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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ7

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Snapsort is not aware of any important advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ7 vs the Panasonic DMC-FZ8.
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ8

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Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
207k dots vs 114k dots
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More than 80% higher resolution screen
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
7.1 MP vs 5.9 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
1,250 ISO vs 400 ISO
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The DMC-FZ8's maximum light sensitivity is 3.3 f-stops better
Lowest price
Cheaper
$456.98 vs $555.87
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The best price we've seen is $99 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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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
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
              60 seconds
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/2000 of a second
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              36 mm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              DMC-FZ7114k dots
              DMC-FZ8207k dots
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              3 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              DMC-FZ7400 ISO
              DMC-FZ81,250 ISO
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.1"
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              DMC-FZ75.9 MP
              DMC-FZ87.1 MP
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.5"

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              Standard size (113×72×79 mm)
              Weight Very light Help
              340 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              3.1"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              DMC-FZ7$555.87
              DMC-FZ8$456.98
              Common Weaknesses
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              12x

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