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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.4
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax MX-1

Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX7

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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/1.8
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-LX7's lens captures much more light (0.7 f-stops)
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.7 EV vs 11.3 EV
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0.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 11 fps vs 1 fps
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11x faster continuous shooting
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Battery life Longer battery life 330 shots vs 290 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Color depth Better color depth 20.7 bits vs 20.4 bits
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Distinguishes 0.3 more bits of color
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 50.0 vs 49.0
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Almost the same
Weight Lighter 298 g vs 391 g
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More than 20% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.8" vs 2"
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Around 10% thinner
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Pentax MX-1

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Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The MX-1's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 208 ISO vs 147 ISO
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The MX-1 has a slight edge (0.5 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
True resolution Higher true resolution 12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              DMC-LX7:f/1.4
              MX-1:f/1.8
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              920k dots
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              DMC-LX7:20.7 bits
              MX-1:20.4 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              DMC-LX7:147 ISO
              MX-1:208 ISO
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              DMC-LX7:50.0
              MX-1:49.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DMC-LX7:3.8x
              MX-1:4x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              DMC-LX7:$299.99
              MX-1:$292.04
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              DMC-LX7:10 MP
              MX-1:12 MP
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              DMC-LX7:11.7 EV
              MX-1:11.3 EV
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $396 - $399

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $599

              Startup delay Has much less startup delay
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Startup delay Has much less startup delay
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $599 - $620

              Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Pro digicam

              $299

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $688 - $849

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $248 - $286

              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Pentax MX-1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm X-M1

              Fujifilm X-M1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $499 body only

              $599 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm XF1

              Fujifilm XF1

              Pro digicam

              $239 - $294

              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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