As well as being compared against other compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP2 is also often compared to ultra compacts. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP2's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-WX30) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FP8)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FP2 compared to other compact competitors include: it is newer (january 2010 vs july 2009) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/1300 of a second).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (4x vs 4.6x) and has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8
5 months older
$106

Significant advantages of the DMC-FP8 (vs the DMC-FP2)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FP8 (vs the DMC-FP2)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FP8 and DMC-FP2

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×60×20 mm) vs Super compact (99×59×19 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FP2 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.6), has significantly less zoom (4x vs 5x), records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm) and has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3").

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30
1 year newer
$213

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX30 (vs the DMC-FP2)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX30 (vs the DMC-FP2)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-WX30 and DMC-FP2

  • None found