Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 vs Leica D-LUX 5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
Leica D-LUX 5

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.4
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
120 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
11 fps
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 5

Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

Items often bought with the Panasonic DMC-LX7 or Leica D-LUX 5

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7.

differences

Advantages of the Leica D-LUX 5

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Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs 1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm
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More than 20% larger sensor
Size
Smaller
110×65×25 mm vs 111×68×46 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.8"
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Around 50% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
271 g vs 298 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX7

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/1.4 vs f/2
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-LX7's lens captures much more light (1 f-stops)
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
11 fps vs 2.5 fps
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Around 4.5x faster continuous shooting
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DMC-LX7's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$327.99 vs $1,478.48
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The best price we've seen is $1,150 cheaper (4.5x less)
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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
D-LUX 5f/2
DMC-LX7f/1.4
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1.0 cm
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
60 seconds
Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
1/4000 of a second
Common Weaknesses
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Zoom Poor zoom Help
3.8x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths

Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

Common Weaknesses
Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
12,800 ISO
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
10 MP
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
GPS No built-in GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
D-LUX 53,200 ISO
DMC-LX76,400 ISO
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
D-LUX 51/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm
DMC-LX71/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$649 - $698

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$782

Startup delay Has much less startup delay
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$399

High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$589

Startup delay Has much less startup delay
Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$539 - $549 body only

$593 - $599 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$279 body only

$350 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has much better image quality
Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
External flash Doesn't support an external flash

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,197 - $1,198 body only

$1,215 with 15mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Size Larger
Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$900

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
Leica X1

Leica X1

Boutique

$1,480

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$349

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Touch screen Has a touch screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Pro digicam

$484 - $649

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Pro digicam

$419

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Size Smaller
Aperture Narrower aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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