As well as being compared against other compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP3 is also often compared to ultra compacts. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP3's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the FE-47) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FP1 and the Lumix DMC-FS3)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FP3 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a touch screen, is thinner (0.7" vs 0.9") and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Olympus FE-47

Olympus FE-47
similar age
$44

Significant advantages of the FE-47 (vs the DMC-FP3)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the FE-47 (vs the DMC-FP3)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No touch screen
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the FE-47 and DMC-FP3

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (98×61×27 mm) vs Super compact (99×59×19 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.7"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP1
similar age
$570

Significant advantages of the DMC-FP1 (vs the DMC-FP3)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FP1 (vs the DMC-FP3)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DMC-FP1 and DMC-FP3

  • 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

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS
2 years newer
$332

Significant advantages of the A2300 IS (vs the DMC-FP3)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the A2300 IS (vs the DMC-FP3)

  • No touch screen
  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the A2300 IS and DMC-FP3

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×54×20 mm) vs Super compact (99×59×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.7"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3
1 year older
$393

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS3 (vs the DMC-FP3)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS3 (vs the DMC-FP3)

  • Smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DMC-FS3 and DMC-FP3

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×53×23 mm) vs Super compact (99×59×19 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS
1 year older
$699

Significant advantages of the SD880 IS (vs the DMC-FP3)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the SD880 IS (vs the DMC-FP3)

  • No touch screen
  • Thicker: 0.9" vs 0.7"
  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the SD880 IS and DMC-FP3

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (94×57×24 mm) vs Super compact (99×59×19 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH6 (vs the DMC-FP3)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.5 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH6 (vs the DMC-FP3)

  • No touch screen
  • Much shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DMC-FH6 and DMC-FP3

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×56×20 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-FP3 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a touch screen and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 2 seconds).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (4.6 fps vs 10 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Sony Cybershot TX10

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the TX10 (vs the DMC-FP3)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TX10 (vs the DMC-FP3)

  • None found

common strengths of the TX10 and DMC-FP3

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
10 months older

Significant advantages of the SD780 IS (vs the DMC-FP3)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD780 IS (vs the DMC-FP3)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD780 IS and DMC-FP3

  • None found