As well as being compared against other compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37 is also often compared to ultra compacts, travel zooms and super zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FX65 and the Lumix DMC-FX100) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX37 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 35 mm), is much smaller (super compact (95×52×22 mm) vs compact (94×62×30 mm)), is newer (july 2008 vs january 2007), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.2") and is slightly lighter (146 g vs 188 g).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX100 (vs the DMC-FX37)

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Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX100 (vs the DMC-FX37)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly larger: Compact (97×54×24 mm) vs Super compact (95×52×22 mm)
  • Much shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DMC-FX100 and DMC-FX37

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (97×54×24 mm) vs Super compact (95×52×22 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS75

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS75
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-LS75 (vs the DMC-FX37)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LS75 (vs the DMC-FX37)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much larger: Compact (94×62×30 mm) vs Super compact (95×52×22 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.2" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the DMC-LS75 and DMC-FX37

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (94×62×30 mm) vs Super compact (95×52×22 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, compared to ultra compact competitors the Panasonic DMC-FX37 has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 2.7"), is slightly larger (super compact (95×52×22 mm) vs ultra compact (97×54×19 mm)), is older (july 2008 vs july 2009) and is thicker (0.9" vs 0.7").

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX65

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX65
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX65 (vs the DMC-FX37)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX65 (vs the DMC-FX37)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FX65 and DMC-FX37

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX37 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), is much smaller (super compact (95×52×22 mm) vs compact (102×58×28 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.1"), is significantly lighter (146 g vs 208 g) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.5 fps vs 10 fps).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX7v (vs the DMC-FX37)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX7v (vs the DMC-FX37)

  • Much larger: Compact (102×58×28 mm) vs Super compact (95×52×22 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 208 g vs 146 g
  • Thicker: 1.1" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the DSC-HX7v and DMC-FX37

  • Very small: Compact (102×58×28 mm) vs Super compact (95×52×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 208 g vs 146 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX37 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4), is slightly smaller (super compact (95×52×22 mm) vs standard size (104×70×80 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 3.1"), is slightly lighter (146 g vs 349 g) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 461k dots), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (july 2008 vs august 2013).

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
5 years newer
$289

Significant advantages of the SX510 HS (vs the DMC-FX37)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the SX510 HS (vs the DMC-FX37)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly thicker: 3.1" vs 0.9"
  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the SX510 HS and DMC-FX37

  • Very small: Standard size (104×70×80 mm) vs Super compact (95×52×22 mm)
  • Very light: 349 g vs 146 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 0.9"