Updated (September 2011): Compare the Canon Powershot S100 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Canon Powershot S100 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

47

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

43

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Battery life
Great battery life
400 shots
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

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-LX5.

competitors

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Pro digicam

$998 - $1,050

Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$283

High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Competitors

Samsung TL500

Samsung TL500

Pro digicam

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Olympus Stylus SH-2

Olympus Stylus SH-2

Travel zoom

$307

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$576

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Wider aperture
Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor

discussion

Canon Powershot S100
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Avatar for Tirah Misu Tirah Misu (8:38 AM, June 21, 2012)
i think even though S100 is more popular as it's a Canon and has those "advantages" listed here, the LX5 still ultimately has better IQ in terms of detail, sharpness, macro
 
Writemsg (10:00 AM, April 09, 2012)
Great site, You still need to add subjective comparison (and reference review) as life is not all about specs. Image quality is a major "numberless" spec.....
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (3:33 PM, March 07, 2012)
My mistake, it looks like commenting is working fine.  You're the first to comment on this comparison, congrats.
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (3:28 PM, March 07, 2012)
Hi Daniel, we're placing voting with a new feature in the next few days.  Hmm, comments seem to be broken, thanks for pointing that out, we'll get that fixed asap.