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Panasonic FH25 vs Panasonic FS25

Portability
94
Imaging
39
Features
26
Overall
33
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
24
Overall
30

Panasonic FH25 vs Panasonic FS25 Key Specs

Panasonic FH25
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-224mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 159g - 99 x 57 x 28mm
  • Launched January 2011
  • Alternate Name is Lumix DMC-FS35
Panasonic FS25
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Boost 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 FH25 vs Panasonic FS25 Overview

Here is a comprehensive overview of the Panasonic FH25 and Panasonic FS25, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and both of them are produced by Panasonic. There is a crucial difference between the sensor resolutions of the FH25 (16MP) and FS25 (12MP) but they come with the exact same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The FH25 was introduced 24 months later than the FS25 which makes the cameras a generation apart from each other. Both the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving through a full comparison, below is a brief summary of how the FH25 matches up against the FS25 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FH25 over the Panasonic FS25

 FH25 FS25 
ReleasedJanuary 2011January 2009Fresher by 24 months

Reasons to pick Panasonic FS25 over the Panasonic FH25

 FS25 FH25 
Screen dimension3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")

Common features in the Panasonic FH25 and Panasonic FS25

 FH25 FS25 
Manually focus No manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kIdentical screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Lacking Touch friendly screen

Panasonic FH25 vs Panasonic FS25 Physical Comparison

When you are looking to carry your camera, you have to think about its weight and proportions. The Panasonic FH25 comes with outside dimensions of 99mm x 57mm x 28mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1") having a weight of 159 grams (0.35 lbs) and the Panasonic FS25 has measurements of 97mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9") having a weight of 148 grams (0.33 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you are using during that time. Below is the front view overall size comparison of the FH25 against the FS25.

Panasonic FH25 vs Panasonic FS25 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability score of the FH25 and FS25 is 94 and 95 respectively.

Panasonic FH25 vs Panasonic FS25 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FH25 vs Panasonic FS25 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, its tough to visualize the gap between sensor sizing simply by looking at a spec sheet. The visual here may provide you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the FH25 and FS25.

Clearly, the two cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements albeit different MP. You should count on the Panasonic FH25 to resolve more detail using its extra 4MP. Higher resolution will also let you crop shots somewhat more aggressively. The more modern FH25 provides an edge in sensor innovation.

Panasonic FH25 vs Panasonic FS25 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FH25 vs Panasonic FS25 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FH25 vs Panasonic FS25 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FH25 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic FS25 as a Portrait photography camera
34
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
provides face detection autofocus
no manual focus
no manual control
can't use external flash
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
26
offers face detection focus
no manual focus
manual exposure not available
external flash not possible
MP count low (12MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FH25 Street photography details
Panasonic FS25 Street photography details
57
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
57
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Panasonic FH25
Sports photography with Panasonic FS25
40
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
provides tracking autofocus
max frames per second low (4.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
25
built in image stabilization (Optical)
very slow continuous shooting (2.0 fps)
no shutter priority
MP count low (12MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FH25 Travel photography factors
Panasonic FS25 Travel photography factors
65
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
no Timelapse recording
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.3)
51
has built in flash
does not have Timelapse function
MP count low (12 megapixels)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
wide angle not fantastic (29mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FH25 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic FS25 as a Landscape photography camera
38
reasonably wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
tiny screen (2.7 inches)
no manual control
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
no Timelapse recording
32
screen size is good (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (29mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
manual exposure not available
MP count low (12MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
does not have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FH25 Vlogging details
Panasonic FS25 Vlogging details
31
reasonably wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection autofocus
slow max aperture (f3.3)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
no external microphone socket
28
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focus
wide angle not fantastic (29mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
video resolution low (640 x 480 resolution)
does not have external microphone support
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Panasonic FH25 vs Panasonic FS25 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FH25 and Panasonic FS25
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25
General Information
Company Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25
Otherwise known as Lumix DMC-FS35 -
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2011-01-05 2009-01-27
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Venus Engine VI -
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 16 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 6400 1600
Maximum boosted ISO - 6400
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points 11 11
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-224mm (8.0x) 29-145mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.3-5.9 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing distance 5cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.9
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.7" 3"
Display resolution 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display tech TFT Screen LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60 secs 60 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/1600 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 4.0 frames per sec 2.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 5.80 m 5.30 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720p (24 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)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video data format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone 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) 148 grams (0.33 lb)
Dimensions 99 x 57 x 28mm (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
Battery life 250 photos -
Battery style Battery Pack -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Cost at launch $180 $230