As well as being compared against other compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS15 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms and super zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS15's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FX100 and the Lumix DMC-ZS7) and Canon (such as the Rebel T5i and the PowerShot SX30 IS)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FS15 compared to other compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs digital), has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 4 seconds) and significantly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 8 seconds).

However, on average it is older (january 2009 vs january 2010).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX100 (vs the DMC-FS15)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX100 (vs the DMC-FS15)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DMC-FX100 and DMC-FS15

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (97×54×24 mm) vs Super compact (97×54×22 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP1
1 year newer
$570

Significant advantages of the DMC-FP1 (vs the DMC-FS15)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FP1 (vs the DMC-FS15)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 29 mm
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-FP1 and DMC-FS15

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (99×59×19 mm) vs Super compact (97×54×22 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH3 (vs the DMC-FS15)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH3 (vs the DMC-FS15)

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

common strengths of the DMC-FH3 and DMC-FS15

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (98×55×24 mm) vs Super compact (97×54×22 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX35
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX35 (vs the DMC-FS15)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 29 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX35 (vs the DMC-FS15)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FX35 and DMC-FS15

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×52×22 mm) vs Super compact (97×54×22 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Kodak PixPro FZ41

Kodak PixPro FZ41
4 years newer
$68

Significant advantages of the FZ41 (vs the DMC-FS15)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the FZ41 (vs the DMC-FS15)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 4 seconds vs 1/2000 of a second
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thicker: 1" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the FZ41 and DMC-FS15

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (93×60×27 mm) vs Super compact (97×54×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.9"

Olympus T100

Olympus T-100
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the T100 (vs the DMC-FS15)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T100 (vs the DMC-FS15)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 29 mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/4.6 vs f/3.3
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the T100 and DMC-FS15

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (93×60×23 mm) vs Super compact (97×54×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FS15 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), is much smaller (super compact (97×54×22 mm) vs professional size (133×100×79 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 3.1"), is much lighter (136 g vs 580 g) and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (848 x 480 @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 17.9 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
4 years newer
$1,095 (body only)
$539 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the DMC-FS15)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the DMC-FS15)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Super compact (97×54×22 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the T5i and DMC-FS15

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FS15 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (97×54×22 mm) vs compact (103×60×33 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.3"), is slightly lighter (136 g vs 218 g) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (29 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't have a touch screen and is older (january 2009 vs january 2011).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS7 (vs the DMC-FS15)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 29 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS7 (vs the DMC-FS15)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Super compact (97×54×22 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.9"
  • Significantly heavier: 218 g vs 136 g

common strengths of the DMC-ZS7 and DMC-FS15

  • Fairly small: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Super compact (97×54×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 218 g vs 136 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27
2 years newer
$344

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH27 (vs the DMC-FS15)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH27 (vs the DMC-FS15)

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

common strengths of the DMC-FH27 and DMC-FS15

  • Very small: Compact (99×57×28 mm) vs Super compact (97×54×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 159 g vs 136 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FS15 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (super compact (97×54×22 mm) vs professional size (123×92×108 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 4.3"), is significantly lighter (136 g vs 601 g) and significantly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.7), has a much narrower wide angle lens (29 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a screen which flips out, is older (january 2009 vs september 2010) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
1 year newer
$582

Significant advantages of the SX30 IS (vs the DMC-FS15)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 29 mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.3
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the SX30 IS (vs the DMC-FS15)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (123×92×108 mm) vs Super compact (97×54×22 mm)
  • Much thicker: 4.3" vs 0.9"
  • Significantly heavier: 601 g vs 136 g

common strengths of the SX30 IS and DMC-FS15

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×92×108 mm) vs Super compact (97×54×22 mm)
  • Light weight: 601 g vs 136 g
  • Thin: 4.3" vs 0.9"