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Panasonic FH1 vs Panasonic FH7

Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
17
Overall
27
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7 front
Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
36
Overall
37

Panasonic FH1 vs Panasonic FH7 Key Specs

Panasonic FH1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-6.9) lens
  • 163g - 98 x 55 x 23mm
  • Announced January 2010
  • Additionally Known as Lumix DMC-FS10
Panasonic FH7
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-112mm (F3.1-6.5) lens
  • 126g - 95 x 56 x 19mm
  • Announced September 2011
  • Additionally referred to as Lumix DMC-FS22
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Panasonic FH1 vs Panasonic FH7 Overview

Following is a detailed comparison of the Panasonic FH1 vs Panasonic FH7, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and they are both built by Panasonic. There is a huge difference between the image resolutions of the FH1 (12MP) and FH7 (16MP) but they feature the exact same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The FH1 was announced 20 months prior to the FH7 making the cameras a generation away from each other. Both the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before going straight into a in depth comparison, below is a simple summary of how the FH1 matches up versus the FH7 for portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FH1 over the Panasonic FH7

 FH1 FH7 

Reasons to pick Panasonic FH7 over the Panasonic FH1

 FH7 FH1 
AnnouncedSeptember 2011January 2010More modern by 20 months
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Panasonic FH1 and Panasonic FH7

 FH1 FH7 
Focus manually No manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display resolution230k230kSame display resolution
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen

Panasonic FH1 vs Panasonic FH7 Physical Comparison

For those who are going to carry around your camera, you will want to think about its weight and proportions. The Panasonic FH1 provides outer dimensions of 98mm x 55mm x 23mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 163 grams (0.36 lbs) whilst the Panasonic FH7 has measurements of 95mm x 56mm x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") and a weight of 126 grams (0.28 lbs).

Take a look at the Panasonic FH1 vs Panasonic FH7 in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you have chosen at that moment. Following is the front view scale comparison of the FH1 against the FH7.

Panasonic FH1 vs Panasonic FH7 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability score of the FH1 and FH7 is 95 and 96 respectively.

Panasonic FH1 vs Panasonic FH7 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FH1 vs Panasonic FH7 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is very hard to visualize the contrast between sensor sizes purely by checking technical specs. The image here will give you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the FH1 and FH7.

As you can tell, each of the cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but different MP. You should anticipate the Panasonic FH7 to resolve greater detail with its extra 4MP. Greater resolution will make it easier to crop photos somewhat more aggressively. The more aged FH1 is going to be behind with regard to sensor technology.

Panasonic FH1 vs Panasonic FH7 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FH1 vs Panasonic FH7 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FH1 vs Panasonic FH7 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Panasonic FH1
Portrait photography with Panasonic FH7
21
manual focus not available
manual exposure not available
no external flash support
resolution not great (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
34
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
offers face detect focusing
no manual focus
manual exposure not possible
cannot use external flash
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Panasonic FH1
Street photography with Panasonic FH7
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
67
image stabilization (Optical)
includes focus via touch
lighter than others in class (126 grams)
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FH1 Sports photography factors
Panasonic FH7 Sports photography factors
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
max fps low (6.0 fps)
no shutter priority
resolution not great (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
40
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
offers tracking focus
continuous shooting slow (4.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Panasonic FH1
Travel photography with Panasonic FH7
58
flash built-in
relatively wide (28mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
resolution not great (12MP)
display is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
71
lighter than others in class (126 grams)
includes focus via touch
MP count decent (16MP)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
no Timelapse mode
screen is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FH1 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic FH7 as a Landscape photography camera
32
relatively wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
manual focus not available
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
small screen (2.7 inches)
manual exposure not available
resolution not great (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
43
reasonably wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
manual exposure not possible
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
no Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FH1 as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic FH7 as a Vlogging camera
29
relatively wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
display is not selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have mic jack
34
reasonably wide (28mm)
built-in touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect focusing
lighter than others in class (126 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen is not selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
no microphone support
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Panasonic FH1 vs Panasonic FH7 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FH1 and Panasonic FH7
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7
General Information
Company Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7
Also referred to as Lumix DMC-FS10 Lumix DMC-FS22
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2010-01-06 2011-09-07
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor - Venus Engine IV
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 6400 6400
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points 9 11
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-112mm (4.0x)
Highest aperture f/2.8-6.9 f/3.1-6.5
Macro focusing distance 5cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.9
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.7 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60 secs 60 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/1600 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shooting rate 6.0fps 4.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 6.80 m 3.30 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction
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 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video format Motion JPEG 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 163 grams (0.36 lb) 126 grams (0.28 lb)
Dimensions 98 x 55 x 23mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.9") 95 x 56 x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7")
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 - 260 pictures
Style of battery - Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Price at launch $150 $149