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Nikon S80 vs Panasonic FP5

Portability
96
Imaging
37
Features
37
Overall
37
Nikon Coolpix S80 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5 front
Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
33
Overall
35

Nikon S80 vs Panasonic FP5 Key Specs

Nikon S80
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Raise to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-175mm (F3.6-4.8) lens
  • 133g - 99 x 63 x 17mm
  • Announced September 2010
Panasonic FP5
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-140mm (F3.5-5.9) lens
  • 141g - 101 x 59 x 18mm
  • Introduced January 2011
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Nikon S80 vs Panasonic FP5 Overview

Here, we are matching up the Nikon S80 and Panasonic FP5, both Ultracompact cameras by companies Nikon and Panasonic. The image resolution of the S80 (14MP) and the FP5 (14MP) is very close and both cameras offer the identical sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The S80 was introduced 3 months earlier than the FP5 so they are both of a similar age. Both cameras feature the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before we go straight to a thorough comparison, here is a brief introduction of how the S80 grades vs the FP5 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S80 over the Panasonic FP5

 S80 FP5 
Display size3.5"3"Larger display (+0.5")
Display resolution819k230kSharper display (+589k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic FP5 over the Nikon S80

 FP5 S80 

Common features in the Nikon S80 and Panasonic FP5

 S80 FP5 
IntroducedSeptember 2010January 2011Same age
Manually focus Lack of manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Nikon S80 vs Panasonic FP5 Physical Comparison

For those who are aiming to carry your camera frequently, you need to factor in its weight and volume. The Nikon S80 has external measurements of 99mm x 63mm x 17mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.7") having a weight of 133 grams (0.29 lbs) and the Panasonic FP5 has sizing of 101mm x 59mm x 18mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 0.7") along with a weight of 141 grams (0.31 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you are working with at that time. Underneath is a front view physical size comparison of the S80 versus the FP5.

Nikon S80 vs Panasonic FP5 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability grade of the S80 and FP5 is 96 and 95 respectively.

Nikon S80 vs Panasonic FP5 top view buttons comparison

Nikon S80 vs Panasonic FP5 Sensor Comparison

Usually, its tough to visualise the contrast in sensor sizing merely by researching specs. The photograph here might provide you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the S80 and FP5.

All in all, the two cameras come with the identical sensor size and the exact same MP so you can expect comparable quality of files but you should consider the launch date of the cameras into account.

Nikon S80 vs Panasonic FP5 sensor size comparison

Nikon S80 vs Panasonic FP5 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S80 vs Panasonic FP5 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon S80 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic FP5 as a Portrait photography camera
33
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
comes with face detect focusing
no manual focus
no manual mode
cannot use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
33
good megapixels (14MP)
has face detection focusing
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not possible
external flash not possible
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon S80 Street photography factors
Panasonic FP5 Street photography factors
63
built in image stabilization (Optical)
includes touch focus
fixed screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
63
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with focus by touch
no articulating screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Nikon S80 Sports photography features
Panasonic FP5 Sports photography features
40
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000s)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (14MP)
comes with tracking focus
very slow continuous shooting (1.3 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
low battery life (150 per charge)
has no phase detect AF
43
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
has tracking autofocus
good battery life (260 per charge)
painfully slow continuous shooting (6.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Nikon S80
Travel photography with Panasonic FP5
60
includes touch focus
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
missing Time Lapse recording
low battery life (150 per charge)
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
65
good battery life (260 shots)
comes with focus by touch
good megapixels (14MP)
flash built-in
doesn't have Timelapse mode
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (35mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon S80 Landscape photography factors
Panasonic FP5 Landscape photography factors
36
big screen (3.5 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
no manual mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
low battery life (150 CIPA)
missing Time Lapse recording
40
good sized screen (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (14MP)
good battery life (260 per charge)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (35mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
manual exposure not possible
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon S80 Vlogging advice
Panasonic FP5 Vlogging advice
30
built-in touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect focusing
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
display is not selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing mic port
30
touchscreen enabled
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection focusing
wide angle not great (35mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
display isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have external microphone port
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Nikon S80 vs Panasonic FP5 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S80 and Panasonic FP5
 Nikon Coolpix S80Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5
General Information
Company Nikon Panasonic
Model Nikon Coolpix S80 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5
Type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Announced 2010-09-08 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 measurements 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 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4320 x 3240 4320 x 3240
Maximum native ISO 1600 6400
Maximum enhanced ISO 6400 -
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points - 11
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 35-175mm (5.0x) 35-140mm (4.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.6-4.8 f/3.5-5.9
Macro focus distance 7cm 10cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3.5 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 819 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display tech OLED TFT Touch Screen LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 secs 60 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/8000 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shutter speed 1.3 frames per second 6.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range - 4.90 m
Flash settings - Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone 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
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 133 grams (0.29 lb) 141 grams (0.31 lb)
Physical dimensions 99 x 63 x 17mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.7") 101 x 59 x 18mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 150 photos 260 photos
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model EN-EL10 -
Self timer - Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots One One
Retail cost $191 $199