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Advantages of the Nikon S8000

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
10x vs 3.6x
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Around 8x more zoom
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S8000's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$402.71 vs $988.72
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The best price we've seen is $586 cheaper (2.5x less)
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
3 fps vs 2 fps
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50% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX150

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-FX150's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
Wide angle
Better wide angle
28 mm vs 30 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
True resolution
Higher true resolution
14.2 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture more than 40% more detail in your photos
Size
Smaller
97×54×25 mm vs 103×57×27 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.4x5.55mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
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More than 40% larger sensor
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.1"
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Around 10% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Size Fairly small Help
              S8000103×57×27 mm
              DMC-FX15097×54×25 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              S80001.1"
              DMC-FX1501"
              Weight Light weight Help
              S8000183 g
              DMC-FX150179 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S80003,200 ISO
              DMC-FX1501,600 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              S80003 fps
              DMC-FX1502 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              S800030 mm
              DMC-FX15028 mm

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