As well as being compared against other compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2 is also often compared to pro digicams, travel zooms, ultra compacts and digicams. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix P340) and Canon (such as the ELPH 310 HS)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to other compact competitors the Panasonic DMC-LZ2 has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a much narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (85k dots vs 921k dots) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (4.9 MP vs 12 MP).

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340
9 years newer
$328

Significant advantages of the P340 (vs the DMC-LZ2)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 37 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 85k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the P340 (vs the DMC-LZ2)

  • None found

common strengths of the P340 and DMC-LZ2

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

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, compared to pro digicam competitors the Panasonic DMC-LZ2 has a much narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.4), has a much narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (85k dots vs 920k dots) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (4.9 MP vs 10 MP).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
7 years newer
$392

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the DMC-LZ2)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 37 mm
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/2.8
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 85k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the DMC-LZ2)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and DMC-LZ2

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, compared to travel zoom competitors the Panasonic DMC-LZ2 has a much narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (85k dots vs 461k dots), is slightly larger (compact (101×64×33 mm) vs super compact (96×57×22 mm)) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (4.9 MP vs 9.8 MP).

Canon ELPH 310 HS

Canon ELPH 310 HS
6 years newer
$235

Significant advantages of the 310 HS (vs the DMC-LZ2)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 37 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the 310 HS (vs the DMC-LZ2)

  • None found

common strengths of the 310 HS and DMC-LZ2

  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×57×22 mm) vs Compact (101×64×33 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 140 g vs 224 g

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Panasonic Lumix ZS25
8 years newer
$430

Significant advantages of the ZS25 (vs the DMC-LZ2)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 37 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the ZS25 (vs the DMC-LZ2)

  • None found

common strengths of the ZS25 and DMC-LZ2

  • Fairly small: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Compact (101×64×33 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 193 g vs 224 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LZ2 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 24 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2" vs 2.7"), is much larger (compact (101×64×33 mm) vs ultra compact (94×54×18 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (4.9 MP vs 9.6 MP) and significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (400 ISO vs 6,400 ISO).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1
8 years newer
$117

Significant advantages of the DMC-XS1 (vs the DMC-LZ2)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-XS1 (vs the DMC-LZ2)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-XS1 and DMC-LZ2

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, compared to digicam competitors the Panasonic DMC-LZ2 is older (february 2005 vs january 2006) and much shorter exposures (8 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3
1 year newer
$482

Significant advantages of the DMC-LZ3 (vs the DMC-LZ2)

  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LZ3 (vs the DMC-LZ2)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-LZ3 and DMC-LZ2

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 230 g vs 224 g