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

Leica X2

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Reasons to buy the Leica X2

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

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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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 $202.80 vs $499.00
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The best price we've seen is $296 cheaper (2.5x 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 Common Weaknesses
              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 Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              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

              $331 - $398

              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 Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              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

              $528 - $549

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $300 body only

              $311 - $400 with 22mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Leica X2 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $1,298 - $1,299

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Leica X Vario

              Leica X Vario

              Boutique

              $2,099 - $2,118

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Leica X1

              Leica X1

              Boutique

              $1,479

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $675 - $999

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Ricoh GR

              Ricoh GR

              Boutique

              $697 - $699

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $509 body only

              $602 - $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-GX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $698 body only

              $1,098 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $290 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $699 with 20mm lens

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Color depth Better color depth
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 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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