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

Fujifilm Finepix X10 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Winner
Fujifilm Finepix X10

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

45

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm Finepix X10

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

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
310 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
400 shots
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm X10

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Overall image quality
Better image quality
50.0 vs 41.0
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More than 20% better image quality
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
245 ISO vs 132 ISO
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The X10 has a slight edge (0.9 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.3 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.5 f-stops more dynamic range
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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
200 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Sensor size
Larger sensor
2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Color depth
Better color depth
20.5 bits vs 19.6 bits
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Distinguishes 0.9 more bits of color
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
$351.42 vs $589.00
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The best price we've seen is $238 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX5

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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
Battery life
Longer battery life
400 shots vs 300 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Size
Smaller
109x65x42 mm vs 117x70x57 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1.7" vs 2.2"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
277 g vs 350 g
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More than 20% lighter
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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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
              f/2.0
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              X102/3" 8.8x6.6mm
              DMC-LX51/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              X10$351.42
              DMC-LX5$589.00
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              X1011.3 EV
              DMC-LX510.8 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              X1020.5 bits
              DMC-LX519.6 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              X10245 ISO
              DMC-LX5132 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              X1050.0
              DMC-LX541.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              X104x
              DMC-LX53.8x

              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
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              X1012 MP
              DMC-LX510 MP

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $348 - $398

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Startup delay Has much more startup delay
              Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $798

              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
              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Boutique

              $634

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Fujifilm XF1

              Fujifilm XF1

              Pro digicam

              $186

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $214

              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $399

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Dynamic range Has significantly wider dynamic range
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points

              Fujifilm Finepix X10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $885

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Fujifilm X30

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $450 - $499

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Pro digicam

              $305

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Slightly smaller
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
              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
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Olympus XZ-1

              Olympus XZ-1

              Pro digicam

              $200

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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              EGH (2:08 AM, November 05, 2011)
              The LX5 is an incredible camera especially for the price. My experience with low light images has been excellent. I packs and trevels well and is easy to use. I looks classy and even a bit retro. Image quality is about 87-89% of my much bigger and more expensive DSLR the Nikon D-300. You really can't lose with this camera especially for the price.
               
              steve (4:29 AM, September 13, 2011)
              With Firmware v2.0 this well-proven LX5 design beats the X10, hands down!