Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5 vs Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5

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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 (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
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/3200 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5.

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
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
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
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
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              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 HS2.4 fps
              DMC-FS52.5 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SX240 HS3,200 ISO
              DMC-FS51,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              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

              $439

              GPS Has a GPS
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $230

              Aperture Wider aperture
              GPS Has a GPS
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $228

              GPS Has a GPS
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Travel zoom

              $329 - $349

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $247

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              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

              $200

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $243 - $289

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS6

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $369

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Placeholder

              Sony Mavica CD200

              Digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle

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