Fujifilm XP120 vs Panasonic FP7

Portability
91
Imaging
43
Features
46
Overall
44
Fujifilm FinePix XP120 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP7 front
Portability
95
Imaging
40
Features
32
Overall
36

Fujifilm XP120 vs Panasonic FP7 Key Specs

Fujifilm XP120
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Increase to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-4.9) lens
  • 203g - 110 x 71 x 28mm
  • Revealed January 2017
  • Later Model is Fujifilm XP130
Panasonic FP7
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-140mm (F3.5-5.9) lens
  • 147g - 101 x 59 x 18mm
  • Released January 2011
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Fujifilm XP120 vs Panasonic FP7 Overview

Lets look a little more in depth at the Fujifilm XP120 and Panasonic FP7, former being a Waterproof while the other is a Ultracompact by brands FujiFilm and Panasonic. The resolution of the XP120 (16MP) and the FP7 (16MP) is very comparable and both cameras provide the identical sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The XP120 was brought out 6 years later than the FP7 and that is a fairly large difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both cameras feature the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before going right into a more detailed comparison, here is a brief summation of how the XP120 scores versus the FP7 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm XP120 over the Panasonic FP7

 XP120 FP7 
ReleasedJanuary 2017January 2011More recent by 74 months
Manual focus Dial exact focusing
Display resolution920k230kCrisper display (+690k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic FP7 over the Fujifilm XP120

 FP7 XP120 
Display size3.5"3"Larger display (+0.5")
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Fujifilm XP120 and Panasonic FP7

 XP120 FP7 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen

Fujifilm XP120 vs Panasonic FP7 Physical Comparison

When you are going to lug around your camera often, you will want to factor in its weight and size. The Fujifilm XP120 has got external measurements of 110mm x 71mm x 28mm (4.3" x 2.8" x 1.1") along with a weight of 203 grams (0.45 lbs) and the Panasonic FP7 has specifications of 101mm x 59mm x 18mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 0.7") having a weight of 147 grams (0.32 lbs).

Take a look at the Fujifilm XP120 and Panasonic FP7 in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you select during that time. Below is a front view dimension comparison of the XP120 versus the FP7.

Fujifilm XP120 vs Panasonic FP7 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the XP120 and FP7 is 91 and 95 respectively.

Fujifilm XP120 vs Panasonic FP7 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm XP120 vs Panasonic FP7 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it can be tough to picture the contrast in sensor measurements merely by going through specs. The visual underneath might offer you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the XP120 and FP7.

As you can plainly see, both of the cameras feature the identical sensor size and the identical resolution therefore you can expect comparable quality of photos however you will need to take the launch date of the cameras into account. The more recent XP120 should have an edge when it comes to sensor technology.

Fujifilm XP120 vs Panasonic FP7 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm XP120 vs Panasonic FP7 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm XP120 vs Panasonic FP7 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm XP120 Portrait photography information
Panasonic FP7 Portrait photography information
42
manual focus
good MP (16MP)
provides face detect autofocus
manual exposure not available
cannot use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
35
good resolution (16MP)
supports face detect focus
manual focus not available
no manual control
can't use external flash
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm XP120 Street photography information
Panasonic FP7 Street photography information
62
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment sealing
screen is fixed
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with focus via touch
no articulating screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
more heavy than others in class (147 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm XP120 Sports photography factors
Panasonic FP7 Sports photography factors
46
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (16MP)
provides tracking focus
environment sealing
no shutter priority
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
terrible battery (210 per charge)
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
45
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16MP)
supports tracking focus
great battery (240 CIPA)
very slow continuous shooting (4.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm XP120 as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic FP7 as a Travel photography camera
67
environment sealing
good MP (16MP)
has built in flash
quite wide (28mm)
terrible battery (210 CIPA)
display isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.9)
63
great battery (240 CIPA)
comes with focus via touch
good resolution (16MP)
built-in flash
missing Timelapse function
more heavy than others in class (147g)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm XP120 Landscape photography advice
Panasonic FP7 Landscape photography advice
51
manual focus
quite wide (28mm)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (16 megapixels)
environment sealing
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.9)
manual exposure not available
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
terrible battery (210 CIPA)
42
lovely big screen (3.5 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
great battery (240 shots)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
no manual control
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
missing Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm XP120 Vlogging highlights
Panasonic FP7 Vlogging highlights
33
quite wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detect autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
slow max aperture (f3.9)
display isn't selfie friendly
doesn't have mic jack
29
touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect focus
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing microphone socket
more heavy than others in class (147 grams)
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Fujifilm XP120 vs Panasonic FP7 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm XP120 and Panasonic FP7
 Fujifilm FinePix XP120Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP7
General Information
Brand Name FujiFilm Panasonic
Model type Fujifilm FinePix XP120 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP7
Class Waterproof Ultracompact
Revealed 2017-01-05 2011-01-05
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor - Venus Engine IV
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 6400
Highest boosted ISO 6400 -
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points - 11
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 35-140mm (4.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.9-4.9 f/3.5-5.9
Macro focusing range 9cm 10cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inches 3.5 inches
Resolution of display 920k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display tech - TFT Touch Screen LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4s 60s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1600s
Continuous shooting rate 10.0fps 4.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 4.40 m (at Auto ISO) 4.90 m
Flash modes Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1280 x 720 @ 60p / Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video file format H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 203 gr (0.45 pounds) 147 gr (0.32 pounds)
Physical dimensions 110 x 71 x 28mm (4.3" x 2.8" x 1.1") 101 x 59 x 18mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 210 photos 240 photos
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, group shot) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type Internal + SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots 1 1
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