The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS12 is mostly gets compared to other compacts. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS12's top rivals come from Samsung (such as the SL102) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FX12)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FS12 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a built-in flash, has a significantly wider wide angle lens (31 mm vs 35 mm), has a significantly larger screen (2.7" vs 2.5"), has better image stabilization (lens vs digital) and is newer (april 2009 vs january 2007).

However, on average it doesn't support an external flash.

Samsung SL102

Samsung  SL102
3 months older

Significant advantages of the SL102 (vs the DMC-FS12)

  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the SL102 (vs the DMC-FS12)

  • No built-in flash
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 31 mm
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the SL102 and DMC-FS12

  • Very small: Super compact (90×59×22 mm) vs Super compact (97×55×22 mm)
  • Very light: 116 g vs 129 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX12 (vs the DMC-FS12)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX12 (vs the DMC-FS12)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 31 mm
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the DMC-FX12 and DMC-FS12

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (94×51×24 mm) vs Super compact (97×55×22 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens