Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.4
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
11 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Battery life
Great battery life
400 shots
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX7

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Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.7 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.9 f-stops more dynamic range
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/1.4 vs f/2.0
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-LX7's lens captures much more light (1 f-stop)
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Overall image quality
Better image quality
50.0 vs 41.0
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More than 20% better image quality
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Color depth
Better color depth
20.7 bits vs 19.6 bits
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Distinguishes 1.1 more bits of color
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
11 fps vs 6 fps
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More than 80% faster continuous shooting
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
241 ms vs 310 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DMC-LX7's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$345.00 vs $549.00
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The best price we've seen is $204 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX5

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Startup delay
Much less startup delay
2300 ms vs 3700 ms
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Around 40% less delay when turning on
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs 1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
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More than 20% larger sensor
Battery life
Longer battery life
400 shots vs 330 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Weight
Slightly lighter
277 g vs 298 g
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Around 10% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              DMC-LX7:f/1.4
              DMC-LX5:f/2.0
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              DMC-LX7:1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
              DMC-LX5:1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              60 seconds
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              DMC-LX7:147 ISO
              DMC-LX5:132 ISO
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              DMC-LX7:11.7 EV
              DMC-LX5:10.8 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              DMC-LX7:20.7 bits
              DMC-LX5:19.6 bits
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              DMC-LX7:3700 ms
              DMC-LX5:2300 ms
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              DMC-LX7:50.0
              DMC-LX5:41.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              3.8x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              12,800 ISO
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              10 MP
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              DMC-LX7:6,400 ISO
              DMC-LX5:3,200 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $798

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $638

              Startup delay Has much less startup delay
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Boutique

              $770 - $898

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $419

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Pro digicam

              $305

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $979

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Olympus XZ-1

              Olympus XZ-1

              Pro digicam

              $200

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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