Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

81

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

77

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.4
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
120 fps
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 

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
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard

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-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)

Pro digicam

Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$700

Battery life Longer battery life
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

Olympus XZ-2 iHS Competitors

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$750

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Sensor size Larger sensor
Screen size Much smaller screen
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$492 with 14-42mm lens

Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Size Slightly smaller
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1

Pro digicam

$452

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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