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"
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.5
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 
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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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Screen size Larger screen 3.0" 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 2 f-stops better
Macro focus Slightly 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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recommendations

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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
        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

        $158

        Longest exposure Much longer exposures
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Ultra compact

        $78

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Thickness Is thicker
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $199

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

        Compact

        $270

        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Travel zoom

        $100

        Thickness Is thicker
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Compact

        Screen size Larger screen
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Olympus TG-630 iHS

        Olympus TG-630 iHS

        Waterproof

        $149

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen size Larger screen
        Aperture Much narrower aperture
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Panasonic Lumix FT5

        Panasonic Lumix FT5

        Waterproof

        $543

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Size Significantly larger
        Canon PowerShot D20

        Canon PowerShot D20

        Waterproof

        $239 - $300

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Much narrower aperture
        Size Much larger
        Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

        Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

        Waterproof

        $229 - $299

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen size Larger screen
        Aperture Much narrower aperture
        Size Much larger

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

        Travel zoom

        $214

        Zoom More zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35

        Travel zoom

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Longest exposure Much longer exposures
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

        Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

        Travel zoom

        $125 - $130

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Zoom More zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen size Smaller screen

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