As well as being compared against other compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-F2 is also often compared to ultra compacts, mirrorless and travel zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-F2's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FH2 and the Lumix DMC-GF5) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX270 HS)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-F2 compared to other compact competitors include: it is newer (january 2010 vs may 2007) and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 8 seconds).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (33 mm vs 28 mm), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 12 MP).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX100 (vs the DMC-F2)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 33 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX100 (vs the DMC-F2)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DMC-FX100 and DMC-F2

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (97×54×24 mm) vs Compact (98×55×25 mm)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-F2 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it is slightly lighter (136 g vs 165 g) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (33 mm vs 28 mm), is slightly larger (compact (98×55×25 mm) vs ultra compact (94×54×19 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), is older (january 2010 vs january 2011) and is thicker (1" vs 0.7").

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH2
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH2 (vs the DMC-F2)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH2 (vs the DMC-F2)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FH2 and DMC-F2

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-F2 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it is thinner (1" vs 1.5") and is slightly lighter (136 g vs 267 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (848 x 480 @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't have a touch screen and has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs four thirds 17.3x13mm).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5
2 years newer
$450 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GF5 (vs the DMC-F2)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GF5 (vs the DMC-F2)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-GF5 and DMC-F2

  • Fairly small: Mid size (108×67×37 mm) vs Compact (98×55×25 mm)
  • Light weight: 267 g vs 136 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-F2 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), is significantly smaller (compact (98×55×25 mm) vs compact (106×63×33 mm)), is thinner (1" vs 1.3"), is significantly lighter (136 g vs 233 g) and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (4x vs 20x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (33 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 461k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS
3 years newer
$237

Significant advantages of the SX270 HS (vs the DMC-F2)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 33 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the SX270 HS (vs the DMC-F2)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (106×63×33 mm) vs Compact (98×55×25 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.3" vs 1"
  • Significantly heavier: 233 g vs 136 g

common strengths of the SX270 HS and DMC-F2

  • Fairly small: Compact (106×63×33 mm) vs Compact (98×55×25 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1"
  • Light weight: 233 g vs 136 g