As well as being compared against other compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP7 is also often compared to travel zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP7's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-ZS7 and the Lumix DMC-FP1) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S600 and the D5300)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FP7 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.5" vs 1.5"), is significantly smaller (super compact (101×59×18 mm) vs compact (104×51×32 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 1.9 MP) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.7 fps vs 5.5 fps) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP1
1 year older
$570

Significant advantages of the DMC-FP1 (vs the DMC-FP7)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FP1 (vs the DMC-FP7)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.5"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DMC-FP1 and DMC-FP7

  • Very small: Super compact (99×59×19 mm) vs Super compact (101×59×18 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very thin: 0.7" vs 0.7"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-F7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-F7
9 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-F7 (vs the DMC-FP7)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-F7 (vs the DMC-FP7)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3.5"
  • Much larger: Compact (104×51×32 mm) vs Super compact (101×59×18 mm)
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the DMC-F7 and DMC-FP7

  • Very small: Compact (104×51×32 mm) vs Super compact (101×59×18 mm)
  • Light weight: 200 g vs 147 g

Nikon Coolpix S600

Nikon Coolpix S600
2 years older

Significant advantages of the S600 (vs the DMC-FP7)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the S600 (vs the DMC-FP7)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.5"
  • No touch screen
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S600 and DMC-FP7

  • Very small: Super compact (89×53×23 mm) vs Super compact (101×59×18 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 170 g vs 147 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FP7 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.5" vs 3"), is much smaller (super compact (101×59×18 mm) vs compact (103×60×33 mm)), has a touch screen, is thinner (0.7" vs 1.3") and is significantly lighter (147 g vs 218 g).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (4x vs 20x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.7 fps vs 10 fps).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS7 (vs the DMC-FP7)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS7 (vs the DMC-FP7)

  • Much larger: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Super compact (101×59×18 mm)
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DMC-ZS7 and DMC-FP7

  • Very small: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Super compact (101×59×18 mm)
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 218 g vs 147 g

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the ZS20 (vs the DMC-FP7)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the ZS20 (vs the DMC-FP7)

  • Much larger: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Super compact (101×59×18 mm)
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the ZS20 and DMC-FP7

  • Very small: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Super compact (101×59×18 mm)
  • Have touch screens
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.7"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
2 years newer
$474 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the DMC-FP7)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the DMC-FP7)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5300 and DMC-FP7

  • None found