Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 vs Fujifilm FinePix x20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
Fujifilm FinePix x20

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.4
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
120 fps
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix x20

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel

Items often bought with the Panasonic DMC-LX7 or Fujifilm x20

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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm x20

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Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Sensor size
Larger sensor
2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm
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Around 40% larger sensor
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The x20's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
12 fps vs 11 fps
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Around 10% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Cheaper
$57.00 vs $327.99
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The best price we've seen is $271 cheaper (5.8x less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX7

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/1.4 vs f/2
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-LX7's lens captures much more light (1 f-stops)
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
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Battery life
Longer battery life
330 shots vs 270 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Size
Slightly smaller
111×68×46 mm vs 117×70×57 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
Thickness
Thinner
1.8" vs 2.2"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
298 g vs 353 g
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Around 20% lighter
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
x20f/2
DMC-LX7f/1.4
Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
x2012 fps
DMC-LX711 fps
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1.0 cm
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
1/4000 of a second
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
x2030s
DMC-LX760s
Common Weaknesses
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Zoom Poor zoom Help
x204x
DMC-LX73.8x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths

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

Common Weaknesses
GPS No built-in GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
x2012 MP
DMC-LX710 MP

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

Sensor size Has a significantly larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30

Pro digicam

$392 - $600

Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$399

High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
Startup delay Has much less startup delay
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$314 - $349

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Pro digicam

$426

Thickness Is thinner
Weight Is slightly lighter
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$257

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
GPS Has a built-in GPS
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Pro digicam

$598

Sensor size Has a significantly larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive

Fujifilm FinePix x20 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$449

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Battery life Longer battery life
Autofocus Slower autofocus
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$645

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Battery life Longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Boutique

$848 - $930

Sensor size Much larger sensor
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Autofocus Slower autofocus

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$649 - $698

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Built-in flash No built-in flash
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Pro digicam

$483 - $649

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Aperture Narrower aperture
Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$782

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Lowest price More expensive

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