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Nikon S1100pj vs Panasonic FP5

Portability
93
Imaging
37
Features
27
Overall
33
Nikon Coolpix S1100pj front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5 front
Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
33
Overall
35

Nikon S1100pj vs Panasonic FP5 Key Specs

Nikon S1100pj
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Bump to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-5.8) lens
  • 180g - 101 x 68 x 24mm
  • Announced August 2010
Panasonic FP5
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-140mm (F3.5-5.9) lens
  • 141g - 101 x 59 x 18mm
  • Announced January 2011
Photography Glossary

Nikon S1100pj vs Panasonic FP5 Overview

Here is a detailed comparison of the Nikon S1100pj vs Panasonic FP5, both Ultracompact digital cameras by rivals Nikon and Panasonic. The image resolution of the S1100pj (14MP) and the FP5 (14MP) is relatively similar and they enjoy the same exact sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The S1100pj was revealed 4 months before the FP5 and they are both of a similar age. Both the cameras offer the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before delving through a in depth comparison, below is a quick summation of how the S1100pj scores against the FP5 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S1100pj over the Panasonic FP5

 S1100pj FP5 
Screen resolution460k230kClearer screen (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic FP5 over the Nikon S1100pj

 FP5 S1100pj 

Common features in the Nikon S1100pj and Panasonic FP5

 S1100pj FP5 
AnnouncedAugust 2010January 2011Similar age
Manual focus No manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen dimensions
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Nikon S1100pj vs Panasonic FP5 Physical Comparison

In case you're going to carry your camera often, you will want to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Nikon S1100pj has got exterior dimensions of 101mm x 68mm x 24mm (4.0" x 2.7" x 0.9") having a weight of 180 grams (0.40 lbs) and the Panasonic FP5 has dimensions of 101mm x 59mm x 18mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 0.7") having a weight of 141 grams (0.31 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you have at that time. Underneath is the front view scale comparison of the S1100pj against the FP5.

Nikon S1100pj vs Panasonic FP5 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability score of the S1100pj and FP5 is 93 and 95 respectively.

Nikon S1100pj vs Panasonic FP5 top view buttons comparison

Nikon S1100pj vs Panasonic FP5 Sensor Comparison

Typically, its hard to picture the gap between sensor sizing only by going over technical specs. The visual below may provide you a far better sense of the sensor sizes in the S1100pj and FP5.

As you have seen, the two cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing and the identical resolution and you can expect similar quality of files although you would want to factor the age of the products into consideration.

Nikon S1100pj vs Panasonic FP5 sensor size comparison

Nikon S1100pj vs Panasonic FP5 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S1100pj vs Panasonic FP5 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon S1100pj Portrait photography factors
Panasonic FP5 Portrait photography factors
28
MP count good (14MP)
manual focus not available
no manual exposure
external flash not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
33
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
supports face detection autofocus
manual focus not available
lack of manual exposure
can't use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon S1100pj as a Street photography camera
Panasonic FP5 as a Street photography camera
54
has image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
heavier than others (180 grams)
63
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with touch focus
no articulating screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Nikon S1100pj as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic FP5 as a Sports photography camera
38
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (14 megapixels)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
43
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
supports tracking autofocus
better than average battery (260 shots)
max fps low (6.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Nikon S1100pj
Travel photography with Panasonic FP5
61
MP count good (14MP)
built-in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
heavier than others (180 grams)
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
65
better than average battery (260 CIPA)
comes with touch focus
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
missing Time Lapse recording
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
wide angle not good (35mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon S1100pj Landscape photography information
Panasonic FP5 Landscape photography information
42
fairly wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (14MP)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
no manual exposure
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
lack of Time Lapse mode
40
decent sized screen (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
better than average battery (260 shots)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (35mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
lack of manual exposure
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
missing Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon S1100pj Vlogging features
Panasonic FP5 Vlogging features
29
fairly wide (28mm)
screen is touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
display is not selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of external mic support
heavier than others (180g)
30
touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection autofocus
wide angle not good (35mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing external mic port
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Nikon S1100pj vs Panasonic FP5 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S1100pj and Panasonic FP5
 Nikon Coolpix S1100pjPanasonic Lumix DMC-FP5
General Information
Company Nikon Panasonic
Model Nikon Coolpix S1100pj Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Announced 2010-08-17 2011-01-05
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Powered by Expeed C2 Venus Engine IV
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 14MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4320 x 3240 4320 x 3240
Max native ISO 1600 6400
Max boosted ISO 6400 -
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points 9 11
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 35-140mm (4.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.9-5.8 f/3.5-5.9
Macro focus distance 3cm 10cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.9
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3" 3"
Screen resolution 460k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen technology - TFT Touch Screen LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4s 60s
Maximum shutter speed 1/1500s 1/1600s
Continuous shooting speed - 6.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 3.50 m 4.90 m
Flash options - Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30,15 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 180 grams (0.40 lb) 141 grams (0.31 lb)
Dimensions 101 x 68 x 24mm (4.0" x 2.7" x 0.9") 101 x 59 x 18mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 260 images
Form of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model EN-EL12 -
Self timer Yes (10 or 2 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Cost at launch $399 $199