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Panasonic FH6 vs Panasonic FS25

Portability
96
Imaging
38
Features
29
Overall
34
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
24
Overall
30

Panasonic FH6 vs Panasonic FS25 Key Specs

Panasonic FH6
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-120mm (F2.5-6.4) lens
  • 119g - 96 x 56 x 20mm
  • Introduced January 2012
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
  • Introduced January 2009
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Panasonic FH6 vs Panasonic FS25 Overview

Let's look more in depth at the Panasonic FH6 versus Panasonic FS25, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and they are both built by Panasonic. The image resolution of the FH6 (14MP) and the FS25 (12MP) is pretty comparable and both cameras offer the same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The FH6 was manufactured 2 years later than the FS25 and that is a fairly serious difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before delving right into a more detailed comparison, here is a simple summary of how the FH6 grades against the FS25 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FH6 over the Panasonic FS25

 FH6 FS25 
IntroducedJanuary 2012January 2009More recent by 36 months

Reasons to pick Panasonic FS25 over the Panasonic FH6

 FS25 FH6 
Screen dimensions3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")

Common features in the Panasonic FH6 and Panasonic FS25

 FH6 FS25 
Manual focus No manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kExact same screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch screen Lack of Touch screen

Panasonic FH6 vs Panasonic FS25 Physical Comparison

If you're aiming to lug around your camera often, you'll have to take into account its weight and volume. The Panasonic FH6 features physical measurements of 96mm x 56mm x 20mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.8") and a weight of 119 grams (0.26 lbs) whilst the Panasonic FS25 has sizing 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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Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you have chosen during that time. Below is a front view over all size comparison of the FH6 versus the FS25.

Panasonic FH6 vs Panasonic FS25 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability score of the FH6 and FS25 is 96 and 95 respectively.

Panasonic FH6 vs Panasonic FS25 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FH6 vs Panasonic FS25 Sensor Comparison

Often, it is hard to picture the contrast in sensor measurements only by checking out technical specs. The visual here will provide you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the FH6 and FS25.

As you have seen, both of these cameras have the same sensor dimensions albeit different resolution. You can expect the Panasonic FH6 to produce extra detail due to its extra 2MP. Higher resolution will allow you to crop shots a bit more aggressively. The fresher FH6 should have an edge when it comes to sensor technology.

Panasonic FH6 vs Panasonic FS25 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FH6 vs Panasonic FS25 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FH6 vs Panasonic FS25 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Panasonic FH6
Portrait photography with Panasonic FS25
34
megapixel count good (14MP)
supports face detect autofocus
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual exposure
external flash not possible
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
26
comes with face detect autofocus
manual focus not available
no manual mode
external flash not possible
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Panasonic FH6
Street photography with Panasonic FS25
63
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (119g)
no moving screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
57
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FH6 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic FS25 as a Sports photography camera
40
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
good battery (280 CIPA)
max fps low (2.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
25
built in image stabilization (Optical)
max fps very slow (2.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
resolution not great (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FH6 Travel photography advice
Panasonic FS25 Travel photography advice
71
good battery (280 per charge)
lighter than competition (119 grams)
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
quite wide (24mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.5)
51
has built in flash
doesn't have Timelapse function
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
does not have selfie friendly display
wide angle not great (29mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FH6 Landscape photography highlights
Panasonic FS25 Landscape photography highlights
41
quite wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (14MP)
good battery (280 CIPA)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.5)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
lack of manual exposure
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
lack of Time Lapse mode
32
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (29mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
no manual mode
resolution not great (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FH6 as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic FS25 as a Vlogging camera
33
quite wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect autofocus
lighter than competition (119g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.5)
display isn't selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of mic support
28
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect autofocus
wide angle not great (29mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
does not have selfie friendly display
video quality not great (640 x 480 resolution)
doesn't have microphone jack
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Panasonic FH6 vs Panasonic FS25 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FH6 and Panasonic FS25
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25
General Information
Make Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2012-01-09 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 14 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Highest Possible resolution 4320 x 3240 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 6400 1600
Maximum enhanced ISO - 6400
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
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
Number of focus points 9 11
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-120mm (5.0x) 29-145mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.5-6.4 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focus range 5cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.9
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7" 3"
Resolution of display 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display tech TFT Color LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 8 seconds 60 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/1600 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 2.0 frames per second 2.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 4.60 m 5.30 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (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)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video data 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 proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 119 gr (0.26 pounds) 148 gr (0.33 pounds)
Physical dimensions 96 x 56 x 20mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.8") 97 x 58 x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9")
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 280 photographs -
Battery format Battery Pack -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Pricing at release $129 $230