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Advantages of the Canon SD960 IS

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
28 mm vs 36 mm
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More than 20% better wide angle
Screen size
Larger screen
2.8" vs 2.5"
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More than 10% larger screen
Size
Smaller
98×54×22 mm vs 108×81×92 mm
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6.9x smaller
True resolution
Higher true resolution
9.8 MP vs 5 MP
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Capture around 2x more detail in your photos
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
230k dots vs 115k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.9" vs 3.6"
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4.2x thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
145 g vs 591 g
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4.1x lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/1600s vs 1/1000s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
1,600 ISO vs 400 ISO
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The SD960 IS's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs 1/2.7" 5.6x4.2mm
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More than 20% larger sensor
Lowest price
Cheaper
$312.32 vs $504.16
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The best price we've seen is $192 cheaper (around 40% less)
Canon PowerShot SD960 IS Learn more about
the Canon SD960 IS

Advantages of the Sony DSC-H1

Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1 Learn more about
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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
              SD960 IS1/1600s
              DSC-H11/1000s
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              SD960 IS230k dots
              DSC-H1115k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SD960 IS1,600 ISO
              DSC-H1400 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              SD960 IS1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
              DSC-H11/2.7" 5.6x4.2mm
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              SD960 IS28 mm
              DSC-H136 mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              SD960 IS9.8 MP
              DSC-H15 MP

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