LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic FP2 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.
FP2 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 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 (Compare) or Canon PowerShot SD780 IS (Digital IXUS 100 IS) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Panasonic FP2 can shoot continuously at max speed of 5 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/1600 sec.
Unfortunately FP2 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Panasonic FP2 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 9 points to choose from.
With Panasonic FP2, 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 .
FP2 has a built-in Mono microphone but no speaker.
Panasonic FP2 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider or in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Panasonic FP2 has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Panasonic FP2 Features Compared to Main Competitors