikon Coolpix S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Compact

$110

Wide angle Better wide angle
Screen size Larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
Samsung WB850F

Samsung WB850F

Travel zoom

$397

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Larger
Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures

appearance

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discussion

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS
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