As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, compacts and ultra compacts. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FH8 and the Lumix DMC-S1) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX240 HS)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FH22 compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a touch screen, is thinner (1.1" vs 1.3") and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (january 2010 vs february 2012) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second).

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the SX240 HS (vs the DMC-FH22)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • 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 SX240 HS (vs the DMC-FH22)

  • Larger: Compact (106×61×33 mm) vs Compact (100×57×27 mm)
  • No touch screen
  • Significantly thicker: 1.3" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the SX240 HS and DMC-FH22

  • Fairly small: Compact (106×61×33 mm) vs Compact (100×57×27 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 224 g vs 170 g

Fujifilm FinePix JZ500

Fujifilm FinePix JZ500
similar age

Significant advantages of the JZ500 (vs the DMC-FH22)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the JZ500 (vs the DMC-FH22)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No touch screen
  • Much shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the JZ500 and DMC-FH22

  • Very small: Compact (97×57×29 mm) vs Compact (100×57×27 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"
  • Very light: 168 g vs 170 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20
similar age

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH20 (vs the DMC-FH22)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH20 (vs the DMC-FH22)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DMC-FH20 and DMC-FH22

  • Very small: Compact (100×56×28 mm) vs Compact (100×57×27 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"
  • Very light: 178 g vs 170 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FH22 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), has a touch screen, shoots faster continuously (4.6 fps vs 4 fps), is much smaller (compact (100×57×27 mm) vs prosumer size (127×97×79 mm)) and is thinner (1.1" vs 3.1").

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 16.1 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
1 year newer
$372 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the DMC-FH22)

  • Much higher true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the DMC-FH22)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (127×97×79 mm) vs Compact (100×57×27 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the D5100 and DMC-FH22

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FH22 compared to compact competitors include: it has a touch screen and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 8 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.5), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is thicker (1.1" vs 0.9").

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH8 (vs the DMC-FH22)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Wider aperture: f/2.5 vs f/3.3
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH8 (vs the DMC-FH22)

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

common strengths of the DMC-FH8 and DMC-FH22

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs Compact (100×57×27 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1
1 year newer
$160

Significant advantages of the DMC-S1 (vs the DMC-FH22)

  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-S1 (vs the DMC-FH22)

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

common strengths of the DMC-S1 and DMC-FH22

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (99×58×20 mm) vs Compact (100×57×27 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX07

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX07
3 years older
$275

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX07 (vs the DMC-FH22)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX07 (vs the DMC-FH22)

  • Smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DMC-FX07 and DMC-FH22

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×51×24 mm) vs Compact (100×57×27 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300
1 year newer
$631

Significant advantages of the P300 (vs the DMC-FH22)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the P300 (vs the DMC-FH22)

  • No touch screen
  • Thicker: 1.3" vs 1.1"
  • Much shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the P300 and DMC-FH22

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370
similar age
$611

Significant advantages of the DSC-W370 (vs the DMC-FH22)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W370 (vs the DMC-FH22)

  • Much worse wide angle: 34 mm vs 28 mm
  • No touch screen
  • Much shorter max exposures: 2 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-W370 and DMC-FH22

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (100×57×26 mm) vs Compact (100×57×27 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FH22 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a touch screen and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 2 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.7), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 26 mm), is slightly larger (compact (100×57×27 mm) vs ultra compact (93×52×19 mm)), is older (january 2010 vs february 2011) and is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8").

Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Sony Cybershot W530
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W530 (vs the DMC-FH22)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W530 (vs the DMC-FH22)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W530 and DMC-FH22

  • None found