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Panasonic 3D1 vs Panasonic FH27

Portability
93
Imaging
36
Features
36
Overall
36
Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 front
Portability
94
Imaging
39
Features
34
Overall
37

Panasonic 3D1 vs Panasonic FH27 Key Specs

Panasonic 3D1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F3.9-5.7) lens
  • 193g - 108 x 58 x 24mm
  • Launched November 2011
Panasonic FH27
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-224mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 152g - 99 x 57 x 28mm
  • Released January 2011
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Panasonic 3D1 vs Panasonic FH27 Overview

The following is a complete comparison of the Panasonic 3D1 versus Panasonic FH27, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and they are both built by Panasonic. There exists a huge gap between the image resolutions of the 3D1 (12MP) and FH27 (16MP) but they possess the same exact sensor size (1/2.3").

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The 3D1 was introduced 11 months after the FH27 and they are of a similar generation. Both of these cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before we go in to a full comparison, below is a simple introduction of how the 3D1 matches up vs the FH27 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic 3D1 over the Panasonic FH27

 3D1 FH27 
ReleasedNovember 2011January 2011Newer by 11 months
Screen sizing3.5"3"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution460k230kSharper screen (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic FH27 over the Panasonic 3D1

 FH27 3D1 

Common features in the Panasonic 3D1 and Panasonic FH27

 3D1 FH27 
Manually focus Lack of manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Panasonic 3D1 vs Panasonic FH27 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to travel with your camera often, you will need to think about its weight and volume. The Panasonic 3D1 comes with outside dimensions of 108mm x 58mm x 24mm (4.3" x 2.3" x 0.9") with a weight of 193 grams (0.43 lbs) and the Panasonic FH27 has sizing of 99mm x 57mm x 28mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 152 grams (0.34 lbs).

Analyze the Panasonic 3D1 versus Panasonic FH27 in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you are utilizing at the time. Underneath is the front view overall size comparison of the 3D1 and the FH27.

Panasonic 3D1 vs Panasonic FH27 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the 3D1 and FH27 is 93 and 94 respectively.

Panasonic 3D1 vs Panasonic FH27 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic 3D1 vs Panasonic FH27 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, its hard to imagine the gap between sensor dimensions merely by going over a spec sheet. The picture here might offer you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the 3D1 and FH27.

As you can see, both cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing albeit different megapixels. You should count on the Panasonic FH27 to offer you greater detail using its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will let you crop photographs a little more aggressively. The more recent 3D1 should have an edge with regard to sensor innovation.

Panasonic 3D1 vs Panasonic FH27 sensor size comparison

Panasonic 3D1 vs Panasonic FH27 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic 3D1 vs Panasonic FH27 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic 3D1 Portrait photography features
Panasonic FH27 Portrait photography features
27
supports face detect autofocus
no manual focus
no manual control
no external flash support
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
34
megapixel count good (16MP)
features face detection focusing
manual focus not available
manual exposure not available
can't use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Panasonic 3D1 Street photography factors
Panasonic FH27 Street photography factors
61
image stabilization (Optical)
includes touch focus
no moving screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
63
image stabilization (Optical)
includes touch focus
no moving screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic 3D1 Sports photography features
Panasonic FH27 Sports photography features
30
image stabilization (Optical)
supports tracking focus
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,300s)
no shutter priority mode
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
low battery power (200 CIPA)
has no phase detect autofocus
40
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
features tracking autofocus
slow fps (4.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic 3D1 Travel photography highlights
Panasonic FH27 Travel photography highlights
59
includes touch focus
flash built-in
really wide (25mm)
does not have Time Lapse recording
low battery power (200 CIPA)
megapixel count low (12MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
68
includes touch focus
megapixel count good (16MP)
has built in flash
quite wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Panasonic 3D1
Landscape photography with Panasonic FH27
36
really wide (25mm)
screen larger than average (3.5")
image stabilization (Optical)
no manual focus
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
no manual control
megapixel count low (12MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
low battery power (200 shots)
does not have Time Lapse recording
43
quite wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
manual exposure not available
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
lack of Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Panasonic 3D1
Vlogging with Panasonic FH27
34
really wide (25mm)
touch screen
image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
screen isn't selfie friendly
does not have mic socket
32
quite wide (28mm)
touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focusing
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
display isn't selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of external microphone jack
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Panasonic 3D1 vs Panasonic FH27 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic 3D1 and Panasonic FH27
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27
General Information
Brand Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2011-11-07 2011-01-05
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by - Venus Engine VI
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 -
Highest Possible resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 6400 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points 23 11
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 25-100mm (4.0x) 28-224mm (8.0x)
Max aperture f/3.9-5.7 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focus distance 5cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3.5 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 460 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display tech TFT Full Touch Screen with AR coating TFT Touch Screen LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 60 secs 60 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/1300 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shutter speed - 4.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 3.50 m 5.80 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction
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 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format MPEG-4, AVCHD, Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 193 grams (0.43 lbs) 152 grams (0.34 lbs)
Dimensions 108 x 58 x 24mm (4.3" x 2.3" x 0.9") 99 x 57 x 28mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 200 photographs 250 photographs
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots One One
Retail price $670 $229