Updated (August, 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P7700 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
310 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
400 shots
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P7100

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1900 ms startup delay
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 
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Advantages of the Nikon P7100

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Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 165 ISO vs 132 ISO
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The P7100 has a slight edge (0.3 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Startup delay Less startup delay 1900 ms vs 2300 ms
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Around 20% less delay when turning on
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag 281 ms vs 310 ms
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Around 10% less delay when taking photos
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX5

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Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-LX5's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
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More than 20% larger sensor
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 1.3 fps
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More than 4.5x faster continuous shooting
Battery life Longer battery life 400 shots vs 350 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The DMC-LX5's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
Size Slightly smaller 109x65x42 mm vs 114x77x45 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Weight Lighter 277 g vs 395 g
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Around 30% lighter
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $229.99 vs $499.99
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The best price we've seen is $270 cheaper (2.2x less)
Dynamic range More dynamic range 10.8 EV vs 10.7 EV
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0.1 f-stops more dynamic range
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              P7100:350 shots
              DMC-LX5:400 shots
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              60 seconds
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              P7100:10.7 EV
              DMC-LX5:10.8 EV
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              P7100:19.4 bits
              DMC-LX5:19.6 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              P7100:165 ISO
              DMC-LX5:132 ISO
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              P7100:281 ms
              DMC-LX5:310 ms
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
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              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              P7100:7.1x
              DMC-LX5:3.8x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              P7100:6,400 ISO
              DMC-LX5:12,800 ISO
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              10 MP
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              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
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              P7100:1.3 fps
              DMC-LX5:6 fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $338 - $398

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Startup delay Has much more startup delay
              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $323 - $425

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $820

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $369 - $499

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $324

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $220 - $249

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Pro digicam

              $599

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix P7100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $468 - $547

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Nikon Coolpix P7000

              Nikon Coolpix P7000

              Pro digicam

              $320

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Pro digicam

              $469

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Nikon 1 V1

              Nikon 1 V1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $384 with 10-30mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Pro digicam

              $205

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Smaller
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $548

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Olympus XZ-1

              Olympus XZ-1

              Pro digicam

              $229 - $300

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

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