Updated (July, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot G10 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

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Canon PowerShot G10

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
310 ms shutter lag
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G10

True resolution
High true resolution
14.6 MP
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
2000 ms startup delay
Battery life
Great battery life
1000 shots
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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Advantages of the Canon G10

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Battery life Much longer battery life 1000 shots vs 400 shots
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2.5x more shots per battery charge
True resolution Much higher true resolution 14.6 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 156 ISO vs 132 ISO
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The G10 has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Startup delay Less startup delay 2000 ms vs 2300 ms
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More than 10% less delay when turning on
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX5

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Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-LX5's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 310 ms vs 569 ms
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Around 50% less delay when taking photos
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Dynamic range More dynamic range 10.8 EV vs 10 EV
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0.8 f-stops more dynamic range
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
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Around 20% larger sensor
Movie format Higher resolution movies 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
Overall image quality Better image quality 41.0 vs 37.0
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More than 10% better image quality
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 0.7 fps
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More than 8.5x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DMC-LX5's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Color depth Better color depth 19.6 bits vs 19 bits
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Distinguishes 0.6 more bits of color
Size Slightly smaller 109x65x42 mm vs 109x78x46 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Weight Lighter 277 g vs 390 g
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Around 30% lighter
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $599.00 vs $849.00
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The best price we've seen is $250 cheaper (around 30% less)
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              G10:1000 shots
              DMC-LX5:400 shots
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              G10:1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
              DMC-LX5:1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              G10:$849.00
              DMC-LX5:$599.00
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              G10:10 EV
              DMC-LX5:10.8 EV
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              G10:19 bits
              DMC-LX5:19.6 bits
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              G10:156 ISO
              DMC-LX5:132 ISO
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              G10:569 ms
              DMC-LX5:310 ms
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              G10:37.0
              DMC-LX5:41.0
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              G10:480p @ 30fps
              DMC-LX5:720p @ 30fps
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              G10:5x
              DMC-LX5:3.8x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              G10:None
              DMC-LX5:12,800 ISO
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              G10:1,600 ISO
              DMC-LX5:3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              G10:461k dots
              DMC-LX5:460k dots
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              G10:0.7 fps
              DMC-LX5:6 fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $331 - $398

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Startup delay Has much more startup delay
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Pro digicam

              $225

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $671

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $399 - $499

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $528 - $549

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot G11

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Pro digicam

              $504

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag

              Canon PowerShot G10 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              True resolution Lower true resolution

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica D-LUX 5

              Leica D-LUX 5

              Pro digicam

              $784

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Lowest price More expensive
              Olympus XZ-1

              Olympus XZ-1

              Pro digicam

              $229 - $500

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $305 - $429

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Battery life Much shorter battery life

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