As well as being compared against other compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12 is also often compared to super zooms, entry-level DSLRs and travel zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ62 and the Lumix DMC-TS30) and Canon (such as the ELPH 100 HS and the EOS Rebel T5)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX12 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second) 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 much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), takes slightly lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 9.7 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,250 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the 100 HS (vs the DMC-FX12)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the 100 HS (vs the DMC-FX12)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the 100 HS and DMC-FX12

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (93×56×20 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30
8 years newer
$128 - $178

Significant advantages of the DMC-TS30 (vs the DMC-FX12)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 1,250 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TS30 (vs the DMC-FX12)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/2.8
  • Much shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1300 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-TS30 and DMC-FX12

  • Very small: Super compact (104×58×20 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS12

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS12
2 years newer
$223

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS12 (vs the DMC-FX12)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 31 mm vs 35 mm
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS12 (vs the DMC-FX12)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FS12 and DMC-FX12

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (97×55×22 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS20
1 year newer
$600

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS20 (vs the DMC-FX12)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 30 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS20 (vs the DMC-FX12)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FS20 and DMC-FX12

  • Very small: Super compact (95×57×23 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX12 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (94×51×24 mm) vs prosumer size (120×81×92 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 3.6"), is slightly lighter (155 g vs 493 g) and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 460k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 9.6 MP) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ62 (vs the DMC-FX12)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ62 (vs the DMC-FX12)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 0.9"
  • Heavier: 493 g vs 155 g
  • Much shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DMC-FZ62 and DMC-FX12

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×81×92 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)
  • Light weight: 493 g vs 155 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 0.9"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
7 years newer
$337 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the DMC-FX12)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the DMC-FX12)

  • None found

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and DMC-FX12

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX12 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is much smaller (super compact (94×51×24 mm) vs compact (102×64×30 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs DigitalSensor shift), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.2"), is slightly lighter (155 g vs 206 g) and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 460k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 9.7 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,250 ISO vs 3,200 ISO).

Olympus SZ-20

Olympus SZ-20
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the SZ-20 (vs the DMC-FX12)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the SZ-20 (vs the DMC-FX12)

  • Much larger: Compact (102×64×30 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    2. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly heavier: 206 g vs 155 g

common strengths of the SZ-20 and DMC-FX12

  • Very small: Compact (102×64×30 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)
  • Very light: 206 g vs 155 g
  • Very thin: 1.2" vs 0.9"