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Panasonic FH8 vs Panasonic FS25

Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
32
Overall
36
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
24
Overall
30

Panasonic FH8 vs Panasonic FS25 Key Specs

Panasonic FH8
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-120mm (F2.5-6.4) lens
  • 123g - 96 x 57 x 19mm
  • Announced January 2012
Panasonic FS25
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Increase to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 29-145mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 148g - 97 x 58 x 22mm
  • Introduced January 2009
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Panasonic FH8 vs Panasonic FS25 Overview

Below, we will be matching up the Panasonic FH8 and Panasonic FS25, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and they are both produced by Panasonic. There exists a considerable gap among the resolutions of the FH8 (16MP) and FS25 (12MP) but they come with the exact same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The FH8 was introduced 2 years later than the FS25 and that is a fairly large difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before we go straight into a detailed comparison, below is a quick summary of how the FH8 matches up against the FS25 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FH8 over the Panasonic FS25

 FH8 FS25 
IntroducedJanuary 2012January 2009Fresher by 36 months

Reasons to pick Panasonic FS25 over the Panasonic FH8

 FS25 FH8 

Common features in the Panasonic FH8 and Panasonic FS25

 FH8 FS25 
Focus manually Lack of manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen dimensions
Screen resolution230k230kIdentical screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch screen Neither features Touch screen

Panasonic FH8 vs Panasonic FS25 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to carry your camera often, you'll have to factor in its weight and measurements. The Panasonic FH8 enjoys outside measurements of 96mm x 57mm x 19mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.7") having a weight of 123 grams (0.27 lbs) and the Panasonic FS25 has proportions of 97mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9") and a weight of 148 grams (0.33 lbs).

Analyze the Panasonic FH8 and Panasonic FS25 in our newest Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you are employing at that moment. The following is the front view overall size comparison of the FH8 compared to the FS25.

Panasonic FH8 vs Panasonic FS25 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the FH8 and FS25 is 96 and 95 respectively.

Panasonic FH8 vs Panasonic FS25 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FH8 vs Panasonic FS25 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it's difficult to picture the contrast in sensor sizing only by checking out technical specs. The photograph underneath will help offer you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the FH8 and FS25.

As you have seen, the 2 cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements albeit different resolution. You can expect the Panasonic FH8 to produce more detail using its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also help you crop photographs somewhat more aggressively. The more recent FH8 should have an edge when it comes to sensor technology.

Panasonic FH8 vs Panasonic FS25 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FH8 vs Panasonic FS25 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FH8 vs Panasonic FS25 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FH8 Portrait photography information
Panasonic FS25 Portrait photography information
34
good megapixels (16MP)
has face detect focus
manual focus not available
no manual control
external flash not possible
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
26
has face detection focusing
manual focus not available
no manual control
can't use external flash
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Panasonic FH8
Street photography with Panasonic FS25
63
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors in class (123 grams)
screen does not articulate
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
57
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FH8 Sports photography details
Panasonic FS25 Sports photography details
40
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16MP)
has tracking focus
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
25
built in image stabilization (Optical)
continuous shooting slow (2.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FH8 Travel photography information
Panasonic FS25 Travel photography information
69
lighter than competitors in class (123 grams)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
decently wide (24mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.5)
51
built-in flash
lack of Time Lapse function
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not fantastic (29mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FH8 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic FS25 as a Landscape photography camera
43
decently wide (24mm)
good sized screen (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16MP)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.5)
no manual control
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
missing Time Lapse mode
32
decent sized screen (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (29mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
no manual control
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
lack of Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FH8 Vlogging info
Panasonic FS25 Vlogging info
33
decently wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect focus
lighter than competitors in class (123 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f2.5)
display is not selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing mic port
28
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection focusing
wide angle not fantastic (29mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
screen is not selfie friendly
video quality not great (640 x 480 pxls)
lack of external mic socket
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Panasonic FH8 vs Panasonic FS25 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FH8 and Panasonic FS25
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25
General Information
Company Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2012-01-09 2009-01-27
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
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 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 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Max resolution 4608 x 3456 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 6400 1600
Max enhanced ISO - 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 23 11
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-120mm (5.0x) 29-145mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture f/2.5-6.4 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing distance 4cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.9
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3" 3"
Resolution of screen 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen technology TFT Color LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 8 secs 60 secs
Max shutter speed 1/1600 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 1.0fps 2.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 5.60 m 5.30 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video format MPEG-4 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 123g (0.27 lbs) 148g (0.33 lbs)
Dimensions 96 x 57 x 19mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.7") 97 x 58 x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 photos -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Cost at release $149 $230