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

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Nikon Coolpix P7100

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
2300 ms startup delay
Battery life
Great battery life
400 shots
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
12,800 ISO
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
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 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)
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
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 1.3 fps
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More than 4.5x faster continuous shooting
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
Battery life Longer battery life 400 shots vs 350 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
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
Dynamic range More dynamic range 10.8 EV vs 10.7 EV
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0.1 f-stops more dynamic range
Lowest price Cheaper $355.00 vs $409.35
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The best price we've seen is $54 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              P7100:1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
              DMC-LX5:1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              60 seconds
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              P7100:$409.35
              DMC-LX5:$355.00
              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
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              P7100:1900 ms
              DMC-LX5:2300 ms
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              P7100:165 ISO
              DMC-LX5:132 ISO
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
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              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              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.

              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              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
              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

              $398

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Startup delay Has much more startup delay
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $629

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Olympus XZ-1

              Olympus XZ-1

              Pro digicam

              $230 - $500

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $324 - $567

              Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548 - $550

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix P7000

              Nikon Coolpix P7000

              Pro digicam

              $337

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $359

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash

              Nikon Coolpix P7100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Pro digicam

              $559

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $468 - $547

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Size Slightly larger

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Pro digicam

              $284

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Smaller
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $280 - $400

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

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