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Olympus 6020 vs Panasonic FH7

Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
32
Overall
35
Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7 front
Portability
96
Imaging
40
Features
36
Overall
38

Olympus 6020 vs Panasonic FH7 Key Specs

Olympus 6020
(Full Review)
  • 13MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-5.9) lens
  • 122g - 95 x 62 x 22mm
  • Introduced February 2010
  • Additionally Known as mju Tough 6020
Panasonic FH7
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-112mm (F3.1-6.5) lens
  • 126g - 95 x 56 x 19mm
  • Launched September 2011
  • Alternate Name is Lumix DMC-FS22
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Olympus 6020 vs Panasonic FH7 Overview

The following is a extensive comparison of the Olympus 6020 and Panasonic FH7, former is a Waterproof while the other is a Small Sensor Compact by manufacturers Olympus and Panasonic. The resolution of the 6020 (13MP) and the FH7 (16MP) is fairly well matched and they possess the exact same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The 6020 was launched 19 months before the FH7 making the cameras a generation away from each other. Each of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving through a complete comparison, below is a quick summation of how the 6020 scores vs the FH7 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Olympus 6020 over the Panasonic FH7

 6020 FH7 

Reasons to pick Panasonic FH7 over the Olympus 6020

 FH7 6020 
LaunchedSeptember 2011February 2010Newer by 19 months
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Olympus 6020 and Panasonic FH7

 6020 FH7 
Manually focus Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display resolution230k230kSame display resolution
Selfie screen No selfie screen

Olympus 6020 vs Panasonic FH7 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is aiming to travel with your camera frequently, you'll need to consider its weight and volume. The Olympus 6020 provides outside dimensions of 95mm x 62mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9") along with a weight of 122 grams (0.27 lbs) and the Panasonic FH7 has sizing of 95mm x 56mm x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") along with a weight of 126 grams (0.28 lbs).

See the Olympus 6020 and Panasonic FH7 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you have chosen during that time. Here is the front view size comparison of the 6020 versus the FH7.

Olympus 6020 vs Panasonic FH7 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the 6020 and FH7 is 95 and 96 respectively.

Olympus 6020 vs Panasonic FH7 top view buttons comparison

Olympus 6020 vs Panasonic FH7 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it can be difficult to picture the gap between sensor dimensions just by checking a spec sheet. The pic below should offer you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the 6020 and FH7.

Clearly, both of those cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but different resolution. You can anticipate the Panasonic FH7 to give you more detail utilizing its extra 3 Megapixels. Greater resolution will help you crop images somewhat more aggressively. The more aged 6020 is going to be behind when it comes to sensor innovation.

Olympus 6020 vs Panasonic FH7 sensor size comparison

Olympus 6020 vs Panasonic FH7 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus 6020 vs Panasonic FH7 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus 6020 Portrait photography info
Panasonic FH7 Portrait photography info
28
MP count good (13 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
no manual exposure
cannot use external flash
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
35
good megapixels (16MP)
supports face detection autofocus
lack of manual focus
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Olympus 6020 Street photography info
Panasonic FH7 Street photography info
66
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proof
lighter than others in class (122g)
no articulating screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
67
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features focus by touch
lighter than competition in class (126 grams)
no moving screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Olympus 6020 Sports photography info
Panasonic FH7 Sports photography info
43
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (13 megapixels)
includes tracking autofocus
environment proof
max frames per second very slow (5.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
41
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
supports tracking autofocus
max frames per second very slow (4.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus 6020 Travel photography highlights
Panasonic FH7 Travel photography highlights
70
lighter than others in class (122g)
environment proof
MP count good (13MP)
flash built-in
fairly wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse recording
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f3.9)
71
lighter than competition in class (126 grams)
features focus by touch
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
relatively wide (28mm)
missing Time Lapse function
display is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus 6020 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic FH7 as a Landscape photography camera
40
fairly wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (13MP)
environment proof
focusing manually not possible
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.9)
small screen (2.7")
no manual exposure
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
does not have Timelapse recording
43
relatively wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
manual mode not available
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
missing Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Olympus 6020
Vlogging with Panasonic FH7
31
fairly wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than others in class (122 grams)
slow max aperture (f3.9)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have external microphone support
34
relatively wide (28mm)
touchscreen functionality
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection autofocus
lighter than competition in class (126g)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
display is not selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing external mic support
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Olympus 6020 vs Panasonic FH7 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus 6020 and Panasonic FH7
 Olympus Stylus Tough 6020Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Panasonic
Model type Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7
Also called as mju Tough 6020 Lumix DMC-FS22
Class Waterproof Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2010-02-02 2011-09-07
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip TruePic III Venus Engine IV
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 area 27.7mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 13 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4288 x 3216 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 1600 6400
Lowest native ISO 64 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points - 11
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-112mm (4.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.9-5.9 f/3.1-6.5
Macro focusing range 1cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.9
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 1/4 secs 60 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shooting rate 5.0fps 4.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 4.00 m 3.30 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video file format H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 122 grams (0.27 lb) 126 grams (0.28 lb)
Dimensions 95 x 62 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9") 95 x 56 x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 - 260 pictures
Battery style - Battery Pack
Battery ID Li-50B -
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 seconds) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
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