The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS1 is mostly gets compared to other compacts. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS1's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-RX100)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LS1 compared to other compact competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (94×63×31 mm) vs compact (102×58×36 mm)) and is thinner (1.2" vs 1.4").

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (85k dots vs 1,229k dots) and takes much lower resolution photos (4 MP vs 20 MP).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
7 years newer
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DMC-LS1)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 85k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DMC-LS1)

  • Thicker: 1.4" vs 1.2"

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DMC-LS1

  • Wide aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens