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"
Size
Really small
Super compact 96x57x19 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.5
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Battery life
Great battery life
280 shots
 
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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
        Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

        Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

        Travel zoom

        $144

        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

        $182

        Longest exposure Much longer exposures
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is slightly larger
        Panasonic Lumix FS50

        Panasonic Lumix FS50

        Ultra compact

        $100

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Longest exposure Much longer exposures
        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Compact

        $167

        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
        Canon IXUS 125 HS

        Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

        Compact

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        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

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

        Ultra compact

        $86

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS80

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS80

        Compact

        Longest exposure Much longer exposures
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Size Significantly larger
        Olympus VG-160

        Olympus VG-160

        Compact

        $112

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Screen size Larger screen
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

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

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $242 - $281

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Size Much larger
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

        Pro digicam

        $280 - $362

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Size Significantly larger
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77

        Compact

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Macro focus Worse macro capability

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