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Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic FH22

Portability
81
Imaging
62
Features
76
Overall
67
Panasonic Lumix DC-G100 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22 front
Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
30
Overall
34

Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic FH22 Key Specs

Panasonic G100
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • 3840 x 1920 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 352g - 116 x 83 x 54mm
  • Released June 2020
Panasonic FH22
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-224mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 170g - 100 x 57 x 27mm
  • Announced January 2010
  • Additionally Known as Lumix DMC-FS33
Photography Glossary

Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic FH22 Overview

Lets take a deeper look at the Panasonic G100 versus Panasonic FH22, one being a Entry-Level Mirrorless and the other is a Small Sensor Compact and both of them are created by Panasonic. There exists a significant gap among the resolutions of the G100 (20MP) and FH22 (14MP) and the G100 (Four Thirds) and FH22 (1/2.3") come with different sensor sizes.

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The G100 was brought out 10 years later than the FH22 and that is a fairly sizable gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of these cameras offer different body type with the Panasonic G100 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Panasonic FH22 being a Compact camera.

Before diving in to a in-depth comparison, below is a simple introduction of how the G100 grades versus the FH22 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic G100 over the Panasonic FH22

 G100 FH22 
AnnouncedJune 2020January 2010Fresher by 128 months
Manual focus More precise focusing
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display resolution1840k230kSharper display (+1610k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Panasonic FH22 over the Panasonic G100

 FH22 G100 

Common features in the Panasonic G100 and Panasonic FH22

 G100 FH22 
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display dimensions
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic FH22 Physical Comparison

When you are going to carry your camera often, you'll have to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Panasonic G100 offers outside dimensions of 116mm x 83mm x 54mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 2.1") with a weight of 352 grams (0.78 lbs) while the Panasonic FH22 has dimensions of 100mm x 57mm x 27mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1") and a weight of 170 grams (0.37 lbs).

Examine the Panasonic G100 versus Panasonic FH22 in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you have attached at the time. Here is the front view physical size comparison of the G100 against the FH22.

Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic FH22 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the G100 and FH22 is 81 and 94 respectively.

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Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic FH22 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is very difficult to imagine the difference in sensor sizing simply by viewing a spec sheet. The graphic here should give you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the G100 and FH22.

As you can see, both the cameras offer different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The G100 featuring a larger sensor is going to make getting bokeh less difficult and the Panasonic G100 will result in extra detail having its extra 6MP. Greater resolution can also allow you to crop images a little more aggressively. The younger G100 provides a benefit with regard to sensor technology.

Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic FH22 sensor size comparison

Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic FH22 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic FH22 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic G100 Portrait photography features
Panasonic FH22 Portrait photography features
77
has manual focus
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
features face detection autofocus
delivers RAW files
28
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
lack of manual mode
no external flash support
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Panasonic G100 Street photography advice
Panasonic FH22 Street photography advice
78
fully articulated screen
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW files
supports focus by touch
above average high ISO (25,600)
does not have image stabilization
62
has image stabilization (Optical)
boasts focus by touch
no articulating screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic G100 Sports photography info
Panasonic FH22 Sports photography info
56
silent mode (1/16,000 seconds)
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
features tracking autofocus
max shutter speed is low (1/500 seconds)
does not have image stabilization
terrible battery life (270 shots)
does not have phase detect autofocus
35
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
continuous shooting slow (5.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Panasonic G100
Travel photography with Panasonic FH22
78
connects via bluetooth
supports focus by touch
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
has built in flash
screen is selfie friendly
terrible battery life (270 per charge)
67
boasts focus by touch
megapixel count good (14MP)
built-in flash
decently wide (28mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic G100 Landscape photography factors
Panasonic FH22 Landscape photography factors
71
has manual focus
swap lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
nice screen size (3 inches)
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
above average high ISO (25,600)
delivers RAW files
does not have image stabilization
terrible battery life (270 per charge)
42
decently wide (28mm)
screen is a good size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
lack of manual mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic G100 Vlogging advice
Panasonic FH22 Vlogging advice
78
screen is selfie friendly
touchscreen capability
features face detection autofocus
high quality video (3840 x 1920 pxls)
comes with external microphone socket
does not have image stabilization
31
decently wide (28mm)
screen is touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have mic socket
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Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic FH22 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic G100 and Panasonic FH22
 Panasonic Lumix DC-G100Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22
General Information
Make Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DC-G100 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22
Also called - Lumix DMC-FS33
Type Entry-Level Mirrorless Small Sensor Compact
Released 2020-06-24 2010-01-06
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size Four Thirds 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 17.3 x 13mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 224.9mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 5184 x 3888 4320 x 3240
Maximum native ISO 25600 6400
Min native ISO 200 80
RAW pictures
Min boosted ISO 100 -
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points 49 9
Lens
Lens mount type Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 28-224mm (8.0x)
Highest aperture - f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing range - 5cm
Total lenses 107 -
Crop factor 2.1 5.9
Screen
Type of display Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display size 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 1,840 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 3,680 thousand dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.73x -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60 seconds 60 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/500 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Maximum quiet shutter speed 1/16000 seconds -
Continuous shooting rate 10.0 frames per sec 5.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 3.60 m (at ISO 100) 5.80 m
Flash settings Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, on, on w/redeye redduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, off Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 1920 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC3840 x 1920 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC3840 x 1920 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 3840x1920 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In 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 352 gr (0.78 lb) 170 gr (0.37 lb)
Dimensions 116 x 83 x 54mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 2.1") 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 270 photographs -
Battery type Battery Pack -
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I supported) SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots One One
Price at launch $698 $200