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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX01

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Size
Much smaller
94×51×24 mm vs 103×60×33 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-FX01's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Weight
Significantly lighter
155 g vs 229 g
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More than 30% lighter
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.9" vs 1.3"
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Around 30% thinner
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
3 fps vs 2.3 fps
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More than 30% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-ZS3

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% 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 207k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
True resolution
Higher true resolution
9.8 MP vs 5.9 MP
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Capture more than 60% more detail in your photos
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
12x vs 3.6x
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Around 11x more zoom
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
1,600 ISO vs 400 ISO
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The DMC-ZS3's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 8s
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7.5x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              DMC-FX0194×51×24 mm
              DMC-ZS3103×60×33 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              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-FX01400 ISO
              DMC-ZS31,600 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              DMC-FX013 fps
              DMC-ZS32.3 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              DMC-FX01207k dots
              DMC-ZS3460k dots

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