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"
Really small
Size
Super compact (96×57×19 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
Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.5
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Size
Really small
Super compact (96×56×20 mm)

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Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8.

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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$188.07 vs $241.99
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The best price we've seen is $54 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FH8

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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" 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 4 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
              Size Very small Help
              DMC-FH696×56×20 mm
              DMC-FH896×57×19 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.5
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. 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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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-FH2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH2

              Ultra compact

              $103

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

              Ultra compact

              $160

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX66

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX66

              Compact

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25

              Travel zoom

              $313

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $228

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Boutique

              $669 - $798

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Size Much larger
              Fujifilm FinePix F665 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F665 EXR

              Travel zoom

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Much larger
              Olympus VG-160

              Olympus VG-160

              Compact

              $89

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix FH10

              Panasonic Lumix FH10

              Ultra compact

              $88

              Size Slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $188

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $111 - $128

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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