The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01 is mostly gets compared to entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms, ultra compacts and super zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the D3100) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-ZS3 and the Lumix DMC-FZ70)

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)
$550 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much higher true resolution: 14.2 MP vs 5.9 MP
  • 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

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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 significantly smaller (super compact (94×51×24 mm) vs compact (106×59×33 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.3") and is slightly lighter (155 g vs 229 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (207k dots vs 461k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 9.8 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS3 (vs the DMC-FX01)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS3 (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-ZS3 and DMC-FX01

  • Fairly small: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 229 g vs 155 g

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the SX220 HS (vs the DMC-FX01)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Higher true resolution: 9.8 MP vs 5.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the SX220 HS (vs the DMC-FX01)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (106×59×33 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.3" vs 0.9"
  • Heavier: 215 g vs 155 g

common strengths of the SX220 HS and DMC-FX01

  • Fairly small: Compact (106×59×33 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 215 g vs 155 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX01 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 9.8 MP), is older (february 2006 vs february 2010), is thicker (0.9" vs 0.7") and is much more expensive ($1,958.79 vs $296.99).

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
4 years newer
$297

Significant advantages of the SD1400 IS (vs the DMC-FX01)

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Significant disadvantages of the SD1400 IS (vs the DMC-FX01)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD1400 IS and DMC-FX01

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compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX01 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (super compact (94×51×24 mm) vs large (130×97×118 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 4.6") and is significantly lighter (155 g vs 606 g).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (3.6x vs 60x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 20 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (207k dots vs 460k dots) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
7 years newer
$599

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the DMC-FX01)

  • Much better wide angle: 20 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the DMC-FX01)

  • Significantly larger: Large (130×97×118 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)
  • Much thicker: 4.6" vs 0.9"
  • Significantly heavier: 606 g vs 155 g

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and DMC-FX01

  • Light weight: 606 g vs 155 g