Updated (July, 2012): Compare the Leica X2 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

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Leica X2

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Leica X2

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Leica X2

True resolution
High true resolution
16.1 MP
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,500 ISO
Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 
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Advantages of the Leica X2

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Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm
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More than 7x 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 3,200 ISO
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The X2's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 450 shots vs 400 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $202.80 vs $355.00
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The best price we've seen is $152 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX5

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Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-LX5's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
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
Size Smaller 109x65x42 mm vs 124x69x52 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 3 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Focus points More focus points 23 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Weight Lighter 277 g vs 345 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness Thinner 1.7" vs 2"
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Around 20% 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
              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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $398

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548 - $550

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Leica X2 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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

              $1,850

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Leica X Vario

              Leica X Vario

              Boutique

              $2,132

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $700

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Boutique

              $850

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              True resolution Lower true resolution

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Pro digicam

              $284

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Smaller
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $629

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Olympus XZ-1

              Olympus XZ-1

              Pro digicam

              $230 - $500

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $280 - $400

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $359

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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