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Canon G16 vs Panasonic FH22

Portability
85
Imaging
37
Features
62
Overall
47
Canon PowerShot G16 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22 front
Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
30
Overall
34

Canon G16 vs Panasonic FH22 Key Specs

Canon G16
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F1.8-2.8) lens
  • 356g - 109 x 76 x 40mm
  • Announced November 2013
  • Older Model is Canon G15
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
  • Revealed January 2010
  • Additionally Known as Lumix DMC-FS33
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Canon G16 vs Panasonic FH22 Overview

Here is a thorough assessment of the Canon G16 vs Panasonic FH22, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by companies Canon and Panasonic. The image resolution of the G16 (12MP) and the FH22 (14MP) is very similar but the G16 (1/1.7") and FH22 (1/2.3") come with totally different sensor measurements.

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The G16 was unveiled 3 years later than the FH22 and that is quite a large gap as far as tech is concerned. Both of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before delving through a complete comparison, below is a short introduction of how the G16 grades against the FH22 for portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon G16 over the Panasonic FH22

 G16 FH22 
RevealedNovember 2013January 2010Fresher by 48 months
Manually focus Very precise focus
Display resolution922k230kCrisper display (+692k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic FH22 over the Canon G16

 FH22 G16 
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Canon G16 and Panasonic FH22

 G16 FH22 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension3"3"Identical display measurements
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen

Canon G16 vs Panasonic FH22 Physical Comparison

If you're going to carry your camera, you'll need to factor its weight and dimensions. The Canon G16 has outer measurements of 109mm x 76mm x 40mm (4.3" x 3.0" x 1.6") along with a weight of 356 grams (0.78 lbs) and the Panasonic FH22 has dimensions of 100mm x 57mm x 27mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1") along with a weight of 170 grams (0.37 lbs).

Take a look at the Canon G16 vs Panasonic FH22 in the all new Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you are using at the time. Underneath is the front view measurements comparison of the G16 and the FH22.

Canon G16 vs Panasonic FH22 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability score of the G16 and FH22 is 85 and 94 respectively.

Canon G16 vs Panasonic FH22 top view buttons comparison

Canon G16 vs Panasonic FH22 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it's tough to see the difference between sensor sizing merely by reading specs. The photograph here will help offer you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the G16 and FH22.

As you can plainly see, each of these cameras have got different megapixel count and different sensor sizing. The G16 with its larger sensor will make achieving shallow DOF simpler and the Panasonic FH22 will deliver more detail having an extra 2MP. Greater resolution will also make it easier to crop photos much more aggressively. The newer G16 is going to have a benefit with regard to sensor tech.

Canon G16 vs Panasonic FH22 sensor size comparison

Canon G16 vs Panasonic FH22 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon G16 vs Panasonic FH22 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon G16 Portrait photography information
Panasonic FH22 Portrait photography information
48
focusing manually
above average flash sync (1/2,000 seconds)
features face detect autofocus
supports RAW formats
low MP (12MP)
small sensor (1/1.7")
28
megapixel count good (14MP)
no manual focus
lack of manual mode
cannot use external flash
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon G16 Street photography factors
Panasonic FH22 Street photography factors
58
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW formats
screen is fixed
small sensor (1/1.7")
heavier than average in class (356 grams)
62
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with focus by touch
no moving screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon G16 Sports photography info
Panasonic FH22 Sports photography info
43
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features tracking focus
better than average battery pack (360 CIPA)
low MP (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/1.7")
has no phase detect autofocus
35
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
very slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon G16 Travel photography info
Panasonic FH22 Travel photography info
64
better than average battery pack (360 CIPA)
flash built-in
really wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f1.8)
heavier than average in class (356g)
low MP (12MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
67
comes with focus by touch
megapixel count good (14MP)
has built in flash
quite wide (28mm)
no Timelapse mode
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon G16 Landscape photography factors
Panasonic FH22 Landscape photography factors
58
focusing manually
really wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f1.8)
nice screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW formats
better than average battery pack (360 shots)
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
low MP (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/1.7")
42
quite wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
lack of manual mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
no Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon G16 Vlogging features
Panasonic FH22 Vlogging features
33
really wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f1.8)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
doesn't have mic socket
heavier than average in class (356 grams)
31
quite wide (28mm)
built-in touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
no external microphone support
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Canon G16 vs Panasonic FH22 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon G16 and Panasonic FH22
 Canon PowerShot G16Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22
General Information
Brand Canon Panasonic
Model type Canon PowerShot G16 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22
Also referred to as - Lumix DMC-FS33
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2013-11-25 2010-01-06
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Digic 6 -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 7.44 x 5.58mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 41.5mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 14MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4000 x 3000 4320 x 3240
Maximum native ISO 12800 6400
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-224mm (8.0x)
Highest aperture f/1.8-2.8 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing range 1cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 4.8 5.9
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 922k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display tech TFT PureColor II G LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (tunnel) None
Viewfinder coverage 80 percent -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15s 60s
Highest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/1600s
Continuous shooting rate 12.0 frames/s 5.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 7.00 m 5.80 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash synchronize 1/2000s -
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60 or 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 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)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 356 grams (0.78 lbs) 170 grams (0.37 lbs)
Dimensions 109 x 76 x 40mm (4.3" x 3.0" x 1.6") 100 x 57 x 27mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 54 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 21.0 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.7 not tested
DXO Low light rating 230 not tested
Other
Battery life 360 photographs -
Style of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID NB-10L -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots One One
Retail price $499 $200