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Panasonic FH27 vs Samsung PL200

Portability
94
Imaging
39
Features
34
Overall
37
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 front
 
Samsung PL200 front
Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
22
Overall
31

Panasonic FH27 vs Samsung PL200 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
  • Announced January 2011
Samsung PL200
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 31-217mm (F3.3-5.5) lens
  • 170g - 100 x 60 x 21mm
  • Released July 2010
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Panasonic FH27 vs Samsung PL200 Overview

Lets look more closely at the Panasonic FH27 vs Samsung PL200, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by brands Panasonic and Samsung. The image resolution of the FH27 (16MP) and the PL200 (14MP) is fairly well matched and both cameras posses the same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The FH27 was released 6 months later than the PL200 which means that they are both of a similar age. Both of these cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before going right into a in-depth comparison, here is a concise overview of how the FH27 matches up vs the PL200 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FH27 over the Samsung PL200

 FH27 PL200 
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Samsung PL200 over the Panasonic FH27

 PL200 FH27 

Common features in the Panasonic FH27 and Samsung PL200

 FH27 PL200 
ReleasedJanuary 2011July 2010Similar age
Focus manually Lack of manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display measurements
Display resolution230k230kEqual display resolution
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen

Panasonic FH27 vs Samsung PL200 Physical Comparison

For those who are aiming to carry your camera often, you will need to factor its weight and proportions. The Panasonic FH27 enjoys outer measurements of 99mm x 57mm x 28mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1") having a weight of 152 grams (0.34 lbs) while the Samsung PL200 has measurements of 100mm x 60mm x 21mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.8") accompanied by a weight of 170 grams (0.37 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you are employing at that time. Following is a front view physical size comparison of the FH27 against the PL200.

Panasonic FH27 vs Samsung PL200 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability score of the FH27 and PL200 is 94 and 94 respectively.

Panasonic FH27 vs Samsung PL200 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FH27 vs Samsung PL200 Sensor Comparison

Often, it is difficult to envision the difference between sensor sizing merely by looking at technical specs. The visual below may give you a clearer sense of the sensor sizing in the FH27 and PL200.

As you can tell, each of these cameras provide the same sensor dimensions but not the same megapixels. You can anticipate the Panasonic FH27 to resolve more detail as a result of its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also let you crop images more aggressively.

Panasonic FH27 vs Samsung PL200 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FH27 vs Samsung PL200 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FH27 vs Samsung PL200 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FH27 Portrait photography information
Samsung PL200 Portrait photography information
34
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
comes with face detect focus
no manual focus
no manual control
external flash not possible
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
28
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
manual exposure not available
cannot use external flash
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FH27 Street photography information
Samsung PL200 Street photography information
63
built in image stabilization (Optical)
includes focus by touch
fixed screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FH27 Sports photography highlights
Samsung PL200 Sports photography highlights
40
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
comes with tracking focus
slow fps (4.0 fps)
no shutter priority
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
38
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
no shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Panasonic FH27
Travel photography with Samsung PL200
68
includes focus by touch
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
flash built-in
pretty wide (28mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
does not offer selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
58
megapixel count good (14MP)
has built in flash
doesn't have Timelapse mode
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
wide angle not fantastic (31mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FH27 as a Landscape photography camera
Samsung PL200 as a Landscape photography camera
43
pretty wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
no manual focus
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
no manual control
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse function
37
good sized screen (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (14MP)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (31mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
manual exposure not available
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FH27 Vlogging info
Samsung PL200 Vlogging info
32
pretty wide (28mm)
touch screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect focus
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have mic socket
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not fantastic (31mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
video res low (640 x 480 pixels)
doesn't have microphone socket
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Panasonic FH27 vs Samsung PL200 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FH27 and Samsung PL200
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27Samsung PL200
General Information
Manufacturer Panasonic Samsung
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 Samsung PL200
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2011-01-05 2010-07-21
Physical type 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 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456 4320 x 3240
Maximum native ISO 6400 3200
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 11 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-224mm (8.0x) 31-217mm (7.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.3-5.9 f/3.3-5.5
Macro focusing distance 5cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display tech TFT Touch Screen LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60 secs 8 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/1600 secs 1/1500 secs
Continuous shooting rate 4.0 frames per second -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 5.80 m 4.60 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow sync
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 800 x 592 (20 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video format Motion JPEG H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
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 152 gr (0.34 lbs) 170 gr (0.37 lbs)
Physical dimensions 99 x 57 x 28mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1") 100 x 60 x 21mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.8")
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 photographs -
Battery type Battery Pack -
Battery ID - BP70A
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC'/MMC, Internal
Card slots One One
Retail price $229 $0