As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, super zooms, pro digicams and compacts. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FH25 and the Lumix ZS30) and Samsung (such as the WB750)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TZ4 compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it significantly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 16 seconds).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO).

Samsung WB750

Samsung WB750
3 years newer
$446

Significant advantages of the WB750 (vs the DMC-TZ4)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the WB750 (vs the DMC-TZ4)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 16 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the WB750 and DMC-TZ4

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH25 (vs the DMC-TZ4)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH25 (vs the DMC-TZ4)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FH25 and DMC-TZ4

  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900
7 years newer
$600

Significant advantages of the S9900 (vs the DMC-TZ4)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the S9900 (vs the DMC-TZ4)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the S9900 and DMC-TZ4

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
6 years newer
$268 - $345

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the DMC-TZ4)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the DMC-TZ4)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-WX350 and DMC-TZ4

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30
5 years newer
$396

Significant advantages of the ZS30 (vs the DMC-TZ4)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the ZS30 (vs the DMC-TZ4)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the ZS30 and DMC-TZ4

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the ZS20 (vs the DMC-TZ4)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the ZS20 (vs the DMC-TZ4)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the ZS20 and DMC-TZ4

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TZ4 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), is much smaller (compact (103×59×36 mm) vs prosumer size (124×97×74 mm)), is thinner (1.4" vs 2.9"), is significantly lighter (245 g vs 505 g) and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (848 x 480 @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), takes much lower resolution photos (8 MP vs 14.2 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm vs APS-C 23.1x15.4mm).

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
2 years newer
$329 (body only)
$550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the DMC-TZ4)

  • Much higher true resolution: 14.2 MP vs 8 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the DMC-TZ4)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×97×74 mm) vs Compact (103×59×36 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.9" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the D3100 and DMC-TZ4

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TZ4 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 36 mm), has a significantly larger screen (2.5" vs 2"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (230k dots vs 85k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (103×59×36 mm) vs prosumer size (108×81×92 mm)) and is newer (january 2008 vs february 2006).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H2

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H2
1 year older
$295

Significant advantages of the DSC-H2 (vs the DMC-TZ4)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.3
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H2 (vs the DMC-TZ4)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2" vs 2.5"
  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the DSC-H2 and DMC-TZ4

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (108×81×92 mm) vs Compact (103×59×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 490 g vs 245 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.4"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TZ4 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it slightly 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 much narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/1.8), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3") and has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots).

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the P330 (vs the DMC-TZ4)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the P330 (vs the DMC-TZ4)

  • None found

common strengths of the P330 and DMC-TZ4

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10
3 years newer
$750

Significant advantages of the X10 (vs the DMC-TZ4)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.3
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the X10 (vs the DMC-TZ4)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the X10 and DMC-TZ4

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TZ4 compared to compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), has image stabilization (lens vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (8 MP vs 5 MP), is newer (january 2008 vs august 2005) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8), is much larger (compact (103×59×36 mm) vs super compact (86×54×22 mm)), is thicker (1.4" vs 0.9"), is significantly heavier (245 g vs 155 g) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Canon PowerShot SD450

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2 years older

Significant advantages of the SD450 (vs the DMC-TZ4)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (86×54×22 mm) vs Compact (103×59×36 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 1.4"
  • Significantly lighter: 155 g vs 245 g

Significant disadvantages of the SD450 (vs the DMC-TZ4)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the SD450 and DMC-TZ4

  • Each has a built-in flash