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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.4
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
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
 
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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 Significantly higher true resolution 16.1 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 60% more detail in your photos
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
Battery life Longer battery life 450 shots vs 330 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $202.80 vs $344.95
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The best price we've seen is $142 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 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 Common Weaknesses
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              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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              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $499

              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

              $636 - $999

              Startup delay Has much less startup delay
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $499 - $598

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798 - $799

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $648 - $649 body only

              $798 - $810 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Leica X2 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica X Vario

              Leica X Vario

              Boutique

              $2,099

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $1,299

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Leica X1

              Leica X1

              Boutique

              $1,752

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Ricoh GR

              Ricoh GR

              Boutique

              $625 - $697

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

              Boutique

              $2,798 - $2,799

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Lowest price Much more expensive

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $451

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Pro digicam

              $299

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $500

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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