As well as being compared against other compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS6 is also often compared to super zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS6's top rivals come from Sony (such as the CyberShot DSC-H300 and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix L6)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LS6 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 38 mm), has a significantly larger screen (2.7" vs 2.5"), has image stabilization (lens vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 5.9 MP) and is newer (january 2012 vs august 2006).

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact (97×62×27 mm) vs compact (91×61×26 mm)).

Nikon Coolpix L6

Nikon Coolpix L6
5 years older
$468

Significant advantages of the L6 (vs the DMC-LS6)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (91×61×26 mm) vs Compact (97×62×27 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the L6 (vs the DMC-LS6)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 26 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the L6 and DMC-LS6

  • Very small: Compact (91×61×26 mm) vs Compact (97×62×27 mm)
  • Very light: 175 g vs 172 g
  • Thin: 1" vs 1.1"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LS6 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (compact (97×62×27 mm) vs large (130×95×122 mm)), is thinner (1.1" vs 4.8") and is significantly lighter (172 g vs 660 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (26 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.8 fps vs 10 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
2 years newer
$140 - $178

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the DMC-LS6)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much longer battery life: 350 shots vs 160 shots
  • Longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the DMC-LS6)

  • Significantly larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Compact (97×62×27 mm)
  • Much thicker: 4.8" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly heavier: 590 g vs 172 g

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and DMC-LS6

  • Light weight: 590 g vs 172 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
2 years newer
$448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the DMC-LS6)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the DMC-LS6)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Compact (97×62×27 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.1" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly heavier: 660 g vs 172 g

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and DMC-LS6

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Compact (97×62×27 mm)
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 660 g vs 172 g