As well as being compared against other digicams, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ5 is also often compared to pro digicams and compacts. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ5's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FH3 and the Lumix DMC-LZ3) and Fujifilm (such as the Finepix X10)

Competitor classes

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LZ5 compared to other digicam competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (2.5" vs 2").

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3
similar age
$482

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

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

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2" vs 2.5"

common strengths of the DMC-LZ3 and DMC-LZ5

  • 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 toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LZ5 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it significantly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm vs 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2), has a much narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 2.8") and has a significantly lower resolution screen (85k dots vs 460k dots).

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10
5 years newer
$750

Significant advantages of the X10 (vs the DMC-LZ5)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 37 mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the X10 (vs the DMC-LZ5)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the X10 and DMC-LZ5

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LZ5 compared to 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 28 mm), is much larger (mid size (100×62×45 mm) vs compact (98×55×24 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 9.8 MP), is older (january 2006 vs january 2010) and is thicker (1.8" vs 0.9").

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH3 (vs the DMC-LZ5)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 37 mm
  • Much smaller: Compact (98×55×24 mm) vs Mid size (100×62×45 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH3 (vs the DMC-LZ5)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-FH3 and DMC-LZ5

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