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Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FX48

Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
30
Overall
34
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX48 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
21
Overall
29

Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FX48 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
  • Released January 2010
  • Alternate Name is Lumix DMC-FS33
Panasonic FX48
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200 (Increase to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 25-125mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 150g - 95 x 53 x 22mm
  • Revealed January 2009
  • Additionally Known as Lumix DMC-FX40
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Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FX48 Overview

Here is a extended comparison of the Panasonic FH22 and Panasonic FX48, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and they are both designed by Panasonic. The resolution of the FH22 (14MP) and the FX48 (12MP) is relatively well matched and they possess the same exact sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The FH22 was introduced 12 months later than the FX48 and they are both of a similar age. Both the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before delving straight into a in-depth comparison, below is a short view of how the FH22 grades versus the FX48 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FH22 over the Panasonic FX48

 FH22 FX48 
RevealedJanuary 2010January 2009Fresher by 12 months
Screen sizing3"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Panasonic FX48 over the Panasonic FH22

 FX48 FH22 

Common features in the Panasonic FH22 and Panasonic FX48

 FH22 FX48 
Focus manually No manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kSame screen resolution
Selfie screen No selfie screen

Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FX48 Physical Comparison

When you are going to carry your camera regularly, you will need to factor in its weight and measurements. The Panasonic FH22 enjoys physical dimensions of 100mm x 57mm x 27mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 170 grams (0.37 lbs) whilst the Panasonic FX48 has proportions of 95mm x 53mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9") and a weight of 150 grams (0.33 lbs).

Contrast the Panasonic FH22 and Panasonic FX48 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you are employing at that time. Here is the front view proportions comparison of the FH22 vs the FX48.

Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FX48 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability grade of the FH22 and FX48 is 94 and 95 respectively.

Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FX48 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FX48 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is very difficult to visualise the gap between sensor sizing just by reading through a spec sheet. The photograph below will offer you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the FH22 and FX48.

Clearly, both of those cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing albeit not the same resolution. You can count on the Panasonic FH22 to give greater detail using its extra 2MP. Higher resolution will allow you to crop shots a little more aggressively. The younger FH22 will have an advantage in sensor innovation.

Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FX48 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FX48 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FX48 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FH22 Portrait photography info
Panasonic FX48 Portrait photography info
28
good MP (14MP)
lack of manual focus
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
27
comes with face detect focusing
focusing manually not possible
cannot use external flash
low resolution (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FH22 Street photography factors
Panasonic FX48 Street photography factors
62
has image stabilization (Optical)
has focus by touch
screen is fixed
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FH22 Sports photography details
Panasonic FX48 Sports photography details
35
has image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (14 megapixels)
max fps very slow (5.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
max frames per second very slow (2.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
low resolution (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Panasonic FH22
Travel photography with Panasonic FX48
67
has focus by touch
good MP (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
quite wide (28mm)
missing Timelapse function
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
58
built-in flash
decently wide (25mm)
no Timelapse mode
low resolution (12 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FH22 Landscape photography info
Panasonic FX48 Landscape photography info
42
quite wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (14MP)
lack of manual focus
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
manual mode not available
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
missing Timelapse function
33
decently wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.5")
low resolution (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
no Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FH22 Vlogging factors
Panasonic FX48 Vlogging factors
31
quite wide (28mm)
touchscreen enabled
has image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing microphone jack
31
decently wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect focusing
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
display is not selfie friendly
video quality not great (640 x 480 pixels)
no microphone jack
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Panasonic FH22 vs Panasonic FX48 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FH22 and Panasonic FX48
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX48
General Information
Make Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX48
Also called as Lumix DMC-FS33 Lumix DMC-FX40
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Released 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 area 27.7mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4320 x 3240 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 6400 3200
Highest boosted ISO - 6400
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 9 11
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-224mm (8.0x) 25-125mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.3-5.9 f/2.8-5.9
Macro focusing range 5cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.9
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inches 2.5 inches
Resolution of display 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60 seconds 60 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/1600 seconds 1/3000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 5.0 frames per sec 2.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 5.80 m 6.00 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE 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) 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 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
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 170 gr (0.37 lbs) 150 gr (0.33 lbs)
Dimensions 100 x 57 x 27mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1") 95 x 53 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" 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 recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Retail cost $200 $325