The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC43 is mostly gets compared to super zooms and pro digicams. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC43's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix HS10) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-LC40 and the Lumix DMC-LC5)

Competitor classes

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LC43 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (compact (96×66×34 mm) vs large (131×91×126 mm)), is thinner (1.3" vs 5") and is significantly lighter (215 g vs 666 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (114k dots vs 230k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (4 MP vs 9.8 MP).

Fujifilm FinePix HS10

Fujifilm FinePix HS10
6 years newer
$900

Significant advantages of the HS10 (vs the DMC-LC43)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the HS10 (vs the DMC-LC43)

  • Significantly larger: Large (131×91×126 mm) vs Compact (96×66×34 mm)
  • Much thicker: 5" vs 1.3"
  • Significantly heavier: 666 g vs 215 g

common strengths of the HS10 and DMC-LC43

  • Light weight: 666 g vs 215 g

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LC43 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (96×66×34 mm) vs prosumer size (128×82×63 mm)), is newer (august 2003 vs september 2001), is thinner (1.3" vs 2.6"), is slightly lighter (215 g vs 435 g) 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") and doesn't support an external flash.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC40
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-LC40 (vs the DMC-LC43)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LC40 (vs the DMC-LC43)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-LC40 and DMC-LC43

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC5

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-LC5 (vs the DMC-LC43)

  • 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-LC43)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-LC5 and DMC-LC43

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel