As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5 is also often compared to travel zooms, compacts and digicams. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FS22 and the Lumix DMC-FH1) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-W320 and the Cyber-shot DSC-F55)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FH5 compared to other ultra compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 1 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), is older (january 2011 vs january 2012) and is slightly heavier (165 g vs 103 g).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320
1 year older
$171

Significant advantages of the DSC-W320 (vs the DMC-FH5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W320 (vs the DMC-FH5)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W320 and DMC-FH5

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1
2 years newer
$117

Significant advantages of the DMC-XS1 (vs the DMC-FH5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-XS1 (vs the DMC-FH5)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-XS1 and DMC-FH5

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610
1 year newer
$133

Significant advantages of the DSC-W610 (vs the DMC-FH5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W610 (vs the DMC-FH5)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W610 and DMC-FH5

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FH5 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (ultra compact (94×54×19 mm) vs compact (99×57×28 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs digital), is thinner (0.7" vs 1.1") and significantly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it is older (january 2011 vs january 2013), is slightly heavier (165 g vs 127 g) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
4 years newer
$134

Significant advantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the DMC-FH5)

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

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the DMC-FH5)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the ELPH 160 and DMC-FH5

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (94×54×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 127 g vs 165 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS
2 years newer
$196

Significant advantages of the ELPH 130 IS (vs the DMC-FH5)

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

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 130 IS (vs the DMC-FH5)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the ELPH 130 IS and DMC-FH5

  • Very small: Super compact (95×56×21 mm) vs Ultra compact (94×54×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 133 g vs 165 g

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3
2 years newer
$397

Significant advantages of the DMC-SZ3 (vs the DMC-FH5)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-SZ3 (vs the DMC-FH5)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-SZ3 and DMC-FH5

  • Very small: Super compact (95×56×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (94×54×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 126 g vs 165 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25
similar age

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH25 (vs the DMC-FH5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH25 (vs the DMC-FH5)

  • Larger: Compact (99×57×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (94×54×19 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the DMC-FH25 and DMC-FH5

  • Very small: Compact (99×57×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (94×54×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 135 g vs 165 g

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FH5 compared to compact competitors include: it is thinner (0.7" vs 0.9") and significantly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 8 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS22

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS22
4 months newer
$225

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS22 (vs the DMC-FH5)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS22 (vs the DMC-FH5)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FS22 and DMC-FH5

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (95×56×19 mm) vs Ultra compact (94×54×19 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Leica C-LUX C-Lux 3

Leica C-LUX 3
10 months newer

Significant advantages of the C-Lux 3 (vs the DMC-FH5)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the C-Lux 3 (vs the DMC-FH5)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the C-Lux 3 and DMC-FH5

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×52×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (94×54×19 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH1 (vs the DMC-FH5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH1 (vs the DMC-FH5)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FH1 and DMC-FH5

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (98×55×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (94×54×19 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6
1 year newer

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

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

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

  • Much shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DMC-FH6 and DMC-FH5

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (96×56×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (94×54×19 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH3 (vs the DMC-FH5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH3 (vs the DMC-FH5)

  • Thicker: 0.9" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the DMC-FH3 and DMC-FH5

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (98×55×24 mm) vs Ultra compact (94×54×19 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8
1 year newer

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

  • 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-FH5)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DMC-FH8 and DMC-FH5

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs Ultra compact (94×54×19 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FH5 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 37 mm), has a much larger screen (2.7" vs 2"), has image stabilization (lens vs none), takes significantly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 1.9 MP) and is newer (january 2011 vs february 1999).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F55

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12 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-F55 (vs the DMC-FH5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-F55 (vs the DMC-FH5)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the DSC-F55 and DMC-FH5

  • None found