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Panasonic FH27 vs Panasonic FH7

Portability
94
Imaging
39
Features
34
Overall
37
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7 front
Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
36
Overall
37

Panasonic FH27 vs Panasonic FH7 Key Specs

Panasonic FH27
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-224mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 152g - 99 x 57 x 28mm
  • Launched January 2011
Panasonic FH7
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-112mm (F3.1-6.5) lens
  • 126g - 95 x 56 x 19mm
  • Introduced September 2011
  • Other Name is Lumix DMC-FS22
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Panasonic FH27 vs Panasonic FH7 Overview

Here is a in-depth assessment of the Panasonic FH27 vs Panasonic FH7, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and they are both manufactured by Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the FH27 (16MP) and the FH7 (16MP) is pretty similar and both cameras provide the identical sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The FH27 was manufactured 8 months prior to the FH7 and they are both of a similar generation. Both of these cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before delving straight to a full comparison, here is a short synopsis of how the FH27 grades versus the FH7 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FH27 over the Panasonic FH7

 FH27 FH7 

Reasons to pick Panasonic FH7 over the Panasonic FH27

 FH7 FH27 
IntroducedSeptember 2011January 2011Fresher by 8 months

Common features in the Panasonic FH27 and Panasonic FH7

 FH27 FH7 
Manual focus Lack of manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen size3"3"Same screen measurements
Screen resolution230k230kEqual screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Panasonic FH27 vs Panasonic FH7 Physical Comparison

If you are planning to carry your camera frequently, you'll have to think about its weight and size. The Panasonic FH27 enjoys outer measurements of 99mm x 57mm x 28mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 152 grams (0.34 lbs) while the Panasonic FH7 has specifications of 95mm x 56mm x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") with a weight of 126 grams (0.28 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you use at the time. The following is a front view proportions comparison of the FH27 compared to the FH7.

Panasonic FH27 vs Panasonic FH7 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability score of the FH27 and FH7 is 94 and 96 respectively.

Panasonic FH27 vs Panasonic FH7 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FH27 vs Panasonic FH7 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is very tough to visualise the contrast between sensor sizing just by reviewing specs. The photograph here will help provide you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the FH27 and FH7.

All in all, the 2 cameras feature the identical sensor size and the identical MP and you should expect similar quality of images however you should consider the production date of the products into consideration. The older FH27 is going to be behind with regard to sensor tech.

Panasonic FH27 vs Panasonic FH7 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FH27 vs Panasonic FH7 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FH27 vs Panasonic FH7 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Panasonic FH27
Portrait photography with Panasonic FH7
34
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
provides face detect focus
focusing manually not possible
manual mode not possible
no external flash support
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
34
decent MP (16 megapixels)
comes with face detection focus
lack of manual focus
no manual mode
can't use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Panasonic FH27
Street photography with Panasonic FH7
63
has image stabilization (Optical)
boasts touch focus
no moving screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
67
image stabilization (Optical)
has touch focus
lighter than others (126g)
no articulating screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FH27 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic FH7 as a Sports photography camera
40
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16MP)
provides tracking focus
very slow continuous shooting (4.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
40
image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16MP)
comes with tracking autofocus
very slow continuous shooting (4.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FH27 Travel photography information
Panasonic FH7 Travel photography information
68
boasts touch focus
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
decently wide (28mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
does not have a selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
71
lighter than others (126 grams)
has touch focus
decent MP (16MP)
has built in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
missing Timelapse recording
does not feature selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FH27 Landscape photography features
Panasonic FH7 Landscape photography features
43
decently wide (28mm)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
manual mode not possible
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
does not have Time Lapse function
43
pretty wide (28mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16MP)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
no manual mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
missing Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FH27 Vlogging advice
Panasonic FH7 Vlogging advice
32
decently wide (28mm)
has touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focus
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
does not have a selfie friendly display
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have mic socket
34
pretty wide (28mm)
touchscreen enabled
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection focus
lighter than others (126 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing external microphone jack
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Panasonic FH27 vs Panasonic FH7 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FH27 and Panasonic FH7
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7
General Information
Company Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7
Also called as - Lumix DMC-FS22
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2011-01-05 2011-09-07
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Venus Engine VI Venus Engine IV
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 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio - 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 6400 6400
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points 11 11
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-224mm (8.0x) 28-112mm (4.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.3-5.9 f/3.1-6.5
Macro focus range 5cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.9
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3" 3"
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen tech TFT Touch Screen LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 60 seconds 60 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/1600 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 4.0 frames/s 4.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 5.80 m 3.30 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
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
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 152 grams (0.34 lbs) 126 grams (0.28 lbs)
Physical dimensions 99 x 57 x 28mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1") 95 x 56 x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 250 shots 260 shots
Battery format Battery Pack 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, Internal
Storage slots One One
Pricing at release $229 $149