As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, super zooms, waterproofs, ultra compacts and compacts. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FS30 and the Lumix DMC-TZ60) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix L840 and the Coolpix L340)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FS35 compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), is slightly lighter (135 g vs 178 g) and significantly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (january 2011 vs january 2013) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS30
1 year older
$220

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS30 (vs the DMC-FS35)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS30 (vs the DMC-FS35)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FS30 and DMC-FS35

  • Very small: Compact (100×56×28 mm) vs Compact (99×57×28 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"
  • Very light: 178 g vs 135 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
3 years newer
$2,192

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the DMC-FS35)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly more zoom: 30x vs 8x
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the DMC-FS35)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (111×64×34 mm) vs Compact (99×57×28 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.4" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly heavier: 214 g vs 135 g

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and DMC-FS35

  • Fairly small: Compact (111×64×34 mm) vs Compact (99×57×28 mm)
  • Very light: 214 g vs 135 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.1"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ4 (vs the DMC-FS35)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ4 (vs the DMC-FS35)

  • Larger: Compact (103×59×36 mm) vs Compact (99×57×28 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 245 g vs 135 g
  • Significantly thicker: 1.4" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DMC-TZ4 and DMC-FS35

  • Fairly small: Compact (103×59×36 mm) vs Compact (99×57×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 245 g vs 135 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.1"

Canon PowerShot IXUS 160

Canon PowerShot IXUS 160
4 years newer
$133

Significant advantages of the IXUS 160 (vs the DMC-FS35)

  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 160 (vs the DMC-FS35)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the IXUS 160 and DMC-FS35

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Compact (99×57×28 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"
  • Very light: 127 g vs 135 g

Canon IXUS 135

Canon IXUS 135
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the IXUS 135 (vs the DMC-FS35)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 135 (vs the DMC-FS35)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 250 shots
  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the IXUS 135 and DMC-FS35

  • Very small: Super compact (93×52×22 mm) vs Compact (99×57×28 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"
  • Very light: 134 g vs 135 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS37

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS37
similar age

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS37 (vs the DMC-FS35)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS37 (vs the DMC-FS35)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FS37 and DMC-FS35

  • Very small: Compact (99×57×28 mm) vs Compact (99×57×28 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"
  • Very light: 159 g vs 135 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FS35 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), is much smaller (compact (99×57×28 mm) vs prosumer size (129×95×78 mm)), is thinner (1.1" vs 3.1"), is much lighter (135 g vs 492 g) and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20.1 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.5 fps vs 8 fps).

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58
2 years newer
$330 (body only)

Significant advantages of the SLT A58 (vs the DMC-FS35)

  • Much higher true resolution: 20.1 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A58 (vs the DMC-FS35)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (129×95×78 mm) vs Compact (99×57×28 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the SLT A58 and DMC-FS35

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FS35 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (99×57×28 mm) vs prosumer size (114×89×96 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), is thinner (1.1" vs 3.8"), is slightly lighter (135 g vs 538 g) and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 4 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
4 years newer
$274

Significant advantages of the L840 (vs the DMC-FS35)

  • Much longer battery life: 590 shots vs 250 shots
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the L840 (vs the DMC-FS35)

  • Larger: Prosumer size (114×89×96 mm) vs Compact (99×57×28 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.8" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly heavier: 538 g vs 135 g

common strengths of the L840 and DMC-FS35

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×89×96 mm) vs Compact (99×57×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 538 g vs 135 g
  • Thin: 3.8" vs 1.1"

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
4 years newer
$237

Significant advantages of the L340 (vs the DMC-FS35)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much longer battery life: 960 shots vs 250 shots
  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the L340 (vs the DMC-FS35)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly thicker: 3.3" vs 1.1"
  • Heavier: 430 g vs 135 g

common strengths of the L340 and DMC-FS35

  • Very small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Compact (99×57×28 mm)
  • Very light: 430 g vs 135 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.1"

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
1 year newer
$962

Significant advantages of the SX500 IS (vs the DMC-FS35)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Higher resolution screen: 461k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SX500 IS (vs the DMC-FS35)

  • Shorter battery life: 195 shots vs 250 shots
  • Significantly thicker: 3.2" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the SX500 IS and DMC-FS35

  • Very small: Standard size (104×70×80 mm) vs Compact (99×57×28 mm)
  • Very light: 341 g vs 135 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 1.1"

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FS35 compared to waterproof competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), is newer (january 2011 vs june 2009) and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), is thicker (1.1" vs 1") and is not waterproof.

Pentax Optio W80

Pentax Optio W80
1 year older

Significant advantages of the W80 (vs the DMC-FS35)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the W80 (vs the DMC-FS35)

  • None found

common strengths of the W80 and DMC-FS35

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FS35 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 33 mm), is newer (january 2011 vs february 2009) and significantly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (99×57×28 mm) vs ultra compact (87×56×18 mm)), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.7") and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Canon Digital IXUS 100 IS

Canon Digital IXUS 100 IS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the 100 IS (vs the DMC-FS35)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 100 IS (vs the DMC-FS35)

  • None found

common strengths of the 100 IS and DMC-FS35

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5
similar age

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH5 (vs the DMC-FS35)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH5 (vs the DMC-FS35)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FH5 and DMC-FS35

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FS35 compared to compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 33 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), is newer (january 2011 vs february 2007) and significantly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 8 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.6), is slightly larger (compact (99×57×28 mm) vs super compact (87×57×23 mm)), has a significantly shorter battery life (250 shots vs 340 shots), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.9") and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS62

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS62
1 year older
$144

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS62 (vs the DMC-FS35)

  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS62 (vs the DMC-FS35)

  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the DMC-FS62 and DMC-FS35

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (97×55×22 mm) vs Compact (99×57×28 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH8 (vs the DMC-FS35)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Wider aperture: f/2.5 vs f/3.3
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH8 (vs the DMC-FS35)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DMC-FH8 and DMC-FS35

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs Compact (99×57×28 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W80 (vs the DMC-FS35)

  • Much longer battery life: 340 shots vs 250 shots
  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W80 (vs the DMC-FS35)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much shorter max exposures: 1 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-W80 and DMC-FS35

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (91×58×23 mm) vs Compact (99×57×28 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Casio Exilim EX-Z4

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7 years older

Significant advantages of the EX-Z4 (vs the DMC-FS35)

  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the EX-Z4 (vs the DMC-FS35)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the EX-Z4 and DMC-FS35

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (87×57×23 mm) vs Compact (99×57×28 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS42 (vs the DMC-FS35)

  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS42 (vs the DMC-FS35)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the DMC-FS42 and DMC-FS35

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (98×55×22 mm) vs Compact (99×57×28 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10
1 year older
$172

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS10 (vs the DMC-FS35)

  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS10 (vs the DMC-FS35)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FS10 and DMC-FS35

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (98×55×23 mm) vs Compact (99×57×28 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens