Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P330 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
310 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
400 shots
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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Advantages of the Nikon P310

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Focus points Many more focus points 99 vs 23
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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
Aperture Wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/2.0
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At its widest zoom, the P310's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Size Slightly smaller 103x58x32 mm vs 109x65x42 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Weight Lighter 194 g vs 277 g
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Around 30% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $396.69 vs $599.00
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The best price we've seen is $202 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Thickness Thinner 1.3" vs 1.7"
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Around 30% thinner
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX5

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Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 80% larger sensor
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 400 shots vs 230 shots
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More than 70% more shots per battery charge
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution 10 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Almost the same
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
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Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
P310:f/1.8
DMC-LX5:f/2.0
Lowest price Very expensive Help
P310:$396.69
DMC-LX5:$599.00
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Zoom Poor zoom Help
P310:4.2x
DMC-LX5:3.8x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Wide angle Good wide angle Help
24 mm
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
P310:9.7 MP
DMC-LX5:10 MP
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
6 fps

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Shared Competitors

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Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$348 - $370

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Weight Is slightly heavier
Startup delay Has much more startup delay
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$329

Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$230 - $249

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$294 - $429

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$309 - $344

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

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Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam

$350

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$285

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Sensor size Larger sensor
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$347

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Sensor size Larger sensor
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Travel zoom

$297

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Competitors

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Disadvantages

Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1

Pro digicam

$500

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Leica D-LUX 5

Leica D-LUX 5

Pro digicam

$975

Size Smaller
Thickness Thinner
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Lowest price Much more expensive
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$500

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

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