Updated (July, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix X100s vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Fujifilm FinePix X100 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix X100

71

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

36

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix X100

Great image quality
Overall image quality
73.0
Great color depth
Color depth
22.9 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.4 EV
Large sensor
Sensor size
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1400 ms startup delay
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
259 ms shutter lag

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Advantages of the Fujifilm X100

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Overall image quality
Significantly better image quality
73.0 vs 55.0
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More than 30% better image quality
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
12.4 EV vs 10.6 EV
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3 f-stops more dynamic range
Color depth
Better color depth
22.9 bits vs 20.8 bits
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Distinguishes 2.1 more bits of color
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs LIVEMOS
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Focus points
More focus points
49 vs 23
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
1,001 ISO vs 703 ISO
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The X100 has a slight edge (0.5 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Optical 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-GX1

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Startup delay
Much less startup delay
1400 ms vs 3200 ms
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2.3x less delay when turning on
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
259 ms vs 403 ms
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Around 40% less delay when taking photos
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Size
Smaller
116×68×39 mm vs 127×75×54 mm
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More than 40% smaller
True resolution
Higher true resolution
16 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Thickness
Thinner
1.5" vs 2.1"
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Around 30% thinner
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The DMC-GX1's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$419.00 vs $644.50
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The best price we've seen is $226 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $350 - $448

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $421

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus OM-D E-M5

              Olympus OM-D E-M5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $479 - $899 body only

              $499 - $1,140 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $328 - $398

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
              Startup delay Has much more startup delay

              Fujifilm FinePix X100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $848

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm X30

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $440 - $599

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $398

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $57

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm X-E1

              Fujifilm X-E1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $499 - $599 body only

              $731 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Shutter lag More shutter lag

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $574 body only

              $536 - $548 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $396 body only

              $449 - $500 with 12-32mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              External flash No external flash support
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $350 body only

              $630 with 14-45mm lens

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Color depth Better color depth
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Placeholder

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $390 body only

              $452 - $518 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External flash No external flash support
              Olympus PEN E-PL5

              Olympus PEN E-PL5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $494 with 14-42mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Built-in flash No built-in flash

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