Canon PowerShot G1X vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

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Canon PowerShot G1X

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Large sensor
Sensor size
Four thirds 18.7x14mm
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
 

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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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
Overall image quality
Better image quality
60.0 vs 50.0
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20% better image quality
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
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 18.7x14mm vs 1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm
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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 2 f-stops 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
1.0 cm vs 20.0 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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.7 EV vs 10.8 EV
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1.8 f-stops more dynamic range
Size
Smaller
111×68×46 mm vs 117×81×65 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
11 fps vs 1.9 fps
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Around 6x faster continuous shooting
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
Thickness
Thinner
1.8" vs 2.6"
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Around 30% thinner
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
330 shots vs 250 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$327.99 vs $421.11
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The best price we've seen is $93 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              920k dots
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              60 seconds
              Common Weaknesses
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lenses only Help
              One lens only
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              G1X1900 ms
              DMC-LX73700 ms
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              G1X10.8 EV
              DMC-LX711.7 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              G1X21.7 bits
              DMC-LX720.7 bits
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              G1X644 ISO
              DMC-LX7147 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              G1X60.0
              DMC-LX750.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              G1X4x
              DMC-LX73.8x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              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

              $350 - $448

              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 S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $546 - $649

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Fujifilm X30

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $440 - $599

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures

              Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $749

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $781

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $500 - $547

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $986

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Boutique

              $723 - $798

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $782

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Lowest price More expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $589

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $410

              Size Smaller
              Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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