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Nikon S3600 vs Panasonic FH22

Portability
96
Imaging
45
Features
29
Overall
38
Nikon Coolpix S3600 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22 front
Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
30
Overall
34

Nikon S3600 vs Panasonic FH22 Key Specs

Nikon S3600
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-200mm (F3.7-6.6) lens
  • 125g - 97 x 58 x 20mm
  • Released January 2014
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
  • Introduced January 2010
  • Other Name is Lumix DMC-FS33
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Nikon S3600 vs Panasonic FH22 Overview

Following is a in-depth analysis of the Nikon S3600 versus Panasonic FH22, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by brands Nikon and Panasonic. There is a significant difference between the sensor resolutions of the S3600 (20MP) and FH22 (14MP) but both cameras have the identical sensor size (1/2.3").

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The S3600 was manufactured 4 years after the FH22 which is quite a sizable gap as far as tech is concerned. The two cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before diving straight to a detailed comparison, here is a quick summation of how the S3600 matches up versus the FH22 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S3600 over the Panasonic FH22

 S3600 FH22 
IntroducedJanuary 2014January 2010More modern by 49 months

Reasons to pick Panasonic FH22 over the Nikon S3600

 FH22 S3600 
Screen size3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Nikon S3600 and Panasonic FH22

 S3600 FH22 
Manually focus No manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kIdentical screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen

Nikon S3600 vs Panasonic FH22 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is going to carry around your camera often, you have to factor its weight and size. The Nikon S3600 has physical measurements of 97mm x 58mm x 20mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.8") with a weight of 125 grams (0.28 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).

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Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you have attached at that time. Here is a front view dimension comparison of the S3600 against the FH22.

Nikon S3600 vs Panasonic FH22 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability grade of the S3600 and FH22 is 96 and 94 respectively.

Nikon S3600 vs Panasonic FH22 top view buttons comparison

Nikon S3600 vs Panasonic FH22 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it can be hard to see the contrast between sensor sizes just by checking specifications. The image underneath will help give you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the S3600 and FH22.

To sum up, both of these cameras come with the identical sensor size albeit not the same resolution. You should expect the Nikon S3600 to give you greater detail due to its extra 6MP. Higher resolution can also enable you to crop pictures a good deal more aggressively. The more modern S3600 is going to have an edge when it comes to sensor technology.

Nikon S3600 vs Panasonic FH22 sensor size comparison

Nikon S3600 vs Panasonic FH22 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S3600 vs Panasonic FH22 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Nikon S3600
Portrait photography with Panasonic FH22
38
decent megapixels (20 megapixels)
has face detection focus
manual focus not available
manual mode not possible
can't use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
28
good megapixels (14MP)
manual focus not available
no manual exposure
external flash not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon S3600 Street photography info
Panasonic FH22 Street photography info
65
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (125g)
fixed screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
62
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with focus via touch
screen does not articulate
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Nikon S3600 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic FH22 as a Sports photography camera
43
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (20 megapixels)
has tracking autofocus
low fps (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
35
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
continuous shooting slow (5.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Nikon S3600
Travel photography with Panasonic FH22
70
lighter than competition (125g)
decent megapixels (20MP)
built-in flash
pretty wide (25mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.7)
67
comes with focus via touch
good megapixels (14MP)
built-in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
does not have Time Lapse mode
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon S3600 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic FH22 as a Landscape photography camera
41
pretty wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (20MP)
manual focus not available
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.7)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
manual mode not possible
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
does not have Time Lapse function
42
relatively wide (28mm)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
no manual exposure
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
does not have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon S3600 Vlogging features
Panasonic FH22 Vlogging features
33
pretty wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection focus
lighter than competition (125 grams)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.7)
screen is not selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pxls)
does not have external mic support
31
relatively wide (28mm)
screen is touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
does not have mic socket
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Nikon S3600 vs Panasonic FH22 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S3600 and Panasonic FH22
 Nikon Coolpix S3600Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22
General Information
Make Nikon Panasonic
Model Nikon Coolpix S3600 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22
Also called - Lumix DMC-FS33
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Released 2014-01-07 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 area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 5152 x 3864 4320 x 3240
Max native ISO 3200 6400
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points 99 9
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 25-200mm (8.0x) 28-224mm (8.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.7-6.6 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focus distance 2cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display technology TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4 secs 60 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/1500 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shooting rate 1.0fps 5.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 3.50 m 5.80 m
Flash modes - Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280x720p (30fps) , 1280x720 (25p), 640x480 (30fps ) 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 format - 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
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 125 grams (0.28 lbs) 170 grams (0.37 lbs)
Physical dimensions 97 x 58 x 20mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.8") 100 x 57 x 27mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 life 230 photographs -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model EN-EL19 -
Self timer Yes (10 or 2 seconds) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots One One
Retail price $200 $200