As well as being compared against other compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FX8 and the Lumix DMC-FX55) and Nikon (such as the D3100)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX01 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm).

However, on average it is older (february 2006 vs july 2007).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX8
9 months older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX8 (vs the DMC-FX01)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX8 (vs the DMC-FX01)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the DMC-FX8 and DMC-FX01

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • 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-FX55

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX55
1 year newer
$235

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX55 (vs the DMC-FX01)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX55 (vs the DMC-FX01)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FX55 and DMC-FX01

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×57×23 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX33

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX33
1 year newer
$296

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX33 (vs the DMC-FX01)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX33 (vs the DMC-FX01)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FX33 and DMC-FX01

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×52×22 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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×51×24 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX01 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), is much smaller (super compact (94×51×24 mm) vs prosumer size (124×97×74 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 2.9") and is much lighter (155 g vs 505 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), takes much lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 14.2 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm vs APS-C 23.1x15.4mm).

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
4 years newer
$329 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the DMC-FX01)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the DMC-FX01)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×97×74 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.9" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the D3100 and DMC-FX01

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×97×74 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 0.9"
  • Inexpensive: $319.00 vs $295.88