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Olympus XZ-10 vs Panasonic FH7

Portability
91
Imaging
36
Features
57
Overall
44
Olympus Stylus XZ-10 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7 front
Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
36
Overall
37

Olympus XZ-10 vs Panasonic FH7 Key Specs

Olympus XZ-10
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 26-130mm (F1.8-2.7) lens
  • 221g - 102 x 61 x 34mm
  • Revealed January 2013
Panasonic FH7
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-112mm (F3.1-6.5) lens
  • 126g - 95 x 56 x 19mm
  • Revealed September 2011
  • Additionally Known as Lumix DMC-FS22
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Olympus XZ-10 vs Panasonic FH7 Overview

Below is a extensive analysis of the Olympus XZ-10 versus Panasonic FH7, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by rivals Olympus and Panasonic. There is a huge difference between the sensor resolutions of the XZ-10 (12MP) and FH7 (16MP) but they enjoy the exact same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The XZ-10 was released 18 months later than the FH7 which makes the cameras a generation apart from each other. Both of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before we go straight into a more detailed comparison, below is a brief view of how the XZ-10 matches up versus the FH7 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Olympus XZ-10 over the Panasonic FH7

 XZ-10 FH7 
RevealedJanuary 2013September 2011More recent by 18 months
Manual focus Dial exact focusing
Screen resolution920k230kCrisper screen (+690k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic FH7 over the Olympus XZ-10

 FH7 XZ-10 

Common features in the Olympus XZ-10 and Panasonic FH7

 XZ-10 FH7 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen sizing
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Olympus XZ-10 vs Panasonic FH7 Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to lug around your camera frequently, you will want to think about its weight and proportions. The Olympus XZ-10 comes with outer measurements of 102mm x 61mm x 34mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 1.3") accompanied by a weight of 221 grams (0.49 lbs) whilst the Panasonic FH7 has measurements of 95mm x 56mm x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") and a weight of 126 grams (0.28 lbs).

Take a look at the Olympus XZ-10 versus Panasonic FH7 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you are utilizing at that moment. Here is the front view measurements comparison of the XZ-10 versus the FH7.

Olympus XZ-10 vs Panasonic FH7 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability rating of the XZ-10 and FH7 is 91 and 96 respectively.

Olympus XZ-10 vs Panasonic FH7 top view buttons comparison

Olympus XZ-10 vs Panasonic FH7 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it can be tough to visualize the contrast between sensor measurements only by going over specifications. The visual here might give you a stronger sense of the sensor sizing in the XZ-10 and FH7.

Plainly, each of the cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit different megapixels. You should expect the Panasonic FH7 to offer you greater detail as a result of its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will enable you to crop shots much more aggressively. The more modern XZ-10 should have an advantage when it comes to sensor technology.

Olympus XZ-10 vs Panasonic FH7 sensor size comparison

Olympus XZ-10 vs Panasonic FH7 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus XZ-10 vs Panasonic FH7 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus XZ-10 Portrait photography features
Panasonic FH7 Portrait photography features
45
has manual focus
provides face detect focusing
delivers RAW formats
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
34
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
offers face detect focusing
lack of manual focus
manual mode not available
external flash not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Olympus XZ-10 as a Street photography camera
Panasonic FH7 as a Street photography camera
61
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
delivers RAW formats
screen does not articulate
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
more heavy than competition (221g)
67
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers touch focus
lighter than competition (126 grams)
no articulating screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Olympus XZ-10
Sports photography with Panasonic FH7
34
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides tracking focus
max frames per second very slow (5.0 frames per second)
low megapixels (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
40
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
offers tracking focus
slow continuous shooting (4.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Olympus XZ-10
Travel photography with Panasonic FH7
60
flash built-in
decently wide (26mm)
good max aperture (f1.8)
no Timelapse function
more heavy than competition (221 grams)
low megapixels (12MP)
does not have selfie friendly display
71
lighter than competition (126g)
offers touch focus
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
really wide (28mm)
no Time Lapse recording
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus XZ-10 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic FH7 as a Landscape photography camera
53
has manual focus
decently wide (26mm)
good max aperture (f1.8)
screen size is good (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
delivers RAW formats
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low megapixels (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no Timelapse function
43
really wide (28mm)
decent sized screen (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
manual mode not available
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
no Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus XZ-10 as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic FH7 as a Vlogging camera
35
decently wide (26mm)
good max aperture (f1.8)
touchscreen functionality
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detect focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
does not have selfie friendly display
no microphone jack
more heavy than competition (221 grams)
34
really wide (28mm)
touchscreen functionality
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect focusing
lighter than competition (126 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
screen is not selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
no mic support
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Olympus XZ-10 vs Panasonic FH7 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus XZ-10 and Panasonic FH7
 Olympus Stylus XZ-10Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7
General Information
Make Olympus Panasonic
Model type Olympus Stylus XZ-10 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7
Otherwise known as - Lumix DMC-FS22
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2013-01-30 2011-09-07
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - Venus Engine IV
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 3968 x 2976 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 6400 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 35 11
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 26-130mm (5.0x) 28-112mm (4.0x)
Max aperture f/1.8-2.7 f/3.1-6.5
Macro focusing range 1cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3" 3"
Resolution of screen 920 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30s 60s
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1600s
Continuous shutter rate 5.0fps 4.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance - 3.30 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Wireless Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps, 18Mbps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps, 9Mbps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 221 gr (0.49 lbs) 126 gr (0.28 lbs)
Dimensions 102 x 61 x 34mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 1.3") 95 x 56 x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7")
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 240 photos 260 photos
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID Li-50B -
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Cost at release $428 $149