Panasonic FP7 vs Samsung WB30F

Portability
95
Imaging
40
Features
32
Overall
36
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP7 front
 
Samsung WB30F front
Portability
96
Imaging
41
Features
33
Overall
37

Panasonic FP7 vs Samsung WB30F Key Specs

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
  • Announced January 2011
Samsung WB30F
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-240mm (F3.1-6.3) lens
  • 128g - 98 x 58 x 17mm
  • Revealed January 2013
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Panasonic FP7 vs Samsung WB30F Overview

In this article, we will be contrasting the Panasonic FP7 vs Samsung WB30F, one is a Ultracompact and the latter is a Small Sensor Compact by rivals Panasonic and Samsung. The resolution of the FP7 (16MP) and the WB30F (16MP) is relatively close and they feature the same exact sensor size (1/2.3").

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The FP7 was unveiled 24 months before the WB30F which makes the cameras a generation away from one another. The two cameras offer different body type with the Panasonic FP7 being a Ultracompact camera and the Samsung WB30F being a Compact camera.

Before going straight into a complete comparison, below is a quick introduction of how the FP7 grades vs the WB30F in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FP7 over the Samsung WB30F

 FP7 WB30F 
Screen sizing3.5"3"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Samsung WB30F over the Panasonic FP7

 WB30F FP7 
RevealedJanuary 2013January 2011Newer by 24 months

Common features in the Panasonic FP7 and Samsung WB30F

 FP7 WB30F 
Focus manually No manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kThe same screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen

Panasonic FP7 vs Samsung WB30F Physical Comparison

For anybody who is aiming to travel with your camera, you have to take into account its weight and size. The Panasonic FP7 offers exterior measurements of 101mm x 59mm x 18mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 0.7") with a weight of 147 grams (0.32 lbs) whilst the Samsung WB30F has specifications of 98mm x 58mm x 17mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.7") having a weight of 128 grams (0.28 lbs).

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Panasonic FP7 vs Samsung WB30F size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability score of the FP7 and WB30F is 95 and 96 respectively.

Panasonic FP7 vs Samsung WB30F top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FP7 vs Samsung WB30F Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is very tough to envision the contrast in sensor dimensions simply by looking through a spec sheet. The image underneath may offer you a more clear sense of the sensor measurements in the FP7 and WB30F.

As you can see, each of these cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing and the same megapixels and you should expect comparable quality of files although you should factor the release date of the cameras into account. The more aged FP7 will be disadvantaged in sensor tech.

Panasonic FP7 vs Samsung WB30F sensor size comparison

Panasonic FP7 vs Samsung WB30F Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FP7 vs Samsung WB30F Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Panasonic FP7
Portrait photography with Samsung WB30F
35
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
supports face detection focus
no manual focus
manual exposure not available
can't use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
36
good resolution (16MP)
has face detect focus
no manual focus
manual exposure not available
no external flash support
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FP7 Street photography highlights
Samsung WB30F Street photography highlights
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers focus by touch
no articulating screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
more heavy than competitors in class (147 grams)
64
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (128g)
no moving screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FP7 Sports photography details
Samsung WB30F Sports photography details
45
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
supports tracking autofocus
great battery (240 shots)
max frames per second low (4.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
45
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
has tracking focus
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Panasonic FP7
Travel photography with Samsung WB30F
63
great battery (240 shots)
offers focus by touch
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
lack of Timelapse mode
more heavy than competitors in class (147 grams)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
69
lighter than competition in class (128 grams)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
quite wide (24mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
display isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FP7 Landscape photography information
Samsung WB30F Landscape photography information
42
screen larger than average (3.5 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
great battery (240 shots)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
manual exposure not available
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
lack of Timelapse mode
44
quite wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16MP)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
manual exposure not available
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FP7 as a Vlogging camera
Samsung WB30F as a Vlogging camera
29
built-in touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection focus
wide angle not good (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of external microphone socket
more heavy than competitors in class (147g)
33
quite wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect focus
lighter than competition in class (128g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
display isn't selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have mic socket
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Panasonic FP7 vs Samsung WB30F Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FP7 and Samsung WB30F
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP7Samsung WB30F
General Information
Brand Name Panasonic Samsung
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP7 Samsung WB30F
Category Ultracompact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2011-01-05 2013-01-07
Physical type Ultracompact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Venus Engine IV -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 -
Full resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 6400 3200
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points 11 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 35-140mm (4.0x) 24-240mm (10.0x)
Max aperture f/3.5-5.9 f/3.1-6.3
Macro focus distance 10cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3.5 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display technology TFT Touch Screen LCD QVGA TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60s 8s
Maximum shutter speed 1/1600s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting rate 4.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 4.90 m -
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction -
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video file format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 147 gr (0.32 lb) 128 gr (0.28 lb)
Dimensions 101 x 59 x 18mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 0.7") 98 x 58 x 17mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 -
Battery type Battery Pack -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Cost at launch $227 $180