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Advantages of the Canon SD870 IS

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Size
Smaller
93×59×26 mm vs 120×81×92 mm
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6.3x smaller
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1" vs 3.6"
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3.5x thinner
Weight
Lighter
205 g vs 493 g
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2.4x lighter
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ62

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Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Battery life
Much longer battery life
450 shots vs 270 shots
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Around 70% more shots per battery charge
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 1.3 fps
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More than 7.5x faster continuous shooting
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
24x vs 3.8x
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Around 41x more zoom
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
True resolution
Higher true resolution
9.6 MP vs 8 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DMC-FZ62's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              SD870 IS1/1600s
              DMC-FZ621/2000s
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              SD870 IS230k dots
              DMC-FZ62460k dots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SD870 IS1,600 ISO
              DMC-FZ623,200 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              SD870 IS1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm
              DMC-FZ621/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              SD870 IS8 MP
              DMC-FZ629.6 MP

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              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 Canon PowerShot SD870 IS
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 Canon PowerShot SD870 IS

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              Canon PowerShot SD870 IS
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