As well as being compared against other compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 is also often compared to ultra compacts and travel zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-W830) and Samsung (such as the L210)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX90 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 33 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (102×56×22 mm) vs super compact (98×55×22 mm)).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS42 (vs the DMC-FX90)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS42 (vs the DMC-FX90)

  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the DMC-FS42 and DMC-FX90

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.5
  • Very small: Super compact (98×55×22 mm) vs Compact (102×56×22 mm)
  • Very light: 132 g vs 149 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX90 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 37 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it is much larger (compact (102×56×22 mm) vs ultra compact (88×56×20 mm)) and has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 220 shots).

Samsung L210

Samsung L210
3 years older

Significant advantages of the L210 (vs the DMC-FX90)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L210 (vs the DMC-FX90)

  • None found

common strengths of the L210 and DMC-FX90

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX90 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.5 vs f/3.3), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 115k dots), has a touch screen and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact (102×56×22 mm) vs super compact (93×52×23 mm)), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), is older (august 2011 vs january 2014) and is slightly heavier (149 g vs 122 g).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
2 years newer
$117 - $118

Significant advantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the DMC-FX90)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Compact (102×56×22 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the DMC-FX90)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • No touch screen
  • Much shorter max exposures: 2 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and DMC-FX90

  • Very small: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Compact (102×56×22 mm)
  • Very light: 122 g vs 149 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"