Clicky

Panasonic FS7 vs Pentax I-10

Portability
95
Imaging
33
Features
17
Overall
26
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7 front
 
Pentax Optio I-10 front
Portability
93
Imaging
36
Features
24
Overall
31

Panasonic FS7 vs Pentax I-10 Key Specs

Panasonic FS7
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.5" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Increase to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 33-132mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 139g - 97 x 54 x 22mm
  • Revealed January 2009
Pentax I-10
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.5-5.9) lens
  • 153g - 101 x 65 x 28mm
  • Introduced January 2010
Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business

Panasonic FS7 vs Pentax I-10 Overview

In this article, we are analyzing the Panasonic FS7 versus Pentax I-10, former being a Ultracompact while the other is a Small Sensor Compact by competitors Panasonic and Pentax. The resolution of the FS7 (10MP) and the I-10 (12MP) is fairly close but the FS7 (1/2.5") and I-10 (1/2.3") possess different sensor dimensions.

Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos

The FS7 was released 12 months before the I-10 and they are both of a similar age. The two cameras offer different body type with the Panasonic FS7 being a Ultracompact camera and the Pentax I-10 being a Compact camera.

Before delving through a in-depth comparison, below is a short synopsis of how the FS7 scores versus the I-10 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
	
	

Reasons to pick Panasonic FS7 over the Pentax I-10

 FS7 I-10 

Reasons to pick Pentax I-10 over the Panasonic FS7

 I-10 FS7 
IntroducedJanuary 2010January 2009More recent by 12 months
Focus manually Very exact focusing

Common features in the Panasonic FS7 and Pentax I-10

 FS7 I-10 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display sizing2.7"2.7"Equivalent display sizing
Display resolution230k230kSame display resolution
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch display Lack of Touch display

Panasonic FS7 vs Pentax I-10 Physical Comparison

If you're planning to lug around your camera often, you'll need to think about its weight and measurements. The Panasonic FS7 has physical dimensions of 97mm x 54mm x 22mm (3.8" x 2.1" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 139 grams (0.31 lbs) whilst the Pentax I-10 has proportions of 101mm x 65mm x 28mm (4.0" x 2.6" x 1.1") having a weight of 153 grams (0.34 lbs).

Examine the Panasonic FS7 versus Pentax I-10 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you use during that time. The following is the front view physical size comparison of the FS7 compared to the I-10.

Panasonic FS7 vs Pentax I-10 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability score of the FS7 and I-10 is 95 and 93 respectively.

Panasonic FS7 vs Pentax I-10 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FS7 vs Pentax I-10 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is tough to visualize the difference in sensor measurements simply by viewing specifications. The visual underneath might provide you a stronger sense of the sensor sizes in the FS7 and I-10.

Plainly, each of the cameras offer different megapixels and different sensor measurements. The FS7 due to its smaller sensor is going to make achieving shallower DOF trickier and the Pentax I-10 will provide you with greater detail as a result of its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop images a little more aggressively. The older FS7 will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor innovation.

Panasonic FS7 vs Pentax I-10 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FS7 vs Pentax I-10 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FS7 vs Pentax I-10 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Panasonic FS7
Portrait photography with Pentax I-10
19
focusing manually not possible
no manual exposure
cannot use external flash
low resolution (10MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.5")
doesn't have RAW support
28
has manual focus
lack of manual mode
no external flash support
low resolution sensor (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos

Street Comparison

Panasonic FS7 Street photography factors
Pentax I-10 Street photography factors
56
image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
tiny sensor size (1/2.5")
doesn't have RAW support
56
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no articulating screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone

Sports Comparison

Panasonic FS7 Sports photography features
Pentax I-10 Sports photography features
24
image stabilization (Optical)
continuous shooting slow (3.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
low resolution (10MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.5")
doesn't have phase detect AF
32
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features tracking autofocus
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
low resolution sensor (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
Handle those 8K RED files like a boss

Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Panasonic FS7
Travel photography with Pentax I-10
51
flash built-in
lack of Timelapse recording
low resolution (10 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (33mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
57
flash built-in
really wide (28mm)
no Time Lapse recording
low resolution sensor (12MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
Instagram's $20 billion Ad success

Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FS7 Landscape photography features
Pentax I-10 Landscape photography features
27
image stabilization (Optical)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (33mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
small screen (2.7 inch)
no manual exposure
low resolution (10MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.5")
doesn't have RAW support
lack of Timelapse recording
37
has manual focus
really wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
tiny screen (2.7 inches)
lack of manual mode
low resolution sensor (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
no Time Lapse recording
World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records

Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FS7 Vlogging factors
Pentax I-10 Vlogging factors
25
image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not good (33mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
display isn't selfie friendly
video res low (640 x 480 pxls)
lack of microphone jack
28
really wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
screen is not selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
no external mic port
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Panasonic FS7 vs Pentax I-10 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FS7 and Pentax I-10
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7Pentax Optio I-10
General Information
Company Panasonic Pentax
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7 Pentax Optio I-10
Type Ultracompact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2009-01-16 2010-01-25
Body design Ultracompact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip - Prime
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.5" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 5.744 x 4.308mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 24.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 3648 x 2736 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 1600 6400
Maximum enhanced ISO 6400 -
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
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
Total focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 33-132mm (4.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.8-5.9 f/3.5-5.9
Macro focusing range 5cm 10cm
Focal length multiplier 6.3 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.7 inch 2.7 inch
Resolution of screen 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 60 secs 4 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 3.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance - 4.00 m
Flash settings Auto, Auto Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced Off Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 139g (0.31 lbs) 153g (0.34 lbs)
Dimensions 97 x 54 x 22mm (3.8" x 2.1" x 0.9") 101 x 65 x 28mm (4.0" x 2.6" x 1.1")
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 ID - D-LI92
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Launch pricing $160 $310