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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FH7

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
4.4 fps vs 1.3 fps
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Around 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 8s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.5 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-FH8's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DMC-FH8's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Battery life
Longer battery life
260 shots vs 240 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              DMC-FH795×56×19 mm
              DMC-FH896×57×19 mm
              Thickness Very thin Help
              DMC-FH70.8"
              DMC-FH80.7"
              Weight Very light Help
              DMC-FH7126 g
              DMC-FH8123 g
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              DMC-FH71,600 ISO
              DMC-FH86,400 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              DMC-FH74.4 fps
              DMC-FH81.3 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DMC-FH74x
              DMC-FH85x

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