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"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 1.9 MP), has a touch screen and is newer (january 2011 vs september 2001).

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) 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)

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

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

common strengths of the DMC-FP1 and DMC-FP7

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (99×59×19 mm) vs Super compact (101×59×18 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

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
  • Significantly 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"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower true resolution: 1.9 MP vs 9.8 MP

common strengths of the DMC-F7 and DMC-FP7

  • Each has a built-in flash

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)

  • Significantly 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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (89×53×23 mm) vs Super compact (101×59×18 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FP7 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3.5" vs 3"), is significantly 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 slightly 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
  • Significantly 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)

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

common strengths of the DMC-ZS7 and DMC-FP7

  • Fairly small: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Super compact (101×59×18 mm)
  • Very 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)

  • Larger: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Super compact (101×59×18 mm)
  • Smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • Much 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)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 206 g vs 147 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FP7 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.5" vs 3.2"), has image stabilization (lens vs none), has a touch screen, is much smaller (super compact (101×59×18 mm) vs prosumer size (124×99×76 mm)) and is slightly less expensive ($156.99 vs $409.00).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,037k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.7 fps vs 5 fps).

Nikon D5300

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

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

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 3.2" vs 3.5"
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×99×76 mm) vs Super compact (101×59×18 mm)

common strengths of the D5300 and DMC-FP7

  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.5"