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Olympus VG-110 vs Panasonic FH22

Portability
97
Imaging
35
Features
20
Overall
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Olympus VG-110 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22 front
Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
30
Overall
34

Olympus VG-110 vs Panasonic FH22 Key Specs

Olympus VG-110
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 27-108mm (F2.9-6.5) lens
  • 105g - 92 x 54 x 20mm
  • Launched February 2011
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
  • Launched January 2010
  • Alternative Name is Lumix DMC-FS33
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Olympus VG-110 vs Panasonic FH22 Overview

In this write-up, we will be comparing the Olympus VG-110 vs Panasonic FH22, one being a Ultracompact and the latter is a Small Sensor Compact by companies Olympus and Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the VG-110 (12MP) and the FH22 (14MP) is relatively well matched and they use the same exact sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The VG-110 was introduced 14 months later than the FH22 which makes the cameras a generation apart from each other. Both the cameras offer different body type with the Olympus VG-110 being a Ultracompact camera and the Panasonic FH22 being a Compact camera.

Before diving in to a step-by-step comparison, below is a concise summation of how the VG-110 grades versus the FH22 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Olympus VG-110 over the Panasonic FH22

 VG-110 FH22 
LaunchedFebruary 2011January 2010Fresher by 14 months

Reasons to pick Panasonic FH22 over the Olympus VG-110

 FH22 VG-110 
Screen sizing3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Olympus VG-110 and Panasonic FH22

 VG-110 FH22 
Manually focus No manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kThe same screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen

Olympus VG-110 vs Panasonic FH22 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is aiming to carry your camera often, you will want to factor its weight and measurements. The Olympus VG-110 features exterior dimensions of 92mm x 54mm x 20mm (3.6" x 2.1" x 0.8") and a weight of 105 grams (0.23 lbs) whilst the Panasonic FH22 has proportions of 100mm x 57mm x 27mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 170 grams (0.37 lbs).

Check the Olympus VG-110 vs Panasonic FH22 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you use during that time. Here is the front view scale comparison of the VG-110 vs the FH22.

Olympus VG-110 vs Panasonic FH22 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability rating of the VG-110 and FH22 is 97 and 94 respectively.

Olympus VG-110 vs Panasonic FH22 top view buttons comparison

Olympus VG-110 vs Panasonic FH22 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is tough to see the gap between sensor sizing only by looking at a spec sheet. The visual here may provide you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the VG-110 and FH22.

Clearly, both the cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing albeit not the same megapixels. You should count on the Panasonic FH22 to give extra detail using its extra 2MP. Higher resolution can also allow you to crop photographs far more aggressively. The more modern VG-110 will have an advantage in sensor tech.

Olympus VG-110 vs Panasonic FH22 sensor size comparison

Olympus VG-110 vs Panasonic FH22 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus VG-110 vs Panasonic FH22 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Olympus VG-110
Portrait photography with Panasonic FH22
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provides face detection autofocus
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not available
no external flash support
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
28
good MP (14MP)
manual focus not available
no manual control
cannot use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Olympus VG-110
Street photography with Panasonic FH22
48
screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides focus via touch
screen is fixed
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Olympus VG-110 Sports photography advice
Panasonic FH22 Sports photography advice
24
provides tracking autofocus
lack of shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
terrible battery power (170 CIPA)
does not have phase detect autofocus
35
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (14 megapixels)
low fps (5.0 fps)
no shutter priority
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus VG-110 Travel photography advice
Panasonic FH22 Travel photography advice
57
flash built-in
decently wide (27mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
terrible battery power (170 per charge)
MP count low (12MP)
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.9)
67
provides focus via touch
good MP (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
quite wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse recording
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Olympus VG-110
Landscape photography with Panasonic FH22
27
decently wide (27mm)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.9)
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
manual exposure not available
lack of image stabilization
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
terrible battery power (170 per charge)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
42
quite wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (14MP)
manual focus not available
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
no manual control
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
does not have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus VG-110 Vlogging info
Panasonic FH22 Vlogging info
28
decently wide (27mm)
provides face detection autofocus
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.9)
display is not selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
low quality video (640 x 480 resolution)
doesn't have external mic jack
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quite wide (28mm)
touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pxls)
does not have microphone support
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Olympus VG-110 vs Panasonic FH22 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus VG-110 and Panasonic FH22
 Olympus VG-110Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22
General Information
Brand Name Olympus Panasonic
Model type Olympus VG-110 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22
Also Known as - Lumix DMC-FS33
Class Ultracompact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2011-02-08 2010-01-06
Physical type Ultracompact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip TruePic III -
Sensor type CCD 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 12 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 3968 x 2976 4320 x 3240
Max native ISO 1600 6400
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points - 9
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 27-108mm (4.0x) 28-224mm (8.0x)
Highest aperture f/2.9-6.5 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing range 1cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.9
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display tech TFT Color LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4 seconds 60 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shooting rate - 5.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 4.70 m 5.80 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video file format MPEG-4 Motion JPEG
Microphone 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 105 gr (0.23 pounds) 170 gr (0.37 pounds)
Dimensions 92 x 54 x 20mm (3.6" x 2.1" x 0.8") 100 x 57 x 27mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1")
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 170 pictures -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID LI-70B -
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Price at launch $150 $200