As well as being compared against other compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5 is also often compared to travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs and digicams. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FS25 and the Lumix DMC-FH20) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-S950)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FS5 compared to other compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and significantly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 2 seconds).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3") and is older (january 2008 vs january 2009).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS25 (vs the DMC-FS5)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS25 (vs the DMC-FS5)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FS25 and DMC-FS5

  • Very small: Super compact (97×58×22 mm) vs Super compact (95×53×23 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-S950 (vs the DMC-FS5)

  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S950 (vs the DMC-FS5)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 30 mm
  • Much shorter max exposures: 2 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-S950 and DMC-FS5

  • Very small: Super compact (93×56×24 mm) vs Super compact (95×53×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 167 g vs 159 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX35
similar age

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX35 (vs the DMC-FS5)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 30 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX35 (vs the DMC-FS5)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FX35 and DMC-FS5

  • Very small: Super compact (95×52×22 mm) vs Super compact (95×53×23 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FS5 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is much smaller (super compact (95×53×23 mm) vs compact (100×56×28 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.1") 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 (30 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 2.7") and is older (january 2008 vs january 2010).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH20 (vs the DMC-FS5)

  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH20 (vs the DMC-FS5)

  • Much larger: Compact (100×56×28 mm) vs Super compact (95×53×23 mm)
  • Thicker: 1.1" vs 0.9"
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-FH20 and DMC-FS5

  • Very small: Compact (100×56×28 mm) vs Super compact (95×53×23 mm)
  • Very light: 178 g vs 159 g
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.9"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
4 years newer
$600 (body only)
$567 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the DMC-FS5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the DMC-FS5)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5200 and DMC-FS5

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FS5 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/3.3 vs f/4), has a much wider wide angle lens (30 mm vs 35 mm), has a much larger screen (2.5" vs 1.6"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (230k dots vs 61k dots) and has image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Olympus D-380

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5 years older

Significant advantages of the D-380 (vs the DMC-FS5)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D-380 (vs the DMC-FS5)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.6" vs 2.5"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 30 mm

common strengths of the D-380 and DMC-FS5

  • Light weight: 250 g vs 159 g