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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
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
241 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung EX2F

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.4
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1700 ms startup delay
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
 
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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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 614k dots
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Around 50% higher resolution screen
Color depth Better color depth 20.7 bits vs 20 bits
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Distinguishes 0.7 more bits of color
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.7 EV vs 11.5 EV
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0.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Overall image quality Better image quality 50.0 vs 48.0
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Almost the same
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
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
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 241 ms vs 380 ms
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Around 40% less delay when taking photos
Battery life Longer battery life 330 shots vs 260 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
Weight Slightly lighter 298 g vs 319 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Startup delay Much less startup delay 1700 ms vs 3700 ms
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2.2x less delay when turning on
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
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 209 ISO vs 147 ISO
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The EX2F has a slight edge (0.5 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Size Smaller 111x62x28 mm vs 111x68x46 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
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Almost the same
Thickness Thinner 1.1" vs 1.8"
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Around 40% thinner
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              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              f/1.4
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              DMC-LX7:1080p @ 60fps
              EX2F :1080p @ 30fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              DMC-LX7:1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
              EX2F :1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              DMC-LX7:$398.00
              EX2F :$402.93
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              DMC-LX7:3700 ms
              EX2F :1700 ms
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              DMC-LX7:147 ISO
              EX2F :209 ISO
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              DMC-LX7:20.7 bits
              EX2F :20 bits
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              DMC-LX7:50.0
              EX2F :48.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DMC-LX7:3.8x
              EX2F :3.3x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              12,800 ISO
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              DMC-LX7:6,400 ISO
              EX2F :3,200 ISO
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              DMC-LX7:1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
              EX2F :1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548 - $550

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Panasonic Lumix LF1

              Panasonic Lumix LF1

              Pro digicam

              $250 - $471

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Pro digicam

              $406

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Sensor size Has a slightly larger sensor
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $359

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $698 - $730

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $700

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $355

              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

              Samsung EX2F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung TL500

              Samsung TL500

              Pro digicam

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

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              Whitt (11:37 PM, February 13, 2013)
              Zurich Int, I will check out you link. Thanx
               
              Avatar for Ufupuw Ufupuw (10:56 PM, August 15, 2012)
              The specs are just wrong. EX2F is neither smaller, nor thinner. It's just Samsung deceptive tactics of not including the lens when measuring the thickness.  (See the actual images side by side http://j.mp/NGko0N ) 

              LX7 (and everyone else) includes lens thickness, but Samsung doesn't.  It's pure  deception from Samsung. 

              So the specs on this page are just wrong. They are just using Samsung deceptive numbers.