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Panasonic FP2 vs Sony TX200V

Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
17
Overall
29
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP2 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V front
Portability
96
Imaging
43
Features
48
Overall
45

Panasonic FP2 vs Sony TX200V 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
  • Revealed January 2010
Sony TX200V
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.5-4.8) lens
  • 129g - 96 x 58 x 16mm
  • Revealed January 2012
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Panasonic FP2 vs Sony TX200V Overview

The following is a complete review of the Panasonic FP2 and Sony TX200V, both Ultracompact cameras by rivals Panasonic and Sony. There exists a big gap among the resolutions of the FP2 (14MP) and TX200V (18MP) but both cameras posses the identical sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The FP2 was brought out 3 years earlier than the TX200V which is a fairly big gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both the cameras feature the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before delving into a in depth comparison, here is a brief summary of how the FP2 grades against the TX200V in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FP2 over the Sony TX200V

 FP2 TX200V 

Reasons to pick Sony TX200V over the Panasonic FP2

 TX200V FP2 
RevealedJanuary 2012January 2010Newer by 25 months
Display size3.3"2.7"Larger display (+0.6")
Display resolution1230k230kSharper display (+1000k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Panasonic FP2 and Sony TX200V

 FP2 TX200V 
Focus manually Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen

Panasonic FP2 vs Sony TX200V Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to travel with your camera regularly, you should think about its weight and volume. The Panasonic FP2 has outer dimensions of 99mm x 59mm x 19mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.7") accompanied by a weight of 151 grams (0.33 lbs) while the Sony TX200V has sizing of 96mm x 58mm x 16mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.6") along with a weight of 129 grams (0.28 lbs).

Compare the Panasonic FP2 and Sony TX200V in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you are employing during that time. The following is a front view dimension comparison of the FP2 against the TX200V.

Panasonic FP2 vs Sony TX200V size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability score of the FP2 and TX200V is 95 and 96 respectively.

Panasonic FP2 vs Sony TX200V top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FP2 vs Sony TX200V Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it's tough to imagine the gap in sensor dimensions only by seeing specs. The image underneath should provide you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the FP2 and TX200V.

As you can plainly see, both cameras feature the identical sensor size but different resolution. You should expect to see the Sony TX200V to provide greater detail having its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will let you crop pics way more aggressively. The more aged FP2 will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor tech.

Panasonic FP2 vs Sony TX200V sensor size comparison

Panasonic FP2 vs Sony TX200V Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FP2 vs Sony TX200V Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FP2 as a Portrait photography camera
Sony TX200V as a Portrait photography camera
28
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
focusing manually not possible
no manual mode
no external flash support
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
37
good resolution (18MP)
offers face detection focusing
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual mode
can't use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FP2 Street photography advice
Sony TX200V Street photography advice
55
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
more heavy than competitors in class (151g)
68
image stabilization (Optical)
supports focus by touch
weather proofing
no articulating screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FP2 Sports photography details
Sony TX200V Sports photography details
35
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
50
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (18MP)
offers tracking autofocus
weather proofing
no shutter priority
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FP2 as a Travel photography camera
Sony TX200V as a Travel photography camera
56
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
does not have Timelapse function
more heavy than competitors in class (151 grams)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
wide angle not the best (35mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
72
weather proofing
supports focus by touch
good resolution (18 megapixels)
has built in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
display is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Panasonic FP2
Landscape photography with Sony TX200V
33
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (35mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
small screen (2.7")
no manual mode
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
does not have Timelapse function
47
fairly wide (28mm)
good sized screen (3.3")
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (18MP)
weather proofing
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
lack of manual mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FP2 as a Vlogging camera
Sony TX200V as a Vlogging camera
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not the best (35mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
does not have microphone port
more heavy than competitors in class (151g)
36
fairly wide (28mm)
has touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
display is not selfie friendly
doesn't have external microphone port
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Panasonic FP2 vs Sony TX200V Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FP2 and Sony TX200V
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP2Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V
General Information
Company Panasonic Sony
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP2 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V
Class Ultracompact Ultracompact
Revealed 2010-01-06 2012-01-30
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Powered by Venus Engine IV BIONZ
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 18MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4320 x 3240 4896 x 3672
Highest native ISO 6400 12800
Min native ISO 80 64
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 35-140mm (4.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.5-5.9 f/3.5-4.8
Macro focusing range 10cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7 inches 3.3 inches
Display resolution 230 thousand dot 1,230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display tech - 1,229,760 dots equiv. XtraFine TruBlack OLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60 secs 2 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/1600 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shooting speed 5.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 4.90 m 3.10 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 151 gr (0.33 lbs) 129 gr (0.28 lbs)
Physical dimensions 99 x 59 x 19mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.7") 96 x 58 x 16mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.6")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 - 220 pictures
Battery form - Battery Pack
Battery ID - NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots 1 1
Price at launch $80 $500