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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FS5

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
30 mm vs 33 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Size
Smaller
95×53×23 mm vs 93×56×24 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 2s
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30x longer exposures
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
2.5 fps vs 1 fps
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2.5x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.9" vs 0.9"
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Around 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
Weight
Slightly lighter
159 g vs 167 g
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-S950

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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
2.7" vs 2.5"
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Around 10% larger screen
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DSC-S950's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              DMC-FS595×53×23 mm
              DSC-S95093×56×24 mm
              Thickness Very thin Help
              0.9"
              Weight Very light Help
              DMC-FS5159 g
              DSC-S950167 g
              Common Weaknesses
              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-FS51,600 ISO
              DSC-S9503,200 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              DMC-FS52.5 fps
              DSC-S9501 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              DMC-FS52.5"
              DSC-S9502.7"
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              DMC-FS530 mm
              DSC-S95033 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              4x

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              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5
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