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Panasonic 3D1 vs Panasonic FP7

Portability
93
Imaging
36
Features
36
Overall
36
Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP7 front
Portability
95
Imaging
39
Features
32
Overall
36

Panasonic 3D1 vs Panasonic FP7 Key Specs

Panasonic 3D1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F3.9-5.7) lens
  • 193g - 108 x 58 x 24mm
  • Launched November 2011
Panasonic FP7
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-140mm (F3.5-5.9) lens
  • 147g - 101 x 59 x 18mm
  • Introduced January 2011
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Panasonic 3D1 vs Panasonic FP7 Overview

Here is a comprehensive assessment of the Panasonic 3D1 versus Panasonic FP7, former being a Small Sensor Compact while the other is a Ultracompact and both are produced by Panasonic. There exists a sizable gap among the sensor resolutions of the 3D1 (12MP) and FP7 (16MP) but both cameras offer the same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The 3D1 was unveiled 11 months later than the FP7 and they are both of a similar age. Both cameras have different body design with the Panasonic 3D1 being a Compact camera and the Panasonic FP7 being a Ultracompact camera.

Before we go straight to a more detailed comparison, here is a concise summation of how the 3D1 scores vs the FP7 for portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic 3D1 over the Panasonic FP7

 3D1 FP7 
IntroducedNovember 2011January 2011Fresher by 11 months
Display resolution460k230kClearer display (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic FP7 over the Panasonic 3D1

 FP7 3D1 

Common features in the Panasonic 3D1 and Panasonic FP7

 3D1 FP7 
Manually focus Lack of manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimensions3.5"3.5"Equal display measurement
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Panasonic 3D1 vs Panasonic FP7 Physical Comparison

If you are looking to carry your camera regularly, you will need to consider its weight and proportions. The Panasonic 3D1 provides outside measurements of 108mm x 58mm x 24mm (4.3" x 2.3" x 0.9") along with a weight of 193 grams (0.43 lbs) and the Panasonic FP7 has measurements of 101mm x 59mm x 18mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 0.7") and a weight of 147 grams (0.32 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you have at the time. The following is a front view sizing comparison of the 3D1 against the FP7.

Panasonic 3D1 vs Panasonic FP7 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the 3D1 and FP7 is 93 and 95 respectively.

Panasonic 3D1 vs Panasonic FP7 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic 3D1 vs Panasonic FP7 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it's tough to picture the difference in sensor sizing merely by researching specs. The photograph underneath will provide you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the 3D1 and FP7.

All in all, both of those cameras provide the same sensor dimensions but different MP. You can expect to see the Panasonic FP7 to provide you with greater detail having an extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop pics more aggressively. The younger 3D1 provides an edge in sensor innovation.

Panasonic 3D1 vs Panasonic FP7 sensor size comparison

Panasonic 3D1 vs Panasonic FP7 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic 3D1 vs Panasonic FP7 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic 3D1 Portrait photography info
Panasonic FP7 Portrait photography info
27
features face detection focus
lack of manual focus
manual mode not available
external flash not possible
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW files
34
MP count decent (16MP)
features face detect focus
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual mode
no external flash support
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Panasonic 3D1 Street photography advice
Panasonic FP7 Street photography advice
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features touch focus
fixed screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW files
60
image stabilization (Optical)
supports touch to focus
no articulating screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
heavier than competitors in class (147 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic 3D1 Sports photography details
Panasonic FP7 Sports photography details
30
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features tracking autofocus
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,300s)
no shutter priority mode
resolution not great (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
low battery (200 shots)
no phase detect auto focus
44
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
features tracking focus
good battery life (240 shots)
continuous shooting slow (4.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic 3D1 Travel photography info
Panasonic FP7 Travel photography info
59
features touch focus
has built in flash
quite wide (25mm)
lack of Timelapse mode
low battery (200 shots)
resolution not great (12MP)
display is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.9)
63
good battery life (240 per charge)
supports touch to focus
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
does not have Time Lapse mode
heavier than competitors in class (147 grams)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic 3D1 Landscape photography advice
Panasonic FP7 Landscape photography advice
36
quite wide (25mm)
lovely big screen (3.5")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.9)
manual mode not available
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW files
low battery (200 per charge)
lack of Timelapse mode
41
screen larger than average (3.5")
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
good battery life (240 per charge)
focusing manually not possible
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
lack of manual mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
does not have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic 3D1 Vlogging highlights
Panasonic FP7 Vlogging highlights
34
quite wide (25mm)
touchscreen enabled
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow max aperture (f3.9)
display is not selfie friendly
lack of external microphone jack
29
touchscreen capability
image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect focus
wide angle not great (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have mic jack
heavier than competitors in class (147 grams)
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Panasonic 3D1 vs Panasonic FP7 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic 3D1 and Panasonic FP7
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP7
General Information
Brand Name Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP7
Category Small Sensor Compact Ultracompact
Launched 2011-11-07 2011-01-05
Body design Compact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor - Venus Engine IV
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 6400 6400
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points 23 11
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 25-100mm (4.0x) 35-140mm (4.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.9-5.7 f/3.5-5.9
Macro focus range 5cm 10cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3.5 inch 3.5 inch
Resolution of screen 460 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen technology TFT Full Touch Screen with AR coating TFT Touch Screen LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 60 secs 60 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/1300 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shutter speed - 4.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 3.50 m 4.90 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video file format MPEG-4, AVCHD, Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
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 193g (0.43 lbs) 147g (0.32 lbs)
Physical dimensions 108 x 58 x 24mm (4.3" x 2.3" x 0.9") 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 200 photographs 240 photographs
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots One One
Launch price $670 $227