The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC5 is mostly gets compared to mirrorless, super zooms and compacts. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC5's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-G6 and the Lumix DMC-FZ4)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors the Panasonic DMC-LC5 has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (200k dots vs 1,036k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.8 MP vs 15.9 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

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

Significant advantages of the DMC-G6 (vs the DMC-LC5)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 200k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G6 (vs the DMC-LC5)

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common strengths of the DMC-G6 and DMC-LC5

  • Light weight: 390 g vs 435 g
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LC5 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/2.8), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (33 mm vs 35 mm), has a much larger screen (2.5" vs 1.5") and supports an external flash.

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), is older (september 2001 vs february 2005) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ4

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3 years newer
$700

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

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second

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

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2.5"
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DMC-FZ4 and DMC-LC5

  • Fairly small: Standard size (102×68×85 mm) vs Prosumer size (128×82×63 mm)
  • Light weight: 326 g vs 435 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 2.5"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LC5 compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/2.8), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (33 mm vs 35 mm), has a much larger screen (2.5" vs 1.5") and supports an external flash.

However, on average it is much larger (prosumer size (128×82×63 mm) vs compact (96×66×34 mm)), is older (september 2001 vs august 2003), is thicker (2.5" vs 1.3"), is much heavier (435 g vs 215 g) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC43

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1 year newer

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

  • Much smaller: Compact (96×66×34 mm) vs Prosumer size (128×82×63 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 2.5"
  • Much lighter: 215 g vs 435 g

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

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2.5"
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DMC-LC43 and DMC-LC5

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel