is live – Compare cameras

Yesterday we released our first feature up at Using the site you can compare any two digital cameras and get a concise summary of the differences and similarities, and see which camera thinks is better overall.

For example, my brother is looking for a new camera, he’s looking for a camera with a lot of zoom (since he finds his current camera’s zoom rather inadequate). I recommended two cameras to him, each with different strengths, so I sent him a link comparing the Panasonic DMC-ZS3 vs the Canon SX20 IS. You can see a number of major differences. The SX20’s major advantage is that it has 20x zoom compared to the ZS3’s 12x zoom, but the ZS3 is much smaller (good for travelling), and has a better screen, faster continuous shooting, etc.

I also suggested he might compare the SX20 IS to the Panasonic DMC-FZ28, the FZ28 has almost as much zoom, but faster continuous shooting, is lighter, and has better low light capabilities.

So, the great thing about this is, you can compare any two cameras on, and quickly see the differences. For example, you might wonder what are the differences between the Canon SX10 IS and the newer Canon SX 20 IS which I compared above.

You can even compare older cameras. Years ago I bought the Canon S1 IS, for its great zoom and movie capabilities. Its now been replaced by the SX 20 IS, can quickly identify whats changed between the Canon S1 IS and the newer Canon SX 20 IS. Its interesting, the SX20 is better on almost every feature, except for continuous shooting speed, even though its 4 years newer. The SX20’s bigger brother the SX1 IS is faster than the S1 IS though. Unfortunately we don’t yet have pictures of the older cameras.

We’d love to hear any ideas and/or feedback you have, and we’ll keep you posted as we add more to in the future.