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Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FX90

Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
36
Overall
37
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 front
Portability
95
Imaging
36
Features
34
Overall
35

Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FX90 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
  • Revealed September 2011
  • Additionally Known as Lumix DMC-FS22
Panasonic FX90
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-120mm (F2.5-5.9) lens
  • 149g - 102 x 56 x 22mm
  • Introduced August 2011
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Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FX90 Overview

The following is a complete overview of the Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FX90, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and both of them are created by Panasonic. There exists a big gap between the sensor resolutions of the FH7 (16MP) and FX90 (12MP) but they come with the exact same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The FH7 was unveiled very close to the FX90 so they are of a similar generation. Both cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before we go through a in depth comparison, below is a quick introduction of how the FH7 matches up vs the FX90 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FH7 over the Panasonic FX90

 FH7 FX90 

Reasons to pick Panasonic FX90 over the Panasonic FH7

 FX90 FH7 
Display resolution460k230kSharper display (+230k dot)

Common features in the Panasonic FH7 and Panasonic FX90

 FH7 FX90 
IntroducedSeptember 2011August 2011Similar generation
Manual focus Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension3"3"Identical display size
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FX90 Physical Comparison

If you're intending to travel with your camera, you will have to consider its weight and size. The Panasonic FH7 offers external measurements of 95mm x 56mm x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") along with a weight of 126 grams (0.28 lbs) while the Panasonic FX90 has specifications of 102mm x 56mm x 22mm (4.0" x 2.2" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 149 grams (0.33 lbs).

Contrast the Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FX90 in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you select at that time. Underneath is the front view dimension comparison of the FH7 against the FX90.

Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FX90 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the FH7 and FX90 is 96 and 95 respectively.

Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FX90 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FX90 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it's tough to visualize the gap between sensor dimensions only by looking at specs. The picture underneath may offer you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the FH7 and FX90.

As you can plainly see, the 2 cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but different megapixels. You should expect to see the Panasonic FH7 to give you greater detail having an extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also help you crop images much more aggressively.

Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FX90 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FX90 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FX90 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FH7 Portrait photography info
Panasonic FX90 Portrait photography info
34
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
includes face detect focus
focusing manually not possible
manual mode not available
can't use external flash
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
21
no manual focus
no manual mode
no external flash support
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FH7 Street photography advice
Panasonic FX90 Street photography advice
67
has image stabilization (Optical)
comes with touch to focus
lighter than others in class (126 grams)
no moving screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with focus via touch
screen does not articulate
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FH7 Sports photography info
Panasonic FX90 Sports photography info
40
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
includes tracking focus
low fps (4.0 fps)
no shutter priority
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
30
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has tracking focus
max fps very slow (4.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
terrible battery power (200 shots)
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FH7 Travel photography features
Panasonic FX90 Travel photography features
71
lighter than others in class (126g)
comes with touch to focus
megapixel count good (16MP)
has built in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
60
comes with focus via touch
flash built-in
quite wide (24mm)
no Timelapse recording
terrible battery power (200 shots)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FH7 Landscape photography factors
Panasonic FX90 Landscape photography factors
43
relatively wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
manual mode not available
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
36
quite wide (24mm)
good sized screen (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.5)
no manual mode
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
terrible battery power (200 shots)
no Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FH7 Vlogging info
Panasonic FX90 Vlogging info
34
relatively wide (28mm)
touchscreen capability
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect focus
lighter than others in class (126 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
display is not selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have mic socket
34
quite wide (24mm)
touch screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.5)
display is not selfie friendly
no microphone support
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Panasonic FH7 vs Panasonic FX90 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FH7 and Panasonic FX90
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90
General Information
Brand Name Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90
Also called as Lumix DMC-FS22 -
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2011-09-07 2011-08-26
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Venus Engine IV -
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 16 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 6400 6400
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 11 23
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-112mm (4.0x) 24-120mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.1-6.5 f/2.5-5.9
Macro focusing range 5cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.9
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 230 thousand dots 460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display tech - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60 secs 60 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/1600 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 4.0 frames/s 4.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 3.30 m 5.90 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB 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) 1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 126 grams (0.28 pounds) 149 grams (0.33 pounds)
Dimensions 95 x 56 x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") 102 x 56 x 22mm (4.0" x 2.2" 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 200 images
Form of battery 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 Single Single
Pricing at launch $149 $227