As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10 is also often compared to mirrorless and super zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9) and the Lumix DMC-GX7) and Olympus (such as the PEN E-PL1 and the E-450)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-L10 compared to other entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none), lets you preview your photos on the screen, has much less shutter lag (230 ms vs 279 ms), has a CMOS-family sensor (NMOS vs CCD) and is slightly lighter (556 g vs 780 g).

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 24fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (207k dots vs 920k dots), significantly smaller viewfinder (0.47x vs 0.57x) and takes much lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 14.2 MP).

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
3 years newer
$329 (body only)
$550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the DMC-L10)

  • Much higher true resolution: 14.2 MP vs 10 MP
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much more lenses available: 230 lenses vs 34 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the DMC-L10)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the D3100 and DMC-L10

  • None found

Olympus E-450

Olympus E-450
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the E-450 (vs the DMC-L10)

  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"
  • Much smaller: Standard size (130×91×53 mm) vs Professional size (135×96×78 mm)
  • Much thinner: 2.1" vs 3.1"

Significant disadvantages of the E-450 (vs the DMC-L10)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the E-450 and DMC-L10

  • Very long exposure times: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Olympus E-5

Olympus E-5
3 years newer
$3,999 (body only)

Significant advantages of the E-5 (vs the DMC-L10)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 10 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 207k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the E-5 (vs the DMC-L10)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Professional size (143×117×75 mm) vs Professional size (135×96×78 mm)
  • Much heavier: 892 g vs 556 g

common strengths of the E-5 and DMC-L10

  • Very long exposure times: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
3 years newer
$602 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D7000 (vs the DMC-L10)

  • Much higher true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 10 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 207k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the D7000 (vs the DMC-L10)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Significantly heavier: 780 g vs 556 g

common strengths of the D7000 and DMC-L10

  • None found

Pentax K10D

Pentax K10D
1 year older

Significant advantages of the K10D (vs the DMC-L10)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.62x vs 0.47x
  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror

Significant disadvantages of the K10D (vs the DMC-L10)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No live view
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs NMOS

common strengths of the K10D and DMC-L10

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-L10 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a slightly longer battery life (450 shots vs 290 shots), has a CMOS-family sensor (NMOS vs LIVEMOS) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (207k dots vs 1,036k dots), significantly smaller viewfinder (0.47x vs 0.67x) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 15.8 MP).

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)
9 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9) (vs the DMC-L10)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 207k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9) (vs the DMC-L10)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 450 shots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9) and DMC-L10

  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX7 (vs the DMC-L10)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 207k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX7 (vs the DMC-L10)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: LIVEMOS vs NMOS

common strengths of the DMC-GX7 and DMC-L10

  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6
5 years newer
$852 (body only)

Significant advantages of the DMC-G6 (vs the DMC-L10)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 207k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G6 (vs the DMC-L10)

  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the DMC-G6 and DMC-L10

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Each has a built-in flash

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1
2 years newer
$280 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-PL1 (vs the DMC-L10)

  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"
  • Much more lenses available: 108 lenses vs 34 lenses
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (115×72×42 mm) vs Professional size (135×96×78 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the E-PL1 (vs the DMC-L10)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the E-PL1 and DMC-L10

  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
3 years newer
$106 (body only)
$280 14mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GF2 (vs the DMC-L10)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 207k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GF2 (vs the DMC-L10)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the DMC-GF2 and DMC-L10

  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-G10 (vs the DMC-L10)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 207k dots
  • Much more lenses available: 108 lenses vs 34 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G10 (vs the DMC-L10)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the DMC-G10 and DMC-L10

  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-L10 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), has a CMOS-family sensor (NMOS vs CCD), has a much longer battery life (450 shots vs 320 shots), is thinner (3.1" vs 3.9") and has interchangeable lenses.

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3") and is older (august 2007 vs january 2013).

Fujifilm FinePix S4800

Fujifilm FinePix S4800
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the S4800 (vs the DMC-L10)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the S4800 (vs the DMC-L10)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs NMOS
  • Built-in lens only
  • Much shorter battery life: 320 shots vs 450 shots

common strengths of the S4800 and DMC-L10

  • Fairly small: Professional size (122×93×100 mm) vs Professional size (135×96×78 mm)
  • Light weight: 518 g vs 556 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 3.1"