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

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.5
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

Battery life
Great battery life
280 shots
Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.5

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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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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
4.0 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-FH696x56x20 mm
              DMC-FH896x57x19 mm
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              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
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              DMC-FH61.5 fps
              DMC-FH81.3 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

              Travel zoom

              $110

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix FS50

              Panasonic Lumix FS50

              Ultra compact

              $105

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Samsung DV300F

              Samsung DV300F

              Ultra compact

              $163

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              3D Captures 3D images
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

              Ultra compact

              $145

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens
              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Travel zoom

              $230

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

              Travel zoom

              $383

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $131

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

              Travel zoom

              $178 - $198

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $60

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix FX80

              Panasonic Lumix FX80

              Compact

              $153

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $169

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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