As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ4 is also often compared to pro digicams. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ4's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ5 and the Lumix DMC-LC5)

Competitor classes

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, compared to other super zoom competitors the Panasonic DMC-FZ4 has a slightly smaller screen (1.5" vs 1.8").

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5

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similar age

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ5 (vs the DMC-FZ4)

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Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ5 (vs the DMC-FZ4)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FZ5 and DMC-FZ4

  • Very small: Standard size (108×68×85 mm) vs Standard size (102×68×85 mm)
  • Very light: 326 g vs 326 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 3.3"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ4 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), is newer (february 2005 vs september 2001) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 33 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 2.5"), is thicker (3.3" vs 2.5") and doesn't support an external flash.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC5

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3 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-LC5 (vs the DMC-FZ4)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.5"
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LC5 (vs the DMC-FZ4)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-LC5 and DMC-FZ4

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