As well as being compared against other compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP2 is also often compared to ultra compacts, travel zooms and super zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP2's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-ZR1 and the Lumix DMC-XS3) and Samsung (such as the CL65)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to other compact competitors the Panasonic DMC-FP2 has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP7
1 year newer
$157

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

  • Significantly 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

  • 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

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP1
similar age
$482

Significant advantages of the DMC-FP1 (vs the DMC-FP2)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FP1 (vs the DMC-FP2)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FP1 and DMC-FP2

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX66

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX66
similar age
$354

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX66 (vs the DMC-FP2)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX66 (vs the DMC-FP2)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FX66 and DMC-FP2

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (97×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (99×59×19 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-F3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-F3
similar age

Significant advantages of the DMC-F3 (vs the DMC-FP2)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-F3 (vs the DMC-FP2)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-F3 and DMC-FP2

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (99×59×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"

Samsung CL65

Samsung CL65
1 year older

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

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 8 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (4.6 fps vs 10 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (january 2010 vs july 2013).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3
3 years newer
$161

Significant advantages of the DMC-XS3 (vs the DMC-FP2)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-XS3 (vs the DMC-FP2)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-XS3 and DMC-FP2

  • None found

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 (103×60×32 mm)) and is thinner (0.7" vs 1.3").

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm).

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-ZS5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5
similar age

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS5 (vs the DMC-FP2)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS5 (vs the DMC-FP2)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (103×60×32 mm) vs Super compact (99×59×19 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the DMC-ZS5 and DMC-FP2

  • Fairly small: Compact (103×60×32 mm) vs Super compact (99×59×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 0.7"
  • Light weight: 214 g vs 151 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FP2 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (99×59×19 mm) vs prosumer size (124×84×91 mm)), is thinner (0.7" vs 3.6"), is slightly lighter (151 g vs 558 g) and significantly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/3), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-LZ30 (vs the DMC-FP2)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LZ30 (vs the DMC-FP2)

  • Larger: Prosumer size (124×84×91 mm) vs Super compact (99×59×19 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 0.7"
  • Heavier: 558 g vs 151 g

common strengths of the DMC-LZ30 and DMC-FP2

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×84×91 mm) vs Super compact (99×59×19 mm)
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 0.7"
  • Light weight: 558 g vs 151 g