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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 vs Canon Powershot S100

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

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Canon Powershot S100

53

Runner-up

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 S100

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
250 ms shutter lag

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differences

Advantages of the Canon S100

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Startup delay
Much less startup delay
2400 ms vs 3700 ms
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Around 40% less delay when turning on
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
240 fps vs 120 fps
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2x higher fps
Size
Smaller
99x60x28 mm vs 111x68x46 mm
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2.1x smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.8"
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Around 40% thinner
Weight
Lighter
198 g vs 298 g
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More than 30% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$218.00 vs $327.99
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The best price we've seen is $110 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX7

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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)
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Focus points
More focus points
23 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.7 EV vs 11.6 EV
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0.1 f-stops more dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
11 fps vs 9.6 fps
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More than 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
Shutter lag
Slightly less shutter lag
241 ms vs 250 ms
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Almost the same
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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
              S100f/2.0
              DMC-LX7f/1.4
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              S1009.6 fps
              DMC-LX711 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              S1001/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
              DMC-LX71/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              S1002400 ms
              DMC-LX73700 ms
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              S100153 ISO
              DMC-LX7147 ISO
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              20.7 bits
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              50.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S1005x
              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
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              12,800 ISO
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              S100250 ms
              DMC-LX7241 ms
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              S10011.6 EV
              DMC-LX711.7 EV
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              S1001/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
              DMC-LX71/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $370 - $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
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $250

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $589

              Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $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 much more expensive

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $429

              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $100

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Boutique

              $739 - $798

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $640

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $281

              Zoom More zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Sensor size Smaller sensor

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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