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Panasonic FH10 vs Panasonic ZS50

Portability
97
Imaging
40
Features
26
Overall
34
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH10 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 front
Portability
90
Imaging
37
Features
57
Overall
45

Panasonic FH10 vs Panasonic ZS50 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
  • Revealed January 2013
Panasonic ZS50
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.3-6.4) lens
  • 243g - 111 x 65 x 34mm
  • Introduced January 2015
  • Also referred to as Lumix DMC-TZ70
  • Superseded the Panasonic ZS45
  • New Model is Panasonic ZS60
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Panasonic FH10 vs Panasonic ZS50 Overview

On this page, we are matching up the Panasonic FH10 versus Panasonic ZS50, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom and both are manufactured by Panasonic. There exists a sizable gap among the resolutions of the FH10 (16MP) and ZS50 (12MP) but both cameras posses the same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The FH10 was unveiled 24 months before the ZS50 making them a generation away from one another. Both the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before getting straight to a step-by-step comparison, here is a short introduction of how the FH10 grades versus the ZS50 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FH10 over the Panasonic ZS50

 FH10 ZS50 

Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS50 over the Panasonic FH10

 ZS50 FH10 
IntroducedJanuary 2015January 2013Newer by 24 months
Manually focus More precise focus
Display dimensions3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution1040k230kCrisper display (+810k dot)

Common features in the Panasonic FH10 and Panasonic ZS50

 FH10 ZS50 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither includes Touch friendly display

Panasonic FH10 vs Panasonic ZS50 Physical Comparison

If you're looking to travel with your camera, you'll have to think about its weight and measurements. The Panasonic FH10 features external dimensions of 94mm x 54mm x 18mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.7") with a weight of 103 grams (0.23 lbs) whilst the Panasonic ZS50 has proportions of 111mm x 65mm x 34mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.3") having a weight of 243 grams (0.54 lbs).

Examine the Panasonic FH10 versus Panasonic ZS50 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you are utilizing at that time. Underneath is a front view scale comparison of the FH10 and the ZS50.

Panasonic FH10 vs Panasonic ZS50 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the FH10 and ZS50 is 97 and 90 respectively.

Panasonic FH10 vs Panasonic ZS50 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FH10 vs Panasonic ZS50 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is tough to visualise the gap in sensor dimensions merely by looking through specs. The picture underneath should provide you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the FH10 and ZS50.

As you can plainly see, the two cameras provide the same sensor dimensions but not the same resolution. You can anticipate the Panasonic FH10 to render more detail having an extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also let you crop photos more aggressively. The more aged FH10 will be disadvantaged in sensor innovation.

Panasonic FH10 vs Panasonic ZS50 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FH10 vs Panasonic ZS50 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FH10 vs Panasonic ZS50 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FH10 Portrait photography highlights
Panasonic ZS50 Portrait photography highlights
30
decent MP (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
no manual exposure
cannot use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
42
manual focus
includes face detection autofocus
exports RAW files
no external flash support
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FH10 Street photography features
Panasonic ZS50 Street photography features
64
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average in class (103g)
no moving screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
68
image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
lighter than competition in class (243 grams)
no articulating screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FH10 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic ZS50 as a Sports photography camera
41
image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16MP)
comes with tracking autofocus
slow fps (1.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
43
amazing zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
includes tracking autofocus
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FH10 Travel photography factors
Panasonic ZS50 Travel photography factors
69
lighter than average in class (103 grams)
decent MP (16MP)
flash built-in
really wide (26mm)
does not have Timelapse function
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
66
lighter than competition in class (243 grams)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (24mm)
long zoom (720mm)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FH10 Landscape photography information
Panasonic ZS50 Landscape photography information
39
really wide (26mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
no manual exposure
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
does not have Timelapse function
51
manual focus
reasonably wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
megapixel count low (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FH10 Vlogging details
Panasonic ZS50 Vlogging details
31
really wide (26mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average in class (103g)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have external microphone port
34
reasonably wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competition in class (243g)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
screen isn't selfie friendly
lack of external microphone jack
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Panasonic FH10 vs Panasonic ZS50 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FH10 and Panasonic ZS50
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH10Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
General Information
Manufacturer Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH10 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
Also Known as - Lumix DMC-TZ70
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2013-01-07 2015-01-06
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio - 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 6400 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
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 mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 26-130mm (5.0x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.8-6.9 f/3.3-6.4
Macro focus range 5cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 2.7" 3"
Resolution of screen 230k dot 1,040k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen tech TFT LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 1,166k dot
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.46x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60s 4s
Highest shutter speed 1/1600s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting speed 1.0 frames per sec 10.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 4.40 m 6.40 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
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 (60p/60i/30p), 1280 x 720 (60p/30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 103g (0.23 lbs) 243g (0.54 lbs)
Physical dimensions 94 x 54 x 18mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.7") 111 x 65 x 34mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested 44
DXO Color Depth score not tested 20.0
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 11.2
DXO Low light score not tested 138
Other
Battery life 260 shots 300 shots
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Launch pricing $110 $350