The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX1 is mostly gets compared to super zooms and compacts. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX1's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ100 and the Lumix DMC-FX3) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix P340)

Competitor classes

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX1 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly lighter (185 g vs 539 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (114k dots vs 460k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 9.8 MP) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (4 fps vs 11 fps).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100
6 years newer
$360

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ100 (vs the DMC-FX1)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ100 (vs the DMC-FX1)

  • Heavier: 539 g vs 185 g

common strengths of the DMC-FZ100 and DMC-FX1

  • Light weight: 539 g vs 185 g

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX1 compared to compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (114k dots vs 921k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 9.8 MP) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX3
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX3 (vs the DMC-FX1)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.5"
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX3 (vs the DMC-FX1)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DMC-FX3 and DMC-FX1

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 165 g vs 185 g

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340
10 years newer
$328

Significant advantages of the P340 (vs the DMC-FX1)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the P340 (vs the DMC-FX1)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the P340 and DMC-FX1

  • Wide aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 194 g vs 185 g

Samsung SL30

Samsung SL30
5 years newer
$199

Significant advantages of the SL30 (vs the DMC-FX1)

  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 1.5"
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 9.8 MP vs 3.1 MP
  • Lighter: 140 g vs 185 g

Significant disadvantages of the SL30 (vs the DMC-FX1)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 35 mm
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SL30 and DMC-FX1

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Light weight: 140 g vs 185 g