As well as being compared against other compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP2 is also often compared to travel zooms and ultra compacts. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP2's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-ZR1 and the Lumix DMC-FP5) and Leica (such as the D-Lux 3)

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 september 2008), is thinner (0.7" vs 1"), is slightly lighter (151 g vs 220 g) and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 8 seconds).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.5"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,152k dots) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Leica D-Lux 3

Leica D-LUX 3
1 year newer
$1,049

Significant advantages of the D-Lux 3 (vs the DMC-FP2)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the D-Lux 3 (vs the DMC-FP2)

  • Significantly thicker: 1" vs 0.7"
  • Heavier: 220 g vs 151 g

common strengths of the D-Lux 3 and DMC-FP2

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 1" vs 0.7"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FP5 (vs the DMC-FP2)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FP5 (vs the DMC-FP2)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FP5 and DMC-FP2

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

Samsung CL65

Samsung CL65
1 year older
$640

Significant advantages of the CL65 (vs the DMC-FP2)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,152k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.5" vs 2.7"
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the CL65 (vs the DMC-FP2)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the CL65 and DMC-FP2

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (100×61×19 mm) vs Super compact (99×59×19 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2
3 years older
$500

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX2 (vs the DMC-FP2)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX2 (vs the DMC-FP2)

  • Significantly thicker: 1" vs 0.7"
  • Heavier: 220 g vs 151 g

common strengths of the DMC-LX2 and DMC-FP2

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 1" vs 0.7"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FP2 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (99×59×19 mm) vs compact (103×60×33 mm)), is newer (january 2010 vs january 2009), is thinner (0.7" vs 1.3") and is slightly lighter (151 g vs 229 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 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)

  • Significantly thicker: 1" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the DMC-ZR1 and DMC-FP2

  • Very small: Compact (98×55×26 mm) vs Super compact (99×59×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 158 g vs 151 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS1 (vs the DMC-FP2)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS1 (vs the DMC-FP2)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Super compact (99×59×19 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.7"
  • Significantly heavier: 229 g vs 151 g

common strengths of the DMC-ZS1 and DMC-FP2

  • Fairly small: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Super compact (99×59×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 0.7"
  • Light weight: 229 g vs 151 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FP2 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs digital).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 26 mm), doesn't have a touch screen and is older (january 2010 vs february 2011).

Samsung PL120

Samsung PL120
1 year newer
$352

Significant advantages of the PL120 (vs the DMC-FP2)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PL120 (vs the DMC-FP2)

  • None found

common strengths of the PL120 and DMC-FP2

  • None found