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
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.5
 
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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
Lowest price Cheaper $89.00 vs $214.23
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The best price we've seen is $125 cheaper (2.4x less)
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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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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              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 FS50

              Panasonic Lumix FS50

              Ultra compact

              $148

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

              Ultra compact

              $105

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7

              Compact

              $221

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $118

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $149

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35

              Travel zoom

              $298

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

              Travel zoom

              $187

              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS45

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS45

              Compact

              $391

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Larger screen
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Samsung DV150F

              Samsung DV150F

              Ultra compact

              $99 - $110

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $199

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $99

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX550

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX550

              Compact

              $280

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus VG-180

              Olympus VG-180

              Compact

              $59 - $70

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen

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