As well as being compared against other compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP2 is also often compared to travel zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP2's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FP7 and the Lumix DMC-ZR1) and Canon (such as the ELPH 300 HS and the PowerShot SX150 IS)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FP2 compared to other compact competitors include: it significantly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.7), records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.5") and doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP7
1 year newer
$157

Significant advantages of the DMC-FP7 (vs the DMC-FP2)

  • Much larger screen: 3.5" vs 2.7"
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FP7 (vs the DMC-FP2)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FP7 and DMC-FP2

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

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
1 year newer
$130

Significant advantages of the 300 HS (vs the DMC-FP2)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the 300 HS (vs the DMC-FP2)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the 300 HS and DMC-FP2

  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs Super compact (99×59×19 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.7"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FP2 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), is older (january 2010 vs august 2011) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/2500 of a second).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1
5 months older

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZR1 (vs the DMC-FP2)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZR1 (vs the DMC-FP2)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-ZR1 and DMC-FP2

  • Very long exposure times: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS
1 year newer
$215

Significant advantages of the SX150 IS (vs the DMC-FP2)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2500 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX150 IS (vs the DMC-FP2)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the SX150 IS and DMC-FP2

  • None found