Updated (July 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix X100 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Fujifilm FinePix X100 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix X100

Great image quality
Overall image quality
73.0
Great color depth
Color depth
22.9 bits
Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,001 ISO
Large sensor
Sensor size
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.4
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm

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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" 7.44x5.58mm
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Around 9x larger sensor
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
12.4 EV vs 11.7 EV
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0.8 f-stops more dynamic range
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
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
Slightly 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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
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)
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 10.0 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
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
241 ms vs 403 ms
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More than 40% less delay when taking photos
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger 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
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
11 fps vs 5 fps
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More than 2x faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
111×68×46 mm vs 127×75×54 mm
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More than 30% smaller
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
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
Lowest price
Cheaper
$327.99 vs $644.50
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The best price we've seen is $317 cheaper (around 50% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              X100f/2
              DMC-LX7f/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 Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              X1003200 ms
              DMC-LX73700 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
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              DMC-LX73.8x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Boutique

              $649 - $698

              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm X30

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $392 - $600

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $483 - $649

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $518

              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
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              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 slightly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

              Fujifilm FinePix X100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $848 - $930

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix X100T

              Fujifilm FinePix X100T

              Boutique

              $1,142 - $1,300

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Lowest price More expensive
              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $449

              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

              $569 body only

              $665 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-LX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $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 slower
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $257

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

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