As well as being compared against other compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7 is also often compared to ultra compacts, super zooms and travel zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot A3000 IS and the PowerShot SX410 IS) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-S3 and the Lumix DMC-ZS3)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FS7 compared to other compact competitors include: it is much smaller (super compact (97×54×22 mm) vs compact (97×58×28 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second) and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (33 mm vs 28 mm), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (january 2009 vs january 2014) and is not waterproof.

Canon PowerShot A3000 IS

Canon PowerShot A3000 IS
1 year newer
$240

Significant advantages of the A3000 IS (vs the DMC-FS7)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A3000 IS (vs the DMC-FS7)

  • Much larger: Compact (97×58×28 mm) vs Super compact (97×54×22 mm)
  • Thicker: 1.1" vs 0.9"
  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the A3000 IS and DMC-FS7

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (97×58×28 mm) vs Super compact (97×54×22 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-S3 (vs the DMC-FS7)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 33 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-S3 (vs the DMC-FS7)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-S3 and DMC-FS7

  • Very small: Super compact (99×58×20 mm) vs Super compact (97×54×22 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very light: 117 g vs 139 g

Fujifilm FinePix XP70

Fujifilm FinePix XP70
5 years newer
$179

Significant advantages of the XP70 (vs the DMC-FS7)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 33 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Shoots significantly faster: 10 fps vs 2.5 fps

Significant disadvantages of the XP70 (vs the DMC-FS7)

  • Much larger: Compact (104×67×26 mm) vs Super compact (97×54×22 mm)
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/2.8
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the XP70 and DMC-FS7

  • Very small: Compact (104×67×26 mm) vs Super compact (97×54×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 179 g vs 139 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42
3 months newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS42 (vs the DMC-FS7)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS42 (vs the DMC-FS7)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the DMC-FS42 and DMC-FS7

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (98×55×22 mm) vs Super compact (97×54×22 mm)
  • Very light: 132 g vs 139 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FS7 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a much larger screen (2.7" vs 1"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), is newer (january 2009 vs may 2003) and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 8 seconds).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (33 mm vs 28 mm) and is significantly larger (super compact (97×54×22 mm) vs ultra compact (91×56×16 mm)).

Samsung TL105

Samsung TL105
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the TL105 (vs the DMC-FS7)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TL105 (vs the DMC-FS7)

  • None found

common strengths of the TL105 and DMC-FS7

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-U30

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5 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-U30 (vs the DMC-FS7)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-U30 (vs the DMC-FS7)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-U30 and DMC-FS7

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH5 (vs the DMC-FS7)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH5 (vs the DMC-FS7)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FH5 and DMC-FS7

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FS7 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), is slightly smaller (super compact (97×54×22 mm) vs standard size (104×69×85 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 3.3"), is slightly lighter (139 g vs 325 g) and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (33 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), is older (january 2009 vs february 2015) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS
6 years newer
$199

Significant advantages of the SX410 IS (vs the DMC-FS7)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 33 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX410 IS (vs the DMC-FS7)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly thicker: 3.3" vs 0.9"
  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the SX410 IS and DMC-FS7

  • Very small: Standard size (104×69×85 mm) vs Super compact (97×54×22 mm)
  • Very light: 325 g vs 139 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 0.9"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FS7 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), is much smaller (super compact (97×54×22 mm) vs compact (103×60×33 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.3") and is significantly lighter (139 g vs 229 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (33 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3") and is older (january 2009 vs july 2009).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3
similar age

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS3 (vs the DMC-FS7)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 33 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS3 (vs the DMC-FS7)

  • Much larger: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Super compact (97×54×22 mm)
  • Much heavier: 229 g vs 139 g
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the DMC-ZS3 and DMC-FS7

  • Very small: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Super compact (97×54×22 mm)
  • Very light: 229 g vs 139 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 0.9"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1
6 months newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZR1 (vs the DMC-FS7)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 33 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZR1 (vs the DMC-FS7)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (98×55×26 mm) vs Super compact (97×54×22 mm)

common strengths of the DMC-ZR1 and DMC-FS7

  • Very small: Compact (98×55×26 mm) vs Super compact (97×54×22 mm)
  • Very light: 158 g vs 139 g
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.9"