As well as being compared against other compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX9 is also often compared to travel zooms and ultra compacts. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX9's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FH6 and the Lumix DMC-ZS10) and Leica (such as the C-LUX 1)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to other compact competitors the Panasonic DMC-FX9 has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm) and is older (july 2005 vs january 2012).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH6 (vs the DMC-FX9)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH6 (vs the DMC-FX9)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-FH6 and DMC-FX9

  • Wide aperture: f/2.5 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×56×20 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)

Leica C-LUX 1

Leica C-LUX 1
8 months newer

Significant advantages of the C-LUX 1 (vs the DMC-FX9)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the C-LUX 1 (vs the DMC-FX9)

  • None found

common strengths of the C-LUX 1 and DMC-FX9

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×51×24 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX8
similar age

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX8 (vs the DMC-FX9)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX8 (vs the DMC-FX9)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FX8 and DMC-FX9

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×51×24 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX9 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), is significantly smaller (super compact (94×51×24 mm) vs compact (105×58×33 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.3") and is slightly lighter (155 g vs 219 g).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (3x vs 16x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3") and has a slightly lower resolution screen (207k dots vs 460k dots).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
5 years newer
$450

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the DMC-FX9)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the DMC-FX9)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (105×58×33 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.3" vs 0.9"
  • Heavier: 219 g vs 155 g

common strengths of the DMC-ZS10 and DMC-FX9

  • Very small: Compact (105×58×33 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 219 g vs 155 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX9 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), takes slightly lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 9.8 MP), is older (july 2005 vs january 2011), is thicker (0.9" vs 0.7") and much shorter exposures (8 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH5 (vs the DMC-FX9)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH5 (vs the DMC-FX9)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FH5 and DMC-FX9

  • None found