As well as being compared against other compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6 is also often compared to ultra compacts, travel zooms and digicams. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FX9 and the Lumix DMC-FH5) and Olympus (such as the Stylus 9000)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FH6 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.5 vs f/3.3), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 35 mm), is slightly smaller (super compact (96×56×20 mm) vs compact (93×60×28 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs digital) and has a much longer battery life (280 shots vs 180 shots).

However, on average it doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.5 fps vs 4.6 fps) and significantly shorter exposures (8 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX9

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6 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX9 (vs the DMC-FH6)

  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX9 (vs the DMC-FH6)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the DMC-FX9 and DMC-FH6

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.5
  • Very small: Super compact (94×51×24 mm) vs Super compact (96×56×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP3
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FP3 (vs the DMC-FH6)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FP3 (vs the DMC-FH6)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.5

common strengths of the DMC-FP3 and DMC-FH6

  • Very small: Super compact (99×59×19 mm) vs Super compact (96×56×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very thin: 0.7" vs 0.8"

Fujifilm FinePix AX300

Fujifilm FinePix AX300
10 months older

Significant advantages of the AX300 (vs the DMC-FH6)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the AX300 (vs the DMC-FH6)

  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much larger: Compact (93×60×28 mm) vs Super compact (96×56×20 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the AX300 and DMC-FH6

  • Very small: Compact (93×60×28 mm) vs Super compact (96×56×20 mm)
  • Very light: 168 g vs 119 g
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300
similar age

Significant advantages of the S3300 (vs the DMC-FH6)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S3300 (vs the DMC-FH6)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.5
  • Much shorter battery life: 180 shots vs 280 shots

common strengths of the S3300 and DMC-FH6

  • Very small: Super compact (95×58×19 mm) vs Super compact (96×56×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very thin: 0.7" vs 0.8"

Nikon Coolpix S230

Nikon Coolpix S230
2 years older
$279

Significant advantages of the S230 (vs the DMC-FH6)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Shoots significantly faster: 11 fps vs 1.5 fps

Significant disadvantages of the S230 (vs the DMC-FH6)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S230 and DMC-FH6

  • Very small: Super compact (57×91×20 mm) vs Super compact (96×56×20 mm)
  • Very light: 115 g vs 119 g
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX3
5 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX3 (vs the DMC-FH6)

  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 8 seconds
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX3 (vs the DMC-FH6)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"
  • Heavier: 165 g vs 119 g

common strengths of the DMC-FX3 and DMC-FH6

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.5
  • Very small: Super compact (94×51×24 mm) vs Super compact (96×56×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FH6 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.5 vs f/3.1), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), is newer (january 2012 vs january 2011) and is slightly lighter (119 g vs 165 g).

However, on average it is slightly larger (super compact (96×56×20 mm) vs ultra compact (94×54×19 mm)) and much shorter exposures (8 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH5 (vs the DMC-FH6)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH5 (vs the DMC-FH6)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FH5 and DMC-FH6

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FH6 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.5 vs f/3.5), is much smaller (super compact (96×56×20 mm) vs compact (104×64×33 mm)), is newer (january 2012 vs january 2009) and is thinner (0.8" vs 1.4").

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.5 fps vs 8 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and has a slightly shorter battery life (280 shots vs 300 shots).

Olympus Stylus 9000

Olympus Stylus 9000
3 years older

Significant advantages of the 9000 (vs the DMC-FH6)

  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the 9000 (vs the DMC-FH6)

  • Much larger: Compact (96×60×31 mm) vs Super compact (96×56×20 mm)
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much heavier: 225 g vs 119 g

common strengths of the 9000 and DMC-FH6

  • Very small: Compact (96×60×31 mm) vs Super compact (96×56×20 mm)
  • Very light: 225 g vs 119 g
  • Very thin: 1.2" vs 0.8"

Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR
1 year older

Significant advantages of the F550 EXR (vs the DMC-FH6)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the F550 EXR (vs the DMC-FH6)

  • Much larger: Compact (104×64×33 mm) vs Super compact (96×56×20 mm)
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.5
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the F550 EXR and DMC-FH6

  • Very small: Compact (104×64×33 mm) vs Super compact (96×56×20 mm)
  • Very light: 215 g vs 119 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 0.8"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5
4 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ5 (vs the DMC-FH6)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 8 seconds
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ5 (vs the DMC-FH6)

  • Much larger: Compact (103×59×36 mm) vs Super compact (96×56×20 mm)
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much thicker: 1.4" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the DMC-TZ5 and DMC-FH6

  • Very small: Compact (103×59×36 mm) vs Super compact (96×56×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 245 g vs 119 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 0.8"

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FH6 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 37 mm), has a much larger screen (2.7" vs 2"), has image stabilization (lens vs none), takes significantly higher resolution photos (9.6 MP vs 1.9 MP) and is newer (january 2012 vs february 1999).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F55

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13 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-F55 (vs the DMC-FH6)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-F55 (vs the DMC-FH6)

  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 2.7"
  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the DSC-F55 and DMC-FH6

  • None found