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Panasonic FH10 vs Sony G3

Portability
97
Imaging
40
Features
26
Overall
34
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH10 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 front
Portability
94
Imaging
33
Features
30
Overall
31

Panasonic FH10 vs Sony G3 Key Specs

Panasonic FH10
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-130mm (F2.8-6.9) lens
  • 103g - 94 x 54 x 18mm
  • Released January 2013
Sony G3
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 35-140mm (F3.5-10.0) lens
  • 185g - 97 x 59 x 22mm
  • Announced January 2009
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Panasonic FH10 vs Sony G3 Overview

Here, we are evaluating the Panasonic FH10 and Sony G3, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by brands Panasonic and Sony. There is a huge difference between the resolutions of the FH10 (16MP) and G3 (10MP) but both cameras posses the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The FH10 was unveiled 4 years after the G3 which is quite a significant gap as far as tech is concerned. Both of these cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before diving into a full comparison, here is a brief summary of how the FH10 grades versus the G3 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FH10 over the Sony G3

 FH10 G3 
AnnouncedJanuary 2013January 2009More modern by 49 months

Reasons to pick Sony G3 over the Panasonic FH10

 G3 FH10 
Manually focus More accurate focus
Display size3.5"2.7"Larger display (+0.8")
Display resolution921k230kSharper display (+691k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Panasonic FH10 and Sony G3

 FH10 G3 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen No selfie screen

Panasonic FH10 vs Sony G3 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to carry around your camera regularly, you're going to have to take into account its weight and size. The Panasonic FH10 has external measurements of 94mm x 54mm x 18mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.7") and a weight of 103 grams (0.23 lbs) and the Sony G3 has specifications of 97mm x 59mm x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9") and a weight of 185 grams (0.41 lbs).

See the Panasonic FH10 and Sony G3 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you choose at the time. Underneath is a front view measurement comparison of the FH10 versus the G3.

Panasonic FH10 vs Sony G3 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the FH10 and G3 is 97 and 94 respectively.

Panasonic FH10 vs Sony G3 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FH10 vs Sony G3 Sensor Comparison

Often, it is hard to visualize the difference between sensor sizes just by reading a spec sheet. The picture here should provide you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the FH10 and G3.

As you can see, the 2 cameras come with the identical sensor size but different megapixels. You should expect to see the Panasonic FH10 to offer you extra detail having an extra 6 Megapixels. Greater resolution will allow you to crop pics a good deal more aggressively. The more modern FH10 should have a benefit in sensor innovation.

Panasonic FH10 vs Sony G3 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FH10 vs Sony G3 Screen and ViewFinder

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

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Panasonic FH10
Portrait photography with Sony G3
30
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
no manual focus
manual mode not available
no external flash support
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
26
manual focus
no manual exposure
external flash not possible
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Panasonic FH10
Street photography with Sony G3
64
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average (103 grams)
screen is fixed
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
56
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FH10 Sports photography info
Sony G3 Sports photography info
41
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
offers tracking autofocus
low fps (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
23
built in image stabilization (Optical)
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,000s)
slow fps (2.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FH10 Travel photography information
Sony G3 Travel photography information
69
lighter than average (103 grams)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
pretty wide (26mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
50
built-in flash
doesn't have Timelapse function
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Panasonic FH10
Landscape photography with Sony G3
39
pretty wide (26mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
no manual focus
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
manual mode not available
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
36
manual focus
screen larger than average (3.5 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
no manual exposure
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
doesn't have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FH10 as a Vlogging camera
Sony G3 as a Vlogging camera
31
pretty wide (26mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average (103g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have external mic socket
27
touchscreen capability
built in image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not good (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
display isn't selfie friendly
low quality video (640 x 480 pixels)
doesn't have microphone support
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Panasonic FH10 vs Sony G3 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FH10 and Sony G3
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH10Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3
General Information
Make Panasonic Sony
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH10 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Released 2013-01-07 2009-01-08
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
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 16MP 10MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 4608 x 3456 3648 x 2736
Max native ISO 6400 3200
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points - 9
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 26-130mm (5.0x) 35-140mm (4.0x)
Max aperture f/2.8-6.9 f/3.5-10.0
Macro focus distance 5cm -
Crop factor 5.9 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7 inches 3.5 inches
Display resolution 230 thousand dots 921 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display tech TFT LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 60 seconds 1 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/1600 seconds 1/1000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 1.0 frames/s 2.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 4.40 m 4.30 m (Auto ISO)
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video file 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 proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 103 gr (0.23 pounds) 185 gr (0.41 pounds)
Physical dimensions 94 x 54 x 18mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.7") 97 x 59 x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9")
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 260 photographs -
Style of battery Battery Pack -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Retail pricing $110 $200