Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

52

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

50

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.4
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
120 fps
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

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
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

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 DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$515 - $798

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$380 - $448

Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Olympus XZ-2 iHS Competitors

Casio Exilim EX-10

Casio Exilim EX-10

Pro digicam

$383

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen size Much larger screen
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$439 - $450 body only

$499 - $500 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon PowerShot G5 X

Canon PowerShot G5 X

Pro digicam

$640 - $700

Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

discussion

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Olympus XZ-2 iHS
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