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

Leica X2 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Winner
Leica X2

45

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

34

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Leica X2

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection

differences

Advantages of the Leica X2

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Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs LIVEMOS
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Battery life
Longer battery life
450 shots vs 310 shots
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Around 50% more shots per battery charge
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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
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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$419.00 vs $1,549.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,130 cheaper (3.7x less)
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an 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
              X2230k dots
              DMC-GX1460k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $348 - $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

              Leica X2 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica X1

              Leica X1

              Boutique

              $1,480

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $899 - $949

              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

              $2,046 - $2,099

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix X100T

              Fujifilm FinePix X100T

              Boutique

              $1,083 - $1,299

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R

              Boutique

              $2,798

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              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

              $530 - $558 body only

              $760 - $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

              $396 body only

              $477 - $748 with 12-32mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              External flash No external flash support
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $342 body only

              $614 with 14-45mm lens

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Color depth Better color depth
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $328 body only

              $350 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-GF6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $390 body only

              $329 - $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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