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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

56

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
Really small
Size
Super compact 96x57x19 mm
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

Weight
Light-weight
119 g
 

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
$86.56 vs $268.50
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The best price we've seen is $182 cheaper (3.1x 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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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

              Ultra compact

              $103

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Panasonic Lumix FS50

              Panasonic Lumix FS50

              Ultra compact

              $117

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS11

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS11

              Compact

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $159

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon IXUS 155

              Canon IXUS 155

              Travel zoom

              $127

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH2

              Ultra compact

              $110

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2

              Compact

              $88

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Slightly smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              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
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP3

              Compact

              $166

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix AV255

              Fujifilm FinePix AV255

              Compact

              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $141

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Leica C Typ112

              Leica C Typ112

              Pro digicam

              $699

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $150

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon Digital IXUS 80 IS

              Canon Digital IXUS 80 IS

              Compact

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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