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Panasonic FH2 vs Panasonic FS25

Portability
96
Imaging
37
Features
33
Overall
35
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH2 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
24
Overall
30

Panasonic FH2 vs Panasonic FS25 Key Specs

Panasonic FH2
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-112mm (F3.1-6.5) lens
  • 121g - 94 x 54 x 19mm
  • Announced January 2011
  • Additionally referred to as Lumix DMC-FS16
Panasonic FS25
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Expand to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 29-145mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 148g - 97 x 58 x 22mm
  • Revealed January 2009
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Panasonic FH2 vs Panasonic FS25 Overview

On this page, we will be looking at the Panasonic FH2 vs Panasonic FS25, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and they are both offered by Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the FH2 (14MP) and the FS25 (12MP) is pretty similar and both cameras provide the same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The FH2 was introduced 24 months later than the FS25 which makes them a generation apart from one another. The two cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before going straight to a more detailed comparison, here is a quick highlight of how the FH2 matches up against the FS25 for portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FH2 over the Panasonic FS25

 FH2 FS25 
RevealedJanuary 2011January 2009More recent by 24 months

Reasons to pick Panasonic FS25 over the Panasonic FH2

 FS25 FH2 
Screen dimensions3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")

Common features in the Panasonic FH2 and Panasonic FS25

 FH2 FS25 
Manual focus Lack of manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kIdentical screen resolution
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither comes with Touch friendly screen

Panasonic FH2 vs Panasonic FS25 Physical Comparison

In case you're intending to lug around your camera, you'll need to consider its weight and size. The Panasonic FH2 comes with external dimensions of 94mm x 54mm x 19mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.7") accompanied by a weight of 121 grams (0.27 lbs) whilst the Panasonic FS25 has specifications of 97mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9") along with a weight of 148 grams (0.33 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you are utilising at the time. The following is a front view measurements comparison of the FH2 versus the FS25.

Panasonic FH2 vs Panasonic FS25 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the FH2 and FS25 is 96 and 95 respectively.

Panasonic FH2 vs Panasonic FS25 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FH2 vs Panasonic FS25 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, its difficult to picture the difference between sensor measurements purely by reading specs. The visual here may provide you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the FH2 and FS25.

All in all, both of the cameras have the same sensor dimensions albeit different megapixels. You can expect the Panasonic FH2 to offer you more detail using its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also help you crop pictures a bit more aggressively. The more modern FH2 provides a benefit when it comes to sensor innovation.

Panasonic FH2 vs Panasonic FS25 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FH2 vs Panasonic FS25 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FH2 vs Panasonic FS25 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FH2 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic FS25 as a Portrait photography camera
33
good resolution (14MP)
offers face detection focusing
focusing manually not possible
no manual mode
external flash not possible
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
26
features face detection focusing
no manual focus
manual mode not available
can't use external flash
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FH2 Street photography highlights
Panasonic FS25 Street photography highlights
67
has image stabilization (Optical)
comes with focus by touch
lighter than average in class (121g)
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
57
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FH2 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic FS25 as a Sports photography camera
43
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (14MP)
offers tracking autofocus
better than average battery life (270 CIPA)
slow continuous shooting (4.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
25
built in image stabilization (Optical)
slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Panasonic FH2
Travel photography with Panasonic FS25
72
better than average battery life (270 CIPA)
lighter than average in class (121g)
comes with focus by touch
good resolution (14MP)
flash built-in
fairly wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse function
does not have a selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
51
built-in flash
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (29mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Panasonic FH2
Landscape photography with Panasonic FS25
41
fairly wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (14 megapixels)
better than average battery life (270 shots)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen is small (2.7")
no manual mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
lack of Timelapse function
32
screen size is decent (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (29mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
manual mode not available
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FH2 Vlogging info
Panasonic FS25 Vlogging info
32
fairly wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focusing
lighter than average in class (121 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
does not have a selfie friendly display
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of external microphone support
28
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focusing
wide angle not good (29mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (640 x 480 resolution)
doesn't have external mic socket
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Panasonic FH2 vs Panasonic FS25 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FH2 and Panasonic FS25
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH2Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25
General Information
Brand Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH2 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25
Also referred to as Lumix DMC-FS16 -
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2011-01-05 2009-01-27
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by Venus Engine IV -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Highest resolution 4320 x 3240 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 6400 1600
Highest boosted ISO - 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points 11 11
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-112mm (4.0x) 29-145mm (5.0x)
Max aperture f/3.1-6.5 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focus range 5cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.9
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.7 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60s 60s
Maximum shutter speed 1/1600s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting rate 4.0fps 2.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 3.30 m 5.30 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
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), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video data format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic 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
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 121 gr (0.27 lbs) 148 gr (0.33 lbs)
Physical dimensions 94 x 54 x 19mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.7") 97 x 58 x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 270 photographs -
Battery type Battery Pack -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots One One
Launch pricing $149 $230