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Panasonic FH25 vs Panasonic FH3

Portability
94
Imaging
39
Features
26
Overall
33
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3 front
Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
21
Overall
30

Panasonic FH25 vs Panasonic FH3 Key Specs

Panasonic FH25
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-224mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 159g - 99 x 57 x 28mm
  • Released January 2011
  • Alternative Name is Lumix DMC-FS35
Panasonic FH3
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-6.9) lens
  • 165g - 98 x 55 x 24mm
  • Introduced January 2010
  • Additionally Known as Lumix DMC-FS11
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Panasonic FH25 vs Panasonic FH3 Overview

Lets take a deeper look at the Panasonic FH25 versus Panasonic FH3, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and both are created by Panasonic. The resolution of the FH25 (16MP) and the FH3 (14MP) is very similar and they enjoy the same exact sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The FH25 was released 13 months later than the FH3 making the cameras a generation apart from each other. Both cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before going in to a complete comparison, below is a quick view of how the FH25 matches up versus the FH3 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FH25 over the Panasonic FH3

 FH25 FH3 
IntroducedJanuary 2011January 2010Fresher by 13 months

Reasons to pick Panasonic FH3 over the Panasonic FH25

 FH3 FH25 

Common features in the Panasonic FH25 and Panasonic FH3

 FH25 FH3 
Manual focus No manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display sizing2.7"2.7"Equivalent display sizing
Display resolution230k230kSame display resolution
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly display Lacking Touch friendly display

Panasonic FH25 vs Panasonic FH3 Physical Comparison

If you are looking to carry your camera frequently, you're going to have to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Panasonic FH25 features exterior dimensions of 99mm x 57mm x 28mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 159 grams (0.35 lbs) and the Panasonic FH3 has dimensions of 98mm x 55mm x 24mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.9") having a weight of 165 grams (0.36 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you select at that moment. Following is the front view size comparison of the FH25 compared to the FH3.

Panasonic FH25 vs Panasonic FH3 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability rating of the FH25 and FH3 is 94 and 94 respectively.

Panasonic FH25 vs Panasonic FH3 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FH25 vs Panasonic FH3 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it can be difficult to envision the difference between sensor sizing purely by reading specs. The photograph below will offer you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the FH25 and FH3.

As you can plainly see, the 2 cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing but not the same MP. You should expect to see the Panasonic FH25 to offer you greater detail as a result of its extra 2MP. Greater resolution will allow you to crop pics a little more aggressively. The more recent FH25 is going to have a benefit with regard to sensor tech.

Panasonic FH25 vs Panasonic FH3 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FH25 vs Panasonic FH3 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FH25 vs Panasonic FH3 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FH25 Portrait photography info
Panasonic FH3 Portrait photography info
34
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
provides face detection focusing
manual focus not available
lack of manual exposure
no external flash support
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
28
megapixel count decent (14MP)
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not available
cannot use external flash
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FH25 as a Street photography camera
Panasonic FH3 as a Street photography camera
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
57
image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FH25 Sports photography features
Panasonic FH3 Sports photography features
40
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
provides tracking autofocus
max fps low (4.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
35
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
slow continuous shooting (6.0 fps)
no shutter priority
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FH25 Travel photography advice
Panasonic FH3 Travel photography advice
65
decent megapixels (16MP)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse function
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
65
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
missing Time Lapse function
does not posses selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FH25 Landscape photography factors
Panasonic FH3 Landscape photography factors
38
reasonably wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
small screen (2.7 inches)
lack of manual exposure
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
lack of Timelapse function
37
pretty wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7")
manual exposure not available
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
missing Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FH25 Vlogging factors
Panasonic FH3 Vlogging factors
31
reasonably wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection focusing
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of external microphone port
29
pretty wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing mic support
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Panasonic FH25 vs Panasonic FH3 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FH25 and Panasonic FH3
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3
General Information
Brand Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3
Otherwise known as Lumix DMC-FS35 Lumix DMC-FS11
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Released 2011-01-05 2010-01-06
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Venus Engine VI -
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 16 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4608 x 3456 4320 x 3240
Maximum native ISO 6400 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 11 9
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-224mm (8.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Max aperture f/3.3-5.9 f/2.8-6.9
Macro focusing distance 5cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.9
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.7 inches 2.7 inches
Screen resolution 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen technology TFT Screen LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 60 seconds 60 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/1600 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 4.0fps 6.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 5.80 m 6.80 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720p (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video file format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
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 159 grams (0.35 lb) 165 grams (0.36 lb)
Dimensions 99 x 57 x 28mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1") 98 x 55 x 24mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.9")
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 250 shots -
Battery style 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 card, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Price at release $180 $160