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

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LC20 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (mid size (99×66×41 mm) vs large (156×157×80 mm)), is thinner (1.6" vs 3.1"), is much lighter (290 g vs 1,230 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (110k dots vs 920k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (1.9 MP vs 16 MP), has a significantly smaller sensor (1/3" 5.27x3.96mm vs APS-H 27.9x18.6mm) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs pentaprism).

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)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Tunnel
  • Much higher true resolution: 16 MP vs 1.9 MP

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

  • Much larger: Large (156×157×80 mm) vs Mid size (99×66×41 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.6"
  • Much heavier: 1,230 g vs 290 g

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

  • None found

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

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

  • Thicker: 3.3" vs 1.6"
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the L320 and DMC-LC20

  • Very small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Mid size (99×66×41 mm)
  • Very light: 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)

  • None found

common strengths of the Xt and DMC-LC20

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel