Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 vs Canon Powershot S100

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

49

Canon Powershot S100

45

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
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot S100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$594 - $698

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range More dynamic range
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$599

Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
Battery life Longer battery life
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$403

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$449 - $535

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Supports 24p No 24p support

discussion

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EMS (8:46 PM, January 25, 2014)
Can you tell me what would be the best point and shoot camera for getting good portraits with blurred backgrounds? I don't want a dslr and want to stay under $200 . I am willing to buy older/used to do that. I favor canon but am open to other brands. I've done pretty much studying into this but cant make up my mind :( Thank you