As well as being compared against other compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX66 is also often compared to digicams. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX66's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot S95) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FP2 and the Lumix DMC-FS3)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX66 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 33 mm), is newer (january 2010 vs january 2008), has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second) and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 15 seconds).

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95
6 months newer
$315

Significant advantages of the S95 (vs the DMC-FX66)

  • Wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the S95 (vs the DMC-FX66)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Larger: Compact (100×58×30 mm) vs Super compact (97×54×22 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.2" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the S95 and DMC-FX66

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP2
similar age

Significant advantages of the DMC-FP2 (vs the DMC-FX66)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FP2 (vs the DMC-FX66)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-FP2 and DMC-FX66

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (99×59×19 mm) vs Super compact (97×54×22 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3
2 years older
$393

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS3 (vs the DMC-FX66)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS3 (vs the DMC-FX66)

  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the DMC-FS3 and DMC-FX66

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×53×23 mm) vs Super compact (97×54×22 mm)

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX66 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 35 mm), has a much larger screen (2.7" vs 1.8"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (230k dots vs 110k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and takes significantly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 3.9 MP).

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

Sanyo DSC-AZ1

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8 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-AZ1 (vs the DMC-FX66)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-AZ1 (vs the DMC-FX66)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the DSC-AZ1 and DMC-FX66

  • Wide aperture: f/2.9 vs f/2.8