As well as being compared against other compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX10 is also often compared to super zooms, travel zooms, mirrorless and pro digicams. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX10's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX50 HS and the PowerShot SX150 IS) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FX12 and the Lumix DMC-GX80)

compared toCompact competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12
similar age

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX12 (vs the DMC-FX10)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX12 (vs the DMC-FX10)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FX12 and DMC-FX10

  • 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 toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX10 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4), is much smaller (super compact (94×51×24 mm) vs professional size (123×87×106 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 4.2"), is significantly lighter (155 g vs 595 g) and significantly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (3x vs 50x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 2.8"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 461k dots) and doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps).

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the SX50 HS (vs the DMC-FX10)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the SX50 HS (vs the DMC-FX10)

  • Much larger: Professional size (123×87×106 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)
  • Much thicker: 4.2" vs 0.9"
  • Significantly heavier: 595 g vs 155 g

common strengths of the SX50 HS and DMC-FX10

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX10 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4), is slightly smaller (super compact (94×51×24 mm) vs mid size (113×73×46 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.8"), is slightly lighter (155 g vs 306 g) and significantly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), takes slightly lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 9.8 MP), is older (january 2007 vs august 2011) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/2500 of a second).

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS
4 years newer
$373

Significant advantages of the SX150 IS (vs the DMC-FX10)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the SX150 IS (vs the DMC-FX10)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the SX150 IS and DMC-FX10

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX10 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), is slightly smaller (super compact (94×51×24 mm) vs mid size (122×71×44 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.7") and is significantly lighter (155 g vs 426 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (848 x 480 @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 15.8 MP).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80
9 years newer
$511 (body only)
$721 12-32mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX80 (vs the DMC-FX10)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 115k dots
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 848 x 480 @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX80 (vs the DMC-FX10)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly heavier: 426 g vs 155 g
  • Thicker: 1.7" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the DMC-GX80 and DMC-FX10

  • Fairly small: Mid size (122×71×44 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 0.9"
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX10 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it is thinner (0.9" vs 1.7") and is slightly lighter (155 g vs 277 g).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm vs 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm), has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3") and has a slightly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 460k dots).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
3 years newer
$700

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the DMC-FX10)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the DMC-FX10)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-LX5 and DMC-FX10

  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds