Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6 vs Panasonic Lumix FH10

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.5
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.5
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FH6

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Battery life Slightly longer battery life 280 shots vs 260 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FH8

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Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DMC-FH8's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Macro focus Better macro capability 4 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.7" vs 0.8"
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Around 10% thinner
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        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Aperture Wide aperture Help
        f/2.5
        Size Fairly small Help
        DMC-FH6:96x56x20 mm
        DMC-FH8:96x57x19 mm
        Thickness Thin Help
        DMC-FH6:0.8"
        DMC-FH8:0.7"
        Weight Light weight Help
        DMC-FH6:119 g
        DMC-FH8:123 g
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        DMC-FH6:1.5 fps
        DMC-FH8:1.3 fps
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
        720p @ 30fps
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

        Ultra compact

        Longest exposure Much longer exposures
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Travel zoom

        $138 - $153

        Thickness Is thicker
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

        Travel zoom

        $214

        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $99 - $109

        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Canon IXUS 265 HS

        Canon IXUS 265 HS

        Travel zoom

        $188

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Canon PowerShot A2200

        Canon PowerShot A2200

        Compact

        $89

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

        Travel zoom

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS80

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS80

        Compact

        Longest exposure Much longer exposures
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Size Significantly larger
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Ultra compact

        $78

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Size Smaller
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Thickness Much thicker
        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        $107

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
        Nikon Coolpix S9700

        Nikon Coolpix S9700

        Travel zoom

        $269 - $297

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Size Much larger

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

        Ultra compact

        $131

        Size Slightly smaller
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Panasonic Lumix FS50

        Panasonic Lumix FS50

        Ultra compact

        $107

        Size Slightly smaller
        Longest exposure Much longer exposures
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35

        Travel zoom

        $182

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Longest exposure Much longer exposures
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Canon IXUS 132

        Canon IXUS 132

        Travel zoom

        $117

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Wide angle Worse wide angle

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