Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5

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Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5

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

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Size
Really small
Compact 106x61x33 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

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
Help
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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              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

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $350

              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

              $179 - $180

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $404

              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 SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $372

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $239

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Lighter
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $199 - $427

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Casio Exilim EX-Z30

              Casio Exilim EX-Z30

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS15

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS15

              Compact

              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3

              Compact

              $200

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              True resolution Lower true resolution

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