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Panasonic FH27 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Portability
94
Imaging
39
Features
34
Overall
37
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 front
 
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 front
Portability
90
Imaging
40
Features
60
Overall
48

Panasonic FH27 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Key Specs

Panasonic FH27
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • 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
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 4.8" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-483mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 283g - 133 x 71 x 19mm
  • Launched January 2014
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Panasonic FH27 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Overview

Here, we are reviewing the Panasonic FH27 and Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, former being a Small Sensor Compact while the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom by competitors Panasonic and Samsung. The image resolution of the FH27 (16MP) and the Galaxy Camera 2 (16MP) is very similar and both cameras provide the identical sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The FH27 was launched 4 years earlier than the Galaxy Camera 2 and that is quite a sizable difference as far as technology is concerned. Both of these cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before delving right into a in depth comparison, here is a simple synopsis of how the FH27 grades vs the Galaxy Camera 2 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FH27 over the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

 FH27 Galaxy Camera 2 

Reasons to pick Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 over the Panasonic FH27

 Galaxy Camera 2 FH27 
LaunchedJanuary 2014January 2011Fresher by 36 months
Focus manually Dial exact focusing
Display size4.8"3"Larger display (+1.8")
Display resolution1037k230kSharper display (+807k dot)

Common features in the Panasonic FH27 and Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

 FH27 Galaxy Camera 2 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch display Easily navigate

Panasonic FH27 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to carry your camera, you should take into account its weight and size. The Panasonic FH27 comes with outer dimensions of 99mm x 57mm x 28mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1") and a weight of 152 grams (0.34 lbs) and the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has specifications of 133mm x 71mm x 19mm (5.2" x 2.8" x 0.7") accompanied by a weight of 283 grams (0.62 lbs).

Compare the Panasonic FH27 and Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you choose during that time. Below is a front view physical size comparison of the FH27 vs the Galaxy Camera 2.

Panasonic FH27 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the FH27 and Galaxy Camera 2 is 94 and 90 respectively.

Panasonic FH27 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FH27 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is difficult to see the difference between sensor sizing merely by reviewing specifications. The graphic underneath may provide you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the FH27 and Galaxy Camera 2.

To sum up, both of the cameras feature the identical sensor size and the same megapixels therefore you can expect similar quality of files though you should consider the launch date of the products into consideration. The older FH27 is going to be behind in sensor tech.

Panasonic FH27 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FH27 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FH27 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FH27 Portrait photography highlights
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Portrait photography highlights
34
good MP (16MP)
includes face detection focusing
lack of manual focus
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
44
you can focus manually
good resolution (16 megapixels)
features face detect autofocus
no external flash support
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FH27 Street photography advice
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Street photography advice
63
image stabilization (Optical)
has focus by touch
screen does not articulate
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
65
has image stabilization (Optical)
comes with touch to focus
lighter than others in class (283 grams)
no moving screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FH27 Sports photography factors
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Sports photography factors
40
image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16 megapixels)
includes tracking autofocus
slow continuous shooting (4.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
48
excellent zoom range (23-483mm 21.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
better than average battery (400 shots)
low fps (5.0 frames/s)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FH27 Travel photography highlights
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Travel photography highlights
68
has focus by touch
good MP (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
relatively wide (28mm)
does not have Time Lapse recording
doesn't have selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
73
better than average battery (400 shots)
lighter than others in class (283 grams)
has bluetooth
comes with touch to focus
good resolution (16MP)
flash built-in
fairly wide (23mm)
very long reach (483mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FH27 Landscape photography features
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Landscape photography features
43
relatively wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
manual mode not available
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
does not have Time Lapse recording
52
you can focus manually
fairly wide (23mm)
bigger than average screen (4.8 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
better than average battery (400 shots)
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FH27 Vlogging factors
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Vlogging factors
32
relatively wide (28mm)
touchscreen enabled
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focusing
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have external mic port
37
fairly wide (23mm)
touch screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
does have mic jack
lighter than others in class (283g)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
display is not selfie friendly
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Panasonic FH27 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FH27 and Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
General Information
Manufacturer Panasonic Samsung
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2011-01-05 2014-01-02
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Venus Engine VI 1.6GHz Quad-Core Exynos
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 area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 6400 3200
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points 11 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-224mm (8.0x) 23-483mm (21.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.3-5.9 f/2.8-5.9
Macro focusing range 5cm 10cm
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3" 4.8"
Resolution of display 230 thousand dot 1,037 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display technology TFT Touch Screen LCD HD Super Clear Touch Display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60s 16s
Maximum shutter speed 1/1600s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting speed 4.0 frames per second 5.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 5.80 m 3.80 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, fill-in, slow sync, flash off, redeye fix
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video data format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 152g (0.34 lbs) 283g (0.62 lbs)
Physical dimensions 99 x 57 x 28mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1") 133 x 71 x 19mm (5.2" x 2.8" x 0.7")
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 life 250 photos 400 photos
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID - Built-in
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2, 5, or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC
Storage slots 1 1
Retail price $229 $400