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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

47

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Canon PowerShot G10

39

Canon PowerShot G10

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
310 ms shutter lag
High ISO (boost)
Light sensitivity (boost)
12,800 ISO
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
2300 ms startup delay
 

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
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 

differences

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
Startup delay
Significantly less startup delay
2000 ms vs 2300 ms
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More than 10% less delay when turning on
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
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)
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
10.8 EV vs 10 EV
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0.8 f-stops more dynamic range
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
310 ms vs 569 ms
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Around 50% less delay when taking photos
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
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$359.00 vs $829.95
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The best price we've seen is $471 cheaper (2.3x less)
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
Size
Slightly smaller
109x65x42 mm vs 109x78x46 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Color depth
Better color depth
19.6 bits vs 19 bits
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Distinguishes 0.6 more bits of color
Weight
Lighter
277 g vs 390 g
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Around 30% lighter
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent pro digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              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
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              G10:10 EV
              DMC-LX5:10.8 EV
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              G10:2000 ms
              DMC-LX5:2300 ms
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              G10:19 bits
              DMC-LX5:19.6 bits
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              G10:156 ISO
              DMC-LX5:132 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              G10:1,600 ISO
              DMC-LX5:3,200 ISO
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              G10:480p @ 30fps
              DMC-LX5:720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              G10:5x
              DMC-LX5:3.8x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              G10:None
              DMC-LX5:12,800 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              G10:461k dots
              DMC-LX5:460k dots
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              G10:0.7 fps
              DMC-LX5:6 fps
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $345 - $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

              $305

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $1,002

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              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
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $420 - $443

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $229 - $400

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Nikon Coolpix P7000

              Nikon Coolpix P7000

              Pro digicam

              $410

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Startup delay Has much more startup delay

              Canon PowerShot G10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $414 - $449

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Canon PowerShot G11

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Pro digicam

              $494

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              True resolution Much lower true resolution
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Canon PowerShot G9

              Canon PowerShot G9

              Pro digicam

              $860

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $302 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Battery life Much shorter battery life

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Boutique

              $830 - $898

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $264

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Leica D-LUX 5

              Leica D-LUX 5

              Pro digicam

              $858

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Lowest price Much more expensive

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