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Fujifilm X30 vs Panasonic FH22

Portability
80
Imaging
39
Features
73
Overall
52
Fujifilm X30 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22 front
Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
30
Overall
34

Fujifilm X30 vs Panasonic FH22 Key Specs

Fujifilm X30
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 2/3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-112mm (F2.0-2.8) lens
  • 423g - 119 x 72 x 60mm
  • Released August 2014
  • Earlier Model is Fujifilm X20
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
  • Revealed January 2010
  • Alternative Name is Lumix DMC-FS33
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Fujifilm X30 vs Panasonic FH22 Overview

On this page, we will be analyzing the Fujifilm X30 and Panasonic FH22, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by competitors FujiFilm and Panasonic. The image resolution of the Fujifilm X30 (12MP) and the FH22 (14MP) is relatively comparable but the Fujifilm X30 (2/3") and FH22 (1/2.3") offer totally different sensor sizing.

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The Fujifilm X30 was brought out 4 years after the FH22 which is a fairly big difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before delving right into a comprehensive comparison, here is a quick overview of how the Fujifilm X30 matches up vs the FH22 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X30 over the Panasonic FH22

 Fujifilm X30 FH22 
RevealedAugust 2014January 2010More modern by 57 months
Focus manually Very exact focusing
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution920k230kCrisper screen (+690k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic FH22 over the Fujifilm X30

 FH22 Fujifilm X30 
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Fujifilm X30 and Panasonic FH22

 Fujifilm X30 FH22 
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen measurement
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen

Fujifilm X30 vs Panasonic FH22 Physical Comparison

If you are looking to carry around your camera frequently, you'll have to factor in its weight and proportions. The Fujifilm X30 provides exterior dimensions of 119mm x 72mm x 60mm (4.7" x 2.8" x 2.4") accompanied by a weight of 423 grams (0.93 lbs) whilst the Panasonic FH22 has measurements of 100mm x 57mm x 27mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1") having a weight of 170 grams (0.37 lbs).

Check out the Fujifilm X30 and Panasonic FH22 in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you have chosen during that time. Here is a front view size comparison of the Fujifilm X30 and the FH22.

Fujifilm X30 vs Panasonic FH22 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm X30 and FH22 is 80 and 94 respectively.

Fujifilm X30 vs Panasonic FH22 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X30 vs Panasonic FH22 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, its difficult to visualise the gap in sensor sizes purely by seeing specifications. The image underneath will help give you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the Fujifilm X30 and FH22.

To sum up, each of these cameras have different megapixels and different sensor sizes. The Fujifilm X30 because of its bigger sensor will make getting shallow depth of field less difficult and the Panasonic FH22 will produce extra detail having its extra 2MP. Higher resolution can also make it easier to crop pictures a bit more aggressively. The newer Fujifilm X30 is going to have an advantage with regard to sensor technology.

Fujifilm X30 vs Panasonic FH22 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X30 vs Panasonic FH22 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X30 vs Panasonic FH22 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X30 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic FH22 as a Portrait photography camera
47
focusing manually
offers face detect autofocus
supports RAW formats
low resolution (12MP)
very small sensor (2/3")
28
megapixel count good (14MP)
lack of manual focus
no manual control
can't use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X30 Street photography information
Panasonic FH22 Street photography information
64
screen tilts
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW formats
very small sensor (2/3")
heavier than competitors (423 grams)
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has touch to focus
screen is fixed
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm X30 Sports photography highlights
Panasonic FH22 Sports photography highlights
52
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers tracking focus
better than average battery pack (470 per charge)
sensor has phase detect autofocus
low resolution (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (2/3")
35
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (14MP)
painfully slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X30 Travel photography details
Panasonic FH22 Travel photography details
62
better than average battery pack (470 CIPA)
has built in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
great max aperture (f2.0)
heavier than competitors (423 grams)
low resolution (12 megapixels)
does not posses selfie friendly display
67
has touch to focus
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
decently wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse mode
does not have selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X30 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic FH22 as a Landscape photography camera
58
focusing manually
fairly wide (28mm)
great max aperture (f2.0)
screen is a good size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW formats
better than average battery pack (470 shots)
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
low resolution (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (2/3")
42
decently wide (28mm)
screen is a good size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
no manual control
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
lack of Timelapse mode
Photography Glossary

Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm X30 as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic FH22 as a Vlogging camera
34
fairly wide (28mm)
great max aperture (f2.0)
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
includes mic support
does not posses selfie friendly display
heavier than competitors (423g)
31
decently wide (28mm)
touchscreen functionality
built in image stabilization (Optical)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
does not have selfie friendly display
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of external microphone port
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Fujifilm X30 vs Panasonic FH22 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X30 and Panasonic FH22
 Fujifilm X30Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22
General Information
Make FujiFilm Panasonic
Model type Fujifilm X30 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22
Also referred to as - Lumix DMC-FS33
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Released 2014-08-26 2010-01-06
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip EXR Processor II -
Sensor type CMOS X-TRANS II CCD
Sensor size 2/3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 8.8 x 6.6mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 58.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 4000 x 3000 4320 x 3240
Max native ISO 12800 6400
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points 49 9
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-112mm (4.0x) 28-224mm (8.0x)
Highest aperture f/2.0-2.8 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing distance 1cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 4.1 5.9
Screen
Display type Tilting Fixed Type
Display size 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 920k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.65x -
Features
Min shutter speed 30 seconds 60 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 12.0fps 5.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 7.00 m 5.80 m
Flash modes Auto, forced flash, slow synchro, commander, suppressed flash Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p/50p/30p/25/24p), 1280 x 720 (60p/50p/30p/25/24p), 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 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 423 grams (0.93 pounds) 170 grams (0.37 pounds)
Physical dimensions 119 x 72 x 60mm (4.7" x 2.8" x 2.4") 100 x 57 x 27mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 470 shots -
Style of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID NP-95 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Retail pricing $499 $200