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Panasonic FH10 vs Panasonic G3

Portability
97
Imaging
40
Features
26
Overall
34
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH10 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 front
Portability
83
Imaging
52
Features
62
Overall
56

Panasonic FH10 vs Panasonic G3 Key Specs

Panasonic FH10
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-130mm (F2.8-6.9) lens
  • 103g - 94 x 54 x 18mm
  • Launched January 2013
Panasonic G3
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 160 - 6400
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 336g - 115 x 84 x 47mm
  • Revealed July 2011
  • Replaced the Panasonic G2
  • Updated by Panasonic G5
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Panasonic FH10 vs Panasonic G3 Overview

Below is a extensive comparison of the Panasonic FH10 vs Panasonic G3, former being a Small Sensor Compact while the latter is a Entry-Level Mirrorless and both of them are manufactured by Panasonic. The image resolution of the FH10 (16MP) and the G3 (16MP) is pretty close but the FH10 (1/2.3") and G3 (Four Thirds) provide different sensor sizes.

Photography Glossary

The FH10 was manufactured 19 months later than the G3 which makes them a generation apart from each other. Both cameras feature different body design with the Panasonic FH10 being a Compact camera and the Panasonic G3 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera.

Before getting into a in depth comparison, here is a quick introduction of how the FH10 matches up against the G3 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FH10 over the Panasonic G3

 FH10 G3 
RevealedJanuary 2013July 2011More recent by 19 months

Reasons to pick Panasonic G3 over the Panasonic FH10

 G3 FH10 
Manually focus Very precise focusing
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen size3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution460k230kClearer screen (+230k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Panasonic FH10 and Panasonic G3

 FH10 G3 

Panasonic FH10 vs Panasonic G3 Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to lug around your camera often, you will want to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Panasonic FH10 features physical measurements of 94mm x 54mm x 18mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.7") accompanied by a weight of 103 grams (0.23 lbs) while the Panasonic G3 has dimensions of 115mm x 84mm x 47mm (4.5" x 3.3" x 1.9") accompanied by a weight of 336 grams (0.74 lbs).

Take a look at the Panasonic FH10 vs Panasonic G3 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you have at that time. Following is a front view measurements comparison of the FH10 vs the G3.

Panasonic FH10 vs Panasonic G3 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the FH10 and G3 is 97 and 83 respectively.

Panasonic FH10 vs Panasonic G3 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FH10 vs Panasonic G3 Sensor Comparison

Often, it is hard to imagine the difference in sensor measurements just by researching specs. The graphic underneath will give you a stronger sense of the sensor sizing in the FH10 and G3.

As you can plainly see, both the cameras come with the identical resolution albeit different sensor measurements. The FH10 uses the smaller sensor which will make getting shallow depth of field tougher. The more modern FH10 should have a benefit when it comes to sensor technology.

Panasonic FH10 vs Panasonic G3 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FH10 vs Panasonic G3 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FH10 vs Panasonic G3 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FH10 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic G3 as a Portrait photography camera
30
decent megapixels (16MP)
manual focus not available
no manual exposure
cannot use external flash
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
71
focusing manually
MP count decent (16MP)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
comes with face detection autofocus
exports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FH10 as a Street photography camera
Panasonic G3 as a Street photography camera
64
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others (103g)
no moving screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
75
screen articulates
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
exports RAW files
features focus by touch
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FH10 Sports photography factors
Panasonic G3 Sports photography factors
41
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (16MP)
has tracking autofocus
slow fps (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
47
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
comes with tracking autofocus
continuous shooting slow (4.0 fps)
no image stabilization
not so great battery power (270 shots)
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FH10 Travel photography details
Panasonic G3 Travel photography details
69
lighter than others (103 grams)
decent megapixels (16MP)
flash built-in
pretty wide (26mm)
no Timelapse mode
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
70
features focus by touch
MP count decent (16MP)
has built in flash
selfie friendly screen
lack of Timelapse recording
not so great battery power (270 CIPA)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FH10 Landscape photography factors
Panasonic G3 Landscape photography factors
39
pretty wide (26mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (16MP)
manual focus not available
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
no manual exposure
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
no Timelapse mode
62
focusing manually
swap lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
MP count decent (16MP)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
exports RAW files
no image stabilization
not so great battery power (270 shots)
lack of Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FH10 as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic G3 as a Vlogging camera
31
pretty wide (26mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others (103 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
no external microphone port
70
selfie friendly screen
screen is touchscreen
comes with face detection autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
no image stabilization
lack of external microphone socket
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Panasonic FH10 vs Panasonic G3 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FH10 and Panasonic G3
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH10Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
General Information
Make Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH10 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
Class Small Sensor Compact Entry-Level Mirrorless
Launched 2013-01-07 2011-07-11
Physical type Compact SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Chip - Venus Engine FHD
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" Four Thirds
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio - 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456 4592 x 3448
Maximum native ISO 6400 6400
Min native ISO 100 160
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points - 23
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens Micro Four Thirds
Lens focal range 26-130mm (5.0x) -
Highest aperture f/2.8-6.9 -
Macro focus distance 5cm -
Amount of lenses - 107
Focal length multiplier 5.9 2.1
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Screen size 2.7 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 230k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen tech TFT LCD TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 1,440k dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.7x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60 secs 60 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/1600 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 1.0fps 4.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 4.40 m 11.00 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash synchronize - 1/160 secs
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60fps) 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps), 320 x 240 (30fps))
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG AVCHD, Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
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 sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 103g (0.23 lbs) 336g (0.74 lbs)
Physical dimensions 94 x 54 x 18mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.7") 115 x 84 x 47mm (4.5" x 3.3" x 1.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested 56
DXO Color Depth score not tested 21.0
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 10.6
DXO Low light score not tested 667
Other
Battery life 260 photos 270 photos
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Launch pricing $110 $500