Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.5
Really small
Size
Super compact (96×56×20 mm)
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
Light-weight
Weight
119 g
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

galleries

Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6.
Explore our gallery of 25 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7.

differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FH6

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.5 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-FH6's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Battery life
Longer battery life
280 shots vs 220 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Size
Smaller
96×56×20 mm vs 99×59×21 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Lowest price
Cheaper
$188.07 vs $361.26
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The best price we've seen is $173 cheaper (around 50% less)
Weight
Slightly lighter
119 g vs 133 g
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More than 10% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.8" vs 0.8"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-SZ7

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
10 fps vs 1.5 fps
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More than 6.5x faster continuous shooting
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
10x vs 5x
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4x more zoom
Macro focus
Better macro capability
4.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              DMC-FH696×56×20 mm
              DMC-SZ799×59×21 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Weight Light weight Help
              DMC-FH6119 g
              DMC-SZ7133 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p

              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

              Ultra compact

              $169

              Size Slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $798 - $800 with 14-42mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $328

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              $344

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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