Updated (July, 2012): Compare the Canon Powershot S100 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.4
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 
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Advantages of the Canon S95

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Startup delay Much less startup delay 2200 ms vs 3700 ms
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More than 40% less delay when turning on
Size Smaller 99x58x29 mm vs 111x68x46 mm
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2x smaller
Weight Lighter 193 g vs 298 g
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Around 40% lighter
Thickness Thinner 1.2" vs 1.8"
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Around 40% thinner
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX7

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Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 241 ms vs 610 ms
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2.5x less delay when taking photos
Aperture Wider aperture f/1.4 vs f/2.0
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-LX7's lens captures much more light (1 f-stop)
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.7 EV vs 11.3 EV
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0.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 11 fps vs 1.9 fps
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Around 6x faster continuous shooting
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 330 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 70% more shots per battery charge
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Overall image quality Better image quality 50.0 vs 47.0
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Around 10% better image quality
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DMC-LX7's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Color depth Better color depth 20.7 bits vs 20.4 bits
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Distinguishes 0.3 more bits of color
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              S95:f/2.0
              DMC-LX7:f/1.4
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              S95:153 ISO
              DMC-LX7:147 ISO
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              S95:2200 ms
              DMC-LX7:3700 ms
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              S95:20.4 bits
              DMC-LX7:20.7 bits
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              S95:47.0
              DMC-LX7:50.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              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) Poor boost ISO Help
              12,800 ISO
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              10 MP
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S95:3,200 ISO
              DMC-LX7:6,400 ISO
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              S95:1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
              DMC-LX7:1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $499

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $451

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Pro digicam

              $299

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $500

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $220 - $299

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798 - $799

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $307 - $400

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $232

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $636 - $999

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $499 - $598

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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