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Panasonic FH3 vs Panasonic FS25

Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
21
Overall
30
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
24
Overall
30

Panasonic FH3 vs Panasonic FS25 Key Specs

Panasonic FH3
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-6.9) lens
  • 165g - 98 x 55 x 24mm
  • Introduced January 2010
  • Alternate Name is Lumix DMC-FS11
Panasonic FS25
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Bump to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 29-145mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 148g - 97 x 58 x 22mm
  • Launched January 2009
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Panasonic FH3 vs Panasonic FS25 Overview

Following is a in depth overview of the Panasonic FH3 vs Panasonic FS25, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and they are both created by Panasonic. The resolution of the FH3 (14MP) and the FS25 (12MP) is pretty close and both cameras offer the same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The FH3 was brought out 12 months after the FS25 and they are of a similar age. Both cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before diving right into a complete comparison, here is a simple overview of how the FH3 grades versus the FS25 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FH3 over the Panasonic FS25

 FH3 FS25 
LaunchedJanuary 2010January 2009More modern by 12 months

Reasons to pick Panasonic FS25 over the Panasonic FH3

 FS25 FH3 
Screen dimensions3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")

Common features in the Panasonic FH3 and Panasonic FS25

 FH3 FS25 
Manually focus No manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kExact same screen resolution
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Lack of Touch friendly screen

Panasonic FH3 vs Panasonic FS25 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is aiming to carry around your camera regularly, you'll need to factor its weight and measurements. The Panasonic FH3 features exterior dimensions of 98mm x 55mm x 24mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.9") and a weight of 165 grams (0.36 lbs) while the Panasonic FS25 has proportions 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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Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you have at the time. Here is a front view scale comparison of the FH3 vs the FS25.

Panasonic FH3 vs Panasonic FS25 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability score of the FH3 and FS25 is 94 and 95 respectively.

Panasonic FH3 vs Panasonic FS25 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FH3 vs Panasonic FS25 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it's difficult to visualise the contrast in sensor sizes simply by researching a spec sheet. The picture here will provide you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the FH3 and FS25.

As you can see, both of these cameras have the same sensor dimensions albeit not the same MP. You can expect the Panasonic FH3 to render extra detail having its extra 2MP. Higher resolution can also help you crop shots a bit more aggressively. The newer FH3 will have a benefit with regard to sensor innovation.

Panasonic FH3 vs Panasonic FS25 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FH3 vs Panasonic FS25 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FH3 vs Panasonic FS25 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FH3 Portrait photography highlights
Panasonic FS25 Portrait photography highlights
28
MP count good (14MP)
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not available
cannot use external flash
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
26
has face detection focus
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual mode
cannot use external flash
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FH3 as a Street photography camera
Panasonic FS25 as a Street photography camera
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FH3 Sports photography information
Panasonic FS25 Sports photography information
35
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (14 megapixels)
max fps low (6.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
low fps (2.0 fps)
no shutter priority
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FH3 Travel photography details
Panasonic FS25 Travel photography details
65
MP count good (14MP)
flash built-in
fairly wide (28mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
51
has built in flash
lack of Timelapse recording
megapixel count low (12MP)
does not have selfie friendly screen
wide angle not the best (29mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Panasonic FH3
Landscape photography with Panasonic FS25
37
fairly wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (14MP)
lack of manual focus
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
small screen (2.7 inch)
manual exposure not available
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
32
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (29mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
lack of manual mode
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
lack of Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FH3 as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic FS25 as a Vlogging camera
29
fairly wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
display isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have external mic port
28
has image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection focus
wide angle not the best (29mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
does not have selfie friendly screen
low quality video (640 x 480 pxls)
lack of external microphone jack
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Panasonic FH3 vs Panasonic FS25 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FH3 and Panasonic FS25
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25
General Information
Company Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25
Also called Lumix DMC-FS11 -
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2010-01-06 2009-01-27
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
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 14MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Peak resolution 4320 x 3240 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 6400 1600
Highest enhanced ISO - 6400
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 9 11
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 29-145mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture f/2.8-6.9 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing range 5cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.9
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.7" 3"
Screen resolution 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 60 seconds 60 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/1600 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 6.0fps 2.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 6.80 m 5.30 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 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)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video file 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
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 165 gr (0.36 lb) 148 gr (0.33 lb)
Physical dimensions 98 x 55 x 24mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.9") 97 x 58 x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card, Internal SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots One One
Price at release $160 $230