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Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FH7

Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
30
Overall
34
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7 front
Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
36
Overall
37

Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FH7 Key Specs

Panasonic FH22
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-224mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 170g - 100 x 57 x 27mm
  • Introduced January 2010
  • Also referred to as Lumix DMC-FS33
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
  • Launched September 2011
  • Also Known as Lumix DMC-FS22
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Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FH7 Overview

Its time to look much closer at the Panasonic FH22 and Panasonic FH7, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and both of them are produced by Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the FH22 (14MP) and the FH7 (16MP) is very similar and both cameras posses the same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The FH22 was launched 20 months earlier than the FH7 making them a generation apart from each other. Each of these cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before going right into a complete comparison, here is a concise highlight of how the FH22 grades versus the FH7 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FH22 over the Panasonic FH7

 FH22 FH7 

Reasons to pick Panasonic FH7 over the Panasonic FH22

 FH7 FH22 
LaunchedSeptember 2011January 2010Fresher by 20 months

Common features in the Panasonic FH22 and Panasonic FH7

 FH22 FH7 
Focus manually Lack of manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display dimensions
Display resolution230k230kSame display resolution
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FH7 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to carry your camera regularly, you'll have to think about its weight and proportions. The Panasonic FH22 has got external dimensions of 100mm x 57mm x 27mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1") and a weight of 170 grams (0.37 lbs) whilst the Panasonic FH7 has measurements of 95mm x 56mm x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") with a weight of 126 grams (0.28 lbs).

Compare the Panasonic FH22 and Panasonic FH7 in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are utilising at that moment. The following is a front view sizing comparison of the FH22 compared to the FH7.

Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FH7 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability rating of the FH22 and FH7 is 94 and 96 respectively.

Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FH7 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FH7 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is hard to visualise the difference between sensor sizing simply by reviewing a spec sheet. The graphic underneath should provide you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the FH22 and FH7.

Clearly, both of the cameras have the same sensor dimensions but not the same MP. You should expect to see the Panasonic FH7 to offer you greater detail utilizing its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also enable you to crop photos a bit more aggressively. The older FH22 is going to be disadvantaged in sensor tech.

Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FH7 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FH7 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FH7 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Panasonic FH22
Portrait photography with Panasonic FH7
28
good resolution (14MP)
lack of manual focus
no manual control
no external flash support
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
34
megapixel count good (16MP)
features face detection focusing
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual mode
external flash not possible
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FH22 Street photography factors
Panasonic FH7 Street photography factors
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with touch to focus
no articulating screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
67
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports touch focus
lighter than competition (126g)
no articulating screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Panasonic FH22
Sports photography with Panasonic FH7
35
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (14MP)
very slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
40
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
features tracking autofocus
low frames per second (4.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FH22 Travel photography advice
Panasonic FH7 Travel photography advice
67
comes with touch to focus
good resolution (14MP)
flash built-in
quite wide (28mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
does not offer selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
71
lighter than competition (126g)
supports touch focus
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
display isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FH22 Landscape photography features
Panasonic FH7 Landscape photography features
42
quite wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (14MP)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
no manual control
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse recording
43
relatively wide (28mm)
good sized screen (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
lack of manual mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FH22 Vlogging factors
Panasonic FH7 Vlogging factors
31
quite wide (28mm)
touchscreen enabled
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
does not offer selfie friendly display
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have microphone socket
34
relatively wide (28mm)
has touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focusing
lighter than competition (126 grams)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
display isn't selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have external mic jack
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Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FH7 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FH22 and Panasonic FH7
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7
General Information
Make Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7
Also Known as Lumix DMC-FS33 Lumix DMC-FS22
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2010-01-06 2011-09-07
Body design 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 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4320 x 3240 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 6400 6400
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points 9 11
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-224mm (8.0x) 28-112mm (4.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.3-5.9 f/3.1-6.5
Macro focus range 5cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.9
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60s 60s
Highest shutter speed 1/1600s 1/1600s
Continuous shooting speed 5.0fps 4.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 5.80 m 3.30 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
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)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
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 seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 170 grams (0.37 pounds) 126 grams (0.28 pounds)
Physical dimensions 100 x 57 x 27mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1") 95 x 56 x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7")
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 - 260 images
Battery format - Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots One One
Price at launch $200 $149