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Advantages of the Canon SD960 IS

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Size
Significantly smaller
98×54×22 mm vs 130×95×122 mm
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12.9x smaller
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3
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At its widest zoom, the SD960 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Thickness
Much thinner
0.9" vs 4.8"
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5.6x thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
145 g vs 590 g
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4.1x lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Slightly faster max shutter speed
1/1600s vs 1/1500s
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Around 10% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-H300

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Zoom
More zoom
35x vs 4x
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More than 76.5x more zoom
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DSC-H300's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Lowest price
Cheaper
$139.98 vs $312.32
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The best price we've seen is $172 cheaper (2.2x less)
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              SD960 IS$312.32
              DSC-H300$139.98
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              SD960 IS1/1600s
              DSC-H3001/1500s
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              SD960 IS230k dots
              DSC-H300460k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SD960 IS1,600 ISO
              DSC-H3003,200 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              SD960 IS1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
              DSC-H3001/2.3" 6.16x4.55mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              SD960 IS9.8 MP
              DSC-H3009.7 MP

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              Canon PowerShot SD960 IS
              PowerShot SD960 IS
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