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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.4
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 5

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
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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" 7.4x5.6mm
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More than 20% larger sensor
Size Smaller 110x65x25 mm vs 111x68x46 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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Aperture Wider aperture f/1.4 vs f/2.0
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-LX7's lens captures much more light (1 f-stop)
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
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 11 fps vs 2.5 fps
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Around 4.5x faster continuous shooting
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
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 1 f-stop better
Lowest price Much cheaper $338.00 vs $974.98
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The best price we've seen is $637 cheaper (2.9x less)
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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
D-LUX 5:f/2.0
DMC-LX7:f/1.4
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1 cm
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
60 seconds
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Zoom Poor zoom Help
3.8x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Wide angle Good wide angle Help
24 mm
Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
12,800 ISO
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
10 MP
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
D-LUX 5:3,200 ISO
DMC-LX7:6,400 ISO

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498 - $548

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$668 - $999

Startup delay Has much less startup delay
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Pro digicam

$499 - $598

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$500

Startup delay Has much less startup delay
Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$799

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lowest price Cheaper
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
Leica V-Lux 4

Leica V-Lux 4

Super zoom

$899

3D Takes 3D photos
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Leica D-LUX 3

Leica D-Lux 3

Pro digicam

$1,289

Weight Slightly lighter
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Leica V-Lux 40

Leica V-Lux 40

Travel zoom

$769

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Supports RAW No RAW support
Aperture Much narrower aperture

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$449 - $451

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Aperture Narrower aperture
Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Pro digicam

$599

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

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$499

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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