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Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FS25

Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
36
Overall
37
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
24
Overall
30

Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FS25 Key Specs

Panasonic FH7
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-112mm (F3.1-6.5) lens
  • 126g - 95 x 56 x 19mm
  • Introduced September 2011
  • Additionally Known as Lumix DMC-FS22
Panasonic FS25
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Push to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 29-145mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 148g - 97 x 58 x 22mm
  • Released January 2009
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Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FS25 Overview

Following is a thorough comparison of the Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FS25, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and both are sold by Panasonic. There exists a noticeable gap between the image resolutions of the FH7 (16MP) and FS25 (12MP) but both cameras boast the same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The FH7 was announced 2 years after the FS25 which is quite a sizable difference as far as technology is concerned. Both of the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before we go straight to a in-depth comparison, here is a quick summary of how the FH7 scores vs the FS25 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FH7 over the Panasonic FS25

 FH7 FS25 
ReleasedSeptember 2011January 2009More modern by 32 months
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Panasonic FS25 over the Panasonic FH7

 FS25 FH7 

Common features in the Panasonic FH7 and Panasonic FS25

 FH7 FS25 
Manual focus Lack of manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen size
Screen resolution230k230kEqual screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen

Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FS25 Physical Comparison

For those who are going to carry around your camera frequently, you'll have to consider its weight and size. The Panasonic FH7 has physical measurements of 95mm x 56mm x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") having a weight of 126 grams (0.28 lbs) while the Panasonic FS25 has specifications of 97mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9") along with a weight of 148 grams (0.33 lbs).

Look at the Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FS25 in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you are utilising during that time. Following is a front view size comparison of the FH7 versus the FS25.

Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FS25 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the FH7 and FS25 is 96 and 95 respectively.

Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FS25 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FS25 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it can be hard to see the gap between sensor sizes purely by checking specifications. The picture underneath should offer you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the FH7 and FS25.

To sum up, both of these cameras have the same sensor dimensions albeit not the same megapixels. You can expect the Panasonic FH7 to give you extra detail with its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will enable you to crop pictures a bit more aggressively. The younger FH7 is going to have a benefit in sensor tech.

Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FS25 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FS25 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FS25 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FH7 Portrait photography details
Panasonic FS25 Portrait photography details
34
resolution is good (16MP)
provides face detect focusing
lack of manual focus
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW files
26
has face detect focusing
lack of manual focus
no manual mode
no external flash support
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FH7 Street photography highlights
Panasonic FS25 Street photography highlights
67
has image stabilization (Optical)
comes with touch to focus
lighter than competitors (126g)
screen is fixed
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW files
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FH7 Sports photography highlights
Panasonic FS25 Sports photography highlights
40
has image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16MP)
provides tracking focus
slow continuous shooting (4.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
max frames per second very slow (2.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FH7 Travel photography features
Panasonic FS25 Travel photography features
71
lighter than competitors (126g)
comes with touch to focus
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
quite wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse function
does not feature selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
51
built-in flash
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
low MP (12MP)
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not fantastic (29mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FH7 Landscape photography highlights
Panasonic FS25 Landscape photography highlights
43
quite wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
manual mode not available
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW files
does not have Timelapse function
32
screen size is good (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (29mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
no manual mode
low MP (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FH7 Vlogging factors
Panasonic FS25 Vlogging factors
34
quite wide (28mm)
touchscreen enabled
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focusing
lighter than competitors (126 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
does not feature selfie friendly display
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have microphone port
28
has image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect focusing
wide angle not fantastic (29mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
display is not selfie friendly
low video resolution (640 x 480 pxls)
doesn't have mic socket
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Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FS25 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FH7 and Panasonic FS25
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25
General Information
Brand Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25
Also Known as Lumix DMC-FS22 -
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2011-09-07 2009-01-27
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Venus Engine IV -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 6400 1600
Highest boosted ISO - 6400
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points 11 11
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-112mm (4.0x) 29-145mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.1-6.5 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing range 5cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.9
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60s 60s
Highest shutter speed 1/1600s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting rate 4.0 frames per sec 2.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 3.30 m 5.30 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
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)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic 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 126 grams (0.28 lb) 148 grams (0.33 lb)
Physical dimensions 95 x 56 x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") 97 x 58 x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9")
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 260 images -
Battery type Battery Pack -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots One One
Price at launch $149 $230