• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 27.00mm - 486.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic DMC-FZ35 advantages over Olympus SH-2

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 470 vs 380 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Olympus SH-2 advantages over Panasonic DMC-FZ35

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    600 mm vs 486 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Thinner
    42 mm vs 88 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    3 years vs 8 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    271g vs 424g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    461k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.5 fps vs 2.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    16 vs 3 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Olympus SP-565UZ

Panasonic DMC-FZ35
Olympus SP-565UZ
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More pixels
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Hot shoe
  • Bulb shutter
Olympus SH-2
Olympus SP-565UZ
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon P90

Panasonic DMC-FZ35
Nikon P90
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Fast startup
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Olympus SH-2
Nikon P90
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Pentax X70

Panasonic DMC-FZ35
Pentax X70
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Olympus SH-2
Pentax X70
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Olympus SH-50

Panasonic DMC-FZ35
Olympus SH-50
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • RAW file ability
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Olympus SH-2
Olympus SH-50
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • RAW file ability
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon SX700 HS

Panasonic DMC-FZ35
Canon SX700 HS
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • RAW file ability
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
Olympus SH-2
Canon SX700 HS
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • More telephoto lens reach
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