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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Color depth
Great color depth
21.7 bits
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor size
Large sensor
Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.4
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
241 ms shutter lag
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon G1X

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Startup delay Much less startup delay 1900 ms vs 3700 ms
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Around 50% less delay when turning on
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Overall image quality Better image quality 60.0 vs 50.0
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20% better image quality
Color depth Better color depth 21.7 bits vs 20.7 bits
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Distinguishes 1 more bits of color
Sensor size Larger sensor Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm vs 1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
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Around 6.5x larger sensor
True resolution Higher true resolution 14.2 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 40% more detail in your photos
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 644 ISO vs 147 ISO
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The G1X has excellent image quality 2.1 f-stops higher ISO than the DMC-LX7
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The G1X's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX7

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Aperture Much wider aperture f/1.4 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-LX7's lens captures much more light (2 f-stops)
Macro focus Much better macro capability 1 cm vs 20 cm
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Focus on subjects 20x closer to the lens
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 241 ms vs 697 ms
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2.9x less delay when taking photos
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.7 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.9 f-stops more dynamic range
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 11 fps vs 1.9 fps
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Around 6x faster continuous shooting
Size Smaller 111x68x46 mm vs 117x81x65 mm
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More than 40% smaller
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Weight Lighter 298 g vs 492 g
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Around 40% lighter
Battery life Longer battery life 330 shots vs 250 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Thickness Thinner 1.8" vs 2.6"
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Around 30% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $347.99 vs $549.00
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The best price we've seen is $201 cheaper (around 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              920k dots
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              60 seconds
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lenses only Help
              One lens only
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              G1X:1900 ms
              DMC-LX7:3700 ms
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              G1X:60.0
              DMC-LX7:50.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              G1X:4x
              DMC-LX7:3.8x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $799

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $447 - $449

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $565

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $420

              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $549

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Overall image quality Worse image quality

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $599 - $635

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Lowest price More expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $280 - $362

              Size Smaller
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Pro digicam

              $299

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $599

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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