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Canon A1100 IS vs Panasonic FH22

Portability
93
Imaging
35
Features
17
Overall
27
Canon PowerShot A1100 IS front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22 front
Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
30
Overall
34

Canon A1100 IS vs Panasonic FH22 Key Specs

Canon A1100 IS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 35-140mm (F2.7-5.6) lens
  • 150g - 95 x 62 x 31mm
  • Launched February 2009
Panasonic FH22
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-224mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 170g - 100 x 57 x 27mm
  • Released January 2010
  • Additionally Known as Lumix DMC-FS33
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Canon A1100 IS vs Panasonic FH22 Overview

Below, we are comparing the Canon A1100 IS and Panasonic FH22, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by companies Canon and Panasonic. The resolution of the A1100 IS (12MP) and the FH22 (14MP) is fairly close and they feature the exact same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The A1100 IS was introduced 10 months before the FH22 which means that they are both of a similar generation. Both of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before going through a comprehensive comparison, below is a quick synopsis of how the A1100 IS scores versus the FH22 for portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon A1100 IS over the Panasonic FH22

 A1100 IS FH22 

Reasons to pick Panasonic FH22 over the Canon A1100 IS

 FH22 A1100 IS 
ReleasedJanuary 2010February 2009More recent by 10 months
Display dimension3"2.5"Larger display (+0.5")
Display resolution230k115kCrisper display (+115k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Canon A1100 IS and Panasonic FH22

 A1100 IS FH22 
Manual focus Lack of manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen

Canon A1100 IS vs Panasonic FH22 Physical Comparison

When you are aiming to lug around your camera often, you will want to take into account its weight and size. The Canon A1100 IS has external measurements of 95mm x 62mm x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") along with a weight of 150 grams (0.33 lbs) while the Panasonic FH22 has specifications of 100mm x 57mm x 27mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 170 grams (0.37 lbs).

Examine the Canon A1100 IS and Panasonic FH22 in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you have at the time. The following is the front view over all size comparison of the A1100 IS and the FH22.

Canon A1100 IS vs Panasonic FH22 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the A1100 IS and FH22 is 93 and 94 respectively.

Canon A1100 IS vs Panasonic FH22 top view buttons comparison

Canon A1100 IS vs Panasonic FH22 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is very hard to envision the gap in sensor measurements purely by researching specifications. The visual below will help provide you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the A1100 IS and FH22.

To sum up, both cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but not the same resolution. You should anticipate the Panasonic FH22 to result in extra detail using its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also help you crop photos much more aggressively. The older A1100 IS will be disadvantaged in sensor technology.

Canon A1100 IS vs Panasonic FH22 sensor size comparison

Canon A1100 IS vs Panasonic FH22 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A1100 IS vs Panasonic FH22 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon A1100 IS
Portrait photography with Panasonic FH22
26
has face detect focus
manual focus not available
no manual control
no external flash support
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
28
decent MP (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
manual exposure not available
no external flash support
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon A1100 IS
Street photography with Panasonic FH22
56
image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
62
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides focus by touch
screen does not articulate
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Canon A1100 IS Sports photography details
Panasonic FH22 Sports photography details
25
image stabilization (Optical)
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
35
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (14 megapixels)
continuous shooting slow (5.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon A1100 IS Travel photography advice
Panasonic FH22 Travel photography advice
50
flash built-in
does not have Time Lapse mode
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
wide angle not the best (35mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.7)
67
provides focus by touch
decent MP (14MP)
flash built-in
really wide (28mm)
no Time Lapse recording
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A1100 IS Landscape photography details
Panasonic FH22 Landscape photography details
27
image stabilization (Optical)
manual focus not available
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (35mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.7)
screen is somewhat small (2.5 inch)
no manual control
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
does not have Time Lapse mode
42
really wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (14MP)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
manual exposure not available
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
no Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A1100 IS Vlogging features
Panasonic FH22 Vlogging features
27
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect focus
wide angle not the best (35mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.7)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
video quality not great (640 x 480 pxls)
does not have mic port
31
really wide (28mm)
touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
no external mic socket
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Canon A1100 IS vs Panasonic FH22 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A1100 IS and Panasonic FH22
 Canon PowerShot A1100 ISPanasonic Lumix DMC-FH22
General Information
Brand Canon Panasonic
Model Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22
Alternative name - Lumix DMC-FS33
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2009-02-18 2010-01-06
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by Digic 4 -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4000 x 3000 4320 x 3240
Maximum native ISO 1600 6400
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 35-140mm (4.0x) 28-224mm (8.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.7-5.6 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focus distance 3cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.9
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.5 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 115k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (tunnel) None
Features
Min shutter speed 15 seconds 60 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/1600 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 1.0 frames per second 5.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 4.00 m 5.80 m
Flash options Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Off Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 150 grams (0.33 lb) 170 grams (0.37 lb)
Dimensions 95 x 62 x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") 100 x 57 x 27mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery model 2 x AA -
Self timer Yes (2, 10, Custom, Face) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus/HD MMCplus SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots One One
Cost at release $160 $200