Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 vs Leica X2

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

71

Leica X2

48

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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
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Leica X2

Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

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differences

Advantages of the Leica X2

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Sensor size
Significantly larger sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm
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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 1.9 f-stops better
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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" 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
111×68×46 mm vs 124×69×52 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$327.99 vs $1,578.09
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The best price we've seen is $1,250 cheaper (4.8x less)
Focus points
Slightly more focus points
23 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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 Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              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

              $448

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              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

              $730 - $798

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $782

              Startup delay Has much less startup delay

              Leica X2 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica X Vario

              Leica X Vario

              Boutique

              $1,899 - $2,099

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $848 - $1,168

              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
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

              Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

              Boutique

              $947 - $1,052

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Leica X (Typ 113)

              Leica X (Typ 113)

              Boutique

              $1,699 - $2,020

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $589

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $369

              Size Smaller
              Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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