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Advantages of the Samsung CL65

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,152k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 5x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Larger screen
3.5" vs 3"
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Around 20% larger screen
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Size
Smaller
100×61×19 mm vs 102×58×29 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Thickness
Much thinner
0.7" vs 1.1"
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More than 30% thinner
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
4,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The CL65's maximum light sensitivity is 1.2 f-stops better
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
9.8 MP vs 9 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
Weight
Lighter
176 g vs 200 g
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More than 10% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX5v

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
25 mm vs 35 mm
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Around 30% better wide angle
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
10x vs 5x
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4x more zoom
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.5 vs f/3.6
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Almost the same
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
30s vs 8s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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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
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              CL653.5"
              DSC-HX5v3"
              Thickness Thin Help
              CL650.7"
              DSC-HX5v1.1"
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              CL654,800 ISO
              DSC-HX5v3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

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