As well as being compared against other compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX50 is also often compared to travel zooms and ultra compacts. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX50's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix JZ500) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FX65 and the Lumix DMC-FH8)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX50 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second) and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 8 seconds).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), is much larger (compact (98×57×25 mm) vs super compact (96×57×19 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 9.6 MP), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,250 ISO vs 6,400 ISO) and is older (july 2006 vs january 2012).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH8 (vs the DMC-FX50)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs Compact (98×57×25 mm)
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 1,250 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH8 (vs the DMC-FX50)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-FH8 and DMC-FX50

  • Wide aperture: f/2.5 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs Compact (98×57×25 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX50 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), is significantly smaller (compact (98×57×25 mm) vs compact (97×57×29 mm)), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and is thinner (1" vs 1.1").

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 9.8 MP), is older (july 2006 vs february 2010) and is slightly heavier (190 g vs 168 g).

Fujifilm FinePix JZ500

Fujifilm FinePix JZ500
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the JZ500 (vs the DMC-FX50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the JZ500 (vs the DMC-FX50)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Significantly larger: Compact (97×57×29 mm) vs Compact (98×57×25 mm)

common strengths of the JZ500 and DMC-FX50

  • Very small: Compact (97×57×29 mm) vs Compact (98×57×25 mm)
  • Very light: 168 g vs 190 g
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX50 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.7").

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), is much larger (compact (98×57×25 mm) vs ultra compact (97×54×19 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 9.8 MP), is older (july 2006 vs july 2009) and is thicker (1" vs 0.7").

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX65

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX65
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX65 (vs the DMC-FX50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX65 (vs the DMC-FX50)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FX65 and DMC-FX50

  • None found