Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

50

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

48

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
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

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

$519 - $798

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$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

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900

Travel zoom

$309 - $397

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Much narrower aperture
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
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

discussion

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Olympus XZ-2 iHS
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