As well as being compared against other compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 is also often compared to travel zooms, ultra compacts and digicams. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-TZ20 and the Lumix DMC-F3) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX280 HS)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FH8 compared to other 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), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO) and has a slightly longer battery life (260 shots vs 180 shots).

However, on average it much shorter exposures (8 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-F3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-F3
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-F3 (vs the DMC-FH8)

  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-F3 (vs the DMC-FH8)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

common strengths of the DMC-F3 and DMC-FH8

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.5
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS11

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS11
2 years older
$187

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS11 (vs the DMC-FH8)

  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS11 (vs the DMC-FH8)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Thicker: 0.9" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the DMC-FS11 and DMC-FH8

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.5
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (98×55×24 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300
similar age

Significant advantages of the S3300 (vs the DMC-FH8)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S3300 (vs the DMC-FH8)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.5
  • Much shorter battery life: 180 shots vs 260 shots

common strengths of the S3300 and DMC-FH8

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (95×58×19 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX33

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX33
4 years older
$359

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX33 (vs the DMC-FH8)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX33 (vs the DMC-FH8)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

common strengths of the DMC-FX33 and DMC-FH8

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.5
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×52×22 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2
similar age
$128

Significant advantages of the DMC-S2 (vs the DMC-FH8)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-S2 (vs the DMC-FH8)

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

common strengths of the DMC-S2 and DMC-FH8

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (98×57×21 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7
7 months older
$241

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

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 8 seconds

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

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

common strengths of the DMC-FH7 and DMC-FH8

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

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FH8 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 significantly smaller (super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs compact (105×58×33 mm)), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO) and has a slightly longer battery life (260 shots vs 210 shots).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, doesn't have a touch screen, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second) and much shorter exposures (8 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ20 (vs the DMC-FH8)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ20 (vs the DMC-FH8)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.5
  • Significantly larger: Compact (105×58×33 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

common strengths of the DMC-TZ20 and DMC-FH8

  • Very small: Compact (105×58×33 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 0.7"
  • Light weight: 219 g vs 123 g

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
1 year newer
$232

Significant advantages of the SX280 HS (vs the DMC-FH8)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX280 HS (vs the DMC-FH8)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.5
  • Much larger: Compact (106×63×33 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the SX280 HS and DMC-FH8

  • Fairly small: Compact (106×63×33 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 0.7"
  • Light weight: 233 g vs 123 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS33

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS33
2 years older
$257

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS33 (vs the DMC-FH8)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS33 (vs the DMC-FH8)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.5
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

common strengths of the DMC-FS33 and DMC-FH8

  • Very small: Compact (100×57×27 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 170 g vs 123 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS35 (vs the DMC-FH8)

  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS35 (vs the DMC-FH8)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.5
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

common strengths of the DMC-FS35 and DMC-FH8

  • Very small: Compact (99×57×28 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 135 g vs 123 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS30
2 years older
$220

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS30 (vs the DMC-FH8)

  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS30 (vs the DMC-FH8)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.5
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

common strengths of the DMC-FS30 and DMC-FH8

  • Very small: Compact (100×56×28 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 178 g vs 123 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ10 (vs the DMC-FH8)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 8 seconds
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ10 (vs the DMC-FH8)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.5
  • Significantly larger: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

common strengths of the DMC-TZ10 and DMC-FH8

  • Fairly small: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 218 g vs 123 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FH8 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.5 vs f/3.1), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7") and significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO).

However, on average it much shorter exposures (8 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix FS50

Panasonic Lumix FS50
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the FS50 (vs the DMC-FH8)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the FS50 (vs the DMC-FH8)

  • None found

common strengths of the FS50 and DMC-FH8

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH5 (vs the DMC-FH8)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH5 (vs the DMC-FH8)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FH5 and DMC-FH8

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FH8 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.5 vs f/3), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/700 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.3 fps vs 10 fps).

Olympus SZ-14

Olympus SZ-14
similar age
$198

Significant advantages of the SZ-14 (vs the DMC-FH8)

  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots
  • Shoots significantly faster: 10 fps vs 1.3 fps

Significant disadvantages of the SZ-14 (vs the DMC-FH8)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3 vs f/2.5
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/700 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

common strengths of the SZ-14 and DMC-FH8

  • Wide aperture: f/3 vs f/2.5
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens