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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

67

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Canon PowerShot G15

59

Canon PowerShot G15

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.4
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
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
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
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
240 fps vs 120 fps
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2x higher fps
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
Overall image quality
Better image quality
50.0 vs 46.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.7 EV vs 11.5 EV
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0.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Color depth
Better color depth
20.7 bits vs 19.9 bits
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Distinguishes 0.8 more bits of color
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
Longer exposures
60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
Lowest price
Cheaper
$345.00 vs $449.00
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The best price we've seen is $104 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              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
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              PowerShot G15:12 MP
              DMC-LX7:10 MP
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              PowerShot G15:11.5 EV
              DMC-LX7:11.7 EV
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549 - $1,227

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $391 - $399

              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
              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Pro digicam

              $372

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179 - $249

              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
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $599 - $620

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

              Canon PowerShot G15 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $829

              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

              $680 - $687

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom More zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Boutique

              $898 - $899

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $599

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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