As well as being compared against other compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7 is also often compared to travel zooms and ultra compacts. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FH5 and the Lumix DMC-FS37) and Samsung (such as the WB150F)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FH7 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a touch screen, is newer (may 2011 vs january 2010) and significantly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS11

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS11
1 year older
$187

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS11 (vs the DMC-FH7)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS11 (vs the DMC-FH7)

  • No touch screen
  • Thicker: 0.9" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the DMC-FS11 and DMC-FH7

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (98×55×24 mm) vs Super compact (95×56×19 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the A2500 (vs the DMC-FH7)

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

Significant disadvantages of the A2500 (vs the DMC-FH7)

  • No touch screen
  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the A2500 and DMC-FH7

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (98×56×21 mm) vs Super compact (95×56×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS25 (vs the DMC-FH7)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS25 (vs the DMC-FH7)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DMC-FS25 and DMC-FH7

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (97×58×22 mm) vs Super compact (95×56×19 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8
7 months newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH8 (vs the DMC-FH7)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH8 (vs the DMC-FH7)

  • No touch screen
  • Much shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DMC-FH8 and DMC-FH7

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs Super compact (95×56×19 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FH7 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), has a touch screen and significantly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 16 seconds).

However, on average it users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS37

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS37
4 months older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS37 (vs the DMC-FH7)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS37 (vs the DMC-FH7)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FS37 and DMC-FH7

  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Samsung WB150F

Samsung WB150F
7 months newer

Significant advantages of the WB150F (vs the DMC-FH7)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the WB150F (vs the DMC-FH7)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 16 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the WB150F and DMC-FH7

  • None found

Canon IXUS 132

Canon IXUS 132
1 year newer
$157

Significant advantages of the IXUS 132 (vs the DMC-FH7)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 132 (vs the DMC-FH7)

  • No touch screen
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the IXUS 132 and DMC-FH7

  • Light weight: 133 g vs 126 g
  • Inexpensive: $156.79 vs $241.26

Canon PowerShot IXUS 160

Canon PowerShot IXUS 160
3 years newer
$133

Significant advantages of the IXUS 160 (vs the DMC-FH7)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 160 (vs the DMC-FH7)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No touch screen
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the IXUS 160 and DMC-FH7

  • Light weight: 127 g vs 126 g
  • Inexpensive: $132.89 vs $241.26

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1
5 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ1 (vs the DMC-FH7)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ1 (vs the DMC-FH7)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DMC-TZ1 and DMC-FH7

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FH7 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a touch screen, is newer (may 2011 vs january 2011) and is slightly lighter (126 g vs 165 g).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5
4 months older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH5 (vs the DMC-FH7)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH5 (vs the DMC-FH7)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FH5 and DMC-FH7

  • None found