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 much 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 much 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), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.3 fps vs 9.6 fps) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Panasonic Lumix TS25

Panasonic Lumix TS25
4 years newer
$200

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

  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"
  • 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

  • Very small: Super compact (104×58×20 mm) vs Super compact (95×53×22 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8
6 months newer

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

  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"

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

  • Very small: Super compact (96×60×20 mm) vs Super compact (95×53×22 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"

Samsung i70

Samsung i70
2 years older

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

  • Much 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

  • Very small: Super compact (90×61×22 mm) vs Super compact (95×53×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 180 g vs 150 g

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 larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

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 heavier: 281 g vs 150 g

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

  • Wide aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
2 years newer
$382

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

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

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

  • Much larger: Compact (99×60×28 mm) vs Super compact (95×53×22 mm)
  • Heavier: 198 g vs 150 g
  • Thicker: 1.1" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the S100 and DMC-FX48

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (99×60×28 mm) vs Super compact (95×53×22 mm)
  • 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
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"

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
  • Very small: Super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs Super compact (95×53×22 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

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

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

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

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • 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)

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

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"
  • Much 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)

  • Much larger screen: 2.8" vs 2.5"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • 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)
  • Significantly 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 much 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 has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 2.7") and 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)

  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"

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

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

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 has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 2.7"), is slightly larger (super compact (95×53×22 mm) vs ultra compact (97×54×19 mm)), 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)

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FX65 and DMC-FX48

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