Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 vs Canon Powershot S100

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

81

Canon Powershot S100

77

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.4
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
 

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
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard

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-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)

Pro digicam

Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$700

Battery life Longer battery life
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$700

Battery life Much longer battery life
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Travel zoom

$294 - $299

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$450

Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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