As well as being compared against other compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX48 is also often compared to super zooms, travel zooms and ultra compacts. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX48's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ70 and the Lumix TS25) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix P500)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX48 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), is slightly smaller (super compact (95×53×22 mm) vs compact (99×60×28 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.1") and is slightly lighter (150 g vs 198 g).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 461k dots), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (january 2009 vs february 2011).

Panasonic Lumix TS25

Panasonic Lumix TS25
4 years newer
$200

Significant advantages of the TS25 (vs the DMC-FX48)

  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the TS25 (vs the DMC-FX48)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/2.8
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1300 of a second vs 1/3000 of a second
  • Much shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the TS25 and DMC-FX48

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (104×58×20 mm) vs Super compact (95×53×22 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8
6 months newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FP8 (vs the DMC-FX48)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FP8 (vs the DMC-FX48)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1300 of a second vs 1/3000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-FP8 and DMC-FX48

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×60×20 mm) vs Super compact (95×53×22 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Samsung i70

Samsung i70
2 years older

Significant advantages of the i70 (vs the DMC-FX48)

  • Larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the i70 (vs the DMC-FX48)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the i70 and DMC-FX48

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (90×61×22 mm) vs Super compact (95×53×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
4 years newer
$598

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 II (vs the DMC-FX48)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 II (vs the DMC-FX48)

  • Much larger: Compact (102×58×38 mm) vs Super compact (95×53×22 mm)
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much thicker: 1.5" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 II and DMC-FX48

  • Wide aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
2 years newer
$382

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the DMC-FX48)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the DMC-FX48)

  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.9"
  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3000 of a second

common strengths of the S100 and DMC-FX48

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
2 years newer
$261

Significant advantages of the 300 HS (vs the DMC-FX48)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the 300 HS (vs the DMC-FX48)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3000 of a second

common strengths of the 300 HS and DMC-FX48

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs Super compact (95×53×22 mm)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX48 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4), is significantly smaller (super compact (95×53×22 mm) vs professional size (123×87×106 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 4.1"), is slightly lighter (150 g vs 595 g) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/3000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (5x vs 50x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 20 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.3 fps vs 9 fps).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
4 years newer
$599

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the DMC-FX48)

  • Much better wide angle: 20 mm vs 25 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the DMC-FX48)

  • Significantly larger: Large (130×97×118 mm) vs Super compact (95×53×22 mm)
  • Much thicker: 4.6" vs 0.9"
  • Significantly heavier: 606 g vs 150 g

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and DMC-FX48

  • Light weight: 606 g vs 150 g
  • Inexpensive: $599.00 vs $324.99

Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500
2 years newer
$546

Significant advantages of the P500 (vs the DMC-FX48)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the P500 (vs the DMC-FX48)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (116×84×103 mm) vs Super compact (95×53×22 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the P500 and DMC-FX48

  • Fairly small: Professional size (116×84×103 mm) vs Super compact (95×53×22 mm)
  • Light weight: 481 g vs 150 g
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 0.9"

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
4 years newer
$289

Significant advantages of the SX510 HS (vs the DMC-FX48)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Higher resolution screen: 461k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SX510 HS (vs the DMC-FX48)

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

common strengths of the SX510 HS and DMC-FX48

  • Very small: Standard size (104×70×80 mm) vs Super compact (95×53×22 mm)
  • Very light: 349 g vs 150 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 0.9"

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the SX50 HS (vs the DMC-FX48)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Higher resolution screen: 461k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the SX50 HS (vs the DMC-FX48)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (123×87×106 mm) vs Super compact (95×53×22 mm)
  • Much thicker: 4.2" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the SX50 HS and DMC-FX48

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×87×106 mm) vs Super compact (95×53×22 mm)
  • Light weight: 595 g vs 150 g
  • Thin: 4.2" vs 0.9"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX48 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), is slightly smaller (super compact (95×53×22 mm) vs compact (98×55×26 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 1") and has a faster max shutter speed (1/3000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it is older (january 2009 vs july 2009).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1
6 months newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZR1 (vs the DMC-FX48)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZR1 (vs the DMC-FX48)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-ZR1 and DMC-FX48

  • Very small: Compact (98×55×26 mm) vs Super compact (95×53×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 158 g vs 150 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX48 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a faster max shutter speed (1/3000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it is older (january 2009 vs july 2009) and is thicker (0.9" vs 0.7").

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX65

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX65
6 months newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX65 (vs the DMC-FX48)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX65 (vs the DMC-FX48)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FX65 and DMC-FX48

  • None found