The resolution on mine is 14 mega pixels as opposed to 12 on the other model. You might say, that’s better. Well, it is if you intend to print wall sized photos. I realized that even though my last camera was capable of 7 mega pixel, I only used it at 3 mega pixels. Here are 2 photos,
This one at 3 mega pixels
and this one at 14.
I can’t tell the difference. Even when I enlarged them and looked closely I could tell very little difference.
My new camera has an optical zoom of 8 and digital of 4. The other model had an optical zoom of 5 and digital of 4. Not much difference as you can see in these 2 photos. I was focusing on the power pole.
This one is at 5x
And this one at 8x.
However, with the higher Mega Pixels and the capability of an Extended Optical Zoom plus Digital Zoom mode My camera is capably of a 67.5X zoom as opposed to a 39.1X on the other model.
Now that’s a big difference.
I use zoom a lot and am glad I got the extra 3x.
The last difference is cost. The other model was about $20 less than the one I got. I am happy with the model I got.
For your own research, the model numbers are
The one I bought Panasonic - DMC-FH20
The other mode - DMC-FH1