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Panasonic FH27 vs Panasonic FS25

Portability
94
Imaging
39
Features
34
Overall
37
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
24
Overall
30

Panasonic FH27 vs Panasonic FS25 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
  • Released January 2011
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
  • Revealed January 2009
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Panasonic FH27 vs Panasonic FS25 Overview

Below, we will be comparing the Panasonic FH27 vs Panasonic FS25, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and both of them are produced by Panasonic. There is a crucial difference between the image resolutions of the FH27 (16MP) and FS25 (12MP) but they possess the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The FH27 was revealed 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 in to a complete comparison, below is a short summary of how the FH27 grades against the FS25 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FH27 over the Panasonic FS25

 FH27 FS25 
RevealedJanuary 2011January 2009More recent by 24 months
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Reasons to pick Panasonic FS25 over the Panasonic FH27

 FS25 FH27 

Common features in the Panasonic FH27 and Panasonic FS25

 FH27 FS25 
Manually focus No manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen measurement
Screen resolution230k230kSame screen resolution
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen

Panasonic FH27 vs Panasonic FS25 Physical Comparison

When you are planning to lug around your camera regularly, you're going to have to take into account its weight and proportions. The Panasonic FH27 features outer dimensions of 99mm x 57mm x 28mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1") along with a weight of 152 grams (0.34 lbs) and the Panasonic FS25 has measurements of 97mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9") and a weight of 148 grams (0.33 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you select at that moment. Below is the front view size comparison of the FH27 and the FS25.

Panasonic FH27 vs Panasonic FS25 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability rating of the FH27 and FS25 is 94 and 95 respectively.

Panasonic FH27 vs Panasonic FS25 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FH27 vs Panasonic FS25 Sensor Comparison

Often, its difficult to see the contrast between sensor measurements just by reading technical specs. The visual here should offer you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the FH27 and FS25.

As you can tell, each of these cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements albeit not the same resolution. You should count on the Panasonic FH27 to deliver extra detail because of its extra 4MP. Higher resolution will allow you to crop shots somewhat more aggressively. The younger FH27 will have a benefit when it comes to sensor technology.

Panasonic FH27 vs Panasonic FS25 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FH27 vs Panasonic FS25 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FH27 vs Panasonic FS25 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Panasonic FH27
Portrait photography with Panasonic FS25
34
good MP (16 megapixels)
has face detect focusing
no manual focus
no manual mode
can't use external flash
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
26
has face detect focusing
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
cannot use external flash
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FH27 Street photography advice
Panasonic FS25 Street photography advice
63
image stabilization (Optical)
provides focus by touch
no moving screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
57
image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FH27 Sports photography highlights
Panasonic FS25 Sports photography highlights
40
image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16 megapixels)
has tracking focus
very slow continuous shooting (4.0 fps)
no shutter priority
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
25
image stabilization (Optical)
low frames per second (2.0 fps)
no shutter priority
low megapixels (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Panasonic FH27
Travel photography with Panasonic FS25
68
provides focus by touch
good MP (16MP)
built-in flash
quite wide (28mm)
missing Timelapse recording
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
51
built-in flash
does not have Timelapse recording
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
wide angle not good (29mm)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FH27 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic FS25 as a Landscape photography camera
43
quite wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16MP)
no manual focus
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
no manual mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
missing Timelapse recording
32
screen size is good (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (29mm)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
no manual control
low megapixels (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
does not have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FH27 Vlogging details
Panasonic FS25 Vlogging details
32
quite wide (28mm)
touch screen
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect focusing
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing microphone support
28
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect focusing
wide angle not good (29mm)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
video resolution low (640 x 480 pxls)
does not have microphone port
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Panasonic FH27 vs Panasonic FS25 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FH27 and Panasonic FS25
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25
General Information
Company Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Released 2011-01-05 2009-01-27
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor 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 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio - 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 6400 1600
Maximum boosted ISO - 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
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) 29-145mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.3-5.9 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focus distance 5cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.9
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen tech TFT Touch Screen LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60 seconds 60 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/1600 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 4.0 frames per sec 2.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 5.80 m 5.30 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure 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 (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 format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
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 152g (0.34 lb) 148g (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 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 pictures -
Type of battery Battery Pack -
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 One One
Price at launch $229 $230