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Advantages of the Canon SD960 IS

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the SD960 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Size
Slightly smaller
98×54×22 mm vs 117×76×37 mm
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2.8x smaller
Weight
Lighter
145 g vs 319 g
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2.2x lighter
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1.5"
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More than 40% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/1600s vs 1/1300s
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Around 20% faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7)

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4.5x higher resolution screen
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7)'s maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              SD960 IS0.9"
              Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7)1.5"
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              SD960 IS1/1600s
              Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7)1/1300s
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SD960 IS1,600 ISO
              Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7)6,400 ISO
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              SD960 IS1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
              Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7)1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              SD960 IS9.8 MP
              Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7)9.7 MP

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