The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC20 is mostly gets compared to pro DSLRs, super zooms and compacts. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC20's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L320) and Canon (such as the EOS 1D Mark IV)

Competitor classes

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
7 years newer
$5,383 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 1D Mark IV (vs the DMC-LC20)

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Significant disadvantages of the 1D Mark IV (vs the DMC-LC20)

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common strengths of the 1D Mark IV and DMC-LC20

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compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LC20 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.1), is slightly smaller (mid size (99×66×41 mm) vs prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)), is thinner (1.6" vs 3.3") and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 22 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (110k dots vs 230k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (1.9 MP vs 9.7 MP) and is older (january 2002 vs march 2013).

Nikon Coolpix L320

Nikon Coolpix L320
11 years newer
$353

Significant advantages of the L320 (vs the DMC-LC20)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 22 mm vs 35 mm
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 1.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the L320 (vs the DMC-LC20)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the L320 and DMC-LC20

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Mid size (99×66×41 mm)
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 290 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.6"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LC20 compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (35 mm vs 37 mm).

However, on average it is much larger (mid size (99×66×41 mm) vs super compact (86×67×20 mm)), is older (january 2002 vs march 2003), is thicker (1.6" vs 0.8") and is much heavier (290 g vs 155 g).

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Xt

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Xt (vs the DMC-LC20)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (86×67×20 mm) vs Mid size (99×66×41 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.6"
  • Much lighter: 155 g vs 290 g

Significant disadvantages of the Xt (vs the DMC-LC20)

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common strengths of the Xt and DMC-LC20

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel