Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6 vs Panasonic Lumix SZ9

vs

     
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.5
Size
Really small
Super compact 96x56x20 mm
Battery life
Great battery life
280 shots
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Size
Really small
Super compact 99x59x21 mm
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 
Differences | Recommendations | Cast your vote | Similarities | Competitors | Appearance | Discussion

differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FH6

Report a correction
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.5 vs f/3.1
Help
At its widest zoom, the DMC-FH6's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
Battery life Longer battery life 280 shots vs 220 shots
Help
Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
Help
Almost the same
Size Smaller 96x56x20 mm vs 99x59x21 mm
Help
More than 10% smaller
Weight Slightly lighter 119 g vs 133 g
Help
More than 10% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.8" vs 0.8"
Help
Almost the same
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6 Learn more about
the Panasonic DMC-FH6

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-SZ7

Report a correction
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
Help
Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
Help
Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
Help
More than 10% larger screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
Help
Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
Help
CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
Help
Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
Help
2x higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 1.5 fps
Help
More than 6.5x faster continuous shooting
Zoom More zoom 10x vs 5x
Help
4x more zoom
Macro focus Slightly better macro capability 4 cm vs 5 cm
Help
Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 Learn more about
the Panasonic DMC-SZ7
vs

recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6 60

vs

59 Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Size Fairly small Help
DMC-FH6:96x56x20 mm
DMC-SZ7:99x59x21 mm
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Thickness Thin Help
0.8"
Weight Light weight Help
DMC-FH6:119 g
DMC-SZ7:133 g
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Ultra compact

$199

Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Travel zoom

$177

Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Compact

$114

Screen size Larger screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Travel zoom

$110 - $250

Screen size Larger screen
Zoom More zoom
Size Much larger
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Ultra compact

$150

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Aperture Narrower aperture
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500

Compact

$80

Macro focus Better macro capability
Longest exposure Longer exposures
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix FH10

Panasonic Lumix FH10

Ultra compact

$136

Size Smaller
Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Aperture Narrower aperture
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix SZ9

Panasonic Lumix SZ9

Travel zoom

$156

Size Slightly smaller
Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

Travel zoom

$125 - $130

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Longer battery life
Movie format Lower resolution movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

Travel zoom

$214

Battery life Longer battery life
Movie format Lower resolution movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Travel zoom

$148

Size Smaller
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen size Smaller screen
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

Travel zoom

$250

Zoom More zoom
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
Size Significantly larger
Movie format Lower resolution movies

appearance

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6 Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6 Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

discussion

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6
Lumix DMC-FH6
Panasonic

Report a correction
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7
Lumix DMC-SZ7
Panasonic

Report a correction

Showing 0 comments