Updated (September 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot G15 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 vs Canon PowerShot G15

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

54

Canon PowerShot G15

49

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.4
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
11 fps
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
241 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G15

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G15.
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differences

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
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
240 fps vs 120 fps
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2x higher fps
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 2 f-stops better
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
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
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX7

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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)
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Focus points
Significantly more focus points
23 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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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0.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$327.99 vs $439.99
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The best price we've seen is $112 cheaper (around 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              PowerShot G15f/1.8
              DMC-LX7f/1.4
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              PowerShot G15240 fps
              DMC-LX7120 fps
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              PowerShot G15922k dots
              DMC-LX7920k dots
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              PowerShot G1510 fps
              DMC-LX711 fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              PowerShot G15165 ISO
              DMC-LX7147 ISO
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              PowerShot G1519.9 bits
              DMC-LX720.7 bits
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              PowerShot G1546.0
              DMC-LX750.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              PowerShot G155x
              DMC-LX73.8x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              PowerShot G1512 MP
              DMC-LX710 MP
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              PowerShot G1511.5 EV
              DMC-LX711.7 EV
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Startup delay Has much less startup delay
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Boutique

              $669 - $798

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Startup delay Has much less startup delay
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $484 - $649

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $419

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $247

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures

              Canon PowerShot G15 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Color depth Better color depth
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $782

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              Lowest price More expensive

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