Updated (August 2011): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P7100 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 vs Nikon Coolpix P7100

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

57

Nikon Coolpix P7100

54

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Great battery life
Battery life
400 shots
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
2300 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P7100

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
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P7100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$279 - $380

3D Takes 3D photos
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$272

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly smaller
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$600 - $698

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Built-in flash No built-in flash

Nikon Coolpix P7100 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P7800

Nikon Coolpix P7800

Pro digicam

$423

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Size Slightly larger
Nikon Coolpix P7000

Nikon Coolpix P7000

Pro digicam

$379

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$501

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay

discussion

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
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Nikon Coolpix P7100
Coolpix P7100
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