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Olympus TG-1 iHS vs Panasonic FH22

Portability
91
Imaging
36
Features
40
Overall
37
Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22 front
Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
30
Overall
34

Olympus TG-1 iHS vs Panasonic FH22 Key Specs

Olympus TG-1 iHS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F2.0-4.9) lens
  • 230g - 112 x 67 x 30mm
  • Announced May 2012
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
  • Released January 2010
  • Alternate Name is Lumix DMC-FS33
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Olympus TG-1 iHS vs Panasonic FH22 Overview

Its time to take a deeper look at the Olympus TG-1 iHS vs Panasonic FH22, former being a Waterproof while the latter is a Small Sensor Compact by rivals Olympus and Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the TG-1 iHS (12MP) and the FH22 (14MP) is pretty well matched and both cameras provide the identical sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The TG-1 iHS was announced 2 years later than the FH22 and that is quite a significant difference as far as tech is concerned. Both the cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before going straight to a more detailed comparison, here is a short highlight of how the TG-1 iHS scores vs the FH22 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Olympus TG-1 iHS over the Panasonic FH22

 TG-1 iHS FH22 
ReleasedMay 2012January 2010More recent by 29 months
Screen resolution610k230kCrisper screen (+380k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic FH22 over the Olympus TG-1 iHS

 FH22 TG-1 iHS 
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Olympus TG-1 iHS and Panasonic FH22

 TG-1 iHS FH22 
Manual focus No manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen size3"3"Same screen measurements
Selfie screen No selfie screen

Olympus TG-1 iHS vs Panasonic FH22 Physical Comparison

For those who are aiming to lug around your camera often, you're going to have to think about its weight and volume. The Olympus TG-1 iHS has got physical measurements of 112mm x 67mm x 30mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.2") accompanied by a weight of 230 grams (0.51 lbs) whilst 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).

Analyze the Olympus TG-1 iHS vs Panasonic FH22 in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you have attached at that moment. The following is a front view scale comparison of the TG-1 iHS and the FH22.

Olympus TG-1 iHS vs Panasonic FH22 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability grade of the TG-1 iHS and FH22 is 91 and 94 respectively.

Olympus TG-1 iHS vs Panasonic FH22 top view buttons comparison

Olympus TG-1 iHS vs Panasonic FH22 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it's hard to visualize the difference between sensor measurements purely by checking a spec sheet. The visual underneath may provide you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the TG-1 iHS and FH22.

Clearly, both of the cameras come with the identical sensor size albeit different megapixels. You can expect the Panasonic FH22 to give more detail with its extra 2MP. Higher resolution will make it easier to crop shots a good deal more aggressively. The newer TG-1 iHS provides a benefit when it comes to sensor technology.

Olympus TG-1 iHS vs Panasonic FH22 sensor size comparison

Olympus TG-1 iHS vs Panasonic FH22 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus TG-1 iHS vs Panasonic FH22 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus TG-1 iHS as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic FH22 as a Portrait photography camera
27
supports face detect focusing
lack of manual focus
no manual mode
cannot use external flash
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
28
MP count decent (14MP)
manual focus not available
manual mode not possible
external flash not possible
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Olympus TG-1 iHS as a Street photography camera
Panasonic FH22 as a Street photography camera
61
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather sealing
no articulating screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has focus via touch
screen is fixed
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Olympus TG-1 iHS
Sports photography with Panasonic FH22
40
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports tracking focus
weather sealing
good battery life (350 per charge)
painfully slow continuous shooting (3.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
35
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (14MP)
low fps (5.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus TG-1 iHS Travel photography factors
Panasonic FH22 Travel photography factors
68
good battery life (350 per charge)
weather sealing
flash built-in
quite wide (25mm)
very good max aperture (f2.0)
no Time Lapse recording
low megapixels (12MP)
display is not selfie friendly
67
has focus via touch
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse function
does not contain selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus TG-1 iHS as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic FH22 as a Landscape photography camera
46
quite wide (25mm)
very good max aperture (f2.0)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather sealing
good battery life (350 per charge)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
no manual mode
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
no Time Lapse recording
42
reasonably wide (28mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
manual mode not possible
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
lack of Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus TG-1 iHS Vlogging info
Panasonic FH22 Vlogging info
36
quite wide (25mm)
very good max aperture (f2.0)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports face detect focusing
great video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
display is not selfie friendly
no mic port
31
reasonably wide (28mm)
touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of microphone port
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Olympus TG-1 iHS vs Panasonic FH22 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus TG-1 iHS and Panasonic FH22
 Olympus Tough TG-1 iHSPanasonic Lumix DMC-FH22
General Information
Brand Name Olympus Panasonic
Model type Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22
Alternative name - Lumix DMC-FS33
Category Waterproof Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2012-05-08 2010-01-06
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor TruePic VI -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 14MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 3968 x 2976 4320 x 3240
Highest native ISO 6400 6400
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points - 9
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-100mm (4.0x) 28-224mm (8.0x)
Highest aperture f/2.0-4.9 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing range - 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.9
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 610 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4s 60s
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1600s
Continuous shutter speed 3.0 frames per second 5.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance - 5.80 m
Flash options - Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video data format H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 230g (0.51 pounds) 170g (0.37 pounds)
Physical dimensions 112 x 67 x 30mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.2") 100 x 57 x 27mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1")
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 350 images -
Style of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID LI90B -
Self timer Yes (2 and 12 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media - SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots One One
Price at release $399 $200