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

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix X100

Overall image quality
Great image quality
73.0
Color depth
Great color depth
22.9 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.4 EV
Sensor size
Large sensor
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
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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differences

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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1.8 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 size Larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs Four thirds 17.3x13.0mm
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Around 70% larger sensor
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
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 5 fps vs 4.2 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-GX1

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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
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 259 ms vs 403 ms
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Around 40% less delay when taking photos
Size Smaller 116x68x39 mm vs 127x75x54 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
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 1 f-stop better
Thickness Thinner 1.5" vs 2.1"
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Around 30% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $398.09 vs $674.08
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The best price we've seen is $276 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              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
              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

              $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
              Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $300 - $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
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 - $700 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen

              Fujifilm FinePix X100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $983 - $1,299

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Lowest price More expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $599 - $620

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $350 - $587

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Fujifilm X-E1

              Fujifilm X-E1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $414 - $599 body only

              $785 with 18-55mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
              Fujifilm FinePix X100T

              Fujifilm FinePix X100T

              Boutique

              $1,299

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Lowest price More expensive

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              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $598 - $639 body only

              $698 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

              $461 body only

              $545 - $748 with 12-32mm lens

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $584 body only

              $614 with 14-45mm lens

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Color depth Better color depth
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Olympus PEN E-PL5

              Olympus PEN E-PL5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $438 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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $250 body only

              $299 - $799 with 14mm lens

              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              True resolution Lower true resolution

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