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
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix x20

Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel

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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
Sensor size
Larger sensor
2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
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Around 40% larger sensor
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The x20's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop 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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$57.00 vs $347.97
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The best price we've seen is $291 cheaper (6.1x less)
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
12 fps vs 11 fps
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Around 10% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX7

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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)
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
3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
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
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
111x68x46 mm vs 117x70x57 mm
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Around 30% smaller
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
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
x20f/2.0
DMC-LX7f/1.4
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
x2012 fps
DMC-LX711 fps
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1 cm
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Sensor size Large sensors Help
x202/3" 8.8x6.6mm
DMC-LX71/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
1/4000 of a second
Common Weaknesses
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
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
x20$57.00
DMC-LX7$347.97
Common Weaknesses
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look
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

$498 - $798

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
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$449

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$351

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Focus points Has slightly more focus points
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30

Pro digicam

$450 - $499

Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$399

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$260

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
GPS Has a built-in GPS
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 much more expensive
External flash Doesn't support an external flash

Fujifilm FinePix x20 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$634

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Battery life Longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Boutique

$899 - $949

Sensor size Much larger sensor
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$637

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Lowest price Significantly more expensive
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$770 - $898

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$589

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Sensor size Larger sensor
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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