Updated (August, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot G16 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.4
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G15

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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Advantages of the Canon PowerShot G15

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The PowerShot G15's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 240 fps vs 120 fps
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2x higher fps
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 165 ISO vs 147 ISO
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The PowerShot G15 has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 350 shots vs 330 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.6" vs 1.8"
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More than 10% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $339.00 vs $398.00
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The best price we've seen is $59 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX7

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Aperture Wider aperture f/1.4 vs f/1.8
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-LX7's lens captures much more light (0.7 f-stops)
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
Overall image quality Better image quality 50.0 vs 46.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Color depth Better color depth 20.7 bits vs 19.9 bits
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Distinguishes 0.8 more bits of color
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.7 EV vs 11.5 EV
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0.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Focus points More focus points 23 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 11 fps vs 10 fps
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10% faster continuous shooting
Weight Slightly lighter 298 g vs 352 g
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Around 20% lighter
Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures 60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              PowerShot G15:f/1.8
              DMC-LX7:f/1.4
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              PowerShot G15:922k dots
              DMC-LX7:920k dots
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              PowerShot G15:1080p @ 24fps
              DMC-LX7:1080p @ 60fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              PowerShot G15:$339.00
              DMC-LX7:$398.00
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              PowerShot G15:165 ISO
              DMC-LX7:147 ISO
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              PowerShot G15:19.9 bits
              DMC-LX7:20.7 bits
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              PowerShot G15:46.0
              DMC-LX7:50.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              PowerShot G15:5x
              DMC-LX7:3.8x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm

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              competitors

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548 - $550

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Sensor size Has a slightly larger sensor
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $359

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Startup delay Has much less startup delay
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549 - $610

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix LF1

              Panasonic Lumix LF1

              Pro digicam

              $250 - $471

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Canon PowerShot G15 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $629

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Color depth Better color depth
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $700

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $355

              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

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