Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.4
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Leica X2

True resolution
High true resolution
16.1 MP
Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
Battery life
Great battery life
450 shots
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

differences

Advantages of the Leica X2

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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
True resolution
Higher true resolution
16.1 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 60% more detail in your photos
Battery life
Longer battery life
450 shots vs 330 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,500 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The X2's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$204.75 vs $345.00
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The best price we've seen is $140 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX7

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Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/1.4 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-LX7's lens captures much more light (2 f-stops)
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
11 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Size
Slightly smaller
111x68x46 mm vs 124x69x52 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Focus points
Slightly more focus points
23 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Weight
Slightly lighter
298 g vs 345 g
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More than 10% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.8" vs 2"
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More than 10% thinner
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
              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
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lenses only Help
              One lens only
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $680 - $687

              Startup delay Has much less startup delay
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549 - $1,227

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix A

              Nikon Coolpix A

              Boutique

              $389 - $900

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $495 body only

              $570 with 14-42mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Startup delay Has much less startup delay
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

              Leica X2 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $850 - $999

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Leica X1

              Leica X1

              Boutique

              $1,480

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Leica X Vario

              Leica X Vario

              Boutique

              $2,099

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              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
              Leica X (Typ 113)

              Leica X (Typ 113)

              Boutique

              $2,295

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Lowest price Much more expensive

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              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
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Boutique

              $898 - $899

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              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

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