As well as being compared against other compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ10 is also often compared to super zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ10's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-LX2 and the Lumix DMC-FZ40) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix L820)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LZ10 compared to other compact competitors include: it 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 wide angle lens (30 mm vs 26 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 2.8"), is slightly larger (compact (98×62×33 mm) vs super compact (98×58×20 mm)), is older (january 2008 vs february 2012) and is thicker (1.3" vs 0.8").

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2
1 year older
$418

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX2 (vs the DMC-LZ10)

  • Significantly thinner: 1" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX2 (vs the DMC-LZ10)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-LX2 and DMC-LZ10

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very long exposure times: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W670

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W670
4 years newer
$141

Significant advantages of the DSC-W670 (vs the DMC-LZ10)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 26 mm vs 30 mm
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (98×58×20 mm) vs Compact (98×62×33 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W670 (vs the DMC-LZ10)

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

common strengths of the DSC-W670 and DMC-LZ10

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LZ10 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (98×62×33 mm) vs prosumer size (120×80×92 mm)), is thinner (1.3" vs 3.6"), is slightly lighter (191 g vs 499 g), has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second) and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8), has a much narrower wide angle lens (30 mm vs 23 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the DMC-LZ10)

  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 30 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the L820 (vs the DMC-LZ10)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.3" vs 1.3"
  • Much shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the L820 and DMC-LZ10

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm) vs Compact (98×62×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 470 g vs 191 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.3"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40
2 years newer
$420

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ40 (vs the DMC-LZ10)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 30 mm
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ40 (vs the DMC-LZ10)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 1.3"
  • Heavier: 499 g vs 191 g

common strengths of the DMC-FZ40 and DMC-LZ10

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×80×92 mm) vs Compact (98×62×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 499 g vs 191 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.3"