As well as being compared against other compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX2 is also often compared to boutiques. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX2's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-LX100) and Sanyo (such as the Xacti DSC-S4)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX2 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (35 mm vs 37 mm), is slightly smaller (super compact (94×50×24 mm) vs compact (91×62×31 mm)), has image stabilization (lens vs none), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.2") and is slightly lighter (148 g vs 185 g).

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Sanyo Xacti DSC-S4

Sanyo Xacti DSC-S4
similar age

Significant advantages of the DSC-S4 (vs the DMC-FX2)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S4 (vs the DMC-FX2)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Larger: Compact (91×62×31 mm) vs Super compact (94×50×24 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.2" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the DSC-S4 and DMC-FX2

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 185 g vs 148 g

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX2 compared to boutique competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (94×50×24 mm) vs mid size (115×66×55 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 2.2"), is slightly lighter (148 g vs 393 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.7), has much less zoom (3x vs 3.1x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3") and has a significantly lower resolution screen (130k dots vs 921k dots).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
10 years newer
$538 - $598

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the DMC-FX2)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.7 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the DMC-FX2)

  • Significantly thicker: 2.2" vs 0.9"
  • Heavier: 393 g vs 148 g
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the DMC-LX100 and DMC-FX2

  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×66×55 mm) vs Super compact (94×50×24 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 393 g vs 148 g