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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

56

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

53

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Great macro
Macro focus
4.0 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

Battery life
Great battery life
280 shots
Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.5
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"

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Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8.

differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FH6

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Battery life
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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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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 4 f-stops better
Macro focus
Better macro capability
4.0 cm vs 5.0 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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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.5
              Size Fairly small Help
              DMC-FH696×56×20 mm
              DMC-FH896×57×19 mm
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Weight Light weight Help
              DMC-FH6119 g
              DMC-FH8123 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              DMC-FH60.8"
              DMC-FH80.7"
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              DMC-FH65.0 cm
              DMC-FH84.0 cm
              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-FH61.5 fps
              DMC-FH81.3 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix FS50

              Panasonic Lumix FS50

              Ultra compact

              $106

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

              Ultra compact

              $160

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $269

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix FZ72

              Panasonic Lumix FZ72

              Super zoom

              $294 - $309

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $160

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

              Travel zoom

              $259

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon IXUS 155

              Canon IXUS 155

              Travel zoom

              $180

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $85

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Pro digicam

              $381

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix T550

              Fujifilm FinePix T550

              Travel zoom

              $75

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7

              Compact

              $197

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35

              Travel zoom

              $276

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $360

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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