Clicky

Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FX78

Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
36
Overall
37
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
31
Overall
33

Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FX78 Key Specs

Panasonic FH7
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-112mm (F3.1-6.5) lens
  • 126g - 95 x 56 x 19mm
  • Launched September 2011
  • Alternative Name is Lumix DMC-FS22
Panasonic FX78
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-120mm (F2.5-5.9) lens
  • 142g - 100 x 55 x 21mm
  • Introduced January 2011
  • Other Name is Lumix DMC-FX77
President Biden pushes bill mandating TikTok sale or ban

Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FX78 Overview

Below, we will be reviewing the Panasonic FH7 versus Panasonic FX78, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and they are both sold by Panasonic. There exists a substantial gap among the sensor resolutions of the FH7 (16MP) and FX78 (12MP) but they use the exact same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

Meta to Introduce 'AI-Generated' Labels for Media starting next month

The FH7 was manufactured 8 months later than the FX78 which means that they are both of a similar age. Each of the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before we go straight into a in depth comparison, below is a short introduction of how the FH7 grades vs the FX78 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

Apple Innovates by Creating Next-Level Optical Stabilization for iPhone
	
	

Reasons to pick Panasonic FH7 over the Panasonic FX78

 FH7 FX78 
IntroducedSeptember 2011January 2011Fresher by 8 months

Reasons to pick Panasonic FX78 over the Panasonic FH7

 FX78 FH7 
Screen dimension3.5"3"Bigger screen (+0.5")

Common features in the Panasonic FH7 and Panasonic FX78

 FH7 FX78 
Manual focus Lack of manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kSame screen resolution
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FX78 Physical Comparison

If you are planning to carry your camera, you're going to have to think about its weight and proportions. The Panasonic FH7 has got external dimensions of 95mm x 56mm x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") having a weight of 126 grams (0.28 lbs) and the Panasonic FX78 has measurements of 100mm x 55mm x 21mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") along with a weight of 142 grams (0.31 lbs).

Examine the Panasonic FH7 versus Panasonic FX78 in our brand new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you choose at that moment. The following is the front view overall size comparison of the FH7 versus the FX78.

Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FX78 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the FH7 and FX78 is 96 and 95 respectively.

Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FX78 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FX78 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is difficult to envision the contrast in sensor sizing just by going through a spec sheet. The visual below will give you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the FH7 and FX78.

Clearly, both the cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements albeit not the same MP. You can expect the Panasonic FH7 to produce extra detail due to its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also allow you to crop shots somewhat more aggressively. The fresher FH7 is going to have an edge with regard to sensor technology.

Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FX78 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FX78 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FX78 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FH7 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic FX78 as a Portrait photography camera
34
megapixel count decent (16MP)
has face detect focus
manual focus not available
manual exposure not available
external flash not possible
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
21
no manual focus
manual exposure not possible
no external flash support
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
Japan-exclusive Leica Leitz Phone 3 features big sensor and new modes

Street Comparison

Panasonic FH7 Street photography advice
Panasonic FX78 Street photography advice
67
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes touch to focus
lighter than others in class (126 grams)
no articulating screen
tiny sensor size (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
Snapchat Adds Watermarks to AI-Created Images

Sports Comparison

Panasonic FH7 Sports photography highlights
Panasonic FX78 Sports photography highlights
40
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
has tracking focus
max fps low (4.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
28
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides tracking autofocus
low max shutter speed (1/1,400 seconds)
slow frames per second (4.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
not so great battery power (200 shots)
does not have phase detect auto focus
Sora from OpenAI releases its first ever music video

Travel Comparison

Panasonic FH7 as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic FX78 as a Travel photography camera
71
lighter than others in class (126 grams)
includes touch to focus
megapixel count decent (16MP)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
no Timelapse function
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
56
built-in flash
pretty wide (24mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
not so great battery power (200 shots)
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.5)
Body cameras now worn by bakery staff to deter stealing

Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Panasonic FH7
Landscape photography with Panasonic FX78
43
reasonably wide (28mm)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
manual focus not available
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
manual exposure not available
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
no Timelapse function
36
pretty wide (24mm)
lovely big screen (3.5 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.5)
manual exposure not possible
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
not so great battery power (200 per charge)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
Photobucket discusses licensing 13 billion images with AI firms

Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Panasonic FH7
Vlogging with Panasonic FX78
34
reasonably wide (28mm)
screen is touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect focus
lighter than others in class (126g)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
no microphone port
33
pretty wide (24mm)
touch screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
high video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.5)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
doesn't have external microphone socket
Samsung Releases Faster Versions of EVO MicroSD Cards

Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FX78 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FH7 and Panasonic FX78
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78
General Information
Brand Name Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78
Also referred to as Lumix DMC-FS22 Lumix DMC-FX77
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2011-09-07 2011-01-25
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Venus Engine IV Venus Engine FHD
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 16MP 12MP
Anti aliasing 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 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 6400 6400
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 11 11
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-112mm (4.0x) 24-120mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.1-6.5 f/2.5-5.9
Macro focus distance 5cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.9
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inch 3.5 inch
Resolution of screen 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen tech - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60 seconds 60 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/1600 seconds 1/1400 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 4.0 frames/s 4.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 3.30 m 5.60 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported 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), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, 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
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 126 gr (0.28 lb) 142 gr (0.31 lb)
Dimensions 95 x 56 x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") 100 x 55 x 21mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 260 pictures 200 pictures
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Pricing at launch $149 $210