Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix x20 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

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Fujifilm Finepix X10

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Fujifilm Finepix X10

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.4
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm Finepix X10

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
200 fps
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Focus points
Many focus points
49
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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Advantages of the Fujifilm X10

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Sensor size Larger sensor 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
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Around 40% larger sensor
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 245 ISO vs 147 ISO
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The X10 has a slight edge (0.7 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
True resolution Higher true resolution 12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Focus points More focus points 49 vs 23
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Set focus accurately within the frame
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 200 fps vs 120 fps
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Around 70% higher fps
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-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)
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 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
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.7 EV vs 11.3 EV
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0.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
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
Size Slightly smaller 111x68x46 mm vs 117x70x57 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Color depth Better color depth 20.7 bits vs 20.5 bits
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Distinguishes 0.2 more bits of color
Battery life Longer battery life 330 shots vs 300 shots
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10% more shots per battery charge
Thickness Thinner 1.8" vs 2.2"
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Around 20% thinner
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 11 fps vs 10 fps
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10% faster continuous shooting
Weight Slightly lighter 298 g vs 350 g
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More than 10% lighter
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $347.99 vs $401.50
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The best price we've seen is $54 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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 Common Weaknesses
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              X10:f/2.0
              DMC-LX7:f/1.4
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              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
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              X10:20.5 bits
              DMC-LX7:20.7 bits
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              50.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              X10:4x
              DMC-LX7:3.8x

              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) Poor boost ISO Help
              12,800 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              X10:3,200 ISO
              DMC-LX7:6,400 ISO
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              X10:12 MP
              DMC-LX7:10 MP
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              X10:245 ISO
              DMC-LX7:147 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $565

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $447 - $449

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Pro digicam

              $299

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $280 - $362

              Thickness Is thinner
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $599

              Startup delay Has much less startup delay
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Startup delay Has much less startup delay
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

              Fujifilm Finepix X10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Boutique

              $730

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $599 - $635

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

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

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