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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
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Leica X1

Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
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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
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution 11 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Thickness Thinner 1.3" vs 1.8"
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More than 30% thinner
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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 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 Much cheaper $344.95 vs $2,043.43
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The best price we've seen is $1,698 cheaper (5.9x 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 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
              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

              $479 - $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

              $684 - $999

              Startup delay Has much less startup delay
              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $323 - $425

              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Focus points Has slightly more focus points
              Thickness Is thicker
              Dynamic range Has slightly narrower dynamic range
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $510 - $549

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Placeholder

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $619 - $648

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Leica X1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica X2

              Leica X2

              Boutique

              $203 - $1,995

              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Sigma DP2 Quattro

              Sigma DP2 Quattro

              Boutique

              $999 - $1,103

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $430 body only

              $449 with 14-42mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Boutique

              $800 - $900

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $1,299

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Shoots movies
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Larger

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $447 - $450

              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

              $599

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $499 - $598

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $490 - $515

              Zoom More zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              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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