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Olympus E-M10 II vs Panasonic FP2

Portability
82
Imaging
54
Features
77
Overall
63
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP2 front
Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
17
Overall
29

Olympus E-M10 II vs Panasonic FP2 Key Specs

Olympus E-M10 II
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 390g - 120 x 83 x 47mm
  • Launched August 2015
  • Earlier Model is Olympus E-M10
  • New Model is Olympus E-M10 III
Panasonic FP2
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-140mm (F3.5-5.9) lens
  • 151g - 99 x 59 x 19mm
  • Revealed January 2010
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Olympus E-M10 II vs Panasonic FP2 Overview

Let's look more closely at the Olympus E-M10 II and Panasonic FP2, one being a Entry-Level Mirrorless and the other is a Ultracompact by companies Olympus and Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the E-M10 II (16MP) and the FP2 (14MP) is fairly well matched but the E-M10 II (Four Thirds) and FP2 (1/2.3") boast different sensor measurements.

Photography Glossary

The E-M10 II was released 5 years later than the FP2 and that is quite a large gap as far as tech is concerned. Both of the cameras have different body design with the Olympus E-M10 II being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Panasonic FP2 being a Ultracompact camera.

Before delving straight to a thorough comparison, here is a quick introduction of how the E-M10 II grades vs the FP2 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Olympus E-M10 II over the Panasonic FP2

 E-M10 II FP2 
RevealedAugust 2015January 2010More recent by 69 months
Manually focus More exact focusing
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display dimensions3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution1040k230kCrisper display (+810k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Panasonic FP2 over the Olympus E-M10 II

 FP2 E-M10 II 

Common features in the Olympus E-M10 II and Panasonic FP2

 E-M10 II FP2 
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen

Olympus E-M10 II vs Panasonic FP2 Physical Comparison

If you are planning to lug around your camera regularly, you should think about its weight and dimensions. The Olympus E-M10 II has physical measurements of 120mm x 83mm x 47mm (4.7" x 3.3" x 1.9") having a weight of 390 grams (0.86 lbs) whilst the Panasonic FP2 has dimensions of 99mm x 59mm x 19mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.7") having a weight of 151 grams (0.33 lbs).

Look at the Olympus E-M10 II and Panasonic FP2 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you are using at that moment. Below is a front view measurement comparison of the E-M10 II versus the FP2.

Olympus E-M10 II vs Panasonic FP2 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability rating of the E-M10 II and FP2 is 82 and 95 respectively.

Olympus E-M10 II vs Panasonic FP2 top view buttons comparison

Olympus E-M10 II vs Panasonic FP2 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is very hard to visualize the contrast between sensor measurements simply by checking technical specs. The visual underneath might offer you a greater sense of the sensor measurements in the E-M10 II and FP2.

As you can tell, both of those cameras have different megapixel count and different sensor measurements. The E-M10 II because of its larger sensor is going to make shooting shallower depth of field easier and the Olympus E-M10 II will give extra detail as a result of its extra 2MP. Greater resolution can also make it easier to crop pics a bit more aggressively. The younger E-M10 II should have a benefit when it comes to sensor technology.

Olympus E-M10 II vs Panasonic FP2 sensor size comparison

Olympus E-M10 II vs Panasonic FP2 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus E-M10 II vs Panasonic FP2 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus E-M10 II Portrait photography info
Panasonic FP2 Portrait photography info
72
focusing manually
MP count good (16 megapixels)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
features face detection autofocus
saves RAW formats
28
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual mode
external flash not possible
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Olympus E-M10 II Street photography details
Panasonic FP2 Street photography details
83
tilting screen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
saves RAW formats
has focus by touch
above average ISO range (25,600)
55
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
more heavy than competition in class (151g)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Olympus E-M10 II
Sports photography with Panasonic FP2
67
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count good (16MP)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
features tracking autofocus
has no phase detect autofocus
35
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
max fps very slow (5.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus E-M10 II Travel photography advice
Panasonic FP2 Travel photography advice
73
has focus by touch
MP count good (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
56
MP count decent (14MP)
flash built-in
no Timelapse function
more heavy than competition in class (151 grams)
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus E-M10 II Landscape photography highlights
Panasonic FP2 Landscape photography highlights
79
focusing manually
switch lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count good (16MP)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
above average ISO range (25,600)
saves RAW formats
33
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
small screen (2.7")
lack of manual mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
no Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus E-M10 II Vlogging highlights
Panasonic FP2 Vlogging highlights
35
touchscreen capability
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
features face detection autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
does not have external mic socket
25
built in image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
screen is not selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
no external microphone port
more heavy than competition in class (151g)
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Olympus E-M10 II vs Panasonic FP2 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus E-M10 II and Panasonic FP2
 Olympus OM-D E-M10 IIPanasonic Lumix DMC-FP2
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Panasonic
Model type Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP2
Type Entry-Level Mirrorless Ultracompact
Launched 2015-08-25 2010-01-06
Body design SLR-style mirrorless Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Chip TruePic VII Venus Engine IV
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size Four Thirds 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 17.3 x 13mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 224.9mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456 4320 x 3240
Maximum native ISO 25600 6400
Min native ISO 200 80
RAW format
Min boosted ISO 100 -
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 81 9
Lens
Lens mount type Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 35-140mm (4.0x)
Highest aperture - f/3.5-5.9
Macro focusing range - 10cm
Amount of lenses 107 -
Focal length multiplier 2.1 5.9
Screen
Screen type Tilting Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3" 2.7"
Screen resolution 1,040k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.62x -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60 secs 60 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shooting speed 8.0 frames/s 5.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 5.80 m (ISO 100) 4.90 m
Flash options Auto, redeye reduction, fill flash, flash off, 1st-curtain slow sync w/redeye, 1st-curtain slow sync, 2nd-curtain slow sync, manual Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p/30p/24p), 1280 x 720 (60p/30p/24p), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format H.264, Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
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 seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 390 gr (0.86 pounds) 151 gr (0.33 pounds)
Physical dimensions 120 x 83 x 47mm (4.7" x 3.3" x 1.9") 99 x 59 x 19mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 73 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 23.1 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 12.5 not tested
DXO Low light rating 842 not tested
Other
Battery life 320 photos -
Battery form Battery Pack -
Battery ID BLS-50 -
Self timer Yes (12 sec., 2 sec, custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Cost at launch $499 $80