As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10 is also often compared to travel zooms, mirrorless and compacts. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix B700 and the 1 J2) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ5 and the Lumix DMC-FZ40)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ10 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (130k dots vs 921k dots), is slightly larger (professional size (87×139×106 mm) vs standard size (108×68×85 mm)) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (4 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
12 years newer
$339 - $459

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the DMC-FZ10)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 130k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the DMC-FZ10)

  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and DMC-FZ10

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Professional size (87×139×106 mm)
  • Light weight: 565 g vs 550 g
  • Thin: 4.2" vs 4.2"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ5 (vs the DMC-FZ10)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ5 (vs the DMC-FZ10)

  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DMC-FZ5 and DMC-FZ10

  • Fairly small: Standard size (108×68×85 mm) vs Professional size (87×139×106 mm)
  • Light weight: 326 g vs 550 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 4.2"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40
6 years newer
$420

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ40 (vs the DMC-FZ10)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 9.8 MP vs 4 MP

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ40 (vs the DMC-FZ10)

  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DMC-FZ40 and DMC-FZ10

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×80×92 mm) vs Professional size (87×139×106 mm)
  • Light weight: 499 g vs 550 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 4.2"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ10 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a viewfinder (digital vs none), supports an external flash and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (130k dots vs 461k dots) and is much larger (professional size (87×139×106 mm) vs compact (108×60×31 mm)).

Kodak PixPro FZ151

Kodak PixPro FZ151
9 years newer
$178

Significant advantages of the FZ151 (vs the DMC-FZ10)

  • Much smaller: Compact (108×60×31 mm) vs Professional size (87×139×106 mm)
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much thinner: 1.2" vs 4.2"

Significant disadvantages of the FZ151 (vs the DMC-FZ10)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 4 seconds vs 1/2000 of a second
  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the FZ151 and DMC-FZ10

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
8 years newer
$492

Significant advantages of the SX260 HS (vs the DMC-FZ10)

  • Much smaller: Compact (106×61×33 mm) vs Professional size (87×139×106 mm)
  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the SX260 HS (vs the DMC-FZ10)

  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the SX260 HS and DMC-FZ10

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ10 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a viewfinder (digital vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (320 x 240 @ 10fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (130k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,200 fps) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (4 MP vs 10 MP).

Nikon 1 J2

Nikon 1 J2
8 years newer
$237 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the J2 (vs the DMC-FZ10)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 130k dots

Significant disadvantages of the J2 (vs the DMC-FZ10)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the J2 and DMC-FZ10

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ10 compared to compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (35 mm vs 38 mm), has a slightly larger screen (2" vs 1.5"), has image stabilization (lens vs none), supports an external flash and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

However, on average it is much larger (professional size (87×139×106 mm) vs compact (106×52×40 mm)), is older (october 2003 vs january 2007), is thicker (4.2" vs 1.4"), is much heavier (550 g vs 215 g) and slightly shorter exposures (8 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Canon PowerShot A460

Canon PowerShot A460
3 years newer
$244

Significant advantages of the A460 (vs the DMC-FZ10)

  • Much smaller: Compact (106×52×40 mm) vs Professional size (87×139×106 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.6" vs 4.2"
  • Much lighter: 215 g vs 550 g

Significant disadvantages of the A460 (vs the DMC-FZ10)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 35 mm
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the A460 and DMC-FZ10

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P93

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4 months newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-P93 (vs the DMC-FZ10)

  • Much smaller: Compact (117×54×36 mm) vs Professional size (87×139×106 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 4.2"
  • Much lighter: 236 g vs 550 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-P93 (vs the DMC-FZ10)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 35 mm
  • Smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2"

common strengths of the DSC-P93 and DMC-FZ10

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital