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Olympus E-M1 II vs Panasonic FH22

Portability
68
Imaging
60
Features
93
Overall
73
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22 front
Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
30
Overall
34

Olympus E-M1 II vs Panasonic FH22 Key Specs

Olympus E-M1 II
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 574g - 134 x 91 x 67mm
  • Introduced September 2016
  • Replaced the Olympus E-M1
  • Later Model is Olympus E-M1 III
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
  • Also referred to as Lumix DMC-FS33
Photography Glossary

Olympus E-M1 II vs Panasonic FH22 Overview

Following is a in-depth analysis of the Olympus E-M1 II vs Panasonic FH22, one is a Pro Mirrorless and the other is a Small Sensor Compact by companies Olympus and Panasonic. There exists a crucial gap among the resolutions of the E-M1 II (20MP) and FH22 (14MP) and the E-M1 II (Four Thirds) and FH22 (1/2.3") have totally different sensor size.

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The E-M1 II was released 6 years after the FH22 which is a fairly serious gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both cameras have different body design with the Olympus E-M1 II being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Panasonic FH22 being a Compact camera.

Before delving into a comprehensive comparison, here is a simple highlight of how the E-M1 II matches up against the FH22 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Olympus E-M1 II over the Panasonic FH22

 E-M1 II FH22 
ReleasedSeptember 2016January 2010More modern by 82 months
Focus manually Dial exact focusing
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display resolution1037k230kSharper display (+807k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Panasonic FH22 over the Olympus E-M1 II

 FH22 E-M1 II 

Common features in the Olympus E-M1 II and Panasonic FH22

 E-M1 II FH22 
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display size
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Olympus E-M1 II vs Panasonic FH22 Physical Comparison

If you're looking to carry around your camera regularly, you have to take into account its weight and size. The Olympus E-M1 II provides external dimensions of 134mm x 91mm x 67mm (5.3" x 3.6" x 2.6") having a weight of 574 grams (1.27 lbs) and the Panasonic FH22 has specifications of 100mm x 57mm x 27mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1") and a weight of 170 grams (0.37 lbs).

Check the Olympus E-M1 II vs Panasonic FH22 in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you are using during that time. Underneath is a front view dimension comparison of the E-M1 II vs the FH22.

Olympus E-M1 II vs Panasonic FH22 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the E-M1 II and FH22 is 68 and 94 respectively.

Olympus E-M1 II vs Panasonic FH22 top view buttons comparison

Olympus E-M1 II vs Panasonic FH22 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is very difficult to visualise the gap in sensor sizes just by checking out a spec sheet. The image here will help give you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the E-M1 II and FH22.

Clearly, each of the cameras have different megapixels and different sensor sizes. The E-M1 II featuring a larger sensor will make achieving shallower DOF less difficult and the Olympus E-M1 II will provide more detail as a result of its extra 6 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also allow you to crop photos a bit more aggressively. The newer E-M1 II is going to have an edge in sensor technology.

Olympus E-M1 II vs Panasonic FH22 sensor size comparison

Olympus E-M1 II vs Panasonic FH22 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus E-M1 II vs Panasonic FH22 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Olympus E-M1 II
Portrait photography with Panasonic FH22
76
manual focus
resolution is good (20MP)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
has face detect focus
saves RAW formats
28
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual exposure
can't use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Olympus E-M1 II Street photography information
Panasonic FH22 Street photography information
78
screen can move to multiple angles
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
saves RAW formats
supports focus by touch
environment sealing
lighter than competition (574 grams)
very good ISO range (25,600)
62
has image stabilization (Optical)
boasts focus by touch
no moving screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Olympus E-M1 II
Sports photography with Panasonic FH22
75
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000 seconds)
quiet shooting (1/32,000 seconds)
fast shooting (60.0 fps)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
has tracking focus
environment sealing
supports phase detect auto focus
terrible battery (350 per charge)
35
has image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (14MP)
painfully slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus E-M1 II as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic FH22 as a Travel photography camera
72
lighter than competition (574g)
environment sealing
supports focus by touch
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
display is selfie friendly
terrible battery (350 per charge)
67
boasts focus by touch
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus E-M1 II as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic FH22 as a Landscape photography camera
76
manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
good sized screen (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
resolution is good (20MP)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
no low pass filter
very good ISO range (25,600)
saves RAW formats
environment sealing
has double storage slots
terrible battery (350 per charge)
42
fairly wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (14MP)
focusing manually not possible
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
lack of manual exposure
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus E-M1 II as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic FH22 as a Vlogging camera
79
display is selfie friendly
touch screen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
has face detect focus
high quality video (4096 x 2160 pxls)
comes with microphone port
lighter than competition (574 grams)
31
fairly wide (28mm)
has touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
display is not selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have mic socket
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Olympus E-M1 II vs Panasonic FH22 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus E-M1 II and Panasonic FH22
 Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark IIPanasonic Lumix DMC-FH22
General Information
Brand Olympus Panasonic
Model type Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22
Also Known as - Lumix DMC-FS33
Class Pro Mirrorless Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2016-09-19 2010-01-06
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless Compact
Sensor Information
Processor TruePic VIII -
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size Four Thirds 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 17.4 x 13mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 226.2mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 20MP 14MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 5184 x 3888 4320 x 3240
Maximum native ISO 25600 6400
Lowest native ISO 200 80
RAW files
Lowest boosted ISO 64 -
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 121 9
Lens
Lens mount type Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 28-224mm (8.0x)
Highest aperture - f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing distance - 5cm
Available lenses 107 -
Focal length multiplier 2.1 5.9
Screen
Display type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display size 3" 3"
Display resolution 1,037 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.74x -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60 seconds 60 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Maximum quiet shutter speed 1/32000 seconds -
Continuous shooting rate 60.0 frames/s 5.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 9.10 m (at ISO 100) 5.80 m
Flash settings Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain), Manual Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize 1/250 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 237 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM, 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 4096x2160 1280x720
Video data format MOV, H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 574g (1.27 lbs) 170g (0.37 lbs)
Physical dimensions 134 x 91 x 67mm (5.3" x 3.6" x 2.6") 100 x 57 x 27mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 80 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 23.7 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 12.8 not tested
DXO Low light rating 1312 not tested
Other
Battery life 350 shots -
Style of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID BLH-1 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 secs, custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots Dual Single
Retail cost $1,700 $200