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Canon A810 vs Panasonic FH22

Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
26
Overall
33
Canon PowerShot A810 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22 front
Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
30
Overall
34

Canon A810 vs Panasonic FH22 Key Specs

Canon A810
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-6.9) lens
  • 171g - 95 x 62 x 30mm
  • Revealed February 2012
Panasonic FH22
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-224mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 170g - 100 x 57 x 27mm
  • Launched January 2010
  • Also referred to as Lumix DMC-FS33
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Canon A810 vs Panasonic FH22 Overview

Following is a in depth comparison of the Canon A810 and Panasonic FH22, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by companies Canon and Panasonic. The image resolution of the A810 (16MP) and the FH22 (14MP) is pretty well matched and both cameras offer the same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The A810 was introduced 2 years after the FH22 which is quite a sizable gap as far as technology is concerned. Both the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before going straight to a complete comparison, here is a quick synopsis of how the A810 matches up vs the FH22 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon A810 over the Panasonic FH22

 A810 FH22 
LaunchedFebruary 2012January 2010More modern by 26 months

Reasons to pick Panasonic FH22 over the Canon A810

 FH22 A810 
Screen dimensions3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Canon A810 and Panasonic FH22

 A810 FH22 
Focus manually Lack of manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kSame screen resolution
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen

Canon A810 vs Panasonic FH22 Physical Comparison

When you are going to carry around your camera, you have to factor its weight and proportions. The Canon A810 provides outside measurements of 95mm x 62mm x 30mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") accompanied by a weight of 171 grams (0.38 lbs) while the Panasonic FH22 has measurements of 100mm x 57mm x 27mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1") along with a weight of 170 grams (0.37 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you have at that time. Underneath is a front view measurement comparison of the A810 vs the FH22.

Canon A810 vs Panasonic FH22 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the A810 and FH22 is 93 and 94 respectively.

Canon A810 vs Panasonic FH22 top view buttons comparison

Canon A810 vs Panasonic FH22 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it can be tough to see the gap between sensor sizes purely by reading through specifications. The pic underneath may provide you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the A810 and FH22.

Plainly, both of the cameras provide the same sensor dimensions albeit not the same resolution. You should expect the Canon A810 to give you more detail using its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will help you crop photographs more aggressively. The more recent A810 will have a benefit when it comes to sensor technology.

Canon A810 vs Panasonic FH22 sensor size comparison

Canon A810 vs Panasonic FH22 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A810 vs Panasonic FH22 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A810 Portrait photography features
Panasonic FH22 Portrait photography features
34
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
offers face detection focus
manual focus not available
manual exposure not available
can't use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
28
good resolution (14MP)
no manual focus
no manual control
no external flash support
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon A810
Street photography with Panasonic FH22
57
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
62
image stabilization (Optical)
boasts focus via touch
screen is fixed
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon A810 Sports photography highlights
Panasonic FH22 Sports photography highlights
40
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
offers tracking autofocus
max frames per second low (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
35
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (14MP)
max frames per second very slow (5.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon A810 as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic FH22 as a Travel photography camera
65
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
rather wide (28mm)
no Timelapse mode
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
67
boasts focus via touch
good resolution (14MP)
has built in flash
decently wide (28mm)
no Time Lapse function
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon A810
Landscape photography with Panasonic FH22
38
rather wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
small screen (2.7 inch)
manual exposure not available
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
no Timelapse mode
42
decently wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
no manual control
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
no Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A810 Vlogging info
Panasonic FH22 Vlogging info
31
rather wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focus
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
no external microphone support
31
decently wide (28mm)
touch screen
image stabilization (Optical)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
no mic support
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Canon A810 vs Panasonic FH22 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A810 and Panasonic FH22
 Canon PowerShot A810Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22
General Information
Make Canon Panasonic
Model type Canon PowerShot A810 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22
Also called - Lumix DMC-FS33
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2012-02-07 2010-01-06
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
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 surface area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4608 x 3456 4320 x 3240
Max native ISO 1600 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-224mm (8.0x)
Max aperture f/2.8-6.9 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing distance 3cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.9
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.7 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15s 60s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1600s
Continuous shooting rate 1.0fps 5.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 3.00 m 5.80 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic support
Headphone support
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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 171 grams (0.38 lbs) 170 grams (0.37 lbs)
Physical dimensions 95 x 62 x 30mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") 100 x 57 x 27mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 220 photos -
Battery style AA -
Battery ID 2 x AA -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Pricing at launch $99 $200