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Olympus FE-25 vs Panasonic FP1

Portability
98
Imaging
34
Features
11
Overall
24
Olympus FE-25 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP1 front
Portability
95
Imaging
36
Features
13
Overall
26

Olympus FE-25 vs Panasonic FP1 Key Specs

Olympus FE-25
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.4" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 0
  • No Video
  • ()mm (F) lens
  • n/ag - 93 x 62 x 24mm
  • Revealed January 2009
Panasonic FP1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-140mm (F3.5-5.9) lens
  • 151g - 99 x 59 x 19mm
  • Announced January 2010
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Olympus FE-25 vs Panasonic FP1 Overview

The following is a comprehensive analysis of the Olympus FE-25 versus Panasonic FP1, both Ultracompact cameras by competitors Olympus and Panasonic. The image resolution of the FE-25 (10MP) and the FP1 (12MP) is pretty close and both cameras offer the same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The FE-25 was released 12 months prior to the FP1 which means that they are of a similar age. Both the cameras have the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before going into a full comparison, here is a brief synopsis of how the FE-25 grades versus the FP1 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Olympus FE-25 over the Panasonic FP1

 FE-25 FP1 

Reasons to pick Panasonic FP1 over the Olympus FE-25

 FP1 FE-25 
AnnouncedJanuary 2010January 2009Newer by 12 months
Screen dimensions2.7"2.4"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution230k112kSharper screen (+118k dot)

Common features in the Olympus FE-25 and Panasonic FP1

 FE-25 FP1 
Manually focus Lack of manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch screen Missing Touch screen

Olympus FE-25 vs Panasonic FP1 Physical Comparison

For those who are looking to travel with your camera, you will have to take into account its weight and proportions. The Olympus FE-25 comes with outside dimensions of 93mm x 62mm x 24mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of n/a grams (0.00 lbs) while the Panasonic FP1 has measurements of 99mm x 59mm x 19mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.7") and a weight of 151 grams (0.33 lbs).

Contrast the Olympus FE-25 versus Panasonic FP1 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you use at the time. Below is a front view sizing comparison of the FE-25 versus the FP1.

Olympus FE-25 vs Panasonic FP1 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability score of the FE-25 and FP1 is 98 and 95 respectively.

Olympus FE-25 vs Panasonic FP1 top view buttons comparison

Olympus FE-25 vs Panasonic FP1 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it can be hard to picture the gap in sensor dimensions just by looking through specifications. The picture here should give you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the FE-25 and FP1.

To sum up, the two cameras provide the same sensor dimensions albeit different resolution. You can expect the Panasonic FP1 to provide you with greater detail as a result of its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also enable you to crop photographs more aggressively. The more aged FE-25 will be behind when it comes to sensor innovation.

Olympus FE-25 vs Panasonic FP1 sensor size comparison

Olympus FE-25 vs Panasonic FP1 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus FE-25 vs Panasonic FP1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Olympus FE-25
Portrait photography with Panasonic FP1
20
no manual focus
no manual exposure
cannot use external flash
megapixel count low (10MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
21
no manual focus
no manual control
can't use external flash
low resolution (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Olympus FE-25 Street photography highlights
Panasonic FP1 Street photography highlights
48
screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
low maximum ISO (0)
55
built in image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
more heavy than others in class (151 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Olympus FE-25
Sports photography with Panasonic FP1
17
fixed focal length (()mm)
no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
26
built in image stabilization (Optical)
continuous shooting slow (6.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
low resolution (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus FE-25 Travel photography factors
Panasonic FP1 Travel photography factors
62
flash built-in
great maximum aperture (f)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
50
has built in flash
lack of Timelapse function
more heavy than others in class (151g)
low resolution (12MP)
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus FE-25 Landscape photography highlights
Panasonic FP1 Landscape photography highlights
27
great maximum aperture (f)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
fixed focal length (()mm)
tiny screen (2.4 inch)
no manual exposure
lack of image stabilization
megapixel count low (10MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
low maximum ISO (0)
lacks RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse mode
28
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no manual focus
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
no manual control
low resolution (12MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
lack of Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus FE-25 Vlogging info
Panasonic FP1 Vlogging info
9
can't shoot video
25
built in image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
display is not selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of microphone support
more heavy than others in class (151g)
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Olympus FE-25 vs Panasonic FP1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus FE-25 and Panasonic FP1
 Olympus FE-25Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP1
General Information
Company Olympus Panasonic
Model type Olympus FE-25 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP1
Class Ultracompact Ultracompact
Revealed 2009-01-07 2010-01-06
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor - Venus Engine IV
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 10MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 3648 x 2768 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO - 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points - 9
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range () 35-140mm (4.0x)
Max aperture - f/3.5-5.9
Macro focusing distance - 10cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.9
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.4" 2.7"
Resolution of display 112k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 4s 60s
Max shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1600s
Continuous shutter rate - 6.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance - 4.90 m (Auto ISO)
Flash settings - Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance 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), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution None 1280x720
Video file format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB none USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight - 151 gr (0.33 pounds)
Physical dimensions 93 x 62 x 24mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9") 99 x 59 x 19mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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
Self timer - Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type - SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
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