Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

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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 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Leica X1

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

differences

Advantages of the Leica X1

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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
Size
Slightly smaller
124x60x32 mm vs 111x68x46 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1.3" vs 1.8"
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More than 30% thinner
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
11 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX7

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1 cm vs 30 cm
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Focus on subjects 30x closer to the lens
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)
Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 60fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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 faster
11 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$345.00 vs $1,480.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,135 cheaper (4.3x less)
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
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
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 Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              X1:1.5x
              DMC-LX7:3.8x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $680 - $687

              Startup delay Has much less startup delay
              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $599 - $620

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Color depth Has slightly less color depth
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549 - $1,227

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $495 body only

              $570 with 14-42mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Dynamic range Has significantly narrower dynamic range

              Leica X1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica X2

              Leica X2

              Boutique

              $205 - $1,749

              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $850 - $999

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Boutique

              $671

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Larger
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $598 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Thicker

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $391 - $399

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom More zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Boutique

              $898 - $899

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $599

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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