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Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FS25

Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
30
Overall
34
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
24
Overall
30

Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FS25 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
  • Launched January 2010
  • Alternative Name is Lumix DMC-FS33
Panasonic FS25
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Bump to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 29-145mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 148g - 97 x 58 x 22mm
  • Released January 2009
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Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FS25 Overview

Below, we will be matching up the Panasonic FH22 versus Panasonic FS25, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and both are produced by Panasonic. The resolution of the FH22 (14MP) and the FS25 (12MP) is relatively well matched and they enjoy the exact same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The FH22 was unveiled 12 months after the FS25 which means that they are of a similar generation. Each of the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before we go in to a in depth comparison, below is a short overview of how the FH22 scores against the FS25 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FH22 over the Panasonic FS25

 FH22 FS25 
ReleasedJanuary 2010January 2009More modern by 12 months
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Panasonic FS25 over the Panasonic FH22

 FS25 FH22 

Common features in the Panasonic FH22 and Panasonic FS25

 FH22 FS25 
Manually focus No manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen size
Screen resolution230k230kSame screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen

Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FS25 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to carry around your camera often, you are going to need to think about its weight and volume. The Panasonic FH22 features physical measurements of 100mm x 57mm x 27mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1") with a weight of 170 grams (0.37 lbs) and the Panasonic FS25 has sizing of 97mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9") with a weight of 148 grams (0.33 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you are utilizing at that time. The following is the front view over all size comparison of the FH22 compared to the FS25.

Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FS25 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability score of the FH22 and FS25 is 94 and 95 respectively.

Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FS25 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FS25 Sensor Comparison

Usually, its tough to picture the gap between sensor sizes simply by reading through a spec sheet. The pic underneath will offer you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the FH22 and FS25.

Clearly, both of those cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements albeit different MP. You should count on the Panasonic FH22 to resolve greater detail having an extra 2MP. Higher resolution will also enable you to crop photographs somewhat more aggressively. The newer FH22 should have an edge when it comes to sensor technology.

Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FS25 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FS25 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FS25 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FH22 Portrait photography features
Panasonic FS25 Portrait photography features
28
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
no manual mode
no external flash support
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
26
comes with face detection focusing
manual focus not available
lack of manual exposure
external flash not possible
megapixel count low (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FH22 Street photography info
Panasonic FS25 Street photography info
62
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides touch to focus
no moving screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
57
image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FH22 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic FS25 as a Sports photography camera
35
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
very slow continuous shooting (5.0 fps)
no shutter priority
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
25
image stabilization (Optical)
very slow continuous shooting (2.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FH22 Travel photography details
Panasonic FS25 Travel photography details
67
provides touch to focus
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
doesn't have selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
51
has built in flash
does not have Timelapse recording
megapixel count low (12MP)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
wide angle not fantastic (29mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FH22 Landscape photography info
Panasonic FS25 Landscape photography info
42
fairly wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (14MP)
manual focus not available
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
no manual mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse recording
32
screen is a good size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
manual focus not available
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (29mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
lack of manual exposure
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
does not have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FH22 as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic FS25 as a Vlogging camera
31
fairly wide (28mm)
touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have external microphone port
28
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection focusing
wide angle not fantastic (29mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
low res video (640 x 480 pxls)
does not have external microphone port
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Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FS25 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FH22 and Panasonic FS25
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25
General Information
Make Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25
Also called as Lumix DMC-FS33 -
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2010-01-06 2009-01-27
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 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
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points 9 11
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-224mm (8.0x) 29-145mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.3-5.9 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing distance 5cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.9
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60 seconds 60 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/1600 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 5.0fps 2.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 5.80 m 5.30 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (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 format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 170g (0.37 pounds) 148g (0.33 pounds)
Dimensions 100 x 57 x 27mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1") 97 x 58 x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots One One
Pricing at launch $200 $230