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Panasonic FH22 vs Sony HX100V

Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
30
Overall
34
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V front
Portability
66
Imaging
39
Features
50
Overall
43

Panasonic FH22 vs Sony HX100V Key Specs

Panasonic FH22
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 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
  • Additionally Known as Lumix DMC-FS33
Sony HX100V
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 27-810mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
  • 577g - 122 x 87 x 93mm
  • Released October 2011
  • New Model is Sony HX200V
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Panasonic FH22 vs Sony HX100V Overview

Here, we will be contrasting the Panasonic FH22 vs Sony HX100V, one being a Small Sensor Compact and the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom by rivals Panasonic and Sony. The image resolution of the FH22 (14MP) and the HX100V (16MP) is relatively similar and both cameras offer the identical sensor size (1/2.3").

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The FH22 was launched 21 months prior to the HX100V which makes them a generation apart from one another. Both cameras feature different body design with the Panasonic FH22 being a Compact camera and the Sony HX100V being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before diving straight to a step-by-step comparison, here is a quick highlight of how the FH22 matches up vs the HX100V in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FH22 over the Sony HX100V

 FH22 HX100V 
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Sony HX100V over the Panasonic FH22

 HX100V FH22 
ReleasedOctober 2011January 2010More recent by 21 months
Manual focus Very precise focusing
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution921k230kClearer screen (+691k dot)

Common features in the Panasonic FH22 and Sony HX100V

 FH22 HX100V 
Screen size3"3"Same screen size
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen

Panasonic FH22 vs Sony HX100V Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to lug around your camera, you should take into account its weight and proportions. The Panasonic FH22 offers external 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 Sony HX100V has measurements of 122mm x 87mm x 93mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 3.7") and a weight of 577 grams (1.27 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you choose during that time. Below is a front view sizing comparison of the FH22 and the HX100V.

Panasonic FH22 vs Sony HX100V size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the FH22 and HX100V is 94 and 66 respectively.

Panasonic FH22 vs Sony HX100V top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FH22 vs Sony HX100V Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is tough to picture the contrast between sensor measurements only by reading a spec sheet. The photograph below might give you a clearer sense of the sensor dimensions in the FH22 and HX100V.

As you can see, both of the cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit different resolution. You should count on the Sony HX100V to offer extra detail utilizing its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also make it easier to crop pictures way more aggressively. The older FH22 is going to be behind when it comes to sensor innovation.

Panasonic FH22 vs Sony HX100V sensor size comparison

Panasonic FH22 vs Sony HX100V Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FH22 vs Sony HX100V Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Panasonic FH22
Portrait photography with Sony HX100V
28
MP count good (14MP)
focusing manually not possible
no manual mode
can't use external flash
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
39
you can focus manually
decent megapixels (16MP)
no external flash support
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FH22 as a Street photography camera
Sony HX100V as a Street photography camera
62
has image stabilization (Optical)
has touch to focus
fixed screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
50
screen tilts
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
heavier than others in class (577g)
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FH22 as a Sports photography camera
Sony HX100V as a Sports photography camera
35
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (14MP)
max fps very slow (5.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
49
excellent zoom range (27-810mm 30.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FH22 Travel photography features
Sony HX100V Travel photography features
67
has touch to focus
MP count good (14MP)
built-in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
no Time Lapse function
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
54
decent megapixels (16MP)
flash built-in
rather wide (27mm)
long reach (810mm)
does not have Time Lapse mode
heavier than others in class (577 grams)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FH22 Landscape photography details
Sony HX100V Landscape photography details
42
fairly wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
no manual mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
no Time Lapse function
47
you can focus manually
rather wide (27mm)
screen is a decent size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (16MP)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
does not have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FH22 Vlogging features
Sony HX100V Vlogging features
31
fairly wide (28mm)
touchscreen capability
has image stabilization (Optical)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
no mic support
25
rather wide (27mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
does not have external mic socket
heavier than others in class (577g)
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Panasonic FH22 vs Sony HX100V Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FH22 and Sony HX100V
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V
General Information
Brand Panasonic Sony
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V
Other name Lumix DMC-FS33 -
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2010-01-06 2011-10-21
Physical type Compact SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Chip - BIONZ
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4320 x 3240 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 6400 3200
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-224mm (8.0x) 27-810mm (30.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.3-5.9 f/2.8-5.6
Macro focusing range 5cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Tilting
Screen diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dots 921 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen technology - XtraFine LCD display with TruBlack technology
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/1600s 1/4000s
Continuous shooting rate 5.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 5.80 m 12.70 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance 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) 1920 x 1080 (60fps), 1440 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 170g (0.37 lb) 577g (1.27 lb)
Physical dimensions 100 x 57 x 27mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1") 122 x 87 x 93mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 3.7")
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
Battery ID - NP-FH50
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Card slots One One
Pricing at launch $200 $429