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Olympus 7040 vs Panasonic FH22

Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
31
Overall
34
Olympus Stylus 7040 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22 front
Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
30
Overall
34

Olympus 7040 vs Panasonic FH22 Key Specs

Olympus 7040
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-196mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 144g - 95 x 56 x 26mm
  • Introduced January 2010
  • Alternative Name is mju 7040
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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Olympus 7040 vs Panasonic FH22 Overview

Here is a comprehensive overview of the Olympus 7040 and Panasonic FH22, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by competitors Olympus and Panasonic. The resolution of the 7040 (14MP) and the FH22 (14MP) is relatively close and they use the same exact sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The 7040 was introduced very close to the FH22 so they are both of a similar age. Each of these cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving in to a full comparison, below is a simple synopsis of how the 7040 grades versus the FH22 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Olympus 7040 over the Panasonic FH22

 7040 FH22 

Reasons to pick Panasonic FH22 over the Olympus 7040

 FH22 7040 
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Common features in the Olympus 7040 and Panasonic FH22

 7040 FH22 
IntroducedJanuary 2010January 2010Same age
Manually focus Lack of manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen dimensions
Screen resolution230k230kSame screen resolution
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen

Olympus 7040 vs Panasonic FH22 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to carry your camera, you're going to have to consider its weight and volume. The Olympus 7040 offers physical dimensions of 95mm x 56mm x 26mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 1.0") with a weight of 144 grams (0.32 lbs) and the Panasonic FH22 has sizing of 100mm x 57mm x 27mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1") along with a weight of 170 grams (0.37 lbs).

Look at the Olympus 7040 and Panasonic FH22 in our newest Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you are utilizing at the time. The following is the front view sizing comparison of the 7040 vs the FH22.

Olympus 7040 vs Panasonic FH22 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the 7040 and FH22 is 95 and 94 respectively.

Olympus 7040 vs Panasonic FH22 top view buttons comparison

Olympus 7040 vs Panasonic FH22 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it can be tough to imagine the difference in sensor sizing merely by viewing a spec sheet. The graphic underneath should offer you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the 7040 and FH22.

As you can see, both of the cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing and the identical resolution so you can expect comparable quality of photos but you should always consider the age of the cameras into account.

Olympus 7040 vs Panasonic FH22 sensor size comparison

Olympus 7040 vs Panasonic FH22 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus 7040 vs Panasonic FH22 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Olympus 7040
Portrait photography with Panasonic FH22
28
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
lack of manual exposure
external flash not possible
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
28
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
no manual control
can't use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

Olympus 7040 Street photography factors
Panasonic FH22 Street photography factors
57
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
62
image stabilization (Optical)
provides touch to focus
screen does not articulate
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Olympus 7040 Sports photography factors
Panasonic FH22 Sports photography factors
39
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
includes tracking autofocus
max fps low (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
35
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus 7040 as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic FH22 as a Travel photography camera
65
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
really wide (28mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
does not offer selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
67
provides touch to focus
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
has built in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus 7040 Landscape photography information
Panasonic FH22 Landscape photography information
42
really wide (28mm)
screen is a decent size (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
lack of manual exposure
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
missing Time Lapse mode
42
pretty wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
no manual focus
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
no manual control
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Olympus 7040
Vlogging with Panasonic FH22
29
really wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing external mic socket
31
pretty wide (28mm)
built-in touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have mic socket
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Olympus 7040 vs Panasonic FH22 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus 7040 and Panasonic FH22
 Olympus Stylus 7040Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Panasonic
Model Olympus Stylus 7040 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22
Also called mju 7040 Lumix DMC-FS33
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2010-01-07 2010-01-06
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor TruePic III -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 14MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4288 x 3216 4320 x 3240
Max native ISO 1600 6400
Lowest native ISO 64 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points - 9
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-196mm (7.0x) 28-224mm (8.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.0-5.9 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focus range 2cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.9
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4 secs 60 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shooting rate 1.0 frames/s 5.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 5.70 m 5.80 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 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 format Motion JPEG 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 144g (0.32 lbs) 170g (0.37 lbs)
Dimensions 95 x 56 x 26mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 1.0") 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
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 seconds) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SC/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Launch cost $299 $200