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

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.5
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm

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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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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-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 resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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 FS50

              Panasonic Lumix FS50

              Ultra compact

              $93

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

              Ultra compact

              $106

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10

              Compact

              $208

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

              Travel zoom

              $112

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35

              Travel zoom

              $269

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7

              Compact

              $205

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS45

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS45

              Compact

              $374

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Larger screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS11

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS11

              Compact

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $159

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $100

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              $102

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $115

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Samsung ST72

              Samsung ST72

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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