Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix X100s vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

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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
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

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
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,001 ISO
 

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm X100

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Overall image quality
Significantly better image quality
73.0 vs 50.0
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Around 50% better image quality
Color depth
Better color depth
22.9 bits vs 20.7 bits
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Distinguishes 2.2 more bits of color
Sensor size
Significantly larger sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
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Around 9x larger sensor
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
1,001 ISO vs 147 ISO
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The X100 has excellent image quality 2.8 f-stops higher ISO than the DMC-LX7
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
12.4 EV vs 11.7 EV
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0.7 f-stops more dynamic range
Startup delay
Less startup delay
3200 ms vs 3700 ms
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More than 10% less delay when turning on
Focus points
More focus points
49 vs 23
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Set focus accurately within the frame
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12.2 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
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-LX7

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 35 mm
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More than 30% better wide angle
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)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
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
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
241 ms vs 403 ms
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More than 40% less delay when taking photos
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
11 fps vs 5 fps
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More than 2x faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
111x68x46 mm vs 127x75x54 mm
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More than 30% smaller
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.8" vs 2.1"
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More than 10% thinner
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
330 shots vs 300 shots
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10% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Cheaper
$345.00 vs $671.16
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The best price we've seen is $326 cheaper (around 50% 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
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              X100:f/2.0
              DMC-LX7:f/1.4
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              X100:3200 ms
              DMC-LX7:3700 ms
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lenses only Help
              One lens only
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              X100:1x
              DMC-LX7:3.8x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Boutique

              $898 - $899

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $599 - $620

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $400 - $659

              Dynamic range Has slightly narrower dynamic range
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix A

              Nikon Coolpix A

              Boutique

              $399 - $900

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag

              Fujifilm FinePix X100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $850 - $999

              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

              $519 - $599

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Fujifilm X-E1

              Fujifilm X-E1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $439 - $449 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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $680 - $687

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $391 - $399

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $599

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom More zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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