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Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FH8

Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
30
Overall
34
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 front
Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
32
Overall
36

Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FH8 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
  • Announced January 2010
  • Alternate Name is Lumix DMC-FS33
Panasonic FH8
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-120mm (F2.5-6.4) lens
  • 123g - 96 x 57 x 19mm
  • Launched January 2012
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Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FH8 Overview

The following is a comprehensive comparison of the Panasonic FH22 versus Panasonic FH8, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and both of them are sold by Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the FH22 (14MP) and the FH8 (16MP) is pretty comparable and both cameras provide the same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The FH22 was announced 24 months earlier than the FH8 which makes them a generation away from each other. Each of these cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before going into a comprehensive comparison, here is a concise summation of how the FH22 matches up vs the FH8 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FH22 over the Panasonic FH8

 FH22 FH8 
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Reasons to pick Panasonic FH8 over the Panasonic FH22

 FH8 FH22 
LaunchedJanuary 2012January 2010Newer by 24 months

Common features in the Panasonic FH22 and Panasonic FH8

 FH22 FH8 
Manually focus No manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen measurement
Screen resolution230k230kIdentical screen resolution
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen

Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FH8 Physical Comparison

For those who are looking to travel with your camera regularly, you'll need to factor in its weight and volume. The Panasonic FH22 enjoys physical dimensions of 100mm x 57mm x 27mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1") with a weight of 170 grams (0.37 lbs) while the Panasonic FH8 has sizing of 96mm x 57mm x 19mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.7") and a weight of 123 grams (0.27 lbs).

Check out the Panasonic FH22 versus Panasonic FH8 in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you use at that time. Below is a front view size comparison of the FH22 versus the FH8.

Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FH8 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability rating of the FH22 and FH8 is 94 and 96 respectively.

Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FH8 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FH8 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is very tough to imagine the difference in sensor dimensions purely by checking out technical specs. The picture here may provide you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the FH22 and FH8.

As you have seen, both of those cameras provide the same sensor dimensions albeit different MP. You should expect the Panasonic FH8 to provide greater detail with its extra 2MP. Higher resolution can also allow you to crop shots more aggressively. The more aged FH22 will be behind when it comes to sensor technology.

Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FH8 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FH8 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FH8 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FH22 Portrait photography highlights
Panasonic FH8 Portrait photography highlights
28
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
can't use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW format
34
MP count good (16 megapixels)
has face detect autofocus
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
external flash not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FH22 Street photography details
Panasonic FH8 Street photography details
62
image stabilization (Optical)
includes touch focus
screen does not articulate
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW format
63
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average (123g)
no articulating screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FH22 Sports photography highlights
Panasonic FH8 Sports photography highlights
35
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
continuous shooting slow (5.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
40
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
has tracking focus
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FH22 Travel photography advice
Panasonic FH8 Travel photography advice
67
includes touch focus
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (28mm)
no Timelapse recording
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
69
lighter than average (123 grams)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
fairly wide (24mm)
missing Time Lapse function
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FH22 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic FH8 as a Landscape photography camera
42
reasonably wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
no manual control
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW format
no Timelapse recording
43
fairly wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.5)
no manual control
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
missing Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FH22 Vlogging info
Panasonic FH8 Vlogging info
31
reasonably wide (28mm)
touchscreen capability
image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
no external microphone port
33
fairly wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect autofocus
lighter than average (123 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f2.5)
display is not selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing mic support
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Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FH8 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FH22 and Panasonic FH8
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8
General Information
Manufacturer Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8
Also Known as Lumix DMC-FS33 -
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2010-01-06 2012-01-09
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
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 area 27.7mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4320 x 3240 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 6400 6400
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points 9 23
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-224mm (8.0x) 24-120mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.3-5.9 f/2.5-6.4
Macro focusing range 5cm 4cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.9
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3" 3"
Display resolution 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display technology - TFT Color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 60s 8s
Fastest shutter speed 1/1600s 1/1600s
Continuous shutter rate 5.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 5.80 m 5.60 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
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)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video file format Motion JPEG MPEG-4
Mic 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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 170 gr (0.37 lbs) 123 gr (0.27 lbs)
Physical dimensions 100 x 57 x 27mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1") 96 x 57 x 19mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 260 pictures
Battery style - Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Price at release $200 $149