Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

49

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.4
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
11.7 EV
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
120 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm

galleries

Explore our gallery of 37 sample photos taken by the Olympus XZ-2 iHS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$609 - $798

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Travel zoom

$307 - $398

Zoom More zoom
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

Olympus XZ-2 iHS Competitors

Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1

Pro digicam

$206

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Pro digicam

$309

Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Slightly smaller
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Olympus Stylus 1

Olympus Stylus 1

Pro digicam

$467

Dynamic range More dynamic range
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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