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Olympus XZ-10 vs Panasonic FP8

Portability
91
Imaging
36
Features
57
Overall
44
Olympus Stylus XZ-10 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
20
Overall
29

Olympus XZ-10 vs Panasonic FP8 Key Specs

Olympus XZ-10
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 26-130mm (F1.8-2.7) lens
  • 221g - 102 x 61 x 34mm
  • Introduced January 2013
Panasonic FP8
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-128mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 151g - 96 x 60 x 20mm
  • Introduced July 2009
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Olympus XZ-10 vs Panasonic FP8 Overview

Its time to take a more detailed look at the Olympus XZ-10 vs Panasonic FP8, former being a Small Sensor Compact while the latter is a Ultracompact by companies Olympus and Panasonic. The resolution of the XZ-10 (12MP) and the FP8 (12MP) is pretty comparable and they enjoy the exact same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The XZ-10 was manufactured 3 years later than the FP8 and that is a fairly large difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of these cameras come with different body type with the Olympus XZ-10 being a Compact camera and the Panasonic FP8 being a Ultracompact camera.

Before we go straight into a full comparison, below is a concise view of how the XZ-10 scores against the FP8 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Olympus XZ-10 over the Panasonic FP8

 XZ-10 FP8 
IntroducedJanuary 2013July 2009More recent by 43 months
Manually focus More exact focusing
Screen dimension3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution920k230kSharper screen (+690k dot)
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Panasonic FP8 over the Olympus XZ-10

 FP8 XZ-10 

Common features in the Olympus XZ-10 and Panasonic FP8

 XZ-10 FP8 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen

Olympus XZ-10 vs Panasonic FP8 Physical Comparison

When you are aiming to lug around your camera often, you are going to need to factor in its weight and size. The Olympus XZ-10 enjoys outside measurements of 102mm x 61mm x 34mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 1.3") accompanied by a weight of 221 grams (0.49 lbs) whilst the Panasonic FP8 has specifications of 96mm x 60mm x 20mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 0.8") along with a weight of 151 grams (0.33 lbs).

Look at the Olympus XZ-10 vs Panasonic FP8 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you are utilizing during that time. The following is the front view over all size comparison of the XZ-10 and the FP8.

Olympus XZ-10 vs Panasonic FP8 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability score of the XZ-10 and FP8 is 91 and 95 respectively.

Olympus XZ-10 vs Panasonic FP8 top view buttons comparison

Olympus XZ-10 vs Panasonic FP8 Sensor Comparison

Usually, its difficult to imagine the difference in sensor measurements just by going through technical specs. The visual underneath will provide you a clearer sense of the sensor sizing in the XZ-10 and FP8.

As you have seen, the 2 cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements and the same exact resolution so you can expect comparable quality of photographs however you need to take the launch date of the cameras into account. The more modern XZ-10 provides a benefit with regard to sensor technology.

Olympus XZ-10 vs Panasonic FP8 sensor size comparison

Olympus XZ-10 vs Panasonic FP8 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus XZ-10 vs Panasonic FP8 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus XZ-10 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic FP8 as a Portrait photography camera
45
you can focus manually
includes face detection autofocus
exports RAW formats
MP count low (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
21
manual focus not available
no manual exposure
cannot use external flash
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

Olympus XZ-10 as a Street photography camera
Panasonic FP8 as a Street photography camera
61
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
exports RAW formats
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
more heavy than average (221 grams)
55
image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
more heavy than others in class (151 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Olympus XZ-10
Sports photography with Panasonic FP8
34
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes tracking autofocus
slow fps (5.0 frames per second)
MP count low (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
24
image stabilization (Optical)
low max shutter speed (1/1,300 seconds)
slow frames per second (2.0 fps)
no shutter priority
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus XZ-10 Travel photography details
Panasonic FP8 Travel photography details
60
flash built-in
reasonably wide (26mm)
fast maximum aperture (f1.8)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
more heavy than average (221g)
MP count low (12MP)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
56
has built in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse function
more heavy than others in class (151g)
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus XZ-10 Landscape photography details
Panasonic FP8 Landscape photography details
53
you can focus manually
reasonably wide (26mm)
fast maximum aperture (f1.8)
decent sized screen (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
exports RAW formats
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have Timelapse mode
32
pretty wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
manual focus not available
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
no manual exposure
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
does not have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus XZ-10 Vlogging information
Panasonic FP8 Vlogging information
35
reasonably wide (26mm)
fast maximum aperture (f1.8)
touch screen
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detection autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
doesn't have external microphone socket
more heavy than average (221g)
28
pretty wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pxls)
does not have external microphone socket
more heavy than others in class (151 grams)
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Olympus XZ-10 vs Panasonic FP8 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus XZ-10 and Panasonic FP8
 Olympus Stylus XZ-10Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8
General Information
Company Olympus Panasonic
Model Olympus Stylus XZ-10 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8
Type Small Sensor Compact Ultracompact
Introduced 2013-01-30 2009-07-27
Physical type Compact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Powered by - Venus Engine V
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 12MP 12MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 3968 x 2976 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 6400 6400
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points 35 11
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 26-130mm (5.0x) 28-128mm (4.6x)
Maximal aperture f/1.8-2.7 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focus distance 1cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.9
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inch 2.7 inch
Screen resolution 920k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 secs 60 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/1300 secs
Continuous shutter rate 5.0fps 2.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range - 5.50 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Wireless Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps, 18Mbps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps, 9Mbps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 221 gr (0.49 pounds) 151 gr (0.33 pounds)
Dimensions 102 x 61 x 34mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 1.3") 96 x 60 x 20mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 0.8")
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 240 shots -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model Li-50B -
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots One One
Cost at release $428 $300