As well as being compared against other digicams, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3 is also often compared to travel zooms, pro digicams and compacts. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix ZS20 and the Lumix DMC-TZ1) and Canon (such as the PowerShot G9 X)

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LZ3 compared to other digicam competitors include: it significantly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 8 seconds).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2" vs 2.5") and is older (january 2006 vs august 2006).

Nikon Coolpix L5

Nikon Coolpix L5
7 months newer

Significant advantages of the L5 (vs the DMC-LZ3)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the L5 (vs the DMC-LZ3)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the L5 and DMC-LZ3

  • Wide aperture: f/2.9 vs f/2.8
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 210 g vs 230 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1
similar age

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ1 (vs the DMC-LZ3)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ1 (vs the DMC-LZ3)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DMC-TZ1 and DMC-LZ3

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 250 g vs 230 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ5
similar age
$600

Significant advantages of the DMC-LZ5 (vs the DMC-LZ3)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LZ5 (vs the DMC-LZ3)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-LZ5 and DMC-LZ3

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

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LZ3 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3) and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (6x vs 20x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3") and has a slightly lower resolution screen (85k dots vs 460k dots).

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the ZS20 (vs the DMC-LZ3)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 37 mm
  • Much smaller: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Mid size (100×62×45 mm)
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the ZS20 (vs the DMC-LZ3)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the ZS20 and DMC-LZ3

  • Very light: 206 g vs 230 g

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LZ3 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2), has a much narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3") and has a much lower resolution screen (85k dots vs 1,040k dots).

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
9 years newer
$391

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the DMC-LZ3)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the DMC-LZ3)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and DMC-LZ3

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LZ3 compared to compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 2.5"), is much larger (mid size (100×62×45 mm) vs super compact (87×57×23 mm)), has a significantly shorter battery life (155 shots vs 220 shots) and is older (january 2006 vs january 2012).

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W620 (vs the DMC-LZ3)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (98×56×20 mm) vs Mid size (100×62×45 mm)
  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 2"
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 37 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W620 (vs the DMC-LZ3)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much shorter max exposures: 2 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W620 and DMC-LZ3

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2
1 year older

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

  • Much smaller: Compact (101×64×33 mm) vs Mid size (100×62×45 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 1.8"

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

  • Much shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DMC-LZ2 and DMC-LZ3

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Casio Exilim EX-Z55

Casio Exilim EX-Z55
1 year older

Significant advantages of the EX-Z55 (vs the DMC-LZ3)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (87×57×23 mm) vs Mid size (100×62×45 mm)
  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 2"
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the EX-Z55 (vs the DMC-LZ3)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the EX-Z55 and DMC-LZ3

  • Wide aperture: f/2.6 vs f/2.8