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Panasonic FH7 vs Ricoh G900

Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
36
Overall
37
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7 front
 
Ricoh G900 front
Portability
89
Imaging
47
Features
46
Overall
46

Panasonic FH7 vs Ricoh G900 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
  • Released September 2011
  • Additionally referred to as Lumix DMC-FS22
Ricoh G900
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 6400
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.5-5.5) lens
  • 247g - 118 x 66 x 33mm
  • Released February 2018
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Panasonic FH7 vs Ricoh G900 Overview

Here is a comprehensive comparison of the Panasonic FH7 versus Ricoh G900, former being a Small Sensor Compact while the other is a Waterproof by manufacturers Panasonic and Ricoh. The resolution of the FH7 (16MP) and the G900 (20MP) is very well matched and both cameras provide the same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The FH7 was revealed 7 years earlier than the G900 and that is quite a large difference as far as tech is concerned. Each of the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before going straight to a step-by-step comparison, here is a concise view of how the FH7 scores versus the G900 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FH7 over the Ricoh G900

 FH7 G900 
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Ricoh G900 over the Panasonic FH7

 G900 FH7 
ReleasedFebruary 2018September 2011Fresher by 78 months
Focus manually More exact focus
Display resolution1040k230kClearer display (+810k dot)

Common features in the Panasonic FH7 and Ricoh G900

 FH7 G900 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display dimensions
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen

Panasonic FH7 vs Ricoh G900 Physical Comparison

If you're planning to carry your camera regularly, you will want to consider its weight and proportions. The Panasonic FH7 comes with outside dimensions of 95mm x 56mm x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") along with a weight of 126 grams (0.28 lbs) and the Ricoh G900 has measurements of 118mm x 66mm x 33mm (4.6" x 2.6" x 1.3") with a weight of 247 grams (0.54 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you choose at that moment. The following is a front view physical size comparison of the FH7 vs the G900.

Panasonic FH7 vs Ricoh G900 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability grade of the FH7 and G900 is 96 and 89 respectively.

Panasonic FH7 vs Ricoh G900 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FH7 vs Ricoh G900 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it's tough to visualize the difference between sensor sizing simply by reading through technical specs. The photograph underneath should give you a stronger sense of the sensor sizes in the FH7 and G900.

As you have seen, both cameras have the same sensor dimensions but different resolution. You can expect to see the Ricoh G900 to resolve more detail because of its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also enable you to crop pics a bit more aggressively. The older FH7 is going to be disadvantaged with regard to sensor tech.

Panasonic FH7 vs Ricoh G900 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FH7 vs Ricoh G900 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FH7 vs Ricoh G900 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FH7 as a Portrait photography camera
Ricoh G900 as a Portrait photography camera
34
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
has face detection focus
focusing manually not possible
manual exposure not possible
external flash not possible
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
45
manual focus
MP count decent (20MP)
has face detect autofocus
no manual mode
cannot use external flash
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FH7 Street photography details
Ricoh G900 Street photography details
67
image stabilization (Optical)
supports touch to focus
lighter than others (126g)
screen is fixed
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
60
image stabilization (Digital)
weather proof
fixed screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
more heavy than average (247g)
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FH7 Sports photography details
Ricoh G900 Sports photography details
40
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
has tracking autofocus
slow continuous shooting (4.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
54
image stabilization (Digital)
MP count decent (20 megapixels)
has tracking focus
weather proof
great battery power (340 per charge)
lack of shutter priority mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FH7 Travel photography info
Ricoh G900 Travel photography info
71
lighter than others (126 grams)
supports touch to focus
megapixel count good (16MP)
built-in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
70
great battery power (340 shots)
weather proof
MP count decent (20 megapixels)
built-in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
more heavy than average (247 grams)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FH7 Landscape photography information
Ricoh G900 Landscape photography information
43
relatively wide (28mm)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
manual exposure not possible
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
lack of Time Lapse mode
56
manual focus
pretty wide (28mm)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
image stabilization (Digital)
MP count decent (20 megapixels)
weather proof
great battery power (340 CIPA)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
no manual mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FH7 Vlogging advice
Ricoh G900 Vlogging advice
34
relatively wide (28mm)
has touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection focus
lighter than others (126g)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
display is not selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of external mic jack
32
pretty wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Digital)
has face detect autofocus
high quality video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
screen isn't selfie friendly
doesn't have microphone socket
more heavy than average (247g)
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Panasonic FH7 vs Ricoh G900 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FH7 and Ricoh G900
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7Ricoh G900
General Information
Brand Name Panasonic Ricoh
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7 Ricoh G900
Alternate name Lumix DMC-FS22 -
Class Small Sensor Compact Waterproof
Released 2011-09-07 2018-02-21
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Venus Engine IV -
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 20 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456 5184 x 3888
Maximum native ISO 6400 6400
Minimum native ISO 100 125
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points 11 9
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-112mm (4.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.1-6.5 f/3.5-5.5
Macro focus range 5cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3" 3"
Resolution of screen 230k dots 1,040k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60 secs 4 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/1600 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 4.0 frames per second -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 3.30 m 5.50 m (with Auto ISO)
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction Flash on, flash off
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 3840x2160
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 3840x2160
Video data format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Supports FlashAir SD cards
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) DB-110 lithium-ion battery & USB charger
GPS None Built-in
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 126 grams (0.28 lbs) 247 grams (0.54 lbs)
Physical dimensions 95 x 56 x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") 118 x 66 x 33mm (4.6" x 2.6" x 1.3")
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 photographs 340 photographs
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal Internal + SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Card slots 1 1
Launch price $149 $752