LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic FP1 has a Fixed Type 2.7″ LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. At only 2.7″, the screen is on the smaller side and 230kdot resolution is lower than most of the recent models in this class.
FP1 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) (Compare) or Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Panasonic FP1 can shoot continuously at max speed of 6 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/1600 sec.
Unfortunately FP1 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Panasonic FP1 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 9 points to choose from.
With Panasonic FP1, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30 fps and save in and Motion JPEG formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution .
FP1 has a built-in Mono microphone but no speaker.
Panasonic FP1 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Samsung PL120 or Samsung SH100 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Panasonic FP1 has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Panasonic FP1 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Panasonic FP1 is $199.99