Panasonic FH6 overview
Panasonic FH6 is Panasonic's Small Sensor Compact digital camera initially announced on January of 2012. The camera has got a 14MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 4320 x 3240.
The FH6 is ranked #117 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all-around #946 out of 1436 for cameras in our list. You can check our Smart camera filter to see camera rankings based on your personalized factors.
Here is a chart of different criteria used in the scoring system.
Panasonic FH6 history
The Panasonic FH6 comes with a history of related cameras. Underneath, you can take a look at all previous and more recent models alongside main specs.
Panasonic FH6 Gallery
You can view the FH6 from various angles in the gallery below.
Panasonic FH6 Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of pluses and minuses of the Panasonic FH6 based on factors that are oftentimes seen as necessary in a digital camera.
Panasonic FH6 Sensor information
The sensor size on the Panasonic FH6 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 4320 x 3240 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter may lead to cropping.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The CCD sensor boasts 14MP and provides a standard ISO range of 100 to 6400. Sadly, RAW files are not saved which means that you have less margin for error.
The picture below displays the FH6's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The FH6 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is displayed in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Panasonic FH6 dimensions
Panasonic FH6 weighs 0.26 lb (119 grams / 4.20 ounces) and features exterior proportions of 96mm x 56mm x 20mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.8"). The weight of general Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams and the Panasonic FH6 is lighter compared to other competitors.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Listed below is a visual of the Panasonic FH6 besides a soda to help you to have a feel for its size.
The top view below will highlight the button layout on the FH6.
Panasonic FH6 Lens information
The FH6 has an inbuilt lens giving a focal range of 24-120mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which might not be great nevertheless it could be convenient in some cases.
At it's widest 24mm, it offers an aperture of f2.5 which is quite sluggish and not good in low light occasions and you will struggle to capture a shallow depth of field. You will also have to increase your ISO setting resulting in noisy shots. For the long end, 120mm comes with f6.4 making it fairly sluggish and you will have to apply slower shutter speeds.
Panasonic FH6 Connectivity
The FH6 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that feature NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily send files and usually alter settings without connecting directly with the camera.
Many apps also enable a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it can be attached to an external display. A lot of cameras will allow you to charge the battery with the USB port.
Panasonic FH6 Video information
The highest video quality on the Panasonic FH6 is 1280 x 720 and it can save in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is terrible by today's requirements. You really should go for at least FUll HD quality for good video. The body doesn't include a mic and / or headphone socket which means you have zero control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to take a look at a different camera if you want better sound in your videos.
Panasonic FH6 Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing on the Panasonic FH6 so you have to be cautious in rainy and dusty conditions.
Panasonic FH6 Screen and Viewfinder
The Panasonic FH6 has got a 2.7 inch fixed screen with a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Sadly the screen isn't a touch screen.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The ViewFinder specs regarding Panasonic FH6 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be rather helpful for bright outdoor conditions which might make the camera screen washed out and hard to view.
Panasonic FH6 Shutter information
Panasonic FH6 can shoot continuously at 2.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/1600 seconds.
Panasonic FH6 Flash and Hot shoe information
Panasonic FH6 includes just integrated flash without external flash ability.
Panasonic FH6 Autofocus information
Panasonic FH6 includes only Contrast Based AF and doesn't have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot faster & exact compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera has got Face detection which makes it handy for portraits.
The Sensor has got 9 focus points to choose from. Panasonic FH6 doesn't have manual focusing. Manual focusing ability can be good for low light or you need more exact control on focus.
Panasonic FH6 Battery life
The battery power on the Panasonic FH6 is designed to last for 280 photos as per the CIPA benchmarks which is above average ın comparison with its category. The typical Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 offers the highest (470) battery life for this kind of cameras.
Here is a collection of Small Sensor Compact cameras having the strongest battery life:
Panasonic FH6 for different styles of photography
The following bar chart provides a analysis of the Panasonic FH6 for different styles of photography. To find out more, browse to the specific section below.
Portrait photography with Panasonic FH6
The Panasonic FH6 gets a score of 34 which is lousy, and means the camera is not good for portrait photography. Taking portraits leans greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support plus the ability to work with off-camera lighting.
Panasonic FH6 as a Street photography camera
With a above average points tally of 63, the Panasonic FH6 is a fine option for street photography. A good street photography camera has a good balance of picture quality plus portability.
Panasonic FH6 Sports photography highlights
A lousy sports photography points total of 40 means the Panasonic FH6 is not good for taking pictures of sports. A camera really should have great focusing and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Panasonic FH6 Travel photography information
Portability is super crucial when buying a camera for travel. In general, the Panasonic FH6 gets a above average 71 as a travel camera which is a good choice for your holidays.
Landscape photography with Panasonic FH6
When you're looking to choose a camera for landscape pictures, the most significant aspect will be image quality. The Panasonic FH6 and it's lousy rating of 41 for a landscape camera is not good within the current market.
Vlogging with Panasonic FH6
A camera for vlogging ought to have a articulating display screen, microphone port and preferably image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Panasonic FH6 is not good as a vlog camera as it receives a lousy score of 33.
Panasonic FH6 Alternatives
If you want replacements to the FH6, here is a collection of the top rated cameras which fall into the class of Small Sensor Compact.
The graph here provides you a bird's eye view of the FH6 compared to it's top scoring rivals shown earlier.
There are a bunch of cameras you might consider as alternate options. To browse through a full comparison, simply click the "compare" link.