As well as being compared against other pro digicams and compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2 is also often compared to mirrorless. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2's top rivals come from Leica (such as the D-Lux 3) and Samsung (such as the NV8)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX2 compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it is slightly less expensive ($418.39 vs $778.49) and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.8" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (207k dots vs 614k dots) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 14.6 MP).

Leica D-Lux 3

Leica D-LUX 3
5 years newer
$995

Significant advantages of the D-Lux 3 (vs the DMC-LX2)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D-Lux 3 (vs the DMC-LX2)

  • None found

common strengths of the D-Lux 3 and DMC-LX2

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
2 years newer
$778

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX3 (vs the DMC-LX2)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 207k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX3 (vs the DMC-LX2)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-LX3 and DMC-LX2

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 380 shots vs 300 shots
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1
4 years newer
$549

Significant advantages of the XZ-1 (vs the DMC-LX2)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 614k dots vs 207k dots

Significant disadvantages of the XZ-1 (vs the DMC-LX2)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the XZ-1 and DMC-LX2

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 320 shots vs 300 shots
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
6 years newer
$439

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the DMC-LX2)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the DMC-LX2)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 300 shots
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the S110 and DMC-LX2

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $439.00 vs $418.39

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
5 years newer
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DMC-LX2)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 207k dots
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.8" 8.5x4.78mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DMC-LX2)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DMC-LX2

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 300 shots
  • Inexpensive: $403.11 vs $418.39

Canon PowerShot G10

Canon PowerShot G10
2 years newer
$790

Significant advantages of the G10 (vs the DMC-LX2)

  • Much longer battery life: 1000 shots vs 300 shots
  • Higher resolution screen: 461k dots vs 207k dots
  • Higher true resolution: 14.6 MP vs 10 MP

Significant disadvantages of the G10 (vs the DMC-LX2)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the G10 and DMC-LX2

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 1000 shots vs 300 shots

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX2 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 34 mm), has a slightly larger screen (2.8" vs 2.5"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), is slightly less expensive ($418.39 vs $699.99) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it is older (july 2006 vs july 2007).

Samsung NV8

Samsung NV8
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the NV8 (vs the DMC-LX2)

  • Significantly thinner: 0.7" vs 1"

Significant disadvantages of the NV8 (vs the DMC-LX2)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 34 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the NV8 and DMC-LX2

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (97×60×19 mm) vs Compact (106×56×26 mm)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ10
1 year newer

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

  • None found

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

  • Significantly thicker: 1.3" vs 1"

common strengths of the DMC-LZ10 and DMC-LX2

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1
1 year older
$700

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX1 (vs the DMC-LX2)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX1 (vs the DMC-LX2)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-LX1 and DMC-LX2

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (106×56×26 mm) vs Compact (106×56×26 mm)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX2 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none), is thinner (1" vs 1.7") and is slightly lighter (220 g vs 334 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 15fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.8" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (207k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have a touch screen and has a marginally smaller sensor (1/1.8" 8.5x4.78mm vs four thirds 17.3x13mm).

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1
3 years newer
$280 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-PL1 (vs the DMC-LX2)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the E-PL1 (vs the DMC-LX2)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 2.8"

common strengths of the E-PL1 and DMC-LX2

  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×72×42 mm) vs Compact (106×56×26 mm)
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1"
  • Light weight: 334 g vs 220 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
4 years newer
$106 (body only)
$280 14mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GF2 (vs the DMC-LX2)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.8"
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 207k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GF2 (vs the DMC-LX2)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the DMC-GF2 and DMC-LX2

  • Fairly small: Mid size (113×68×33 mm) vs Compact (106×56×26 mm)
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1"
  • Light weight: 310 g vs 220 g