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Panasonic FP2 vs Panasonic FP7

Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
17
Overall
29
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP2 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP7 front
Portability
95
Imaging
39
Features
32
Overall
36

Panasonic FP2 vs Panasonic FP7 Key Specs

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
  • Launched January 2010
Panasonic FP7
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Screen
  • 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 FP2 vs Panasonic FP7 Overview

The following is a extensive review of the Panasonic FP2 versus Panasonic FP7, both Ultracompact cameras and both of them are designed by Panasonic. The image resolution of the FP2 (14MP) and the FP7 (16MP) is relatively close and they enjoy the exact same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The FP2 was launched 12 months before the FP7 and they are of a similar generation. Both of these cameras come with the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before getting in to a in-depth comparison, below is a simple summation of how the FP2 scores vs the FP7 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FP2 over the Panasonic FP7

 FP2 FP7 

Reasons to pick Panasonic FP7 over the Panasonic FP2

 FP7 FP2 
IntroducedJanuary 2011January 2010Newer by 12 months
Screen dimension3.5"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.8")
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Panasonic FP2 and Panasonic FP7

 FP2 FP7 
Focus manually Lack of manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kIdentical screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen

Panasonic FP2 vs Panasonic FP7 Physical Comparison

For those who are looking to travel with your camera regularly, you will have to think about its weight and dimensions. The Panasonic FP2 has physical measurements of 99mm x 59mm x 19mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.7") having a weight of 151 grams (0.33 lbs) whilst the Panasonic FP7 has dimensions of 101mm x 59mm x 18mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 0.7") having a weight of 147 grams (0.32 lbs).

Look at the Panasonic FP2 versus Panasonic FP7 in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you are working with at that time. Following is the front view proportions comparison of the FP2 compared to the FP7.

Panasonic FP2 vs Panasonic FP7 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability rating of the FP2 and FP7 is 95 and 95 respectively.

Panasonic FP2 vs Panasonic FP7 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FP2 vs Panasonic FP7 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it's difficult to imagine the gap in sensor dimensions simply by researching specifications. The picture below may give you a clearer sense of the sensor sizing in the FP2 and FP7.

Plainly, both the cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements albeit different MP. You should count on the Panasonic FP7 to result in greater detail utilizing its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will enable you to crop pictures somewhat more aggressively. The more aged FP2 will be behind in sensor innovation.

Panasonic FP2 vs Panasonic FP7 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FP2 vs Panasonic FP7 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FP2 vs Panasonic FP7 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FP2 Portrait photography details
Panasonic FP7 Portrait photography details
28
good resolution (14MP)
manual focus not available
manual mode not available
no external flash support
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
34
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
comes with face detection focus
focusing manually not possible
manual exposure not available
cannot use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FP2 as a Street photography camera
Panasonic FP7 as a Street photography camera
55
has image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
heavier than competition (151 grams)
60
built in image stabilization (Optical)
includes focus by touch
screen does not articulate
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
more heavy than competition in class (147 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Panasonic FP2
Sports photography with Panasonic FP7
35
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (14 megapixels)
low frames per second (5.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
44
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
comes with tracking autofocus
great battery life (240 CIPA)
max fps low (4.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FP2 Travel photography details
Panasonic FP7 Travel photography details
56
good resolution (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
lack of Time Lapse mode
heavier than competition (151g)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
wide angle not the best (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
63
great battery life (240 per charge)
includes focus by touch
megapixel count good (16MP)
flash built-in
does not have Timelapse function
more heavy than competition in class (147g)
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FP2 Landscape photography details
Panasonic FP7 Landscape photography details
33
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
tiny screen (2.7")
manual mode not available
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
lack of Time Lapse mode
41
lovely big screen (3.5 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
great battery life (240 shots)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
manual exposure not available
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
does not have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FP2 Vlogging details
Panasonic FP7 Vlogging details
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not the best (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of external mic port
heavier than competition (151g)
29
has touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection focus
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
display is not selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have external microphone jack
more heavy than competition in class (147 grams)
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Panasonic FP2 vs Panasonic FP7 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FP2 and Panasonic FP7
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP2Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP7
General Information
Brand Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP2 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP7
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Launched 2010-01-06 2011-01-05
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Powered by Venus Engine IV 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 14MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 4320 x 3240 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 6400 6400
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points 9 11
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 35-140mm (4.0x) 35-140mm (4.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.5-5.9 f/3.5-5.9
Macro focusing distance 10cm 10cm
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.9
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7 inches 3.5 inches
Display resolution 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display tech - TFT Touch Screen LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 60 seconds 60 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/1600 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 5.0 frames/s 4.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 4.90 m 4.90 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone 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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 151 grams (0.33 lb) 147 grams (0.32 lb)
Dimensions 99 x 59 x 19mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.7") 101 x 59 x 18mm (4.0" 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
Battery life - 240 shots
Battery format - 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 Single Single
Retail pricing $80 $227