Updated (September 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 vs Canon PowerShot S110

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

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Canon PowerShot S110

50

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.4
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
11 fps
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S110

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer 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
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
240 fps vs 120 fps
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2x higher fps
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 2 f-stops better
Size
Smaller
99×59×27 mm vs 111×68×46 mm
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2.2x smaller
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
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
Slightly cheaper
$259.99 vs $327.99
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The best price we've seen is $68 cheaper (more than 20% 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
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-LX7's lens captures much more light (1 f-stops)
Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
241 ms vs 484 ms
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2x less delay when taking photos
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
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.7 EV vs 11.2 EV
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1 f-stops more dynamic range
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
1.0 cm vs 3.0 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
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
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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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
              S110f/2
              DMC-LX7f/1.4
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              S110240 fps
              DMC-LX7120 fps
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              S11010 fps
              DMC-LX711 fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              S110168 ISO
              DMC-LX7147 ISO
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              S1102300 ms
              DMC-LX73700 ms
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              S11020.6 bits
              DMC-LX720.7 bits
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              S11048.0
              DMC-LX750.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S1105x
              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
              S11012 MP
              DMC-LX710 MP
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              S11011.2 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 S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              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
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $419

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Pro digicam

              $350

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Light sensitivity (boost) Significantly higher boost light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Canon PowerShot S110 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $312

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $260

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              GPS Has a GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a GPS
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Travel zoom

              $268 - $349

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Boutique

              $669 - $698

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              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 much slower
              Lowest price More expensive

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