As well as being compared against other compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01 is also often compared to travel zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FX100 and the Lumix DMC-ZS1) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-WX220)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX01 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm) and is much less expensive ($301.65 vs $1,237.30).

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 12 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, is older (february 2006 vs january 2007) and much shorter exposures (8 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX100 (vs the DMC-FX01)

  • Significantly higher true resolution: 12 MP vs 5.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX100 (vs the DMC-FX01)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FX100 and DMC-FX01

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Compact (97×54×24 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Leica C-LUX 1

Leica C-LUX 1
similar age

Significant advantages of the C-LUX 1 (vs the DMC-FX01)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the C-LUX 1 (vs the DMC-FX01)

  • None found

common strengths of the C-LUX 1 and DMC-FX01

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150
2 years newer
$1,237

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX150 (vs the DMC-FX01)

  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX150 (vs the DMC-FX01)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FX150 and DMC-FX01

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Compact (97×54×25 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX10
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX10 (vs the DMC-FX01)

  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX10 (vs the DMC-FX01)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the DMC-FX10 and DMC-FX01

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX12 (vs the DMC-FX01)

  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX12 (vs the DMC-FX01)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the DMC-FX12 and DMC-FX01

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7

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1 year older
$473

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX7 (vs the DMC-FX01)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX7 (vs the DMC-FX01)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the DMC-FX7 and DMC-FX01

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×50×24 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX01 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), is slightly smaller (super compact (94×51×24 mm) vs compact (103×60×33 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.3") and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), takes slightly lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 9.7 MP) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220
8 years newer
$198

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX220 (vs the DMC-FX01)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX220 (vs the DMC-FX01)

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

common strengths of the DSC-WX220 and DMC-FX01

  • Very small: Super compact (92×52×22 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 121 g vs 155 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS1 (vs the DMC-FX01)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS1 (vs the DMC-FX01)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.3" vs 0.9"
  • Significantly heavier: 229 g vs 155 g

common strengths of the DMC-ZS1 and DMC-FX01

  • None found