Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3 Review

Overall Score

32

Main Features

  • 14 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 28-140 mm (5x) F2.8-6.9 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 6400 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 6 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 98 x 55 x 24 mm, 165g.
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3 Overview


First introduced in January, 2010, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3 is a 14 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Panasonic FH3 comes with a 6.08 x 4.56 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.6 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3

Sensor resolution of Panasonic FH3 ~ 4315 x 3244 pixels.

Panasonic FH3 has Crop Factor: 5.69

The sensor has a surface area of 27.7 mm².

There are approximate 13,997,860 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Panasonic FH3


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3 with competitors in small sensor compact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
6.0 fps Continuous Shooting
9 Focus Points
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Optical Image Stabilization
2.8 Lens at Wide
165g Light Body
28 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.8
Small LCD Screen: 2"
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No AF Face Detection
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F6.9
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3 has an Overall Score of 32/100 and ranked #652 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #1069 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Panasonic FH3 Scores
Imaging score
21
Features score
25
Value for money score
50
Portability score
97
Overall score
32
Average Scores in Small Sensor Compact
Imaging Score
22
Features Score
34
Value For Money Score
53
Portability Score
96
Overall score
36

Physical Dimensions of Panasonic FH3


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3 weighs 165g and has external dimensions of 98 x 55 x 24mm (3.86 x 2.17 x 0.94"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Compact cameras is 175g, Panasonic FH3 is 10 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Panasonic FH3
165g
Average weight
175g
Min weight
103g
Max weight
423g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Panasonic FH3
24mm
Average Thickness
26mm
Min Thickness
10mm
Max Thickness
60mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-FH3 Dimensions Lumix DMC-FH3
Ricoh WG-5 GPS Ricoh WG-5 GPS 236 g 165 g 125 x 65 x 32 mm 98 x 55 x 24 mm
Canon PowerShot N100 Canon N100 289 g 165 g 105 x 68 x 36 mm 98 x 55 x 24 mm
Fujifilm FinePix XP70 Fujifilm XP70 179 g 165 g 104 x 67 x 26 mm 98 x 55 x 24 mm
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 165 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 98 x 55 x 24 mm
Ricoh WG-30W Ricoh WG-30W 194 g 165 g 123 x 62 x 30 mm 98 x 55 x 24 mm
Olympus PEN E-P3 Olympus E-P3 369 g 165 g 122 x 69 x 34 mm 98 x 55 x 24 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 Panasonic ZS50 243 g 165 g 111 x 65 x 34 mm 98 x 55 x 24 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH10 Panasonic FH10 103 g 165 g 94 x 54 x 18 mm 98 x 55 x 24 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-FH3
Announced January, 2010
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 5
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/1600 sec
Continuous Shooting 6.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 6.80
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.08 x 4.56 mm
Sensor Area 27.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 14 MP
Max Image Resolution 4320 x 3240
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 165 g
Physical Dimensions 98 x 55 x 24 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC card, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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