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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 vs Fujifilm Finepix X10

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

62

Fujifilm Finepix X10

53

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.4
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
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 X10

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
200 fps
Focus points
Many focus points
49
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm Finepix X10.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm X10

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Sensor size
Larger sensor
2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm
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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
Focus points
More focus points
49 vs 23
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Set focus accurately within the frame
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
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
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-LX7's lens captures much more light (1 f-stops)
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
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.7 EV vs 11.3 EV
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0.8 f-stops more dynamic range
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 2 f-stops better
Size
Slightly smaller
111×68×46 mm vs 117×70×57 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Battery life
Longer battery life
330 shots vs 300 shots
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10% more shots per battery charge
Color depth
Better color depth
20.7 bits vs 20.5 bits
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Distinguishes 0.2 more bits of color
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
11 fps vs 10 fps
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10% faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Thinner
1.8" vs 2.2"
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Around 20% thinner
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
Cheaper
$327.99 vs $398.29
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The best price we've seen is $70 cheaper (around 20% 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
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              X10f/2
              DMC-LX7f/1.4
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              X1010 fps
              DMC-LX711 fps
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              X1020.5 bits
              DMC-LX720.7 bits
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              X10245 ISO
              DMC-LX7147 ISO
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              50.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              X104x
              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
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              12,800 ISO
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              X103,200 ISO
              DMC-LX76,400 ISO
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              X1011.3 EV
              DMC-LX711.7 EV

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $350 - $448

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Startup delay Has much less startup delay
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $57

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $410

              Thickness Is thinner
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm X30

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $440 - $599

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures

              Fujifilm Finepix X10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Boutique

              $644

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Fujifilm X-Pro1

              Fujifilm X-Pro1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $799 body only

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Boutique

              $723 - $798

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              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 significantly slower
              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $252

              Zoom More zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $589

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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