As well as being compared against other compacts, the Panasonic Lumix FX80 is also often compared to super zooms, ultra compacts and travel zooms. The Panasonic Lumix FX80's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and the Lumix ZS20) and Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-TX66)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic FX80 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), is newer (february 2012 vs may 2007) and is thinner (0.8" vs 0.9").

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 12 MP) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100
4 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX100 (vs the FX80)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX100 (vs the FX80)

  • Smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Thicker: 0.9" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the DMC-FX100 and FX80

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.5
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (97×54×24 mm) vs Super compact (96×56×19 mm)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic FX80 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.5 vs f/2.8), is significantly smaller (super compact (96×56×19 mm) vs large (137×99×131 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 5.1") and is significantly lighter (131 g vs 780 g).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (4.6x vs 60x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 20 mm), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20.9 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the FX80)

  • Much better wide angle: 20 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the FX80)

  • Significantly larger: Large (130×94×119 mm) vs Super compact (96×56×19 mm)
  • Much thicker: 4.7" vs 0.8"
  • Significantly heavier: 616 g vs 131 g

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and FX80

  • Light weight: 616 g vs 131 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
1 year older
$496 - $498

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the FX80)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the FX80)

  • Much larger: Large (137×99×131 mm) vs Super compact (96×56×19 mm)
  • Much thicker: 5.1" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 780 g vs 131 g

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and FX80

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic FX80 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2.5 vs f/3.5), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 38 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and is newer (february 2012 vs january 2008).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,229k dots), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.7 fps vs 10 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and has a slightly shorter battery life (210 shots vs 250 shots).

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66
similar age

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX66 (vs the FX80)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX66 (vs the FX80)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX66 and FX80

  • None found

Samsung NV4

Samsung NV4
4 years older

Significant advantages of the NV4 (vs the FX80)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the NV4 (vs the FX80)

  • None found

common strengths of the NV4 and FX80

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic FX80 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.5 vs f/3.3), is slightly smaller (super compact (96×56×19 mm) vs compact (105×59×28 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1") and is significantly lighter (131 g vs 206 g).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (4.6x vs 20x), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.7 fps vs 10 fps).

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20
similar age

Significant advantages of the ZS20 (vs the FX80)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the ZS20 (vs the FX80)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.5
  • Significantly larger: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Super compact (96×56×19 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the ZS20 and FX80

  • Very small: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Super compact (96×56×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 206 g vs 131 g