Panasonic FH22 summary
Panasonic FH22 is Panasonic's Small Sensor Compact digital camera originally introduced on January of 2010. It features a 14 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4320 x 3240. The camera is also known as "Lumix DMC-FS33" in some regions.
The FH22 comes in at #128 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & overall #973 out of 1436 for digital cameras in our collection. Please check out our Smart camera finder to see camera rankings based on your personalized factors.
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Panasonic FH22 history
The Panasonic FH22 is part of a family of cameras. You can see the complete range underneath.
Panasonic FH22 Gallery
You can see the FH22 from various angles in the gallery below.
Panasonic FH22 Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of positives and negatives of the Panasonic FH22 based on criterias which are normally regarded as useful in a digital camera.
Panasonic FH22 Sensor specifications
The measurement of the sensor in the Panasonic FH22 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4320 x 3240 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter can cause cropping.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The CCD sensor has 14MP and includes a standard ISO range of 80 - 6400. Sadly, RAW files are not supported so you have less margin for error.
The graphic underneath illustrates the FH22's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The FH22 sensor has a crop factor of 5.9 and is presented in green.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Panasonic FH22 dimensions
Panasonic FH22 weighs 0.37 pounds (170g or 6.00 ounces) & the over all size of the camera is 100mm x 57mm x 27mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g so the Panasonic FH22 is similar when compared with its competitors.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
Here is a picture of the Panasonic FH22 beside a soda so you can get a feel for its scale.
The top view underneath will show the button layout on the FH22.
Panasonic FH22 Lens specifications
The FH22 comes with a built-in lens and a focal range of 28-224mm giving it a 8.0 x zoom which is definitely not ideal but it will surely be useful in some situations.
At the widest 28mm, the lens comes with an aperture of f3.3 which is somewhat slow and not good for low light occasions and you might struggle to get good bokeh. You could also need to increase the ISO producing noisy shots. For the tele end, 224mm comes to f5.9 making it quite sluggish and you might need to choose slower shutter speeds.
Panasonic FH22 Connectivity
The FH22 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that consist of NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can be used wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to send images and usually change camera settings without connecting directly to the camera.
A few applications even allow a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it can be attached to an external monitor. Nearly all cameras enable you to charge the battery pack using the USB port.
Panasonic FH22 Video specifications
The highest possible video resolution in the Panasonic FH22 is 1280 x 720 and you can capture in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is terrible for today's requirements. You should strive for a minimum 1080p resolution for video recording. The camera does not offer a microphone or headphone port so you have got no control over the audio. It is probably a better idea to consider a different model if you need decent audio for your videos.
Panasonic FH22 Weather Sealing
Panasonic FH22 does not include environment proofing so rainy conditions might affect the camera.
Panasonic FH22 Screen and Viewfinder
The Panasonic FH22 features a 3" fixed screen boasting a resolution of 230k dots.
Moreover the screen is touch friendly so you can change focus points plus change settings by using your finger.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The View Finder specs for Panasonic FH22 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be really beneficial during sunny outdoor situations which might make the camera screen washed out and difficult to see.
Panasonic FH22 Shutter specifications
Panasonic FH22 is able to shoot continuously at 5.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/1600s.
Panasonic FH22 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Panasonic FH22 comes with only built in flash without external flash support.
Panasonic FH22 Autofocusing specifications
Panasonic FH22 comes with just Contrast Detect AF & is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot snappier and accurate compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing.
The Sensor features 9 focus points to pick from. Panasonic FH22 has tap to focus. You can use your fingers in order to change focus points. Panasonic FH22 has no manual focus. Manual focus option is useful during low light or you need more exact focusing control.
Panasonic FH22 Battery life
The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the best (470) battery life within this class of cameras.
Here is a number of Small Sensor Compact cameras which have the best battery life:
Panasonic FH22 for varying categories of photography
The following illustration gives a rundown of the Panasonic FH22 for varying categories of photography. To read more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.
Panasonic FH22 as a Portrait photography camera
The Panasonic FH22 receives a score of 28 which is awful, and means the camera is just not good to use for portraits. Taking portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support & flexibility to work with off-camera flash.
Panasonic FH22 Street photography information
With a above average rating of 62, the Panasonic FH22 is a respectable option to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of picture quality plus portability.
Panasonic FH22 Sports photography factors
A awful sports photography score of 35 indicates the Panasonic FH22 is just not good for taking photos of sports. A camera needs to have fantastic focusing and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Panasonic FH22
Portability is pretty crucial in selecting a camera for travel. In general, the Panasonic FH22 gets a nice 67 for a travelling camera which makes it a very decent pick to take with you on your holidays.
Panasonic FH22 Landscape photography information
For anyone who is planning to buy a camera for landscape photos, the most important aspect will be image quality. The Panasonic FH22 at it's awful rating of 42 for a landscape camera is just not good amongst its rivals.
Vlogging with Panasonic FH22
A vlogging camera should posses a moving display screen, microphone input and ideally image stabilization. Considering every thing, the Panasonic FH22 is just not good for vlogging as it delivers a awful rating of 31.
Panasonic FH22 Alternatives
If you are trying to find alternatives to the FH22, below is a list of the top scored cameras which fall within the class of Small Sensor Compact.
The graph here gives you an overview of the FH22 vs it's top ranking competitors mentioned earlier.
Following are several cameras you might look into as alternative options. To read a thorough comparison, go to the "compare" link.