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

62

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

57

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
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
250 ms shutter lag
 

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

$310

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$349

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$398

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Low light performance Significantly 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

$279 - $380

3D Takes 3D photos
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$272

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly smaller
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$600 - $698

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Movie format Higher resolution movies
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.