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Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FX700

Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
36
Overall
37
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 front
Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
44
Overall
39

Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FX700 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
  • Announced September 2011
  • Additionally Known as Lumix DMC-FS22
Panasonic FX700
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-120mm (F2.2-5.9) lens
  • 176g - 104 x 56 x 25mm
  • Launched July 2010
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Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FX700 Overview

Lets look closer at the Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FX700, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and both of them are created by Panasonic. The resolution of the FH7 (16MP) and the FX700 (14MP) is pretty close and they feature the same exact sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The FH7 was brought out 14 months after the FX700 which makes the cameras a generation away from one another. The two cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before delving straight into a step-by-step comparison, below is a quick highlight of how the FH7 matches up vs the FX700 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FH7 over the Panasonic FX700

 FH7 FX700 
LaunchedSeptember 2011July 2010Newer by 14 months

Reasons to pick Panasonic FX700 over the Panasonic FH7

 FX700 FH7 
Manual focus Dial accurate focusing

Common features in the Panasonic FH7 and Panasonic FX700

 FH7 FX700 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen measurements
Screen resolution230k230kEqual screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FX700 Physical Comparison

In case you're going to travel with your camera frequently, you will want to factor its weight and dimensions. The Panasonic FH7 has outside measurements of 95mm x 56mm x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") having a weight of 126 grams (0.28 lbs) whilst the Panasonic FX700 has dimensions of 104mm x 56mm x 25mm (4.1" x 2.2" x 1.0") having a weight of 176 grams (0.39 lbs).

Contrast the Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FX700 in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you have attached at that moment. Underneath is the front view dimension comparison of the FH7 and the FX700.

Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FX700 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the FH7 and FX700 is 96 and 94 respectively.

Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FX700 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FX700 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is hard to see the difference in sensor dimensions only by looking through specifications. The image here might provide you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the FH7 and FX700.

To sum up, each of these cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing albeit not the same resolution. You can expect the Panasonic FH7 to provide you with extra detail having its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also make it easier to crop pictures far more aggressively. The fresher FH7 will have an advantage when it comes to sensor tech.

Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FX700 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FX700 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FX700 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FH7 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic FX700 as a Portrait photography camera
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sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
provides face detect focus
manual focus not available
manual mode not possible
cannot use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
38
you can focus manually
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
no external flash support
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FH7 Street photography info
Panasonic FX700 Street photography info
67
image stabilization (Optical)
has focus by touch
lighter than competition in class (126g)
fixed screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
57
image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FH7 Sports photography features
Panasonic FX700 Sports photography features
40
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
provides tracking focus
low fps (4.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
43
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FH7 Travel photography details
Panasonic FX700 Travel photography details
71
lighter than competition in class (126 grams)
has focus by touch
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
has built in flash
rather wide (28mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
does not have selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
65
good megapixels (14MP)
flash built-in
quite wide (24mm)
missing Timelapse function
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f2.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FH7 Landscape photography info
Panasonic FX700 Landscape photography info
43
rather wide (28mm)
decent sized screen (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
manual mode not possible
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse mode
49
you can focus manually
quite wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.2)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
missing Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FH7 Vlogging information
Panasonic FX700 Vlogging information
34
rather wide (28mm)
screen is touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focus
lighter than competition in class (126 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
does not have selfie friendly screen
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have microphone port
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quite wide (24mm)
touchscreen functionality
image stabilization (Optical)
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
sluggish max aperture (f2.2)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
missing external microphone socket
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Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FX700 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FH7 and Panasonic FX700
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700
General Information
Brand Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700
Also Known as Lumix DMC-FS22 -
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2011-09-07 2010-07-21
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by Venus Engine IV Venus Engine FHD
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4608 x 3456 4320 x 3240
Max native ISO 6400 6400
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 11 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-112mm (4.0x) 24-120mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.1-6.5 f/2.2-5.9
Macro focusing distance 5cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.9
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3" 3"
Resolution of display 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60 seconds 60 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/1600 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 4.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 3.30 m 7.40 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG AVCHD
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 126g (0.28 pounds) 176g (0.39 pounds)
Dimensions 95 x 56 x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") 104 x 56 x 25mm (4.1" x 2.2" x 1.0")
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 photographs -
Battery type Battery Pack -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC card, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Retail price $149 $399