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Panasonic GX9 vs Panasonic FH22

Portability
82
Imaging
61
Features
80
Overall
68
Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22 front
Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
30
Overall
34

Panasonic GX9 vs Panasonic FH22 Key Specs

Panasonic GX9
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 407g - 124 x 72 x 47mm
  • Revealed February 2018
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
  • Also referred to as Lumix DMC-FS33
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Panasonic GX9 vs Panasonic FH22 Overview

Its time to look more closely at the Panasonic GX9 and Panasonic FH22, one is a Advanced Mirrorless and the latter is a Small Sensor Compact and both are built by Panasonic. There exists a huge gap between the sensor resolutions of the GX9 (20MP) and FH22 (14MP) and the GX9 (Four Thirds) and FH22 (1/2.3") posses different sensor sizing.

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The GX9 was released 8 years after the FH22 which is quite a significant gap as far as technology is concerned. Both of the cameras feature different body design with the Panasonic GX9 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera and the Panasonic FH22 being a Compact camera.

Before diving right into a thorough comparison, here is a concise introduction of how the GX9 grades versus the FH22 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic GX9 over the Panasonic FH22

 GX9 FH22 
ReleasedFebruary 2018January 2010More modern by 99 months
Focus manually Very exact focusing
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution1240k230kSharper screen (+1010k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic FH22 over the Panasonic GX9

 FH22 GX9 

Common features in the Panasonic GX9 and Panasonic FH22

 GX9 FH22 
Screen size3"3"Same screen measurement
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Panasonic GX9 vs Panasonic FH22 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to carry around your camera, you will have to take into account its weight and measurements. The Panasonic GX9 has exterior dimensions of 124mm x 72mm x 47mm (4.9" x 2.8" x 1.9") with a weight of 407 grams (0.90 lbs) while 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).

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Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you are utilising during that time. The following is a front view overall size comparison of the GX9 against the FH22.

Panasonic GX9 vs Panasonic FH22 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the GX9 and FH22 is 82 and 94 respectively.

Panasonic GX9 vs Panasonic FH22 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic GX9 vs Panasonic FH22 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is hard to picture the difference between sensor sizes only by checking technical specs. The picture underneath will help give you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the GX9 and FH22.

As you can tell, each of these cameras come with different megapixel count and different sensor sizes. The GX9 because of its bigger sensor is going to make shooting shallow DOF less difficult and the Panasonic GX9 will give you more detail as a result of its extra 6MP. Higher resolution can also enable you to crop pictures a good deal more aggressively. The more modern GX9 provides an edge with regard to sensor innovation.

Panasonic GX9 vs Panasonic FH22 sensor size comparison

Panasonic GX9 vs Panasonic FH22 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic GX9 vs Panasonic FH22 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic GX9 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic FH22 as a Portrait photography camera
76
manual focus
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
comes with face detection autofocus
saves RAW formats
28
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
manual mode not available
can't use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Panasonic GX9 Street photography details
Panasonic FH22 Street photography details
84
screen tilts
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
saves RAW formats
includes focus via touch
great high ISO (25,600)
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has touch focus
no articulating screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic GX9 Sports photography features
Panasonic FH22 Sports photography features
73
quiet mode (1/16,000 seconds)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
megapixel count good (20MP)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
comes with tracking autofocus
has phase detect autofocus
not so great battery (260 shots)
35
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (14MP)
slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic GX9 as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic FH22 as a Travel photography camera
71
supports bluetooth
includes focus via touch
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
not so great battery (260 shots)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
67
has touch focus
MP count decent (14MP)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
does not have Time Lapse recording
screen is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic GX9 Landscape photography features
Panasonic FH22 Landscape photography features
77
manual focus
switch lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
nice screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
megapixel count good (20MP)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
does not have low pass filter
great high ISO (25,600)
saves RAW formats
not so great battery (260 per charge)
42
reasonably wide (28mm)
screen is a decent size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
manual mode not available
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
does not have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic GX9 Vlogging information
Panasonic FH22 Vlogging information
35
touchscreen functionality
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
comes with face detection autofocus
high quality video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
missing external mic support
31
reasonably wide (28mm)
built-in touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
screen is not selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have mic support
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Panasonic GX9 vs Panasonic FH22 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic GX9 and Panasonic FH22
 Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22
General Information
Make Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22
Also referred to as - Lumix DMC-FS33
Category Advanced Mirrorless Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2018-02-13 2010-01-06
Physical type Rangefinder-style mirrorless Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Venus Engine -
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size Four Thirds 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 17.3 x 13mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface 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
Peak resolution 5184 x 3888 4320 x 3240
Highest native ISO 25600 6400
Minimum native ISO 200 80
RAW format
Minimum enhanced ISO 100 -
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 49 9
Lens
Lens support Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 28-224mm (8.0x)
Maximum aperture - f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing range - 5cm
Available lenses 107 -
Focal length multiplier 2.1 5.9
Screen
Type of screen Tilting Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 1,240k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,760k dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.7x -
Features
Min shutter speed 60 seconds 60 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Max silent shutter speed 1/16000 seconds -
Continuous shutter rate 9.0fps 5.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 6.00 m (at ISO 200) 5.80 m
Flash settings Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, forced on, forced on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, forced off Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions - 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 1280x720
Video format MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB Yes USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 407 gr (0.90 pounds) 170 gr (0.37 pounds)
Physical dimensions 124 x 72 x 47mm (4.9" x 2.8" x 1.9") 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 260 pictures -
Battery style Battery Pack -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, 3 photos over 10 secs) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I supported) SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Price at release $1,000 $200