Updated (July, 2013): Compare the Leica X2 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Leica X2

Winner
Leica X2

47

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Leica X2

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Large sensor
Sensor size
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

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
 

differences

Advantages of the Leica X2

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Sensor size
Larger sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs Four thirds 17.3x13.0mm
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Around 70% larger sensor
Battery life
Longer battery life
450 shots vs 310 shots
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Around 50% more shots per battery charge
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs LIVEMOS
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Lowest price
Cheaper
$204.75 vs $499.00
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The best price we've seen is $294 cheaper (2.4x less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-GX1

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Size
Smaller
116x68x39 mm vs 124x69x52 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Focus points
Slightly more focus points
23 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Thickness
Thinner
1.5" vs 2"
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Around 30% thinner
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
4.2 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
Weight
Slightly lighter
318 g vs 345 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              X2:16.1 MP
              DMC-GX1:16 MP
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              X2:230k dots
              DMC-GX1:460k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $340 - $348

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $444 - $448 body only

              $598 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $578

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549 - $1,227

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Leica X2 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica X1

              Leica X1

              Boutique

              $1,480

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $850 - $1,299

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Leica X Vario

              Leica X Vario

              Boutique

              $2,099 - $2,850

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $680 - $849

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Fujifilm FinePix X100T

              Fujifilm FinePix X100T

              Boutique

              $1,299

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $478 - $529 body only

              $598 - $798 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

              $349 body only

              $498 - $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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $342 body only

              $470 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $390 body only

              $448 - $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

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