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

45

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

42

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
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second

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

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$354

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$576

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$652

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$341

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly smaller
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$580 - $798

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

discussion

Canon Powershot S100
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
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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.