Updated (August, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot S120 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 vs Canon PowerShot S110

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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 S110

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

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Advantages of the Canon S110

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Startup delay
Much less startup delay
2300 ms vs 3700 ms
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Around 40% less delay when turning on
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The S110'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
Size
Smaller
99x59x27 mm vs 111x68x46 mm
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2.2x smaller
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
168 ISO vs 147 ISO
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The S110 has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.8"
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More than 40% thinner
Weight
Lighter
198 g vs 298 g
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More than 30% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$179.00 vs $345.00
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The best price we've seen is $166 cheaper (around 50% less)
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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/2.0
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-LX7's lens captures much more light (1 f-stop)
Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
241 ms vs 484 ms
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2x less delay when taking photos
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.7 EV vs 11.2 EV
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0.5 f-stops more dynamic range
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
330 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 70% more shots per battery charge
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
50.0 vs 48.0
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Almost the same
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
11 fps vs 10 fps
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10% faster continuous shooting
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent pro digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              S110:f/2.0
              DMC-LX7:f/1.4
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              S110:168 ISO
              DMC-LX7:147 ISO
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              S110:20.6 bits
              DMC-LX7:20.7 bits
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              S110:2300 ms
              DMC-LX7:3700 ms
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              S110:11.2 EV
              DMC-LX7:11.7 EV
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              S110:48.0
              DMC-LX7:50.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S110:5x
              DMC-LX7:3.8x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S110:$179.00
              DMC-LX7:$345.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              S110:12 MP
              DMC-LX7:10 MP
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $798

              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
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $426

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $399 - $529

              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
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $487

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $699

              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
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Pro digicam

              $347

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot S110 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $218

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $320

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165 - $180

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Supports RAW No RAW support

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $643

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Boutique

              $770 - $898

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              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
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $599

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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